Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thrifty Thursday #70, 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.

Today I am repurposing......My neices rainboots (they used to belong to my daughters) blooms with pink petunias, perfect for summertime! How's that for a thrifty planter? (Be sure and add a couple holes to the bottom for drainage)

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

I posted my Sesame Noodle Pasta Salad recipe earlier this week (Foodie Friday for tomorrow). I thought I would do a tablescape fitting for it too.  This one includes dishes I picked up from At Home in Homewood, Al. They are pottery type dishes with an asian flair. I choose neautral colors, earthy coastal colors....because that is what works best in my home. I added some wooden candlesticks and wha-la-instant ambiance!

Just a reminder...My Friday post regarding the Miranda Lambert song also touched alot of you. I received several emails and comments of your childhood homes and how your childhood home "built" you. What a beautiful song, what a beautiful sentiment. Scrappy Dee left a comment about her grandmothers home and how meaningful and special that it was to her. She also suggested that I have a Mr. McLinky party where we could share our special house that built "you". I would love to hear a special memory of growing up in your special place, or perhaps it is your home now. Share photographs too!

We will have the "House that Built Me" Party on Friday June 18!!!!

I will post Mr. McLinky on Thursday night June 17th, following Thrifty Thursday. I hope to have the link up by 8PM, assuming there are no linky issues. So, join me won't you, in sharing your special memories. Think of it as a progressive house warming party. That's exactly what it is!

HUGS! Hope to see you tomorrow, but not before you leave some "roadmap" love!

Thanks to all of you for stopping by and participating in today's Thrifty Thursday.
I am also linking today to Linda's Coastal Charm.

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:


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Hi Leigh! Thanks for hosting again this week. Not a lot t5o share this week, but did find a book at a good price. Sounds like your family had a wonderful vacation on the beach.
Hope you are having a great week.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

How cute! I bet every time you walk by them they remind you of your neice.

I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties:


You can get the details here:

Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

Hope to see ya there!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Audra said...

Love the tablescape. I have never tried your recipe so I will be sure to try it out on Saturday for our luncheon. It looks divine, perfect for the scorching Arizona summer heat.

Your dishes are gorgeous! I have red and black asian inspired dishes, but would love to have something less...predictable. These are breathtaking. Thanks for hosting! Have a blessed week.

Chandy said...

Ok Leigh, I'm back! And that tablescape and rainboots planter are just adorable!

Hugs my friend. I missed you!


Heidi said...

Hi Leigh,
What a great idea for a party. Sadly, there is no actual house that built me. Just the people I lived with as we moved around. Hmmmm how do I show that in a post? But I will come back to see what everyone else has to say about their childhood homes. It should be very interesting!
Thanks for hosting TT again, hope it's okay, I've got TWO posts this time. I'm just a busy gal this week!!!
I love your tablescape, the colors are so calming - perfect for a summer meal.
Heidi - Heart and Home

Heidi said...

PS Leigh, the planted boots are adorable, how I wish I had thought of that before we donated the outgrown froggy ones of my daughter's. Darn!!

Leanne said...

Thanks for hosting every week and I love that tablescape too.

Boogieboard cottage said...

Your table is sooo lovely and so are your nieces boots, too Cute! Mary :O)

Meet Virginia said...

I love all of your projects! Thanks so much for hosting!!


Meet Virginia!
Meet Virginia!!
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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love your hand crafted pottery! And the boots are cute, always fun to repurpose something!

Allie and Pattie said...

Adorable! And I look forward to Friday's party- that's a good one!
xoxo Pattie

Anonymous said...

I can not play Thrifty Thursday this week, altho I'll hop around visiting. Love the boots. I just picked up a tiny pair for the same reason and DH did not even give me a strange look!
All the pics I have of the house that built me are very old (as am I!) and stored somewhere. Organization is not my thing.
Besides, as old as I am, I am still in the process of being built.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Joining you today! Love those little boots; I haven't done mine yet but I like the petunias in them. Thanks for hosting!

miss corner cape said...

that's my favorite tablescape ever. love those colors. thanks for hosting today!

Rebekah Greiman said...

Thanks Leigh for hosting another party! I love being a part of this every week! OWOOHOOo!

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

Thank you for hostessing again this week! I love the rainboots!! I'll have to keep my eye out at the local thrift stores!
I'd love to have you join me for my Garden party at Keen Inspirations starting next Wednesday-Friday ! Bring an Outdoor/garden or summer project to share...we'll have giveaways all 3 days!
Hope to seee you there!

Debbie @ said...

HI Leigh. I love your neutral but beautiful tablescape....very very nice. YOu always do the prettiest things with your tablescapes...I haven't seen a clunker yet! hahaha...
I also enjoyed your Wednesday post. I'm only an hour from the beach but never make it because of home responsibilities...but oh how I dream of it!
Hope you are doing well my friend. I always love visiting you!

Cheryl said...

Just found your blog. I love it! Thanks for sharing the Wellie planter idea :) It put a smile on my face. I want wellies for myself but now I want my plants wearing them too.

Dee said...

I just LOVE the rain boots! Such a creative thing to do. See you tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

The petunia rainboots are so darling. What a clever idea!

linda said...

I'm loving the rainboots as a planter! Adorable!

nancygrayce said...

I really love the rainboot flower pots! How creative.....the dishes are great too!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Leigh!

LOVE the boots-as-planters idea. How adorable! Now I wish I had not given my girls' yellow rubber puddle jumpers away years ago. Dang.

Beautiful table, too -- gorgeous soft colors. I love blue and browns/beiges together; that was my first color scheme when I got married.

And you've got me thinking about houses, now....

raggygirlvintage said...

Those boot planters are so cute, great way to repurpose! Thanks for hosting,

Icy BC said...

Oh I love the pair of boot flower stands..Just so whimsical, and your tablescape is gorgeous!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Hi Leigh~

Love the flower pot boot project! I've featured this post on my blog - feel free to stop by and grab an "I've been featured button" from our right side bar.


Have a beachy day...
Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

Barbara Jean said...

oh to cute boots!!!

hugs and blessings

barbara jean