Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thrifty Thursday #112, 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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Thanks for joining me today! It has been quite a week here in the south. Lost of mixed emotions all attributed to the historic tornado's that blew through here last Wednesday. I wrote a post of my personal experience, I continue to count my blessings.  And like many that continue to watch the images on TV, I feel led. I am going to be spending the next few days helping in different affected areas of my state.

I have a personal request, every Thursday I host Thrifty Thursday in the spirit of saving, but today I wanted to post in a spirit of giving.
I hope that you might consider GIVING today. If everyone could donate as little as $5-$10 (more if you are able), it adds up and will make a difference. Everyone is familiar with the Red Cross, an organization that is touching lives here in Alabama and on a daily basis across our nation.

Could you give a little today? What you give might provide a family a meal, clothes, a bed, a roof, repairs...and a new start. A little monetary donation could make THE difference in the life of someone else.

Donate to the Red Cross Here.

And if you are not able or in a position to give, I ask for your continued prayers for those across the south that have been hit so hard by these terrible storms.

Now.....on a lighter note.....

For today's thrifty Thursday, I wanted to share some finds that I have picked up here and there:

Antique books, perfect for display on a desk or sofa table, bound together with jute.
A vintage Italian jewelry dresser. The paint on this is gorgeous!!!

Three vintage scrabble boxes with wooden pieces from the early 1970's.

A beautiful jewelry box, with abalone and peacock.

This vintage shoe shine box.

And finally, another Italian jewelry box, this one in gold.

What do all of these things have in common? They are all for SALE! Along with some other found treasures.
I have opened an Tales from Bloggeritaville Etsy store. I am constantly changing up pieces, and then are those that I just can't walk away from. You can benefit now in my Etsy store. I do hope you will check it out, favorite it and come back and shop. I am always putting new inventory in the Tales from Bloggeritaville shop.

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

In colors of SPRING......

All of  my tablescape dishes all of which can be found Harmony Landing.
Thank you for dropping my Bloggeritaville today! I have thoroughly enjoyed you visit.

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Thrifty Participants:


Patti said...

My favorite game, Scrabble!!! Joining TT again, thanks for hosting!

SavannahGranny said...

Love your treasures. You are a great thrifter. I understand your desire to rotate things. Most antique dealers start out collecting. I will be sure to visit the etsy shop. Good Luck, Ginger :)

Stephanie @ Home said...

Thanks for hosting!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Thanks for hosting. great table setting.

Little Brick Ranch said...

Thanks for hosting!! I finally finished this coffee table that has been lurking about the house!! Yahoo - one thing off the list!!

Kristen said...

I love your Thrifty Thursday party!

Cass @ That Old House said...

LOVE the colors in today's Tablescape, Leigh. Luscious!

And I'll be checking out your Etsy shop; I think that's a great idea!


Marianne@Songbird said...

Hi Leigh,
I can't even remember if I ever partied with you here, but my thrifting posts have been few and far apart. But I have posted on a find I did years ago today, because the old garden bench has finally found its new home in my garden. I hope you like it.
Thank you for being our gracious host!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your finds...especially the antique book bundle and that wonderful jewelry box with the Degas ballerinas! Gorgeous! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Morela said...


I'm a new follower. Love the jute bound antique books. Can't wait to read more your blog.


Kathy said...

Wonderful treasures - love Scrabble! Very colorful and very beautiful tablescape - gorgeous,

Nicole Maki said...

Thanks so much for hosting. You nabbed some great treasures! Here in UT the second hand shops are so picked over it's hard to find neat things.

Keetha Broyles said...

I've been AWOL from Thrifty Thursday for so long you may want to FIRE me on the spot. I'm just not very thrifty - - - most of MY thrift happens when folks GIVE me things. Hehehehehehe

Love you!

Stephanie said...

What great thrifty finds! Thanks for hosting!


Anonymous said...

I miss a week and I miss all the huge news! Congratulations and best wishes for your new store.