Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thrifty Thursday #29 and a Tablescape

Hi there, my friends!! It's #29 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!

I love things related to the beach, I know. Your surprised. I found this wooden boat at a garage sale for $3.00. It had a hideous clown attached to the inside of the boat. I don't know what a clown has to do with a boat, and clowns kind of scare me, so I ripped him out (sorry kids) and kept the boat. The boat sits atop one of my bookcases in my den area.

These two candlesticks, both made of wood were both finds at the thrift store, found on separate occasions. The larger one was $1.98, the smaller one was 79 cents.

The larger one has one of the battery operated candles from Kirklands, now on clearance!
Before you rush along to Kirklands, I wanted to share my Thrifty Tablescape with you.
The glasses are borrowed, from my mother. An antique she inherited.

The tablecloth is a quilted throw, Actually the one I used last week. It is double sided with two different patterns. It was purchased from Cold Water Creek on clearance.

A potted plant from the porch is the centerpiece.

The plate is from Home Goods. It is white with scalloped edges.

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

I invite you to visit PLATES AND PLACES for Southern Staples and my Friday Foodie Friday.

Thank you so very much for joining in Thrifty Thursday today! I treasure your friendships and comments.

Thank you for stopping by Thrifty Thursday! And a big THANK YOU to those that link up and play along! I enjoy stopping by your blogs each week to see what you have found, so many of you give me such inspiration!

I encourage you all to stop by all the Thrifty Thursday participants:


Anonymous said...

Hi Leigh! Love all your finds and your pretties for the table are great! What pretty glasses and I love the throw. I've seen this done on quite a few tables and I may have to do it too! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

I put up the wrong link, but this will be is about antique shopping last weekend. Not to worry!

BrittanyMarie said...

Love the candlesticks, Great finds as always!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous deals!! I adore that boat!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The quilt is so pretty and what lovely glasses from your mom. Your plates are beautiful with the pretty shell design. Great candlesticks. Super finds. Love them all. Hugs, Marty

Chandy said...

Hello Leigh, I missed you! I have just enough time to post TT and visit some. Love all of your finds, esp. the plate. LOL No surprise, there!

Glad to be able to stop by today, computer's still on the fritz!

Keetha Broyles said...

Hi Leigh! How are you doing? Feels like it's been awhile - - -

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

oooh, that boat is so cute. Clowns? I'm telling ya, some people do weird things, lol.

Keetha Broyles said...

I might show up twice on your list today - - - - or not at all.

I THOUGHT I linked, but after going through all the other entries, mine had still not shown up in the list, so I relinked. It's still not showing up.

So - - - who knows - - - I'll either be here twice or not at all!!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

My favorite thing is the large, wood candlestick. It is gorgeous!

Swampgirl said...

Love those white plates with the shell border!!!! I looked high and low for a thrifty sailboat when I did my beachy bathroom - no luck! So I ended up with a cheap/tacky Gulf Shores souviner from Alvin's Island. I'll replace it one day!!!

Deanna said...

Lovely table. Glad I got to see what you created.

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

I put up the link that has the spice bottle photo holders on it! #13, the ones you commented on!

Blondie's Journal said...

Love your sailboat, Leigh. Yes, clowns are very evil, at least I think so!

I love those faux candles. I use them everywhere. When did a scented candle really do any good??

I love your plates and the textured edeges. Great post!! :-)


Barbara Jean said...

Love the white dish with the scalloped edge!!

Thanks for hosting.
You do such a great job.
Barbara Jean

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh what great finds!!! You are very lucky girl!!!


Embellished Bayou said...

Love those chunky candleholders! Thanks for hosting us again!

Kristin - The Goat said...

I do not like clowns. I probably wouldn't have even noticed the boat because of the clown LOL But I have to say - it's a FABULOUS boat!!

I'm in this week, thankfully! I've missed being a part of the group the past few weeks.

Old Time Cindy said...

Love, love, love the plates! The shape and the decorative edging are pulling me in!

Candy said...

I hope to find some treasures as great as these!

Unknown said...

Love your plates. They are so pretty!

Kammy said...

Hi Leigh !
I joined your party this week....I always am buying thrifty stuff !
I love your new dishes !

Sarah said...

Thanks for hosting such a fun party. I really look forward to it every week! AND, I love, love, love the boat!!! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Leigh...great finds! I didn't play along in your meme today, w/ my thrifted tablescape, because I wouldn't have time to visit everybody. But I see that most of the participants in Thrifty Thursday are also participants in Tablescape Thursday & I've already visited them. Mind if I join the party this late?

I think I have that same throw (thrifted LOL) but I'd have too the other side to be sure.

Swampgirl said...

Goodness- I just went back and saw the pictures on the estate sale post! When I read the post the the first time the slide show would not work on my computer. But it did today! Oh, the treasures!!! I wish I had not seen them!! Have a good time this weekend - bring some of that stuff home with you!!!

Barb said...

Hi Leigh, wow, love all your things.

Thanks for joining the Rooster should be lots of fun. See ya on August 28th.

Hugs, Barb :-)

Dawn said...

Yay, I made it. Better late than never!

Love the boat...a clown?

So glad I got to see your tablescape too. Lovely. I love your "tablecloth". Isn't it wonderful when something is reversible! Now that's a bargain.

Catch ya later,

Ally's Corner said...

So many people are finding boats at yard sales these day, so cute!!!

j said...

Kirklands you say? Well there IS one just right up the road...


Cool finds Leigh!

Julie said...

Garage Sales have to be the greatest. People are willing to barter and practically give-away!!!!
Love your finds and table!

Christina said...

love the boat! $3.00---great deal. This is weird that it had a clown???, but looks great without it.

Love the Homegoods plates. Beautiful.

Julie said...

Someday I'll start yard-saling again. Right now, IF I do get up early on a Saturday, it's to tend to some client's pets. But aren't they the best? You can almost get some stuff for free! Like your deals and your tablescape. :-)
Thanks for the party.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Love those glasses! I've been looking for some nice antique ones, but haven't happened upon them yet. The throw from Coldwater Creek is a good color to use in any setting, due to it's being sort of neutral. And I love boats and anything nautical!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Very pretty finds -- I especially love the white plates, and that beautiful quilt. I cannot fathom why anyone would put a CLOWN in a BOAT. How bizarre. Good move taking him out!

Jane said...

Hi....I would love to join in on Thrifty Thursday. I love a good thrifty find so this should be a lot of fun. Thanks.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Always love my stops at your blog....and the music makes me smile....Have a happy Sunday.

Sharlotte said...

Hi Leigh,
I like your finds and your table. The boat is perfect and the quilt is so pretty as a tablecloth. I'm sure your mother enjoys here stemware, it's gorgeous!

Morgan said...

Hi- I posted a link by mistake (didn't realize it was thrift store thrifty). Please feel free to take it off, as I don't have a way to. Thanks!