Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thrifty Thursday #45, 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.
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Today's Thrifty Thursday is in the spirit of Christmas. I am sharing a bit of my kitchen Christmas decor, all of which is on a budget. I shared this space in a Halloween Thrifty Thursday and thought I would do the same for Christmas.

The 2 glass jars were purchased at the thrift store, as were the balls inside.  
In the gold and white one with balls, a strand of  pearls  is also mixed in- the strand from a Mardi Gras parade (free of course, and NO! I didn't bear skin to get 'em!).
The glass hurricane vase on a stand (with silver balls from Big Lots) , I have had forever.
The stand itself, was a Southern Living at Home splurge. I think it is called the St Charles pedestal. I use it often, changing out what goes on top.
The "Peace" sign was $1.00 from Dollar Tree.
The shelf, a thrift store find for less than 3 bucks.
All of the Glitter Homes (I like to call them Sugar Shacks) were $1.00 each purchased after Christmas at T.L. Maxx (love that store!).
The Silver Palmtree platter (Sorry, I can't put away all my love for the ocean) was a gift from Peg.
And the starfish, another $1.00 find at TJ Maxx.
The Santa and the snowmen with children, a gift from my mom.
The Santa under the dome (inspired by Cindy of Cottage Instincts) came from Tuesday Morning, it was $2.99.

And that's my Thirfty Thursday !

Now, onto to Tablescape Thursday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.


My festive tablescape of reds, whites and greens is courtesey of my visit to the At Home store. (Actually photographed IN the store). Tree toppers were added to the table as "finials".

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!



marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your cloche and apothecary jars with the santas and all the beautiful ornaments. Your village is just beautiful on the shelf. Your tablescape is stunning, love all the beautiful red dishes. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Leigh! Oh, I love your Christmas vignette! love the jars/cloches and Christmas pretties! Your table is so beautiful! You've been a busy gal!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Patti said...

Once again, thanks for hosting TT. Something I really like about the tablesetting is how they placed the mugs into the bowls, a bit different!
Your thrifty decorating area in your kitchen is very festive! happy decorating...

Jane said...

Wonderful, thrifty Christmas decor!! Everything looks fabulous. I love things in glass, under really highlights what's on display.
Have a great Thursday.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your pretty Christmas decor. And what a pretty table set for Christmas. Thanks for your visit today and I'm going to try your Greek Potato Salad recipe - sounds yummy! (and I like traditional PS too!)

Sharing with Sherri said...


Thanks so much for stopping by, and leaving such a sweet message!

Love your display! I just came from Dollar Tree and didn't see on of those sparkly peace signs darn it they probably sold out of em in an instant! Isn't amazing how a little glitter makes things look so festive!! Like your snowman with the 2 little girls! thats sooo cute!!
All the rest looks really great too! Including your very cheerful tablescape!! Great job!


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love your Christmas vignette. So festive. I love anything underglass. lol. Love the table, so fun and festive. I especially like the finial tree toppers on the table. Great job..hugs ~lynne~

Hansonpatch said...

I love the pearls woven into the gold ornaments, and by not mixing the colors they actually create a more dramatic effect. It is beautiful.

Kammy said...

You are too funny bringing your camera to Home Goods....Love all your thrifty finds - thanks for hosting again !

My Vintage Treasures said...

Perfect Thrifty finds!!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Would you believe I don't own even one cloche type glass anything?!? Yours rock!!!

Thanks for hosting!


Anonymous said...

Leigh what sweet and great finds for your Christmas decor! You village on the shelf is just precious! I would love to find little houses like that!


Cindy said...

Great vignette! And that 's not just because you were inspired by my cheese dome cloche :)

Your tablescape is A-MAZ-ING. I cannot do a decent tablescape to save my life. I have too many mismatched dishes....

Thanks for hosting. I posted some of my thrify holiday decor.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Love the cloches and jars!!

That table is gorgeous, Leigh. Great inspiration!

Marianne@Songbird said...

I love your tablescape! I am usually not a big fan of busy tablescapes or heavily decorated plates. So I love your festive approach that still doesn't take the attention away from the food and the dinner guests.
And thanks for your lovely compliments on my blog.

Dawn said...

Hi Leigh, I'm late to the party again. It amazes me how this meme has grown and grown!

I love the "sugar shacks" and the figurines. They are so sweet.

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh my WORD Leigh - - - you have LOTS of TT posts this week!!! I don't think I have TIME to hit them all just now - - - I'm still at school and WANNA GO HOME!!!!

Maybe I'll find some time at home later - - -


Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Leigh, You are so funny! We don't have table settings at our Home Goods, but I've gotten in trouble for taking pictures at a William Sonoma tablescape! Don't get caught like me! I'll be joining your TT as soon as I land myself some good deals. Merry Christmas!

Mimi said...

Love all the apothecaries with the Christmas ornaments...the silver tray is really cute.
Tablescape is gorgeous!

Mimi said...

Love all the apothecaries with the Christmas ornaments...the silver tray is really cute.
Tablescape is gorgeous!