Thursday, January 28, 2010

Last Look at Mentone and Thrifty 50....

I wanted to share just a small handfull of the great Thrifty Thursday post participants who linked up yesterday. But to all, I want to say, "Great work!" At post time, we had almost 70 participants. Welcome to our new friends, and welcome back to our "old" ones. It's YOU who makes Thrifty Thursday a party! It's fun visiting and seeing the thrifty treasures you have! Thank you for joining me each week.

It's the Little Things that Make a House a Home found inspiration in the Pottery barn catalog. I too love to comb the pages for sparking some creativity and avoiding the price tag. Here is her creation that didn't cost the PB price. Click her blog for the how.
Maya of Completely Coastal also had a similar apporach of some shadow box inspired boxes....Take a look!














The Little Green Bean had an entire bedroom makeover. Talk about opening up a can of worms! It all began with a dresser. She hasn't had much sleep...but her bedroom is fabulous. And she didn't spend a single cent. How's that for thrifty? Check it out!













My dear friend, Jenn of Dust Bunny Hostage created this "snow globe" that held much more than snow. It came complete with beautiful, priceless memories. And was free. I can only imagine the face of the recipient who got it. You MUST read the full story over at her blog.




















Like my friend Jenn, My friend Keetha of the Eclectic Company has a gift for writing. Her stories, I tell her are priceless. Her blog is truly, her life. It's a gift that she shares with others through her writings. In her TT post yesterday she shared about past missionary trips (inclucing one to Port-o-Prince Haiti). By visiting Keetha's blog, she will transport you to other places and expeiences....and like her trips it will be on a budget!










Sit, Relax and Read has been doing a bit more than that! Check out this gorgeous heart pillow made from burlap! For instructions on how to create your own, visit Sit, Relax and Read! All Things Heart and Home had the idea too but created a wreath.

















Domestic Princess in Training created this gorgeous tray  our of.....well you will have to visit her blog to find out. Ingenious!















Anne Marie of LaMaisonLaFortune was expecting guest for supper, but her lack luster chairs had her thinking of a way to transform them into the showstoppers of the evening. Click to see the before and how she did it....on a budget.















Speaking of transformations, York Village Shops blew me away with this table redo. You will not recongize the before picture. I wish my brain would see things in an "after Photo". Well done!















Amy from Design-Aholic shared a great project using an IKEA vase.






















Now, as a final installment to my Mentone Girls Trip, I wanted to share with you my visit to a great little dive of a mom and pop Shop/Restaurant, called Big Jim's Bama Que. We had all sorts of fun at Big Jim's. Big Jim and his family were very gracious to the Clematis Club. I hope you will click over to Plates and Places Foodie Friday installment  to read all about our dining experience.

Have a wonderful weekend!
LIVE. Laugh. Love.

Leigh
Tales from Bloggertiaville
http://www.lbratina.blogspot.com/

15 comments:

design_aholic said...

Hey Leigh- I love that you posted my project! I try to stop by each week, and have added your button to my page :)

Mari said...

What fun and amazing things. I'm off to check some out better!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI ! Leigh, what a delightful post. Again, there are sooo many great ideas that I don't know where to start. I'm so far behind because there are more projects than time! hahahaha.
What a delightful blog you have and I always enjoy visiting here! Hope your day is awesome!
Blessings,
Debbie

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wow! What a wonderful post of creative makeovers and ideas!

Blessings & Aloha!
(Ah! a day off yesterday, but only enough time to finally get a post up -Part 2 of an anniversary post for our daughter.... can't wait til the weekend to get some blog reading caught up! I hope to get back here then). Hope all is sunny at your place! :o)

Gwen said...

It was a grand party and I got so many great ideas. Thanks so much for hosting.

Bama Belle said...

COngrats on the 50 Thrifty Thursday! Love ya girl!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Thanks so much Leigh for the link!!

If only I had a shell collection big enough to fill a large antique printer tray!

Have a great weekend.

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh my gosh! I am so glad I found this. Now I'm off to check out all those fabulous posts. Thanks so much!
xoxoPattie

jennifer said...

Aw! Thank you Leigh! I wish that I did more simple projects like that - I think getting so involved holds me back from crafting more.

Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

Pat said...

Hi Leigh, just wanted to thank you for another fun party. Loved your post and the other great links. See you next week. Pat.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am going to have to check these out... a little copy-cat crafting for me.

Dawn said...

Wow, I missed a lot of good stuff yesterday. I need to go back and catch up. I finally found my battery charger so I'll join in next week. It's been like, forEVER, huh? My daughter is done with her surgery but is always really moody for a few days so I only have a moment here and there. I check out your trip when I can.
Hugs,
Dawn

Kirby3131 said...

Thanks for all of those highlights - your Thrifty Thursday post is really growing by leaps and bounds.. Congrats to you!!

Missy Luukkonen said...

Thanks so much so for the feature again!!! I really appreciate it, I have added you to my blog! Will be back again this week! :)

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Hi!
Thanks so much for highlighting my little cabinet door redo! I’m so flattered!!
Kendra

http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com