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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First of all, I want to welcome our new Thrifty Thursday participants and Tales from Bloggeritaville followers. We have had several comment in the last few weeks, saying that they are new to the Thrifty Thursday party. I hope that everyone will make a point to pay a visit to other participants.
This Thrifty Thursday I am featuring a joint project, another lamp.
Sometime ago I shared an architectural find with you, a porch banister, er pole that I found in an antique store, The French Flea. The banister pole was $12.00
I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it.
I had seen a lamp and took a picture of the lamp that I had seen in a local Home Decor shop.
Their lamp was almost five hundred dollars.
I know. Crazy, right?
Anyway, I had my banister pole and then needed to find the right man for the job. Someone who I knew could see my vision and make it a reality. Someone who wouldn't laugh at me when I brought them a piece of trash and expected it to become a treasured piece.
Meet that someone....
(Photo by Janice Mabee-Ransom)
Local Helena celebrity.
Handy Man Extraordinaire. In fact he makes a living at it.
I showed Jim my photos and left him my pole.
And sometime in between his home jobs, home life, multi task and managing to tackle the great task of getting the 100 year old church , where he is a parishioner, listed in on the Historical registry (He is in the process of trying to get it listed Nationally) he found the time to make my lamp.
God bless that man.
He took that pole and the pictures I had for inspiration and created just what I had in mind....
First he created the base. Then he ran the electrical wiring through the pole.
I found the lamp shade at the thrift store just yesterday. It actually came with a lamp for $3.88. I purchased the lamp, took off the shade and donated the lamp base back to the thrift store. A bargain!
I love it!!!
Jim, I cannot thank you enough for seeing through the trash, my "new" lamp is now a treasured piece in my home. It adds a bit of history and eclecticness/character to my living space and it was made my a good friend. A treasure...the friend....and the lamp. Sincere Gratitude!!!!
I am joining in Tablescape Thursday today, hosted by Between Naps on the Porch: I was in the mood for some color in my Tablescape today. To much gray days....color needed. So why not in the way of colorful dishes?
Now for the giveaway..... Last Week in celebration of #100, or #101....for those that know how to count, CSN agreed to sponsor a giveaway to one of our paty go-ers.
First of al, I want to thank CSN Stores for being so good to Tales from Bloggeritaville and often offering myself and TFB readers products and giveaways. CSN rocks!!!! LOVE CSN products (Did you see the lamp I featured yesterday that I purchased from CSN??), and they are wonderful to do business with.
Finally, for the winner.....
Jennifer of Dust Bunny Hostage!!!!
Congratulations! You are the winner of a $65 credit to use at CSN!!!!
And that is about all for today's Thrifty Thursday.
I invite you to join me tomorrow at Plates and Places for Foodie Friday.
Thank you for dropping my Bloggeritaville today! I have thoroughly enjoyed you visit. 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!
HUGS! Hope to see you tomorrow, but not before you leave some "roadmap" love!
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