Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Thrifty Thursday # 60, 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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I was shopping recently in one of my favorite stores, At Home in Homewood. I know you are surprised. I saw these lamps and fell in love with the shades and thought what a wonderful Thrifty Thursday project that they would make.

















Now I am on the prowl for some feed sacks, or I may have to make my own using painters drop cloths. The base of the lamps can easily be painted and aged to achieve a similar look. Almost zinc like. Stay tuned. The At Home lamps cost close to a couple hunrder a piece. I am certain I can recreate these for far less!























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













While in At Home, I saw this pretty Tablescape that I thought I would share. This one features all products found At Home.


What is a tablescape without the food?
I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES. Tomorrow I will announce a foodie giveaway...something you will want in your kitchen! You can click here to find out more. You will NOT want to miss this one!



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. Please leave a comment after linking. I love to hear from you.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:

41 comments:

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I'll have to come back later to check out all the other crafters since there are only a few up now!!! Thanks for the great party. I love song today! (And those LAMPS!!!)

Janie said...

Those lamps are fabulous. If you find a way to recreate you better fill us in on it!!
I'm linking up tonight....thanks for being such a great hostess.
Jane

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I don't see any other comments. Either they're being edited or those other bloggers before me didn't leave a comment like they were told to! Bad, bad bloggers!

I love Thrifty Thursdays!

xinex said...

Pretty lamps, Leigh. Your table is lovely, love the placemats and your centerpiece....Christine

Pat Harris said...

Leigh, I love your lamps. The shades are wonderful. Thanks again for hosting this wonderful link party. I enjoy it every week. Pat @ junkblossoms

Elizabeth said...

Wow - I love those lamp shades! Can't wait to see what you come up with (and the tutorial!!). Thanks for hosting!

Dawn said...

You could so do that Leigh! Can't wait to see what bases you use.
Hugs,
Dawn

Laurie said...

I really enjoy your blog - it's so lovely and has lots of personality! Thanks for hosting the linky party. I look forward to participating each week. I'd like to invite you to visit me sometime at Scene of the Grime and at my food blog, Laurie's Food Files. God bless!

www.sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com
www.lauriesfoodfiles.blogspot.com

Kirby3131 said...

I can totally see those lamps in your house. I hope you can find what you need to recreate the lamps in Leigh style. They'll be great.

Kristin - The Goat

Allie and Pattie said...

That looks like a store I'd LOVE. The shades (and the table) are great!
xoxo Pattie

Mari said...

I love those lamps! I'm going to be anxious to see what you do to make yours!

Alma said...

Yay, it's Thursday again! I am so excited--I'm totally addicted to TT. Can you tell lol?

Well, I dropped by to say hello and link up. LOVE the lamp shades--they'd look great in my office, where I went with a Paris Fashion theme. :) Can I have 'em? I kid, but they do look fabulous! Can't wait to see your end result. I'm sure it will be inspiring.

Have a Happy Thursday!
Alma @ La Vida Es Bella

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

The lamps are wonderful. If anybody can recreate them you can! Looking forward to seeing that project!!

Tiffany said...

Wow, I love those lamps! Never seen anything quite like them and they are awesome! What a fun project it would be to recreate them! Have fun!

Thanks for throwing a great party! : )

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Thanks for hosting and great lamps!!

CountryBlessings@Lakewood said...

I know I have been MIA, Leigh! So thanks for hosting. Waiting for you to do those cool lamps!
Blessings,
Cindy

Erin A said...

Looking like a good one already, I'll be back later though! Thanks for hosting the fun! :)

Swampgirl said...

PLEASE make the lamps! I love them and I need some directions for the shades! Meanwhile I'll be on the hunt for a couple of bases at the thrift stores!!!

MessyMissy said...

This is my first time visiting your site. What a fun design and style. Thanks for hosting the Linky Party!! See you again soon!!

Cindy said...

Thanks, Leigh, for hosting this, it's so much fun to join in on the fun today. I think you can make those lamps and shades yourself. I have wanting to make the shades like them that PB has, I have lamps with similar bases to those you found, I just might be making those in the near future, too. Nice tablescape, those place mats would be soooo easy to make! Thank you for the inspiration today! Hugs, Cindy S

SueMac said...

Excuse me..... when are you going to drop by and see me when you're at Harmony Landing and at Home? I'm only a couple of blocks over! :)

Trina said...

THose lamps are awesome!

Laura Lynn said...

Love the lamps and I have feed sacks lying around. Hmm, maybe I should try this...

First time linking up - should be fun!
Thanks!
Laura @ Enjoying the Simple things

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love your lamps! Thanks for hosting today!

Nikki@kreativeknack.com said...

Thanks for hosting! I really enjoy your blog...so just to let you know, I am your newest follower :)
Have a wonderful day!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Leigh!

Oh those lamp shades really are cute! I can't wait to see your version of them!

Have a great day!

Joy said...

I love your lamps!Thanks for hosting Thrifty Thursday.I'm new to blogging and would love to have you visit my blog.
Joy@thriftyparsonageliving

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Thanks for hosting!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Thank you for hosting!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love your blog! I've been reading you forever and now I've got my own "place." You are very creative and oh so clever!

Fanchy said...

Thanks for hosting the party - I love seeing what everyone is creating. I used to live in Helena, AL, too and loved to visit all the shops Homewood.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Leigh! I'm looking forward to your duplicating those lovely lamps you saw -- very cool. :-)
And I love the placemats in the tablescape from At Home -- they remind me of something from my childhood and i can't think what! Oh well-- I'll probably wake up at 3am and remember.
Cass

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Thank you for partying with us... I hope you like my art!

Stephanie - My Frugal Lifestyle said...

Thanks so much for hosting another great week of Thrifty Thursday!

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Thanks for hosting, Leigh!

...and those LAMPS! *Sigh!* Gorgeous!

-Ann Marie

Audra said...

I seriously am in love with this lamp. For true and honest love, like no other...school-girl-giddy-head-over-heals-in-love with this!

Thank you so much for sharing with us. Now I just got to find the perfect lamps to create this look!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I saw very similar lampshades to these just today. They were in a very high-end home decor shop and priced at $195.00 each, for just the shade! I love going to this shop because they have such unusual things. I never buy anything I just find things to copy.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Leigh ~I've truly missed my visits, but little by little I'm catching up.
Although last month was difficult with our loses a new month has brought new hope.
I poured myself a cup of tea and read a spell...I was just thinking about doing a post on repurposed drop cloths and stenciling. The lamps are the perfect accent. The lamp bases pair well with the shades.

I'm so excited to see spring blooms popping up. I look forward to applying the inspirational palette of colors into a few projects for decorating and gifts, with a little cooking in between.
Don't you love the aroma that fills the air during this season?
It's definitely invigorating.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Beverly@FlamingoToes.com said...

This is my first time linking up, thanks for having the link party! And I love those lamps - they would be a fun project. I'd love to see it!

Sew Much Ado said...

Thanks for a great party :).

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

You really made out at the garage sales! I've never seen Lucky jeans at one. Do you go out really early?

Thanks for hosting today!