Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thrifty Thursday # 40, Win $200 Bucks-plus a Tablescape

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.
(You can click on any pictures for a closer view)
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This past week I guess I have been in a nesting mode as the chill falls in the air. Some people spring clean, and then there are those that do so in the fall. Out with the old in with the new? Nooo. Not so fast.
I shared a picture recently of the enlarged envelope that was framed. And last week I shared some sheet music that I found for free and framed (turns out it did belong to my friend's grandmother, so it has some history to it for me), well this past week I have been clearing and cleaning out. In the process keeping things that really hold sentimentailty and finding a way to incorporate that into my home decor. I want my home to be a personal space, one where things have history. A space that is timeless because of the contents.
This is week I am having a Indian tapestry framed that my sister in law's parents gave to me. It was actually used as a "dawry" of sorts by her family. A gift was given to each female family  member in the acceptance of my sister in law to our family(myself, my MIL and my GIL) . I cannot wait to show it to you framed! It's beautiful!
I have been going through old family photo archives and am having some photographs enlarged for frames I already have, ones that need a face lift. I like to do that every few years to keep those things fresh. Rotate things out.
Decorating your home should be fun and satisfying. But most important it should reflect your personality and your life.What is more thrifty than to shop your own home?
And what am I doing with things I don't need?  I am adding them to my Baby's Gone Shopping Blog. For example, these wooden hand carved rooster napkin rings.

Perfect for some of you tablescapers. I haven't posted them on there yet, but I hope to have them up by the end of the weekend. Keep checking, as there will be many things (lots holiday related as well) that will be appearing.
Now, onto to Tablescape Thursday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. The followig images were captured at a store in Homewood, Called Harmony Landing, who had a beautiful tablescape set fot Halloween. Forgive me for they are not my own tabelscape, but I wanted to share the beauty and decor...

Halloween Buffet table

Pumpkin Table Centerpieces

What is a tablescape without the food? I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, tomorrow for Foodie Friday!

Sarah of LuShae Jewelry is hosting a competition on her website, LuShae Jewelry. Be sure to click over for more information on how you can win $200.00 CASH.
That's right, I said cash. While there, be sure to check out the blog badges. To visit the site: CLICK here.

Also, Halloween, as you know is this weekend, be sure to snap family photos of those costumes and enter the second annual Tales from Bloggeritaville Halloween contest. We have had some generous indiviuals donate to the prizes, if you would like to donate shoot me an email. Also, email me those photos and get them in by November 2nd-be sure to include your blog address, name and name of your costume!!!
The categories are:

Best Child Costume
Best Adult Costume
Best Pet Costume
For more information and rules on the Halloween Contest, Click here!

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!


Kammy said...

I love your little napkin rings..I did enjoy your pictures of other peoples stuff, LOL !

Shelia said...

Hi Leigh! Oh, I just love everything! Now you're making me want to see more of your lovley home!
Have a safe Halloween!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

jennifer said...

I'm sort of in that mode too Leigh. I want to get things cleaned up and cleaned out around here. And re-purposing has been a part of the process.

I plan to participate in Thrifty Thursday but I'm just not quiiiite that far along yet :)

Hugs ya!

abnsigoslady said...

Love the Halloween pics. Pumpkins are fabulous. Laura@the mansion

Gwen said...

Those napkin rings are so cute!

sunnymama said...

Those rooster napkin rings are so cute!

Gwen said...

but that pumpkin lady in the lace dress sort of creeps me out!

Jane said...

Leigh: Thanks for hosting TT again this week...I would join your Friday Foodie party but I HATE to cook...
Hope you had a great week.

Sharing with Sherri said...

LOVE the Halloween buffet table, great decorating inspiration!

Happy Halloween!


Barb said...

Love the Halloween buffet decor!!

Thanks so much for hosting.

Barbara jean

Lindy said...

Your Halloween decorations are to die for! Love them all. Your blog is pretty amazing too. I'll be back!!!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love that Halloween buffet table. Thanks for the linkup!

NM said...

Wow, you are a busy blogger! Just found your blog via BNOTP and can't wait to come back and see more. Thanks for posting the sideboard pictures.I am about ready to start decorating mine for Christmas!
Best wishes, NM.

Anonymous said...

Hi -- Thank you for inviting me to the party -- or at least I hope I was invited, otherwise that means I'm crashing (haha). I listed a couple of items which were VERY thrifty. I hope you enjoy them.

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

oooohhh, I'm going to have to look into this Halloween party... :)

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh no another table scaper that makes me feel woefully inadequate! this is getting to be a theme!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love those little rooster napkin rings, Leigh!

Wonderful tablescape inspiration!

Julie said...

Thanks for posting all the neat pics. They are great inspirationg. Bet you had fun!!
Enjoying your blog. :-)

Keetha Broyles said...

I like the "Pumpkin Queen" the best!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the bird napkin rings, so cute ad all the pumpkins are all so wonderful, so many shapes..

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Thanks so much to you and everyone than posted links this week. You've inspired me to have a craft day on Saturday. Just what I need! Thanks!

Anita said...

Love your Halloween item store's like virtual shopping but just using my eyes and not my money!! The little roosters are too cute.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Great pictures -- love peeking at other places!
And I love those little birds, too.

Dining Delight said...

I really love that buffet table with its dark colours and the orange pumpkins! So striking together!


Patti said...

I love the pumpkin people centerpieces! Look s like a great store

Bill said...

Hi Leigh,
Your buffet table looks great, and those napkin rings are such fun! It's always nice to stop by and see your latest.

Hope your weekend goes well.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

cute napkin rngs! And I love those cute little pumpkin people!