Wednesday, February 29, 2012

#150 Thrifty Thursday + A Tablescape + A GIVEAWAY!

Hi! It's #150 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)

*Thrifty Thursday takes place each Thursday and is hosted here at Tales from Bloggeritaville, but the party is a progressive one, visit the links to see all the Thrifty Thursday links to see the thrifty treasures participating bloggers have to share.

*Don't forget to copy and paste the Thrifty Thursday logo button to your computer so you can add it to your side bar and your Thrifty Thursday post. That way visitors will know that your are participating in Thrifty Thursday.

In the same time it takes to catch a firefly, you can make this simple lantern using a retired kitchen sieve, scrapwood, screws, and an old canning jar. Keep an eye open for sives at flea markets and yard sales; if you are lucky you can snag them for as little as $5.00

How: Seperate the sieve from it's stand. To create a stable platform for the candle first measure the diamter of the sieves circular open base. The, using a compass, draw the same size circle on a one inch thinck piece of scrap wood. Use the jigsaw to cut out the circle. Insert the wood base and secure the metal frame with screws. Turn the sieve upside down and place it on top of the metal frame.

Put a candle in an unlidded glass jar and surround with sand or small pebbles.
With the candle lit, place the jar on the lantern and enjoy the candlelight dancing beneath the metal mesh.

 Ah, yes....It is well with my soul.

Tablescape Thursday:

I am feeling nauti again this week.
Nautical that is!

All  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!

Finally, I want to remind you to be sure and sign up the Shabby Apple Dress giveaway!
The giveaway is for a "Carnival" dress from the Shabby Apple Carousel Collection
Winner will be announced on Monday March 5th!

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:


Samm Spangler said...

Thank you so much for hosting!! LOVING your site!

Samm @

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Leigh! I love your "nauti" cute. Thanks for hosting this party every week for us.

Rebekah Greiman said...

It's so close to the weekend, I can almost taste it. Good Thursday morning to you! Today, I have a Cheap, Organic Face Wash recipe. It ends up costing less than $.01 per use and is super easy to make! Thanks for hosting the party once again. Have a great rest o the week!

Catherine @ Stone and Rose said...

Thank you for hosting!!! Have a great weekend.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Leigh, I just love the table. Thanks for hosting, I am all linked up.


Angela said...

Thanks for hosting! :)

Angela @ A little about A LOT

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your tables Leigh. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Anonymous said...

cute blog! but please get rid of the music. I guess my volume was on full-blast, but it shocked the heck out of me lol. people go to blogs to read, not listen to music :) especially if they're already playing music

Adin B said...

I too love the table too. :) Oh no! For some reason my link didn't make it. It's only the title of my post, but no link to my blog I don't think. Sorry about that!