Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thrifty Thursday #72

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.

(You can click on any pictures for a closer view)

*Thrifty Thursday takes place each Thursday and is hosted here at Tales from Bloggeritaville, but the party is a progressive one, visit the links to see all the Thrifty Thursday links to see the thrifty treasures participating bloggers have to share.

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My Thrifty Thursday post today.... This mirror.

Can you guess what it is made of?
Times up! Magazine pages. How's that for recycling and repurposing?
(Constructed much like the sheet music wreath, just a tighter roll)
I love thrifting...with a purpose!
And what a statement it makes!

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

Today, because I am still trying to get caught up from weeks from vacation, I am rerunning a fun independance tablescape (that is also thrifty!) from the past....

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

HUGS! Hope to see you tomorrow, but not before you leave some "roadmap" love!
Thanks to all of you for stopping by and participating in today's Thrifty Thursday.
I am also linking today to Linda's Coastal Charm.

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:


Mari said...

I love the mirror! Great thrifty addition!

Lynn said...

Love your picnic setting, those red and white checks are great-enjoy!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh the mirror is stunning! And your 4th display is gorgeous not to mention the menu sounds great!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Leigh,
I love that quilt and table setting for the 4th! It's just awesome!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Awesome find on that picnic basket Leigh!!

the cape on the corner said...

love that mirror! ten thousand villages sells lots of stuff made from recycled magazines, but i've never seen any at a thrift store. great score!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a great reuse of magazines! It's terrific. I love the menu you've prepared for the, fun!

Come join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties each week:


You can get the details here:

Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

Hope to see you there!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Needles Everywhere said...

Cute table - love the tablecloth. Also love the mirror. Great post.

genie said...

Your mirror is AMAZING. My son and his wife have one on a much smaller and simpler scale, and I love it, too. I have been looking for one for ages, but have not been so lucky as you all. It is beautiful. I’m really enjoying your Thrifty Thursdays.....hugs, Genie

Wendy said...

I am so excited to read your no mayo recipes! We are going to a picnic on the 4th and their son is allergic to egg, which means no mayo! I am thinking your recipe will be perfect :)
Your table cloth looks great! Quilts do make the prettiest tablecloth and they don't blow around like a thin tablecloth!!
Have a great 4th!!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Thanks for the opportunity to participate in TT.

Creative use of old magazines! The mirror is very festive looking.

And speaking of festive...your Independence Day table certainly is too and the menu sounds DELISH! Yum! :)

Sue said...

I saw these mirrors made with magazines back in 70's. Thought they were cool waaaay back then. LOL How fun to have one now!
Cute tablescape for the 4th, too. I am on a kick finding picnic baskets these days. Yours in blue is just too fun.
:-) Sue

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I love the sunburst mirror..., a great take on a classic design, and an awesome recycling project!!

Rebekah Greiman said...

I LOVE the mirror! Thanks for sharing it!

Leanne said...

I love that mirror. Thanks for hosting again. Have a awesome 4th!

Decor To Adore said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bleutiful.

I hope you'll stop by for a bbq on a white tablecloth. :)

Laura S Reading said...

Always a pleasure to visit Bloggeritaville. Wishing you a wonderful and liberating holiday weekend.

Patti said...

Hi Leigh. This is my first time joining in the Thrifty Thursday fun.

I love your tablescape. Very pretty and patriotic. What a lovely $4 treasure you got. I like to keep picnic things in the car (plates, cups, blanket), so I'm always ready for a spur of the moment picnic.

Have a lovely day,
Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

June said...

Love, love, love the mirror!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks again for the great linky party.


Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

LOVE the mirror! Gotta make me one of these! Just gorgeous, you clever woman.

Life in Rehab said...

The mirror is wonderful, but it's the sweet little settings with the canning jars and utensils that made me swoon.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Leigh -- I guessed "magazines" for the mirror right away -- my daughter Alida gave me two dishes made of rolled up candy wrappers and I keep pencils and our TV remotes in them.

They are so cute!

Love the happy 4th table -- flags and quilt and Mason jars and all.

Have a good holiday! -- Cass

Its So Very Cheri said...

Leigh thanks for another great party. I hope you will come by and check out my FAUX DRIFTWOOD SAILBOAT--knock off White Flower Farmhouse


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Nothing thrifty at the WhistleStop... I just wanted to wish y'all a happy 4th. I hope you get to enjoy all your favorites.

Elizabeth Ann said...

Leigh, thank you so much for visiting my blog! I enjoyed reading all of your comments. I actually laughed out loud, not too loud it is 1:15 AM, Mr. EA is asleep! I have already visited your blog many times and I'm a follower. But I haven't checked out "More Leigh". I will do that, well later today. It's funny but I had already searched Consigning Interiors on your blog a while back. I had noticed a picture you took of something you bought and it was from MY booth!!! So I decided to see if there were more. Told you, I stalked you for a while before I become a "follower" and made things legal.

I saw you this afternoon when you were buying the cart. I kept thinking, she really looks familiar, now I know why. I might can hook you up with a "B" and an "E" of the brass letters. I'll check and let you know.

Once again thank you so much for being a customer, all the commenting and especially for loving "Lulu". Is it because she's "rich"? :-)

Elizabeth Ann

Jane said...

Love that mirror!!! Are there any instructions for making it?

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Jane (artfully graced)