Hi! It's Thrifty Thursday! I am your host, Leigh. Thank you so much for stopping by and additional thanks to those who also participate in Thrifty Thursday! I am most delighted to have you join in..for it's YOU who makes it a "show and tell party". I also participate in Tablescape Thursday the host of that fun carnival is the Hostess with the Mostess...Susan of Between Naps on the Backporch. That's no lie or exaggeration, each week I visit Susan's porch and just long to be a guest at any of her tablescapes...especially those held on the porch.
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This has been the craziest week. It has been nonstop from before sun up and long after the sun is down. Every night. Wrestling, cheerleading, practises, meetings, work, errands and chores pile up. It's been crazy. But it is something that we all do, so I cannot complain to much. I do know, however, that most of you can empathize with me. You know what happens to a candle that is burned at both ends? It quickly melts. And that is what I would like to do. LOL. Into my bed anyway.
Now onto Thrifty Thursday...
My friend, Diva donated the remainder of her mother's estate to her church youth, who were organizing a yard sale from church members donated items. The sale was last Sauturday. I had actually forgotten about the sale and just happened to drive by and see the sign. The sign read the sale was from 7-1. But at the time I saw it, it was now five after 1PM. But I was determined. I walked inside and asked if I could still take a look around, as they were bagging up the remaining items. "I have money!" I announced (what they didn't know, was it was very little.) They agreed to let me in and kindly chatted with my mother and I as we poked through things. My mom walked away with a nice haul of things, all of which I forgot to photograph, such as a set of blue and a set of mauve fiestaware for $8.00, a authentic railroad lantern($15) that she plans to give to her brother, who is a HUGE railroad buff and a green fiestaware ball pitcher ($10). I on the other hand, found little that I had to have. I mentioned earlier this week that I spent a quarter on a cage for my son to play "catch and release" hermit crabs when we are at the beach. On my way out the door, however, I spotted a large box marked "Free". Don't you love that word? I feel my blood warm when I see/hear it. I walked over to the box, inside was a ton of antique sheet music. I grabbed some that I thought would make beautiful wrapping paper for gifts, that I cold use in crafts and on homemade cards. Can't you just imagine a gift wrapped in sheet music tied off with a red bow to play off of the black and white? Gorgeous. And free.
But it was a sheet music book that was my score of the day. Inside the book was the copyright date of 1847. The patina of the book told the story, it was well worn, well used, well played. Sure it had some stains with age and who knows what, but I loved it.
And it was FREE! I skipped out of the church with my muscial book in hand.
When I got home, my project for my book was simple. The cover was already hanging on by threads, so I ripped the cover off and inserted it into an 11x14 matted frame. Wah, la! Instant art with lots of charater!
I love it!
Now, onto to Tablescape Thursday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.
My tablescape today is courtosey of my visit to the At Home store.
I only wish that I owned these dishes and had this tablescape to enjoy. The setting is an outdoor tablescape, on a gorgeout tin and painted tile table and chairs.
Complete with mood lighting provided by this gorgeous lantern.
And the dishes, glasses and vases, so pretty! And all can be found At Home in Homewood, Alabama.
What is a tablescape without the food? I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, tomorrow for Foodie Friday!
Thanks to all of you for stopping by and participating in today's Thrifty Thursday. Please use Mr. Linky below to link up your blog.I encourage you all to spread the love and visit the other thrifty Thursday participants, for that's what half the fun is. Aside from seeing a cool treasure it's making friends!
Thank you, all, FRIENDS! I appreciate YOU!
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