Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thrifty Thursday #111, 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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I am posting early today, as we are beginning to get some very serious weather  even as I type. I don't know if I will be able to post later. I am thinking the possibilies of us losing power is highly likely.
For those of you in the south....Be careful and I am praying for everyone's safety.

I mentioned that I paid a visit to my favorite store, At Home, on Monday.

I always get inspired when I walk into that store. And that inspiration is the basis of my post today. While in the store I was eyeballing all of the chandeliers and lighting. There was my favorite, that turquoise chandelier. Amazing. I could never duplicate, so I need to get a high paying job/ if you have any ideas let me know. Hmm.....Prince Harry is still available isn't he? Oh, yes....but I'm not. There's always some sort of wrench, isnt there?

But I digress. I spotted a pair of chandeliers that really stood out and had me saying..."Hey! I can do that!"
They were made from bushell baskets, turned upside down and a light source added.

I knew I could make them for almost nothing, much less than At Home.

This isn't the At Home bushell basket chandeliers, but this one by Tentpitcher Designs is very similar as well and will have you thinking...

If you aren't crafty or don't have the time, you can order one.

I just love lamps that are created using others materials. Things that aren't obvious lamps, things with a story.

Remember my lamp that I had my precious friend, Jim create for me after I spotted one in a store for $600. I saw one yesterday for $400.
Mine cost $12, a 6 pack and a homemade cake. A bargain. And I LOVE it. It's exactly what I wanted, and it is meaningful because my friend made it. (Thank you Jim! You're da best!!!)

I LOVE my lamp!

Here are some other lamps made with items that are not your ordinary lamps.
These have instant charm and conversation starters attached.

These two are ammo boxes...

This one is great for a boys room, a man cave, or perfect for a bowler!

This one is perfect for a fire fighter...or someone like my Uncle David whose job it is to build and check fire extinguishers.

Meter Men....

Fishermen, Fishing chicks (like myself)...Adorable in a beach or lake home, even a cabin!...

I love this one for a cabin or lake house, even a country's made from a thermos!

Think outside of the box! I love lamps made from pottery, baskets, Silver Teapots, antique tins, old architectural molding and pieces. The possibilities are endless!
Do you have a lamp that is made from something that wasn't intended to be a lamp? I'd love to know what it's made from!

And now onto our tablescape....Tablescape Thursday is  hosted by the lovely, Susan of Between Naps on the Porch..

All of  my tablescape dishes all of which can be found AT HOME....

Thank you for dropping my Bloggeritaville today! I have thoroughly enjoyed you visit.

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Thrifty Participants:


Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

LOL on the "Meter Men" :-)


Screaming Sardine said...

Wow, I love all the unique lighting. So cool!

Thanks for hosting another link party. :)

Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

Sunny Simple Life said...

I just love some of these. The hanging wire basket is my favorite though.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wonderful lamps! I've always wanted a nautical lamp! Enjoy your week! I'm so excited to be linked this week! ♥

Lindy said...

Super cool lamps! Thanks for hosting each week!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun are these. Such unique lighting. Love the basket and the post. Thanks for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

Tami said...

Love your floor lamp...what a deal you got too. :o)
Just happedned across your blog,I am posting with you for the first time and I am now following.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Gotta love those lamps! The minnow bucket is my fav! lol Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Gotta love those lamps! The minnow bucket is my fav!...hugs...Debbie

The Cranky Queen said...

I love what everyone is doing with lighting now...not your mom's 5 ft lamp that took up the entire end table anymore (1960-70's)...Some really original lamps...What a great post...gave me some good ideas! Come on over to The Cranky Queen and join in on the Mother's Day Celebration & Giveaway; I always enjoy your blog and thanks for th Thursday link up!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Thanks for hosting. Love all the great projects on here.

SavannahGranny said...

Thanks for the lamp tour. My favorite is the "Meter". My husband would love that one just so he could turn it off.
Love the tablescape and colorful dishes. We don't have an "At Home". I need to go check, maybe it is a website. Thanks for hostessing. Hugs, Ginger

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Hi Leigh~

Thanks for sharing all the inspiring lighting! I so appreciate your wonderfully fun link party, thanks bunches for hosting. :)

Drop By The Tattered Tag

South 35th said...

New follower here as well as your FB page. LOVE the lamps. Cute, cute, cute. Noting beats saving so much AND expending some creative energy.

Kat aka Beachkat said...

Hi sweet friend! I haven't been by has been crazy busy and there's no end in sight since I'll be gone for a long weekend and then my grandchildren (Eric's) will be here next week. Life is good though so I'm not complaining!

I've enjoyed catching up with you tonight and reading your posts I've missed.


Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I love your post lamp, nice going! Those ammo can lamps are so cool, I wouldn't mind having one, and I haven't even needed ammo in awhile!