Wednesday, February 22, 2012

#149 Thrifty Thursday with Beach Scouring on the Mind, Plus a Beachy Tablescape!

Hi! It's #149 of 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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Did you know I am married to the beach?

I am in my heart.

If you have been to Tales from Bloggeritaville before, you might have guessed that.

Its my church.
My peace.
And it holds so many very special memories from childhood, to my children's childhoods.
It's special.

It is like the fountain of youth that restores my soul!

On a recent trip my daughter, "Sister Sledge" and I combed the beach as we often do.
On this particular day we drove to Mobile Bay, where the driftwood washes up along the beach.
I issue out the over sized recycled bags to hold treasures.

Imagine us walking down the shore, like a couple of pack mules.

Yep, Its a good thing I bore three children.
But I digress, back to my seaside treasures..

Most of them being driftwood that we find particularly artistic.

Like that large piece that my daughter is standing next to.
I brought it home to make a shelf in my bathroom.

I haven't quite finished with that project as yet.
But I did with this very easy beginner project.

Driftwood Crosses....

I love the flow and curvature of the wood, how its tumbled and smooth by the water and elements..

Rustic Love.

I just took some jute, or twine as some call it and using an "x" weave secured the two branches together.

It's real complex.

And the complexity advances...

A nail in my wall.

To remind me of those wonderful memories of strolling the beach with my loved ones, gathering natures treasures as we go. And above all, God's love for me, and you too! All his miraculous wonders in the world of nature. Reminders of that great LOVE and the world he created.

And if you aren't as fortunate to have a place where driftwood gathers, I hope to SOON be adding some of these crosses to my ETSY store. The link if to the right on the sidebar. So be checking back if you are interested.


Tablescape Thursday:
With the beach on my mind, I went with some beachy neutrals...

Grays, Blues, White, Tan....
All of my tablewear can be found AT HOME in Homewood, Al.
My favorite store!

I encourage you to visit my friend Susan of Between Naps on the Porch for some great Tablescape Thursday participants.

 I would also like to  invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, for Foodie Friday!

Before I go I do want to make mention of a giveaway I will be hosting in the near future.
The giveaway, how about some new spring duds?

Don't miss it! If you do follow TFB, be sure to click the follow link so you will not miss it!

Thanks to all of you for stopping by and participating in today's Thrifty Thursday. Please use Mr. Linky below to link up your blog.

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!

And speaking of friends.....
You can always visit me on FACEBOOK,
I love me some friends: be they new friends or old friends!
Thrifty Participants:



Your daughter is sooo pretty! I love the colors of your tablescape. Thank you for hosting and having me. Hugs,

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Yes, that daughter of yours is a pretty girl!! Love the idea of using driftwood to make a cross. Such a nice idea on this Ash Wednesday!

Artsy VaVa said...

As I am reading your post and linking to the party, I am on vacation with my daughter is Orange Beach, Al(my favorite place) with the door open listening to the waves crash on the shore! I feel the same way about the beach! We had a place at the beach when I was growing up and it is my dream to have a place for my family. I know that if I talk about it enough someday my husband will think it is his idea and it WILL happen.
I love the driftwood cross!

Emily said...

Thanks for hosting! I wish I lived on the beach,

Mary-Sweetwater Style said...

I am a new follower...thanks for hosting the party! Enjoy your day!

4thelove! said...

always love your beach post....cant wait til april!

Rebekah Greiman said...

Happy Thursday morning to you! I have a DIY Organic Dishwasher Detergent that I'm linking up today. Thanks for hosting the party once again. Have a great week!

SavannahGranny said...

What a beautiful daughter. She looks so happy. She must love the beach as much as you!
The cross is beautiful as well. Such a great reminder of the coming season.
Thank you for hosting,

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

I haven't joined the party in a while, but I'm happy to be back! :) Thanks for hosting!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

After this post the beach is certainly calling my name. Nothing better than a beautiful day at the beach!