Wednesday, March 28, 2012

#154 of Thrifty Thursday, plus a Tablescape!

Hi! It's #154 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.

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I made a trip to the thrift store on Monday night. I have found that in my area, for me the best time to go is early in the morning (when it opens at 8AM) or late at night (I go around 7 or 8, it closes at 9:30 PM). And the best time to visit is mid week, when things are not picked over from the weekend. Weekends are brutal at and on the thrift. My mom would say "You can't stir them with a stick"...and so you will not find Leigh there. I do not like big crowds.

...Anyway, back to my thrifty find. I was shopping around and came across this cute sea biscuit bowl with lid.

I just thought is was so pretty.

It is made my Franciscan, a company which I am unfamiliar with.

Maybe I can use it in a future tablescape. And for 99 cents, a bargain!

Another little something I found that I can use in a tablescape are these three little bowls.

Made by Gibson, they were 79 cents each. I love how the sides are "wavy" and dotted.

Tablescape Thursday:

Last week we were celebrating our childrens spring break...we opted for a 'staycation" and tried to make life at home more special. One way were these celebration plates and the black and white colors.
Because its not only the big things in life worth celebrating....its also the little things.

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!

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:


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great finds. Love the bowls and such a lovely tablescape too. Thanks so much for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, marty

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

My Franciscan dishes are made in California. I have NEVER seen that pattern BUT LOVE IT!!! So different! I LOVE those little white bowls, We can NEVER have enough bowls... Thank you for sharing and hosting today. Have a wonderful week...


Beautiful tablescape and great finds! Love the bowl too. Thank you for hosting this terrific party! Hugs,

Susan B said...

Franciscan was very popular in the sixties and maybe seventies!! Hadn't thought of that brand in a while.. Always enjoy your blog...

Rebekah Greiman said...

Hello!!! I made a Simple, Organic Lip Balm recipe that you can adjust with essential oils for your personal tastes. It only costs around $.25 a tube and it is awesome! Thanks for hosting the party once again. Have a great week!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, i just love those lille stacked bowls. we put up shelves in our kitchen last week, and i've used whites to accessorize. these need to come live on my shelves!

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Leigh just stumbled upon your blog and I'm glad I did! Linked up and of course followed! Hope we stay in touch!
Love, Olga