Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Thrifty Thursday # 61, plus a Tablescape

Hi! It's 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.

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Well, Spring has officially's in the air (literally, the pollen is terrible) and it's in the sales! Garage/Yard Sales I mean. They are plentiful this time of year. Last weekend my mother and I hit quite a few. I loaded up on clothing for my tween, Sister Sledge. I got her 2 pair of Lucky brand jeans (I dont even own any myself, I refuse to pay dept store price on them), many tops and a couple pair of shorts with brand names of  J Crew, Banana Republic, A&F & Ann Taylor Loft.
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The little navy peacoat is J Crew. My daughter wanted one so badly this past winter. I guess she will have one now for the fall! And my favorite is that teal Loft top with the floral fabric around the neckline. Precious!

All these were $1.00 each! I love that Payless slogan, "Why pay more when you can pay less?" It's true.
Had I just brought the 2 pair of lucky jeans I would've thought it a successful day. The others were bonuses.

I also purchased this pretty lantern and candle for $3.00. It currently sits on my back porch on the table for family suppers by candleight. Did I mention how I love this weather? I love that we can enjoy family meals outdoors.

Finally, this set of 8 glasses. They are intended for alcoholic drinks, I am certain. But my resident pirate, J Smooth, I knew would enjoy them. And they make perfect size glasses for him. I hate it when he gets a large glass from the cabinet, fills it full and then doesnt drink it...wasting OJ, coke...what have you. This will avoid that and he will LOVE these. Set of 8=$1.50

My off sense of humor finds it funny how they all have "poisons" on the side of the glasses.
"What's your pleasure?" Not arsentic. But J Smooth thinks it's funny.

That was my sale bargains. It's funny how one week you walk away with all clothes and the next you might find an outdoor patio set. You just never know.

Happy "Sale-in"!

Now, onto to Tablescape Thursday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.

My tablescape this week is a simple neutral one, using some of my favorite colors in nature: white and light blue. I used a natural grasscloth placemat. Glasses are light greenish blue.

I mentioned our eatting outdoors.
What is a tablescape without the food?
I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES. Tomorrow I will announce a foodie giveaway...something you will want in your kitchen! Last week something came up and I forgot to post. I promise I will tomorrow! You can click here to find out more. You will NOT want to miss this one!

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. Please leave a comment after linking. I love to hear from you.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!

Thank you, all, FRIENDS! I appreciate YOU!
Thrifty Participants:


Blondie's Journal said...

Great deals!! I am still waiting...or rather the people having the sales are still waiting for better weather. Still a little too cold out. I did love the days of buying clothes for the kids. The turnover is great I suppose!

Love your dishes. The pale blue is just dreamy. So glad you can eat outdoors already. And oh, I love the glasses!!

Hope all is well with you, Leigh! :-)


Mari said...

You did great! I can't believe all those cute bargains. Nice tablesetting too.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Wow....your "lucky" daughter...and those glasses are a hoot! Thanks for hosting TT - I always enjoy seeing everyone's posts! Enjoy your day!

Swampgirl said...

Great clothes bargains! And the pirate glasses would be right up my Hubby's alley! Our newest project is a Tiki/Pirate bar out by the pool!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Janie - Very pretty candle - I bet it is gorgeous when its burning! See, I really like the pirate glasses too! I would totally use them for everyday. {plus $1.50..WOW}

Love your dishes - the ordnate pattern is goregous!

Thanks for hosting - Hope you are enjoying your week.

Jane said...

Hi Leigh,
What great clothing finds for your daughter!! It's crazy to pay retail when you can find wonderful clothes with plenty of wear in them for $1.00.
The weather has been above normal here for a couple weeks and we have been enjoying some dinners outside. Love this time of year.

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

Thank you so much for hosting! I ♥ those pale blue dishes also...oh they are gorgeous!
Have a wonderful day!

Megan Gunyan said...

I love the outdoor candle! And, how do you put together tablescapes like that?!? They are BEAUTIFUL. I can't even seem to figure out placemats! Grrrr.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Great finds at great prices! Way to go Leigh!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Thanks for hosting! =)


the cape on the corner said...

first time linking up...first time finally finding something worth linking! woo!

Cheryl said...

Your finds are fabulous! I have to force myself to watch that new "Hoarders" show or else I'd buy out every single yard sale I go to lol
Your tablescape is to pretty to eat off of!

j said...

Leigh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the glasses! What a quirky cool find!

Audra said...

Incredible finds. I also posted about my lovely clothing finds and how I packed for my weekend trip without over packing.

I love those dishes...sigh....!
Those glasses remind me of a set my Grandfather had. He made us cherry cokes in them because they were the perfect size for us.

Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week!

Kate said...

Great finds! I love everything Ann Taylor!

I'm so excited to be participating in Thrifty Thursday again! Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

you got some great deals! we have had a lot of luck finding lucky brand jeans at marshall's for pretty cheap. it could be worth a try if you have one near you.

Tardevil said...

Those blue dishes are gorgeous! How lucky were you to find the name brand clothes!? I didn't find alot this week. Just a few cookbooks (and I don't cook much!) Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Leigh for another fantastic party this week! I got to go to a few yard sales this weekend when we went to the big city- not exciting finds but it was fun to get out after no sales for the winter!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Love those garage sale finds!

Tiffany said...

Love the neutral landscape! Simply Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Also, thanks again for a great link party! : )

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I love looking at all of the ideas left here.

Jane said...

Great deals! Garage sales are the perfect way to outfit growing kids.

Jane (artfully graced)

Laura said...

Leigh, those glasses would be TOO COOL to use at a rockin' Halloween party - IF J Smooth will let you borrow them!

Seriously. Party at your house? Can I come?

Ginger said...

Hi! Linking up for the first time, and having lots of fun looking at everyone's discoveries.

Tausha said...

I want to find some of those fabulous deals! I love when I find clothes delas! Seriously-pretty sure I have a problem. Linking up to the fabulousness~

Laura Lynn said...

Great deals! Thanks for hosting!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wow! amazing bargains; clearly your yard sales are way snazzier than the ones around here ... fabulous buys! Sister Sledge will be thrilled, I should think!

Got a huge chuckle out of the glasses; I have a daughter who would love those, also.

Love the serene colors in your tablescape -- very dreamy looking!

Kim said...

Hey Leigh! How ya been girl. Happy to be joinin' your party again now that yard sale season is underway!

coastal cavegirl said...

And I just noticed you live in Helena...I live in Alabaster!!

coastal cavegirl said...

I just linked a couple of my projects. I really like your blog and I'm a new follower!

Kristin - The Goat said...

I think your pirate will find a lot of joy drinking from those glasses - what a great find. Your TT list is growing like crazy. Congrats!

Unknown said...

Your dishes are beautiful and I think the little glasses are a hoot! Thanks for hosting the party again this week :)