Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thrifty Thursday # 53, 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.

*Don't forget to copy and paste the Thrifty Thursday logo button to your computer so you can add it to your side bar and your Thrifty Thursday post. That way visitors will know that your are participating in Thrifty Thursday.

A trip to one of my favorite stores, Three Sheets in Homewood Alabama, turned up my thrifty find...with an even thriftier idea/suggestion.
I purchased this bird print that is secured between two glass pieces inside a aged frame for $13.00.

You can see here how you can see my paint color behind the glass.

Here you can see the aged frame.

Can't buy it at Three Sheets? Make your own. Thrift store frames are a dime a dozen, literally. Be creative and try your hand at aging your frame using differnt colors and paints. You can find sme beautiful vintage inspired prints from birds to bees and everyting in between online and free to download. A quick search will yeild many sites. Glass is also very inexpensive. Places like Michaels can custom cut glass to fit your frame, if you don't already have it.

Being thrifty is also about being creative. But you already know that! I have seen your creative and thrifty inspired creations. Each week YOU inspire ME!
Thankyou for that!

Three Sheets A Linen Shop
2904 18th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35209-2512
(205) 871-2337

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

Who is ready for Spring? Did I hear a resounding "I am"?
I know many of you are ready for some spring after the record snowfalls that have been recorded this year acorss the US. This table is reflective of's all about SPRING! And what syas spring better than the color green? Like the green that I can see peeking out in my lawn, this table focus' on green grass, green and pink bulb flowers, green limes in the vases and green artichokes.

What is a tablescape without the food? I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, tomorrow for Foodie Friday!

Before you go onto visit other Thrifty Thursday Participants below, I wanted to invite you to follow the Tales from Bloggeritaville fan page on facebook. You can do that by clicking (here or)  the Tales from Bloggeritaville FB button on my sidebar towards the top. In March I will be hosting two giveaways, one here on the Tales from Bloggertiaville blog (Blog followers will get a bonus opportunity), as well as one on the Tales from Bloggeritaville Facebook Fan Page. Which means if you are a fan/follower of both, you get 3 chances to win. You will not want to miss it! Look for the giveaway in March!
Thank you for your friendship and support!

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!

Thrifty Thursday Participants:


Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Love the artichokes in your tablescape. Those green placemats are so pretty!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Hi Leigh! I always enjoy your parties! So many wonderful ideas and just plain fun.
Boy do I like your tablescape. Just beautiful. Love those colors. I have not seen anything like this before....lovely!

Justabeachkat said...

Such a happy tablescape. Love those Spring colors. Speaking of Spring...I can not wait!


Mari said...

I love your thrifty find and the Spring tablescape is a breath of fresh air!

nancygrayce said...

I really like that frame! I have to do some redecorating on a few walls and I hope to find a nice old frame!

Gwen said...

Now you have me craving artichokes and they aren't in season!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your spring tablescape! I'm so ready! What a pretty bird picture - love the way you've framed it.

Bama Belle said...

Isn't Three Sheets the best? Oh I could stay in there for HOURS! Great post Leigh! I am already a fan Both places LOL

Chandy said...

Yay, I got to join in today!!! You have some neat stuff on this post and I love all the green on that table!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Hi Leigh!
I love your "aged" frame...great idea that won't break the bank! Your green and white tablescape is beautiful...I just love that color combination! Cute placemats! We need a Harmony Landing here in ATL! Happy Thrifty Thursday!

Carrie said...

Great idea for showcasing vintage prints. The tablesetting is so pretty and spring-like...very appealing!

Swampgirl said...

I love your bird print in the old frame, I'll be on the lookout for more thrift store frames! I had 3 projects started this week and 2 of them involved thrift store frames! Maybe I'll get them done before next week-this new "baby" is cramping my style!

The Charm of Home said...

Bravo on the tablescape. That shouts spring and I love it!

Tati said...

Love the colors and the artichokes!

Linda said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous Leigh! The greens topped off with a punch of pink is so pleasing to the eye! I love it! It would be the perfect table setting for a spring luncheon!

And your thrifty find...again, love it!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

The artichokes and grass are beautiful! That green makes me excited for spring!

Allie and Pattie said...

I live that green-so fresh and pretty. And the bird print is AWESOME
xoxo Pattie

Pearl Maple said...

Gorgeous frame and looks lik you are having fun tablescaping the spring theme.

Chubby Chieque said...

Your artichokes is to die for.

I am a green lover and this really is my type, my taste.

Perfect fab.

Greetings from a snowy Stockholm.

j said...

The bird picture is great! I really like the idea of suspening it between two pieces of glass.

Have a great day Leigh!

xinex said...

Your table is so refreshing, Leigh! I can smell spring through it. The plates are really pretty, I have a few of them cause I really like the shape and color. I love your placemats and I like your use of grass and tulips for the centerpiece. Very pretty....Christine

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Love the new picture and that table setting too cute! I just may have to recreate it at my house. Looks like a fun store!

Thanks for becoming a follower. You invited me to follow your blog as well be I’m already a follower.....silly!

Kendra “Domestic Princess in Training”

Jane said...

I LOVE that bird print!! Just perfect.
I'm hoping to post today but it will be later in the day...too much work to do today (darn "real" job gets in the way of my blogging!)

Erin A said...

Wow! Your table looks gorgeous! Love the artichokes, an unusual but beautiful addition.

Happy to add something cute to the link party this week! Blessings :)

Marigene said...

That beautiful table is shouting out that spring IS around the corner!

Dreams of Perfection said...

I love you tablescape and that you used artichokes! That shade of green looks so pretty and is just right for spring. I also love how the bird print is framed, just floating in the center. That is soooo pretty.

Leanne said...

Beautiful tablescape. I love all the green. I hope my link worked. I've been having problems with my site this week. Let me know t there's a problem. Thanks!

Low Tide High Style said...

Your tablescape is so pretty and springlike! I also love your aged frame and that bird print is gorgeous!

Kat :)

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Love your tablescape!

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for hosting. Love the birdy frame, but you know I love anything birdy and nesty. =)


barbara jean

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty Spring table - you did good! Really like your bird picture. I am in this week - I came skidding in. :-)

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

I love your makes me feel happy. Love the green and the fresh flowers.

Tricia said...

Hi Leigh.
It seems like so long since I have been able to make it over here. I am in love with that framed piece. Seriously. The patina is perfect.

Oh, and I SOOOOOO need some green. Thanks girlie.


Life Laugh Latte said...

Love your tablescape. So beautiful. Come by and watch our vlog version. Have a great day. Holly:)

Carey said...


Love the colors of your tablescape and how you filled those cloches. Great idea about the frames. Your blog party theme is such a great idea. I will have to join your blog party next week. I added myself as a follower. Come on over and visit my blog at Chicory Nits.

Maryrose said...

Fun and it.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Ah! So looking forward to lovely spring weather! And your tablescape surely brings it one step closer :o)

It will be great to take a peek at the Thrifty Thursday participants.... Your bird print in the framed double glass is a great idea!

Thanks for sharing!
Blessings & Aloha!

The Style Sisters said...

I love the colors of your tablescape!! Just beautiful!

Unknown said...

Your tablescape is so fresh and springy...I am ready for sun!

I adore your thrift store find...what a great way to frame a cool print too.

I LOVE scouring our local thrift shops and have some serious scores recently...and my tablescape are usually all thrift store Iaamy be joining in next week!

Sarah said...

Your table is just what we all need... a touch of spring. Love the green and white combo. Lovely table!