Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thrifty Thursday #89, Plus a Tea Room Tablescape

Welcome one, welcome all to Thrifty Thursday here in Bloggeritaville. It's also Tablescape Thursday so it has to be a party! Grab yourself a Thrifty Thursday button and let's get started!

For those that don't know, Thrifty Thursday is a show and tell of sorts. It is time for you to showcase your thrifty find. It can be an old find or a new one. It might be something that you found at a thrift store, a consignment store, flea market, garage/yard sale, antique store. It's it was a thrifty find, then it meets the requirements. I am not picky, It can be a great pair of boots & a killer vintage dress, jewelry, home decor, even fishing lures. It is your thrifty find. Tell me about it. Where did you find it? What is it? What do you plan to do with it or how do you plan to use it in your home? Do you want to sell it? Thrifty Thursday's are about the thrill of the hunt...and the treasure you found. show and tell!

My Thrifty Thursday find this week is a $10.00 find that I snagged at a garage sale. I had been eyeing the antique ceiling tin tiles. I got lucky when I came across this one, that had been handmade into a great mirror.

It would be an easy process to duplicate. A frame was for the tile to be adhered to.

Here is a look at the back, where a basic mirror was placed and glued to secure. Hinges were screwed into the corners for hanging purposes.

And there you have it, my $10.00 Thrifty Thursday find!

Now, onto a tablescape....Tablescape Thursday is hosted by the lovely Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.

The following Tablescape Thursday is a throw back to an article that I wrote for Kids Life Magazine. This is not the article in it's entirety, but this portion was perfect for a tablescape Thursday, and it brought back many memories.
My  daughter, who was 6 at the time (she is now 13) and I got a real treat when we went to Magnolia and Ivy Tearoom, located in the village at San Destin.

This unique tearoom is owned by the sister duo, Kay Snipes and Terri Eager. Both sisters are certified in tea etiquette and teach classes to children and professionals alike. When we stepped inside the doors of Magnolia and Ivy, we immediately channeled our “royal” selves and deemed ourselves Queen and Princess for the day.
Tables were set for full service tea!

There are old-fashioned hats and stoles everywhere throughout the tearoom to try on to aide in your teatime experience. After my daughter and I finally picked out our favorite hats and put on our gloves and stoles, we ordered tea.

I got autumn apple tea. Our server, Chesed, was very helpful and suggested the pink princess tea for my daughter. We also had lunch. The tea and the food were incredible! On gorgeous china plate was a multitude of delights, such as a cucumber sandwich (cucumber/dill packages), an almond lemon square, a chocolate and coconut encrusted truffle, Irish potato and parsley soup, three cheese and vegetable quiche, fresh fruit, a carrot raisin muffin, and an orange poppy seed scone to make our teatime experience complete.

It was one of the most memorable meals I have had.

My daughter and I both agreed that this was the highlight of our trip. This is necessary experience for any queen, be it the domestic variety or the royal one! Be certain to take your little princess, or royal mum for a truly delightful experience.

I think it is important to moms and daughters to have time together. It forms those bonds and opens up the lines of communication. Sister Sledge and I are already looking forward to a future lunch at a local tearoom very soon. Reservations have been made and we are already trying to decided what we will order! Good times, with my favorite girlfriend!

The tearoom look can easily be duplicated on a thrifty budget. Shop thrift stores for mismatched tea cups and saucers. The mismatched cups and plates only add to the cottage tearoom charm. Make tea time, anytime by just shopping at the right places and keeping your eyes open for great tablescape finds. Good Luck!
Thank you for dropping by my blog for Thrifty Thursday and to those that popped in from Susan's Tablescape Thursday. I love new friends! Join me for next week's Thrifty Thursday!

Be sure to link and comment as well! Thanks Y'all!


Mari said...

What a fun place to visit! I love the hats and stoles.

Abbey said...

Hmmmm, the lunch looked so delicious - I'm hungry!! I am the least creative friend you have ... I did shop at Hannah's today and I bought an accent chair that was what I thought "a steal", in near perfect condition, for $125 .. AND, I put in layaway an old dressing table, the ones where they are on little rollers, have drawers (3) on each side, the shelf in the middle is low and the center mirror extends all the way down and two small mirrors are on hinges on each side. I will have to have the mirrors replaced, but I have wanted one like this FOR-EVER!!!

and Blessings,
Abbey ♥

Abbey said...

Oh, forgot to say how lovely you ladies look! I am in love with anything antique! I wish I'd been born 75 years earlier!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous Leigh!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

What a great memory you made with your daughter! How sweet!

Lindy said...

What a cool place! Sweet pictures -- thanks for hosting!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love the hats! And I love tea rooms as well. Now you've made me hungry.

Happy to link up again. Thanks for hosting Leigh!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

wow, that tea party looks great! Thanks for hosting this linky party.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Leigh! You girls look so cute all dressed up for tea! Loved seeing this, and what a fun tea room, too!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

What a fun time, Leigh! I think that would be wonderful. Thank you for hosting! I'm so looking forward to seeing all the goodies!

Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

Hi Leigh! Love your thrifty mirror - so cute! This is my first time to link up!! I posted #53 'Room Numbers.' Thanks for hosting!! By the way, I LOVE your playlist! I kept yours going for quite awhile. :)

Sherry said...

The tea room is fantastic! Love this idea. What fun you must have had.

Kathy said...

Lovely find! I love ceiling tiles! Love the tearoom and the young lady is adorable,

Laura said...

What a sweet memory to share! I can't believe how much she has grown - such a young lady, and now we know why . . . she was started off "right" with tea and crumpets :-)

Marlis said...

great use for a ceiling tile. thanks for showing that. Your outing with your daughter looked like it was a blast. Thanks for sharing.

DeAnna said...

Yes, mother daughter time is so important. Looks like it was a really fun time...just to be girls. I linked up this week. Thanks for hosting!

Betty said...

I love your ceiling tile mirror. What a great idea. And that tea room is my kind of place. What a wonderful memory you two made when you went there. Thanks for hosting again this week.

jennifer said...

The mirror is such a wonderful find!

Precious memories of you and your 'little girl' - they grow up too fast.

Entertaining Women said...

The tea room and table are darling, but they are a distant second to your precious daughter. She is spectacular! You must have had such a wonderful time together. Thank you for sharing your lovely day. Cherry Kay

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

I have the same mirror. It was salvaged during a friend's move out of state. It has been asking for a redo.

Barbara said...

What a lovely day! This is something your daughter will always remember. She is darling.