Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thrifty Thursday #109, 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)

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I finally got a driftwood project done...well...sort of......
I thought I would share it with you today.
I went to my local thrift and found a large frame. I actually purchased 2 frames. The larger one was $4.98, the smaller $1.98, which I will use for another driftwood project.

I hate it for the mountain goats in the frame.....they just don't go with my decor......

I have several bags of driftwood that I picked up on a recent trip to Fort Morgan.

I laid all of the driftwood out on my outdoor table and began to organize it as best I could by lenght and size of driftwood. I also had a special section for driftwood that just stood out....I might've liked the holes in the wood or the bend in a stick, etc. Those were my "artsy fartsy show pieces".
Then I began to piece the driftwood around frame, not gluing. I wanted to fit it together, to see what piece worked better where. And I am glad I did. It took me three times to get what I wanted. It was much like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. THEN I got out my hot glue gun and began glueing the pieces together, just as they were.

I used the swirly pieces of driftwood in the corners.

And I used pieces of driftwood that had a flatter side as a base on the frame.

I hate to show you a final product when it really isn't finished.
I am having a mirror cut to fit the inside.
It wasn't ready.
But I am also an impatient person and well..wanted to share...Although the mirror is still missing the frame itself came together.
(You can click on this-or any pictures- for a larger look)
On second thought...perhaps it needs some "fattening". I think I may add some more pieces to the sides to widen it. And you really wouldn't believe how light it is!  I really think having the mirror in there will make all the difference!

When I am done "for real", when the mirror is added I will share that with you too.

Tablescape Thursday is  hosted by the lovely, Susan of Between Naps on the Porch..

You might be surprised to find that today my tablescape consist on my favorite white dishes (all of which can be found AT HOME)....

Be sure to visit Between Naps on the Porch today. She is hosting an incredible giveaway that involves my friend, Michael Lee. You will not want to miss! Please tell BNOTP that you saw it here on Tales from Bloggeritaville.

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Mari said...

What a great idea! It turned out great!

Mel said...

Whoa, I'm first... coincidentally, I'm not stalking you, LOL

Thanks for hosting, I've always loved your Thrifty Thursday Party.

Patti said...

Love this frame and I enjoyed following your trip to Florida...sounds like it was a fun time - I have never been to Sanibel, but it is on my list of things to do - just to see all the shells!!! Joining your party again - thanks!

Laura said...

Cool frame, Leigh!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your frame is fabulous. What a terrific idea. I can't wait to see it with the mirror. Your tablescape is gorgeous also. Thanks for hosting one of my favorite parties. Hugs, Marty

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Great frame. I'd love to link to you but I can't get a picture to load onto the link. Don't know how to resize them to fit! Help?


WOW! Your frame is terrific! Love following your trip to Flo., you had a fun and great trip. I love your gorgeous white plates, if they were mine, they could also be one of my favorites! Beautiful tablescape my friend.

Prairie Patch said...

I LOVE driftwood. What a creative and beautiful way of incorporating driftwood into your decor. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Thanks for having a great link party!

Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

Christie said...

The frame is awesome!! Wish I could find such great driftwood on the beaches of SC!!! Love it!

Creative Escapes said...

I can't wait to see the finished frame and what else you do with the drift wood! Love your parties - just linked up a blanket I made. Thanks for hosting!

Debbie @ OtRD said...

Hi, this is my first time here. Love your background! And your driftwood creation turned out great.

I just linked up my new bathroom hooks I made. Thanks for hosting!

Diane said...

Awesome job on the driftwood will good with or without the mirror! I have been coming to your TT parties for a while now, but today I joined in the party! I love, love thrifting. Great blog, will be back next week. Diane

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I love drift wood! That frame is so great.You are so creative!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

thanks for hosting. I love driftwood!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Can't wait to see how you "fatten" the frame. It looks great now! I also like the Vietri china!!!

Little Brick Ranch said...

Thanks for hosting - I am in spring cleaning mode so I linked up my tutorial on how to make orange infused white vinegar for cleaning!!

Lisa said...

Thank you for hosting! This is my first time to link up and enjoyed visiting!

saltbox treasures said...

Hi. Thanks for hosting. I am happy to be linking to your party this week.
~ Julie

WanderingJewel said...

I really like your drift wood project. That is such a great idea!

Entertaining Women said...

Thanks for sharing your driftwood frame project. The bleached wood effect would look perfect on a wall over the table with your wonderful white dishes. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay