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 Christmas decor, all of which is on a budget. The first item is a bit of a project. My mother made this angel about 30 years ago or better.
It is made using one cone shaped styrofoam, one ball shape styrofoam and a paper sack. She used watered down glue to shape the bag, just as you would paper macha.
She pleated the dress by folding the bag accordian style in the chest area.
Using a sharpie, she made the eyes and mouth. A paper doily for a collar.
She used straight pins to fasten the wings. The wings seem to be constructed using cardboard and then decoupoging the bag to the cardboard.
This would make a fun project to do with children during the holiday's.
My thrifty find is a nativity that I found at the thrift store last week. It was $3.88.
It came in a bag, so I couldn't tell much of what I was getting. All I could see was the stable, but very little of the pieces inside. I thought it would be nice for the kids to play with. When I got it home, I began unwrapping and was thrilled to find it was crafted in Italy and each individual piece is stamped on the bottom, "Italy".
I love the details in the faces and the animals (it came with only 2 animals-a camel and a donkey).
The bad thing....The set is missing 2 of the kings, Joseph (I am using a shepard as a stand in) and most importantly....the baby Jesus! I hope to find one at the dollar tree to use as a stand in. We cannot have a manger without the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes!
My Dad would say, "For $3.88 you got what you paid for." But for $3.88 I was still pleased. I just love nativites! And I am hopeful to perhaps pick up these pieces at the Dollar Tree.
Now, onto to Tablescape Thursday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.
This tablescape was photographed at Harmony Landing (I posted a slideshow yesterday if you missed it.)
I thought so beautiful, wintry and elegant in it's whites, browns, silver, browns and greens. I just love it.
What is a tablescape without the food? I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, tomorrow for Foodie Friday!
ABOUT NEXT WEEK- Next Thursday is Christmas Eve.Sorry to put anyone in a panic. But, it is. One week from today!
I will be observing the Holiday and postpone Thrifty Thursday next week.
However, I do have something very special planned. I hope you will drop by and celebrate with me.
In the meantime, I want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! I am so very blessed to have you drop by and visit me. I lift you and your family in my families prayers. And want to once again, tell you I appreciate you! Merry Christmas!
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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