Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Thrifty Thursday # 47, 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)

*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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For Thrifty Thursday I thought I would share a little tip I have to (ha) "pimp my bedroom pillows".
















I pin antique and vintage brooches on my decor pillows to add some "zing" so them. It also gives me a "spot" to "show off" the brooches that I have inheirited from family and was given by friends. The pins are much to pretty to sit in a drawer, I prefer to enjoy them everyday, so...I add some bling to my bedding.
















Of course, these pillows are just primping ones, just for looks.  How I heart pillows!!!!! At night, they go on a chair, not on my bed to head.
Hope you like my thrifty tip!
Now, onto to Tablescape Thursday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.












My tablescape comes with a little added color. As we get deeper into winter, I long for a little vibrance, thus the napkin and twisty napkin rings....























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!

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32 comments:

xinex said...

What a neat idea on how you can use your beautiful pins. Pretty ruffly plates, Leigh!....Christine

Dixie said...

Leigh
I love the brooch idea... thanks for the hint.. and I'm like you on the need for some bright spring color... with south Texas having the coldest weather we've had in 25-years... spring color is seriously needed now!

Happy Thursday!

Keetha Broyles said...

Leigh - - - I HEART those antique pins on the pillows, especially with the lace. What a GREAT idea.

Stephanie Lynn said...

I adore your napkins...love the print! Now I need to find some brooches..what a great idea! Thanks for hosting!

Jeanette said...

What a great idea! Love the pin on the pillows! Such a lovely touch.

Kirby3131 said...

That's a fabulous idea to put the pins on your pillows. What a great way to display them :) You are so very very clever, but I also like the way you incorporate your family, both past and present, into your home decor. It's just lovely.

Kristin - The Goat

Chandy said...

Hiya, Leigh! Long time no visit, sorry about that...

I love those deals and those pillows are just darling! That table is so refreshing to behold...

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love all the little details found in your pillows.

Dawn said...

Your pillows and pins are beautiful Leigh. I love that monogramed pillow too!
Hugs,
Dawn

Swampgirl said...

I'm lovin' the broaches on the pillows! I just clipped some old blingy earrings to a lampshade and I smile everytime I see them!

Self Sagacity said...

Very creative. It's beautiful.

Tracy said...

What a great idea! They look GREAT! Hope you're doing well.

Barbara Jean said...

Great idea adding the brooches.
I just had the idea I could use some of my vintage crocheted collars to trim pillows too.
Just ack them on so they could be
taken off if i wanted.

thanks for hosting

blessings

barbara jean

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your "pin cushion pillows" What a fabulous idea!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

what a neat idea, I must give that a try. I have several pins that I keep in a box for safe keeping, now I know how to display them and keep them safe also.
Molly

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great idea putting the pins on the pillows - very pretty.

Jane said...

I love your thrifty tip!! I have some vintage brooches that I can do this with. Thanks for the idea!
This might just happen on some new pillows going into my guest bedroom redo.
Have a great day.
Jane

Patti said...

Very clever way to display your jewelry! Thanks again for hosting TT!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love that pin idea!

Your table setting is beautiful.

Maya said...

I love pillows too, nice tip!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I love pillows too, nice tip!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love the pin idea! Especially if you think of the person who gave them to you every time you see the pillow!

Thanks for the link up. I'm posting a clean out your pantry recipe!

Happy New Year!

Heidi said...

Hi Leigh,
The pillows look so pretty with the pins on them. I made a little velveteen pillow (maybe 5" or so square) and put all my favorite brooches on it, and hung it from a ribbon in my dressing area. I agree, it is fun to see them everyday, not just when they are worn. But I had never thought to do that with the pillows and now I just may steal (oops, I mean BORROW) your idea.
See you again soon!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Shannon @ Quarry Orchard said...

Opps.... # 34 is me. I've never used this linky program and didn't realize how it would post :)

#34 is about wallpapering with an old dictionary :)

I'll do better next week, promise.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Great use for the brooches/pins. I think I might have to borrow that idea. And I love the napkin you used in your tablescape. Thanks for hosting this fun weekly event.
Kim

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Leigh!

I love the idea of using the antique brooches in decorating different things. I am always picking up pretty pins when I am out thrifting!

Tardevil said...

Wow! I didn't know you had a food blog too! Thanks for stopping by. I love those napkins and your napkin rings. Your pins are pretty too. I was thinking of making a Christmas tree on a cone out of some old Christmas ones I have. Now I'm off to check out your food blog! Hope you're having a good New Year!

Sarah said...

I like to add pins to pillows myself. You have some beautiful pillows. Tablescape is lovely as well. Love the color on this dull gray winter day! ~ sarah

Erin A said...

Thanks a lot for your comments and thanks for hosting a great link party!! Love your pillows by the way, I may have to give those a try :)

sraikh said...

Hi, I am new to the whole genre of decorating with thrift store finds. I keep finding and adding blogs to my reader. I am however not new to thrifting. I am a rarity in the sense that I am Asian and most Asians are put off by buying used stuff. Not me...:)

Carrie said...

Great idea with the pins on the pillows.

Gwen said...

Just finished watching the game and thought of you:) Congratulations!