Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thrifty Thursday, Tablescape and The Mirror

Hey! It's #19 of our Thrifty Thursday! Thanks for dropping by!
Thrifty Thursday is a show and tell of sorts. It is time for you to showcase your thrifty find. It can be an old find or a new one. It might be something that you found at a thrift store, a consignment store, flea market, garage/yard sale, dumpster diving, even antique stores. It's it was a thrifty find, then it meets the requirements. I am not picky, It can be a great pair of boots & a killer vintage dress, jewelry, home decor, even fishing lures. It is your thrifty find.
Tell me about it.Where did you find it? What is it? What do you plan to do with it or how do you plan to use it in your home? Do you want to sell it?Thrifty Thursday's are about the thrill of the hunt...and the treasure you found. show and tell!

Be sure to grab a button and link back with your direct hyperlink.
Link back to this post in your Thrifty Thursday post.
I had such fun at the Antique Alley Sale a couple weekends ago, yes...that post is still going on. I finally have taken a picture of the mirror that we scored at an estate sale. Yes! Finally! Apparently, I am trying to drag out this Antique Alley post as long as possible. LOL. I promised you that I would share with you the mirror I found at an estate sale along the antique alley route on Highway 11. This mirror was marked $110.00.
Its an antique, quite heavy and very large with a solid wood frame with some gilding. It was bought for a steal. Everything that day was half price, so for $55.00 this gorgeous piece came home with me.
That's my Thrifty Thursday for today! Now onto other blog carnival's.....
Tablescape Thursday is hosted by the ever gracious and lovely Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. I am also linking up to Rhoda's burlap party, as it will tie into my tablescape, as you will see. To visit Rhoda and see more of her party participants, click here.

The following tablescape is from a party in which I was commissioned as the photographer. The theme was "Boot Scoot Boogie" which in essence was a "hoe down" of sorts. I was so impressed with the decorations, especially the tablescapes. They were simple, they were clever, they were so cute. For example, this tin can seen below, punched with holes served as candlelight on the tables. Thrown onto the table was pieces of jute or twine, allowed to lie whimsically and freeform. Each table had roasted peanuts scattered atop for some fast "appetizers" before the real meal-BBQ and a variety of side dishes like slaw, chips and biscuits.
Some tables were decorated with actual boots, stuffed with hay and sticks as a centerpiece.
Burlap was used as tablecloths.
And there was even a bar area made from hay bales. Every cowboy needs a bar to mosey up to to order up a "strong one", or so I hear.
And that, is "my" tablescape, one that I wanted to share with you. It'd be so cute for a summer BBQ. Oh, I forgot to mention that all guest were asked to dress in their best western gear-which really made for a cute and fun party. My station, the photography set up, was decorated with a saddle, where guest posed cleverly. A fun night.
I encourage you to visit the great tablescapes though! I have met the most wonderful bloggers through that carnival. Thanks to Susan for hosting!! She is such a doll.
Also thanks to Rhoda for hosting the burlap party! A party is always fun! I wanted to leave you with two more burlap projects, my son's window curtains.

You can click here AND here to read more about that project.

As well as the small piano bench that I covered in a burlap coffee bean bag.
Click here for more on that post. (Beach Kat, I painted the legs black and LOVE it!)
And finally, another tablescape, this one a country picnic also using burlap, but in a different way. Click here for that.

The cabin post, where we also like to decorate using burlap.

For a quick link to all of my burlap post, click here, where you can find them all on one page. Thanks for stopping by! I too, love burlap!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to link up-but today by leaving your direct link in the comments.
I will also be putting the direct links within the post.

Please be sure to visit other Thrifty Thursday participants to see what treasures they found.

I will add participants within the post, because as Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer says, "Mr. Linky is being Stinky". He is NOT cooperating with anyone in the blogging world due to system overload. He is only friendly currently with gold members, ie paying customers, of which I am not, because, wel....I'm thrifty! So..... I am glad to know that for once, it isn't just me having linky issues.

Just be certain to leave a direct link in the comments and I will post ASAP.I look forward to seeing your Thrifty Thursday!!

Finally, be sure to check out my exciting news concerning Alabama Blogger.

Have a wonderful Thrifty Thurday!









Keetha Broyles said...

WHAT!?! No Mr. Linky?



Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this, Leigh. An absolutely cute cute cute table idea!!

Unknown said...

Mr. Linky has been icky for weeks now! I love that western tablescape.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

that is just as cute as can be! What a fun party and a great deal on your beautiful mirror! Cindy

Mary said...

Oh what a cute idea for a table!

Maryrose said...

Mr. Linky is starting to become a pain!!

Love your centerpiece boot, so creative!

Swampgirl said...

The mirror is a real treasure! Add me to the Thrifty Thursday Bunch please!

sunnymama said...

Wonderful mirror! It does look heavy and the frame is gorgeous :)

My thrifty find this week is here:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I just posted, so tell me what I need to do since Mr Linky is not working. Off to see what is posted so far. :-)

Mari said...

The mirror is beautiful! Do you have a home for it yet?
I like the tablescape too - what cute ideas!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty frame - what are you going to do with it? What a cut table idea - I am not that creative.

Unknown said...

Here is my post link. Happy Thrifty Thursday!!

Blondie's Journal said...


The mirror is awesome! It looks very solid and the frame is gorgeous! Do you know where you are going to put it??

What a party. Are those real cowboys?!! I like the bales of hay for the bar area. I am allergic to hay so obviously I wouldn't overdo it and start dancing around those tin cans in my cowboy boots!! I bet you had fun! ;-)

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Joyce said...

What fun!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Hey Leigh - I did western this week to! Love what you've shown - looks like a fun time!

Anonymous said...

Hi Leigh! Oh, this is wonderful! You're absolutely the most creative one! I just love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The mirror is just gorgeous. I can't wait to see where you put it. The cowboy tablescapes were all just so clever. I love the imagination some people have. Hugs, Marty

Jadehollow said...

Leigh.. The cowboy tablescapes are awesome and the burlap works perfectly.
Happy Thursday!

Chandy said...

Lovin' that mirror, Leigh! Can't beat that half off discount. And those burlap tables, curtains and chair covers are amazing! You just gave me the finishing touch to my daughter's "Horse Ranch" theme next month. Thank you, thank you!

Off to see what you had today... Barely getting to visit some blogs!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Great mirror! :)

I love all your burlap ideas, especially the party ones! The boot on the table was super cute, too! ~Rhonda

Chandy said...

I'm almost ready...

Chandy said...

Here's my link: Thanks!

Holly said...

You are a creative chickee!! Love the table!!! (pfffttt on Mr. Linky)


Holly said...

You are a creative Chickee!! Love the table!! (pfffttt on Mr Linky.)


Candy said...

Yee-ha! Great scene. Burlap is perfect for the barn dance.
Love the gorgeous mirror too.

I think I'll take your thrifty button, I just love a bargain.



Great post. I loved the burlap, boot, etc. Made me what to plan a party. I will be here next week with mine. This week was too hectic trying to remember that school is out for the summer....I am also redoing my bedroom in black and white....will post as I work.

Natalie Meester said...

very clever and creative! Just found your blog and I'm loving it!

Sherrie said...

I have my first Thrifty Find posted. It is at my place, Food for Thought.

Your mirror is beautiful!! Love all the wood work around it! Have a great day!


j said...

Thank you for linking me!!!

Love the mirror - REALLY love it. I have a 'thing' about mirrors and feel like you can't hang too many of them in your house. I just don't like what I see in them :(

And the burlap pics are fabulous! YEE HAW I love the country look (I'm living the country look).

Hugs to you Leigh and have a great day!

Diana LaMarre said...

What a fun party -- Country living at its best!

Laura said...

I love burlap too, and will definitely have to check out your burlap decorating tips! I'm joining in Thrifty Thursday this week - here I am:

Tricia said...

Hi Leigh,
What a great post!I love so many things you shared, but the bench is definetly my favorite! I was so hoping to join Rhoda's party, but I don't know if I will make it.
Anyway, here's my Thrifty Thursday link.

Stop on over. I'm having a give-a-way!

annies home said...

Here is my thrifty thursday tip if you want to check it ou

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Leigh, girl! Thanks for joining the party today. Love those burlap drapes and how fun that you shopped the Hwy. 11 sale. One of my readers told me about it, but I didn't go and look it up. I had never heard of that one before. If I had someone to go with, I might have gone. Next time you do something like that, please let me know. Is it worth going to? I guess it is.

Kristin - The Goat said...

My Thrifty Thursday post is up -

I'm working on my high school reunion and we're having it in a barn. I really like some of these ideas :) Clever, very clever! I'm sure we can certainly round up some tin cans if nothing else!

I love the mirror....oooh goodness What a good price for that piece.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Leigh!

Well, poo on Mr. Linky! LOVE the mirror you got -- it's gorgeous! And love the burlap -- great! Thanks for hosting --what a pain for you to have to do this, but thank you for doing it! I think Mr Linky is indeed very STINKY.

Best wishes, Cass

Fifi Flowers said...

You've got A LOT of FUN going on in this post!