Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Thrifty Celebration Tablescape

Hi there, my friends!! It's #24 of our Thrifty Thursday!
Thanks for dropping by! I really appreciate all of you playing along in Thrifty Thursday. It is enjoyable to see what treasures all of you find. Not to mention the biggest treasure-meeting you and discovering some fabulous blogs! That's the best part!

A quick recap of Thrifty Thursday, for those who may be new to the idea....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!

Now...onto to the Thrifty Thursday! I am pleased to share with you my good buy of the week. Be sure to grab a button and link back with your direct hyperlink.
Link back to this post in your Thrifty Thursday post.

I have often been asked where my favorite places to shop for thrifting is or where the locations are for my favorite thrifting places. I have my personal tops that I shop when I am in my area of town. These are places I often drop by weekly to see what has come in. And I think that is part of the secret, to be at the right place at the right time.
In no certain order my favorite places that I often go to: The Alabama Thrift Store in Alabaster, Alabama, Consigning Interiors Pelham, Alabama, and Treasures Thrift Store Pelham, Alabama. Locally my other hunts are estate sales and yard sales. I also love to shop out other areas of town when I have time. But those places listed always reveal a good treasure at a bargain price. A couple weeks ago, I gave you (along with my friends from the Clematis Club) a tour of "my" thrift store. Last week my treasure came from Treasures thrift store. I was going to take you to the final installment this week, which was Consigning Interiors, but instead I thought I would share a more festive thrifty treasure. I will show you Consigning Interiors next week.

Today's thrifty Treasure came from a yard sale. For $5.00 I purchased the Blue and natural picnic basket. Inside were 4 plates, 4 cups, a four place setting of flatware and four mugs. All pieces were individually wrapped, still sealed and never used. The settings are all made from a hard durable plastic. Instead of using the flatware though, I brought my own silverware and put it in a mason jar. I do not like flimsey flatware.
Guest can also drink their Southern Sweet tea from the mason jars.
My table covering is a quilt, purchased from JC Penny.
Perfect! For a Bloggeritaville Thrifty Thursday post, as well as a Celebration Tablescape Thursday celebrating Independance Day!
The Menu
Drunken Chicken
Who loves ya Baby Back Ribs
Italian Potato Salad (no mayo!)
Marinated Slaw (no mayo!)
Sold my Soul to the Deviled Eggs
Key Lime Pie
Southern Sweet Tea

I encourage you to visit my friend Susan of Between Naps on the Porch for more Tablescape Thursday participants.
Remember-Giveaway! Spendervention! Time to be Thrifty! -Be sure to enter for a chance to win a Marshall's gift certificate. You can earn more than one entry. Click the link above to find out more. Good Luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I am so very appreciative!
I will be stopping by your place soon!
Do not forget to come back for tomorrow's Great American Home Town Tour.
I will be spotlighting my beloved hometown of Helena, Alabama.
Have a wonderful and safe Independance Day!

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


Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Love all the cool red, white and blue stuff. Happy 4th!

Unknown said...

What a great tablescape! Hope you have a great 4th!

Mari said...

What a great deal and a perfect find for Independence Day!

Swampgirl said...

Love your patriotic picnic! I hope I remember to take some pictures when I get my stuff out this weekend! Have a Happy 4th of July!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the gorgeous quilt and the pretty picnic basket. Looks like the table is ready for a great time. Have a safe, happy and blessed 4th. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Hi Leigh! Pretty tablescape, so patriotic and festive. I can't believe you got that picnic basket with all the wares in it for $5....Christine

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Leigh!!

You have some neat places to thrift!! Most of the places I go to are known from driving by. Maybe I should look at the phone book!!

I love your picnic basket!! $5.00 is a steal! I used to have the most perfect picnic basket back in the day when we moms would take our kids to the park. The kids had PB&J and we moms had some really good stuff!! So of course, we had to have the real stuff in the picnic baskets! LOL.

I will probably be in TT next week. I hit my first Goodwill Store up by the lake last week!! Hooray for me!

A great 4th to you & your family, Leigh!! :-)


Dawn said...

Hey Leigh, I haven't got my act together for this week but wanted to stop by see how everyone else did. That picnic basket is great. So is the quilt. Love them together.

KBeau said...

That's a great looking quilt. I'm planning on using a red and white quilt on my 4th of July table. I just need to get it all together.

Unknown said...

Love your patriotic tablescape. Happy 4th of July!!! **** (little fireworks)

Chandy said...

What a great table, Leigh! We'll have to delay our 4th of July celebration to late dinner since the hubs won't be home until then... Hope you have a great one! Sorry for not visiting, way too busy lately! Still adore you though! ;-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful tablescape, Leigh!!

Happy 4th of July!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Leigh, your table looks so festive for the 4th. Table cloth is great and that basket, I love. Such a great find.

I put my finds on tonight, but I don't know how to get your Thrifty Thursday sign on my blog yet. I did put my name on you list tho. I love this Thrifty Thursday. Thrifty buys are what I do best. LOL.
Have a great day!

Kristin - The Goat said...

I love the names of your food! What a hoot. I bet you are going to have a real blast on your 4th celebration. Enjoy the day with your family!

Mrs. Petrie said...

Sounds like a great meal and the tablescape is beautiful (as usual)! I love to see how people decorate for different holidays. Thanks for hosting. :)

Bama Belle said...

LOVE IT LOVE OT LOVE IT! Great Post. you go girl

Quiltpiecer said...

Love the tablescape! It's so 4th of July! Great find on the picnic basket, too. Have enjoyed visiting your blog! Thanks for sharing ...

Jennifer said...

I love your tablescape! I had heard so many great things about drunken chicken, but when I tried it I ended up with 2 black nubs!!! Dave and I are still working on the grilling techniques!

Melany @ Project Anthologies said...

Leigh - Wow! Can I come over for your cookout?! ;) That is awesome - I love that basket... you definitely got a good deal! Thanks for sharing. I'm off to check out your food blog now. yummy!

French Cupboard said...

Very pretty! We use our Mason jars everyday =)

Blessings... Polly

j said...

I love the picnic basket Leigh. I have a couple of old ones but they weren't stocked :)

I used to love the America's Thrift Store in Centerpoint. It was worth the drive from Oneonta to get there.

Love you Miss Leigh!

Christina said...

Love the quilt that you used as a tablecloth. Great idea and perfect for the 4th. Your menu looks fantastic. My mouth is watering.

I added Victoria's thrifty carport makeover to Mr. Linky. Have a wonderful weekend!!

"J" said...

Hey girlie girl.....
I would LOVE to know how you make these:
Marinated Slaw (no mayo!)
Sold my Soul to the Deviled Eggs

Love your menu!!
I hope yall have a HAPPY 4th!!!
We are going to have a PARTY as well!!!

My computer crashed on me last Friday!

I lost EVERY thing!!! =(
Pictures (no back up)
Thank goodness I loaded my wedding pics to Walgreen's website!

Can you email me at jeannie at work email so I have your email again! =) Thank you!!!!

Miss you!!!!
I will be back one day!!!
4 sure!!!! =)

Tricia said...

Hi Leigh.
I love the 4th. I really like your idea of putting the silverware, and napkin into the mason jar. Seriously. I think I will steal that idea. Well, steal sounds so bad. How about borrow? ;)

Barb said...

Hi Leigh, love it happy and bright.

Happy July 4th to you.


Tricia said...

Hi Leigh.
I have an award for you over at my blog.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Love your picnic basket! What a find!! I have been on the hunt for something like this. I will keep looking! Oh...I like how you used the quilt for a tablecloth! Happy 4th!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very cute, Leigh! I love your red and white quilt and the picnic basket that you got. AND I think Mason jars are cute as can be for a picnic.


Sheila :-)

Mary said...

Great table, happy 4th! :O)

Brenda Pruitt said...

I love the way you grouped the napkin and silverware in the glass. Very creative and pretty. Casual, yet elegant!

Printersdevil said...

I would have loved to attend your event. Nice table and thrifty finds---as usual.

I am hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party at my Playing Dishes blog. There will be one held each Saturday this month. Please come and participate or at least visit. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on the last Saturday, July 25. Info on signups is available by clicking my sidebar memes available on both my blogs.

I am also having a weekly Christmas giveaway at my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog. Weekly entries are closed out a midnight on Wednesday for this.

Hopefully some of you tablescape regulars will pull together a tablescape for CIJ or pull out some photos from last year to post.

Happy CIJ!