Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thrifty Thursday # 54, 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.

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This week I created. I created! I created a Pottery Barn knock off.
I feel as though I need a badge of "knockoffness" one that would put me in the league of other and much better knockoffnessers.
I was inspired by several bloggers such as Miss Mustard Seed , The Shabby Nest and Rumifications of a Working Mom to create a sheet music wreath using sheet music that I got from Diva's mothers estate sale.
I began by rolling my sheet music. I rolled an entire book. A thick book. And I rolled my first wreath tight, creating longer but thinner cones. Instead of using my hot glue gun, I used scoth tape to secure the sheets. By doing this I prevented some of those glue strings from hanging. But don't put your glue gun away. We will use it.

Ok. Rolled so many papers you think you will go blind?
Roll a few more. Then you might have enough cones to create a full wreath.
Now......You will need some sturdy cardboard. I used foam board.
I took one of my large dinner plates and put in on top of the foam board and traced around it, creating a circle.
I took a smaller salad plate and put it inside the circle, tracing around it. I then took my box cutter and cut along the traced area, creating a cardboard wreath.
Here is where the glue gun comes in...I took some wide ribbon that I happened to have at home and glued it to both sides of the wreath so it would be sturdy.

Using your glue gun, adhere cone to the wreath using a North-South-East-West fashion. Then fill in the between areas with other cones. By doing this, you will keep the wreath straight and from going catty-womper.
Yes, catty womper.

I did 2-3 layers of cones. Looking at it now, I still see some places I want to add more cones. But for now, the "finished" product:

Lucy Lu the Shihtsu could care less about the sheet music wreath. She cares more about the neighbors dog who is pooping in our front yard. But I digress.
See, I think it needs some more. A work in progress.

And look! I got cone happy! I made another smaller wreath (salad plate + saucer) and this time I rolled larger cones. I like how this one turned out.

How I love a Pottery Barn thrifty imitation!
Before you put away the sheet music....
Go get yourself one of those Glah-deeh (Glad) candles at the grocery store.
Remove the Glade sticker....but make certain it doesnt stick to your backend, or people will know and may not think you are as fabulous as you really are.
OK, next take that sheet music and wrap it around the candle.Trim off the excess so you dont burn the house down.

Then I took some raffia and tied and knotted it around the center of the candle. Pretty!
A nice little pretty to sit on your table.
Speaking of tables......

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

Hey! Riddle.....What's black and white and red all over?

My tablescape this week! It features more Harmony Landing inspiration and products.

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 Participants:


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Leigh...

My friend, aren't you the crafty one!!! You know, I have seen these beautiful music paper wreaths around blogland and just love them! Girl, you did a great job with both the large and small wreath! OMG...I know that had to take a little bit of patience...rolling, rolling...all that sheet music! Hehe! But all worth it because they look sooo pretty! I love how it looks on your wall!!!

I also really enjoyed your lovely black, white, and red table, my friend! Love, love, LOVE those pretty dishes and they look fabulous on those awesome black and white placemats! Sooo very pretty! Thank you so much for sharing your pretties with us today!!! I'm participating with you fun filled Thrifty party this week...thanks so much for hosting it for us!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Swampgirl said...

I have my Glade candles, but I haven't "sheet musiced" them yet! The wreath turned out cute, but the dog in the window is the cutest!

Jane said...

Hi Leigh,
Your sheet music wreaths turned out great. The large one was a perfect addition to your wall. You are one crafty lady!
Happy Thrifty Thursday.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Love your wreaths! I think they will look really cool as they age and yellow, too. Thanks again for hosting TT! Hop on over to enter my giveaway!

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Leigh!

That wreath is fantastic! I love it. I might just have to make one myself!

And love your tablescape as well.

Have a great day!

(did I ever tell you the Leigh is my middle name? that's my trivia for the day. LOL)

Alma Zulema said...

What an awesome project! I just love your final result. I wish I had the patience (and creativity) to make a wreath like that! And your table--very pretty & original! Have a happy, thrifty Thursday..

Leanne said...

I love your sheet music wreath and the candle is great too. Thanks for hosting again.

Bama Belle said...


Jenny said...

Can you tell I am new to this blog party thing? I just entered my name, sorry! If you can edit it that is great, if not oh least I learned!

Rattlebridge Farm said...

This is such a clever way to make a wreath and candle holder. I love your B&W tablescape to pieces.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thanks for the invitation to come visit, here I am! What a great blog you have! Love the music paper craft! The tablescape is beautiful! You are very talented!

I'll be back!!


Kathleen said...

Very pretty table, Leigh. I like black and white with a pop of red!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

P.S. - I'm originally from Alabama!


vignette design said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. I love what you did with the sheet music. Not only the wreath but wrapping the candle. I have been thinking of the candle idea for a while! (I have lots of old sheet music). Your tablescape is lovely with the candlewick glass and graphic placemats.
I didn't know you had a "meme." I would love to participate in it sometime.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love that wreath! You did a great job!

Thanks for hosting this week!

xinex said...

The wreath is pretty cool, especially how you did it, Leigh. I love your tablescape!..Christine

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, what a great post-full of information, pretty pictures and great ideas. Thanks for inviting me over!

Thanks also for visiting-it is so nice to "meet" you and I can't wait to visit your blog again soon.

Best wishes,

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

Your sheet music crafts are awsome! and your table is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I love your wreath! This is my first time contributing to Thrifty Thursday - I love it!! I don't think I linked right though?

Sandy said...

Thanks for your comment and leading me to your blog. I love it so far! Love the black & white with the red tablescape too!

Sweet and Savory Delights said...

I love your black and white table and your wreath is pretty awesome.

Allie and Pattie said...

Leigh!! I am officially on the hunt for sheet music! I LOVED this!! And how come I didn't know you had a food blog-nobody tells me anything. On my way!
xoxo Pattie

j said...

I am SO impressed. Those turned out beautifully! The first one looks like a star burst - very cool.

I think it's nice that you took an idea that you saw on Thrifty Thursday and gave it a try. You are a wonderful hostess.

Love you Leigh!

Erin A said...

Those wreaths are wonderful!! I had planned on doing a book page wreath but the music sheets are a great spin on it, and they look gorgeous! Great job!

Wendy said...

The wreath is so pretty! Thanks for the great tutorial! What a wonderful many great pictues! Excited and Happy to join in your thrifty party today :)

Red Door Home said...

Just found your linky party. Can't wait to see what others have created. Love your sheet music creation!

Red Door Home said...

Just found your linky party. Can't wait to see what others have created. Love your sheet music creation!

Joanne said...

I added my post! Thanks for hosting! Joanne @ Simply Saving

Shelia said...

Hi Leigh! Oh, you're wonderful! I love these sheet music wreaths you've made! You did good and your tutorial was fine! Oh, I think I need one to hang over my piano, don't you think?
Your table is lovely too.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Cheryl said...

Cute wreath. I.Must.Make.One!

Angie Holden said...

Love what you did with the sheet music wreath!! :)

Maryrose said...

Hi Leigh,
Great wreath and great table. I love the layering and those stunning black and white placemats and napkins. Oh, so pretty.
I did red black and white this week too.
Thanks for visiting.

Trina said...

Such a great idea! I love how both of them turned out.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have been busy! Looks great - I need to go back and take another look at the wreath. Your table setting is so pretty.
Thanks for hosting again this week. I am a little late, but I am here. :-)

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a great project. You really are a clever gal :-). I also loved your tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful day. Mary

Cooking for One said...

Thanks for stopping to visit me. I love your black and white table!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Fabulous wreath, Leigh!!

Denise Marie said...

very nice. certainly is a pottery barn knock-off!!

Laura said...

Great job with the sheet music, Leigh! It turned out GREAT! Let me know when you get a while hair to go thrifting - I'd love to watch you in action :-)

nancygrayce said...

I really like that wreath! I might even be able to make one of those!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I love what you did with the music sheets Leigh! Your wreath looks so great. I keep looking for a book of music everytime I hit the of these days I come across one and then this is the first thing I am going to make with it!

Reid said...

Love them!!!!!!!!! and I recently bought some old sheet music!
Great job!
(and I am linking)

Melany @ Project Anthologies said...

I love the wreath! I think those look so cool...but I feel like it I made it ~ It would turn out such a mess! I don't have patience.

Unknown said...

Your wreath is great. I saw a book pages wreath and have yet to make one but it has inspired a project or two over here. Your tablescape is also wonderful. I love the dishes.
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Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

So glad to finally be back to blogland! Your wreath is gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

4thelove! said...

that is so neat! I'm telling you, you need craft night at Batina Cantina!

Bill said...

Hi Leigh,
Thank you for the tutorial on sheet music projects. I was at an estate sale last year and there were boxes and boxes of old sheet music (VERY inexpensive) ... how I wish I'd brought it all home with me now!

Great tablescape! Is the pattern Candlewick? I love the beaded edges.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the thoughtful comment. Hope our paths cross again soon.

Have a great weekend!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

Love your black and white table and your wreath is very clever!

Belinda said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love tablescapes! I watch Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee (and I buy her magazine) on the Food Network. My favorite part of the show are the tablescapes she creates.

I'll be back to see more of your work!

Kim said...

LOVE your sheet music wreath! I just picked up a pile of sheet music on a recent thrifty outing...for someday. I'm going to make one of these for certain! Thanks for sharing!

The Single Nester said...

I really love this design! I crafted a book wreath and I love it. This looks great!

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