Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Decorating Thrifty:Thrifty Thursday #90, 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.
(You can click on any pictures for a closer view)

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Stores are a great place to shop.....for ideas!
On Sunday my mother and I attended a lecture series at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Afterward we went into the giftshop on grounds and walked away with some incredible ideas. Though far from thrifty in the store, very easy to recreate at home.
Lets look around.....
We begin with one of my favorites. You might recall my lusting for a driftwood mirror? The two at the gardens cost hundreds of dollars. But you can create for dollars.
I hope these will inspire you are much as they did me.

Here is another fine example of a driftwood mirror:

Use things in nature for holiday displays...

A lamp made from an iron decorative piece. A lighting/lamp store can help you do this inexpesivley.

I love the mirror that was created from scrap. Its dementional and has a whimsical shape. Its very interesting.

Look! A driftwood tree! We have talked about those before, remember?
Love it!

This jewelry was created from old game pieces, old scrap metal from old mailboxes, an old key. All of which, I adore! These peices of jewelry come with a story!

My mother loved this pinecone wreath. Easy to create with a hot glue gun, a wreath form and pinecones. We are going to make several of these.
I hope that you have enjoyed seeing these creations and that it inspires you to create some of your own.
And keep in mind, the holidays are just around the corner, nothing says "LOVE" like a homemade gift.
A gift from the heart.

My tablescape today is in Navaho Red....the color of the season!

Thanks to all of you for stopping by and participating in today's Thrifty Thursday.

Join me tomorrow at Plates and PLaces for Foodie Friday.

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Thank you, all, FRIENDS! I appreciate YOU!

HUGS! Hope to see you tomorrow, but not before you leave some "roadmap" love!

Thrifty Participants:


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

That does look like an interesting store Leigh!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Stunning pictures. Such creativity using elements from nature. They were all so inspiring. Love your red tablescape. Hugs, Marty

Lynn said...

Great photos Leigh, lovin' your Navaho red setting:@)

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Great photos! Love those red dishes! So festive! Thanks for hosting! :)

Swampgirl said...

Hi Friend! Love those necklaces- did you see my junk necklace from last Thursday? I think I may try a wreathe out of magnolia pods- I have a yard full right now!

Sue said...

Using natural elements in my decor is something I try to do often, Leigh. I don't have a driftwood mirror, though. They are pretty cool.
I used to wire pine cones to a metal wreath form back in the olden days- boy, did that wreak havoc on the fingers! Hot glue would be easier, I'm sure. Except that I ALWAYS burn myself using that darn glue gun.
What fun inspiration photos! Thanks for hosting and the invite to stop over.
~ Sue

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Thanks for all the great ideas, Leigh. I love seein' all the creative ideas others come up with.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Anonymous said...

Pinecone wreaths! That brings back some decade old memories of scount projects!

I think I need to take a beachy vacation and gather some naural materials for an art project.

Barbara said...

I really enjoyed looking at all the treasures you found. That driftwood mirror is so pretty. I love having natural elements in my house. Those red dishes are fabulous!

Splenderosa said...

I just found your blog on Between Naps on the Porch, I love it! So creative! And, I love the title!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Well, Leigh, you had me with the driftwood!
LOVE those mirrors. Finding good pieces of driftwood was a big deal at our old summerhouse when I was a kid; my mom loved it.
The more silvery and beat up, the better!
And you know I LOVE red dishes. Wow, the calendar is flying by!

Olive said...

Hi Leigh, that first mirror is almost creepy and bone like but still I like it. I am on a spending fast and not me a party pooper but you got a lot going on here...good for you! Normally I thrift all the time. Bless you and have a lovely weekend. ♥O

Life in Rehab said...

Ohhhhhh, I'm right there with you on those driftwood mirrors!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love those mirrors Leigh! And how fun with the all red table too.

Entertaining Women said...

Great ideas! Dang! I'm going to have to go find my hot glue gun and dig it out. Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects. Cherry Kay

Betty said...

Those are wonderful photos and great ideas, too. I like the driftwood mirror. almost as much nice as collecting the driftwood itself. Thanks for hosting the party this week.

Justabeachkat said...

Wow! So many good ideas. I have a friend whose sister makes those driftwood gorgeous!