Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Nifty! Nifty! It's Thrifty Thursday # 50

Hi! It's # 50 of 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".
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*Thrifty Thursday takes place each Thursday and is hosted here at Tales from Bloggeritaville, but the party is a progressive one, visit the links to see all the Thrifty Thursday links to see the thrifty treasures participating bloggers have to share.

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If you have been tuning in this week, you know and have seen some of the adventures with my girlfriends (affectionantley known as the Clematis Club) in Mentone, Alabama. If you missed, you can read back to through to Monday.
Today for Thrifty Thursday I thought I would take you shopping with us!

We visited one of my favorite Mentone antique shops, located in a two story grand old hotel, the antique store is called The White Elephant Antiques.

Each room is divided by the seller. Some have themes, some do not.
Here is a look at some of the things I saw:
Lots of jars & bottles:

Vintage Buttons for $1.00 a set

We'd like to thank our families who put up with our antics, we'd like to thank our therapist,  we thank the academy for the nomination and for voting us most likely to poke fun at our own expense.
Oh! We found some old trophys and had some fun!

"High Mae" found a birdhouse she really liked:

Numbered Canisters:

I adored this cabinet with it's chippy paint charm. It would be precious in a kitchen to use for a second pantry, or in a bathroom or even a mud room:

It had it's orginal hardware and care with a decent price tag, although I am certain it could be talked down to even less!

I LOVEd these pottery plates. There were 6 and cost $12.00. They didn't match my kitchen.

It was this wooden framed piecethat made my heart flutter though.....

I can imagine it painted heirloom white. I would use chalkboard paint on the inner wooden piece. Cute! And for $45.00 not bad, though again, I think it could be talked down. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wanted that piece. But I walked away. You can't have it all. And I was trying to concerve funds and space in the van since we were already very cramped. :(

I cannot wait to see the treasure you found this week! Last week, we had close to 70 contributors to Thrifty Thursday! Thank you for linking up with your fun finds and creative ideas! 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!

Before I leave you with the Thrifty Thursday participants, I wanted to  invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, tomorrow for Foodie Friday! I will be sharing my dining experience at one of the Best Mom and Pop Barbeque Restaurants just off of I-59 in North Alabama.

Thank you, all, FRIENDS! I appreciate YOU!
Thrifty Thursday Participants are:


Jeanette said...

What great pieces. I could see that in a beautiful white with chalk board paint also.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I love the trophies! Also always love bottles.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Wow - that is some fabulous eye candy there! Look at all those goodies! {My favorite stores} Thanks for hosting!

Blondie's Journal said...

The wood framed piece is awesome. Your plans for it as a chalkboard were perfect. But~~~practicality reared it's ugly head!! But what an awesome place this is. Thanks for including a picture of the's gorgeous~~


KD said...

Hi Leigh I have had a fun time browsing your blog. I decided to link up to your Thrifty Thursday for the first time. fun! Thanks for hosting.

~KD at Southern Whimsy

jennifer said...

I LOVE the numbered cannisters. Those are fabulous! I can see the chalboard project. That would look great.

Happy 50th Thrifty Thursday. That is really wonderful Leigh!

Patti said...

I'm enjoying going on vacation with you and your girlfriends this week!

Chari said...

Hello Leigh...

It looks like you and your friends had a great time! Ohhh..I'd love to visit that big ol' hotel with the antique shop! Looks like they have some charming things there! I'm with, love, LOVE that wooden frame piece! Thanks for sharing your trip with us and thank you so much for hosting Thrifty Thursday...sure appreciate you, my friend!!!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Patti said...

can you delete LINKY me impatient! Thanks

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So many fun goodies. I love them all. That looks like a great place to shop and a fun day with friends. Hugs, marty

Jane said...

What a fun trip!! The store looked like my kind of place. Too bad you had to leave the wooden framed piece behind...but I did find a little present for you yesterday. It will be on it's way soon.

Keetha Broyles said...

Hey girl friend!

I have some of those self-same bottles here at my house! The dark brown bottles with the porcelain "corks" are my favorite - - - but the Mountain Dew comes in a close second.

Do you remember the ORIGINAL Mountain Dew TV commercials? Too bad I can't "sing" it to you, but here are the words:

"They call it that Good ole Mountain Dew,
And them that refuse it are few!
So hush up your mug and fill up my jug
With that good ole Mountain Dew!

My sister, cousin and I were just kids and we used to sit in the back of my Aunt's station wagon and fairly SCREAM that little ditty - - - so HOW could I forget???

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks and sounds like you ladies had a great time. I had some thrifty treasures for this week, but did not get pictures taken in time - hopefully next week.

xinex said...

How fun to be antiquing with friends, Leigh...Christine

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Leigh. I just thought I'd stop by to say hey and see how you're doing. Having fun as always it seems. Wish I was on that shopping trip.

Hugs...Tracy :)

My Vintage Treasures said...

What a GREAT place to SHOP!!!
So jealous :)
Looks like you ladies had a BLAST!!!

Teresa said...

I very much enjoyed reading your blog tonight. I love your music. I couldn't leave. I will be back for Thrify Thursday cuz it looks so fun and boy do i have some great finds too.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

That cool Pepsi wood box..., I just featured some shadow box ideas, and one is a Schweppes box that looks exactly like this one, and it's pretty neat for shell displays and other small things..., you might have seen it actually over at Karla's (It's the little things...).

And there's another Coastal Giveaway..., another chance to win something from Outer Banks Trading Group.

See You!

Troy said...

Looks like you got some bargains!

Pop over and see what I got!


Barbara Jean said...

oh so fun!

Love the cabinet you showed.


barbara jean

Loui said...

My first entry in Thrifty Thursday..
can't wait to see all the others..
and their fabulous finds..
warm hugs, laughing smiles..

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Love the canisters and trophies!!! Wow!

Robin said...

Oh I love the bottles!!!
Thank you bunches for hosting!


When I have the estate sale at my parents house you will have to bring your buddies down and check the stuff out. There is a vintage taffeta with red mint condition...Scarlet O'Hara waist that lets me out.

Adrianna said...

Those canisters would've been mine!! I would've loved to see you transform the last piece into a mirrow :o) I wish my bestie was here to go thrifting w/ me. You guys look like you had a heck of a time.

Keetha Broyles said...

Goodness Gracious, Leigh! Your little 'ole party is gettin' so popular it's gonna take me the REST of the week and weekend just to LOOK at them all!

You GO girl.

Low Tide High Style said...

Great thrifty finds and that antiques store being housed in that beautiful old building!...that would be fun just to visit even if you didn't buy a thing!

Love your blog and thanks so much for stopping by mine today and leaving such a sweet comment!

Kat :)

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh goodness! Your Mr Linkey list went away. I guess that means I can't start checking out the posts yet. I'm sure it will come back - - - -

I think it will come back - - -

I hope it will come back - - -

Jane said...

OK...did you buy that "piece"? I love it! and chalkboard paint in the middle would be perfect...

Jane (artfully graced)

Mimi said...

And, like Keetha, I can't finish checking out the list, either!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

But, the links are gone from the party today. I was going to look at them. xo Joan

Keetha Broyles said...

LOL - - - now the links are on here TWICE. Better twice than none!!!

Kirby3131 said...

Oh honey, I'm right there with you with really really really wanting something and coming home with just a photo! What a delightful time you and your friends must have had. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Kristin - The Goat

Tonya @ lovinthemoments said...

I love those canisters!

EnchantedBella said...

I love all your Thrifty finds. Thursday is always a Thrift store day for me maybe I should join the party. Your side bar with all your pics of friends a family is just wonderful. Thank you