Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thrifty Thursday # 36, Plus a Tablescape

Hi! It's Thrifty Thursday! Woot! 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.

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Now onto Thrifty Thursday! Yesterday I made a quick stop by The Dollar Tree in search of those cute bird tea light holders that so many of you have been using in your tablescapes. I couldn't find any. But I did find some other thrifty finds...

My youngest son, "J.Smooth" is obsessed with knights. I picked up two "suits" of knight  armor.
It's already being put to good use.

There are fortresses to be won over, ya know. Somethings just can't wait for Halloween.

Hmm, I wonder if he will take on the mound of laundry in the living room that awaits folding?
It's really a monster!
At Doller Tree, I also found some cute little knick nacks for my Halloween display.

The pumpkins, the crows, and the plaque all came from The Dollar Tree.

The skull came from the thrift store for 50 cents, but I saw plenty of those at The Dollar Tree too.
My foiled pumpkin dude was a Cracker Barrell clearance item last year. I think I paid $3.00 for it.

Dinner anyone?

A few weeks ago I paid a visit to Consigning Interiors in Pelham and picked up this tiny cloche with real acorns for $3.00.

Excuse the laundry in the background (The pink tshirt), I told you it was piled up.

Tablescape Thursday is going on today too!!

Tablescape is hosted by the lovely, Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.. She really is a tablescape hero in my book. I could never come up with differnt tablescapes week after week. I am not that creative. If I ever have any ideas, they come from all of you....or by window shopping or looking through magazines.
Some of you mentioned last week that AT HOME (where many of the tablescapes the last couple weeks have been from)  does not have  online shopping. I hate that, but I would suggest calling the store if you see something that interest you. I am sure that they can help you with it and their prices are very reasonable. Good Luck!
Back to the tablescape...
Today's Tablescape is all AT HOME. I cheated. This is actually their display of white pottery style dishes.

Aren't they beautiful? And I love those burlap placemats. Seriously, when is At Home going to start giving me royalties for showcasing their wares? I so love that place!
Speaking of tablescapes... What is a tablescape without the food? I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, tomorrow for Foodie Friday! And tomorrow in Bloggeritaville, I have things to share! My sweet blogger friend, Swampgirl, sent me something really cool. It came in a HUGE box! I will share with you tomorrow what was inside!
I want to dish out some link love today to two bloggy friends...

Sarah, over at A Beach Cottage is having a great giveaway. Coastal Pillows!!! They would be perfect in my home, but if I can't win, I hope you do. Drop by and enter her giveaway, and please tell her that you heard it here in Tales from Bloggeritaville. Many Thanks!

Rachel of Alabama Blogger posted my review on Bayside Grill in Orange Beach, so scott over and check it out. I highly recommend dining there, it's a perfect place for a date night.
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!

Speaking of friends...I have 13 new followers sign up to Bloggeritaville yesterday!!!! I want to thank you if you are a follower of Tales from Bloggeritaville. I am so appreciative of that!!! If you aren't, then what's stopping you? Join me in the fun and become a Bloggeritaville friend. I couldn't be happier to have you! Many Thanks!

Sincere Appreciation to Y'all! Spread the LOVE! And as for me...there is STILL that pile of laundry waiting. It's not going to get folded by itself. I hope to be by your place soon!

The following blogs are participating in this Thrifty Thursday:


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I believe I'll "skip" dinner -- what a cute little knight in shining armor you have at your house! Love the dishes!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Love your halloween wall plaque...sometimes the dollar store has some great little accent pieces! Your display looks great!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great thriftiness, Leigh.

Cute er Knight!

Pretty tablescape. I love white dishes!!

Blondie's Journal said...


I am so sorry I didn't join TT with you this Thursday. I have found some fantastic things at the lake at a consignment shop. I am in Fall Y'All today and tablescapes so it would have been impossible. NEXT WEEK!!

Your scary fall vignettes are terrific!! Love how you put it together. I did that sort of thing for the kids when they were young and they loved it. I used to have THE biggest Halloween parties after trick or treating, for young and old!! ;-)

Your pretty fall things look great too. Don't worry about the laundry. I can give you great tips on hiding it...

I did try to see if At Home was online!! duh! But I do love their tablescape. Very modern take on white dishes!! Heavenly!!

I will see you next week, girlfriend!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice finds at Dollar Tree for your son's costume. Did not have a Thrifty Treasure to post about today - wished I did. Don't worry about the laundry - that is "Real Life", and I have lots of that going on right now. My dining area looks like a storm came thru. Sorry - but the menu does not look very good! :-) I had Cracker Barrel takeout - enough for leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It's always fun to see what treasures the dollar store holds! Looks like your little guy is happy with what you found!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Leigh, Love the decorations...Halloween is the most fun time of year. Your dishes are lovely too.
♥, Susan

Bama Belle said...

CUTE CUTE post! Love this time of year don't you? See you soon!

Jane said...

I went to the Dollar Store for the first time in a long time last week (mainly because I kept reading about all the great stuff bloggers were finding)...Dollar Store for me became $25.00 Dollar Store!!! But I came out with some fun stuff for the holidays. Sorry I can't join the party this week....trying to get my projects for the craft show finished...I'm taking a break just to check in with my favorites!! Next week I'll be in FL so I'll be back posting in a couple of weeks.

Anonymous said...

When my boys were little they loved their (it was back then) the Armour of God!! They played with that forever!


Embellished Bayou said...

Cute decorations!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I'm tell ya, I'm lovin' the Dollar Stores these days! they are doing some great knock-offs of higher end stoes. It's so fun!

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks so much for hosting each week.

I love the variety on your post tonight.
Great fall and Halloween decor, and cute little costume. =0))


barbara jean

Roeshel said...

Great finds at the dollar store! I have to look a little more closely next time!

Your tablescape is gorgeous!


Chandy said...

Hello dear Leigh! I made it this week! I'm so happy I could join you! Yay!!!

Lovely finds and fun Halloween menu- I want one!


Chandy said...

Hello dear Leigh! I made it this week! I'm so happy I could join you! Yay!!!

Lovely finds and fun Halloween menu- I want one!


Kammy said...

I love those suits of armor - I want one in my size, LOL ! Your little guy looks estatic with happiness ! Mine little guy is 21 now and I know at that age he would have been too ! I love the dollar store - except I never spend a dollar , always many dollars, LOL !
Girly, thanks for posting this fun Thrifty Thursday !

Old Time Cindy said...

I cannot find these great decorations at our Dollar Tree. I used to have to go to the next town to find cute things. You would think they all carry the same thing.
The tablescape is adorable (even if you cheated)! :)
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Kristin - The Goat said...

You have a lovely eye for decorating. It looks like you had fun at the dollar store and found some chic stuff.

I can't participate this week, but hopefully I'll get to in the coming weeks. Happy October!

Kristin - The Goat

Unknown said...

I'm totally going to have to get to Halloweeing because EVERYONE is! except me!

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh my goodness!!! I saw all that armor lined up and I thought they were MINIATURE pieces - - - but NO - - - they fit J Smooth!!!!! So fun.

Nikki said...

Oh Leigh, now I've got to get to Dollar Tree. My 2 younger boys would love the Knight toys.
Love the tablescape. I still didn't get my comments thingy to work. Thanks for your help though.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Got to love that dollar store & I do! That Acorn cloche is terrifc. The Tablescape is beautiful too.Thanks for hosting TT.;~)
~Myrna Lee

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love Dollar Tree!! And you son makes a most fabulous knight in shining Armour.

j said...

LOVE the black and white photo of your kiddo. He looks like a tough guy!

Your fall/Halloween decorations are great.

Brenda Pruitt said...

What a pretty Halloween-inspired table. And the tablescape is beautiful as well.

Anonymous said...

LOVE this!!! ~High Mae

Swampgirl said...

I went to Dollar Tree today and bought the crows. After I paid I saw the plaques -I will have to back and get one! I also got some pumpkins that I painted! I'll make sure I post them next Thursday!

Kate said...

I love your Halloween display! The foil dude and dinner menu are adorable! I love consigning interiors! I looked for you at Jammin' at the Junction, but I didn't see you. We didn't get to come until late because we went to the Bama game! Great post!

nannykim/spindle cottage said...

Love those dishes!!

My kids loved to play with swords even when they were teens!!

Mommy said...

Don't You just love the Dollar tree! I found my dd's costume for the Fall Festivle. She wanted to be Tinker Bell. $3.00 for her costume! :D