Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Thrifty Thursday #63 + 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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I paid a visit today to my Pottery Barn store for some home decor inspiration. I love to change up the look of my home without spending any $$. But I do appreciate some expert inspirtion. I have several go to sources, as I see you all do too. I think we can all agree Pottery Barn is one of our favorites!

I saw this table and fell IN LOVE.

And then I realized why I love it so.......I have a similar table at home. It was made from an old beveled glass window with original hardware that was at my mother's horse barn. I couldn't stand for something to happen to it. My mother brought it home to me and we commissioned the help of a carpenter friend with our vision to create a shadow box table.

After the table was built, I filled it with some of my beach treasures, each attached with memories of beach combing and family hikes with my family.While my table currently lacks dividers like Pottery Barn's, I am happy with it's look.

And......the table as well as it's contents-all FREE!!
What's not to love?

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

I mentioned my trip to Pottery Barn was to inspire me. I got just that in their beach inspired tablescape. It says SUMMER. And I LOVE it!

Everything on the table can be found at Pottery Barn....or other bargain stores if you just keep your eyes open!

I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES to register to win in my giveaway of a five inch Le Creuset's Square Dish in my favorite color of Caribbean Blue! You need not have a blog to win. Just leave your email address so that I can contact you. You must register at the Places and Places for eligibility. While there, check out the drink recipe we enjoyed recently on my girlfriends getaway.

To see all the pictures from our girls trip, Click here to take you to the picture a day page. It's a direct link because there are a few post with pics, be sure to scroll on down. And leave a comment!

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:


Leanne said...

Thanks for hosting the party again. I think the table looks great.

The Charm of Home said...

I have been wanting a shadow box table for twenty years. They had them everywhere in the late 80's in cherry. We remodeled our house 2 years ago and I have been looking high and low for one. When I saw the cover of Pottery Barn's summer catalog and I ordered it right away (and cruised their website for 4 hours). Love your table! It looks fantastic with treasures in it. So pretty!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I also love to visit Pottery Barn for inspiration. Love the table you created and filled with shells. Thanks for hosting Thrifty Thursdays!

Mel said...

Your table is fantastic and the fact that it was free is even better. Thanks for hosting the party, my favourite type of party.

Keetha Broyles said...

Cool shadow box tables - - - both of them. However, it is TRES COOL thst you have your mom's window as your table top!!!

Mari said...

I love that table, and your version of it too! Your price was great!

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting this party. It's been a couple of week and I am happy to be back and joining!!!! :-)

COTTAG3 said...

Thanks for hosting! I absolutely love that shadowbox table. Great idea!

xinex said...

Pretty display in your mom's precious table and I love your tablescape too, Leigh...Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really like your shadow box table. I remember when Bombay Co. had them and I wanted one, but they were out of my budget back then.
Thanks for hosting again this week. :)

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I LOVE that table! That old window on top is so cool!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Shadow box tables are so much fun. You can change out the contents any time you get bored with the look.

Your tablescape is so colorful and earthy. It, too, exudes fun.

I would love to have you stop by the cottage and enter my giveaway of vintage goodies.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Tiffany said...

LOVE that table filled with beach treasures. How fun!

Thanks for hosting such a great party! : )

Debra from Bungalow said...

Beautiful table, of course and that end table is awesome with all it's free stuff!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

How great that you came home and found out you already had a workable table! :) I love it when things like that happen!

Dawn said...

Your table is looking wonderful Leigh. I thought of you at a recent estate sale where the man had huge collections of shells, driftwood and hundreds of bottles of sand and ash from beaches and volcanoes all around the world. I did pick up some pretty driftwood and shells to put in a glass cookie jar this summer.


Townhouse Trials said...

I like your table better, it has more personality!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Hi, I would like to know if you want to be part of a Link Party Directory that I am putting together on my new blog Tools Are For Women Too! All I ask in return is that you link up to my party as well, called Modern Craftswoman Monday . Just let me know. Thank you, Rory

Tanya@ Little Life Improvements said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE that table! It's so beautiful! Want to come make one for our house?

Thanks for sharing such a great idea - I'll have to keep it in mind for when I find a suitable table!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Just love all the display tables that I've seen (and posted) so far..., and more to come including this pottery barn one, awesome..., and so neat that you found one in your own home!!

Unknown said...

Mmmmm... can not wait to savor ALL the great Thrifty Thursdays it!

Kristin - The Goat said...

I had a feeling my comment went Poof! I was commenting from my blackberry yesterday and I had a feeling it was all in vain lol

I have been dreaming of that Pottery Barn table in my house (I'd have to buy a new house to put it in though!) but I also think that something small like you did is awesome.

I love to take my camera to PB - they have such cool stuff.

Kristin - The Goat

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Hi There,
I recently added a Link Party Directory to my blog site, Tools Are For Women Too!, listing just over 100 link parties. I made sure that your party was included. Here is the link Please take a look at it when you have time and link back to me somehow ,if possible. I also do a link party called Modern Craftswoman Monday. Thank you. Rory

Unknown said...

How lovely to get inspiration from shopping and have the wonderful table at home. I love your beach treasures and their arrangement. Pam at Texas Tea Party!

Really Rainey said...

Awesome table I wish I could afford the Pottery Barn table!
I don't think I could make my own!