Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Thrifty Thursday #121, 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".

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*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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Do you have a favorite thrifty find? Or have you ever hit one of those yard sales you dream of. Well, my favorite memory of the perfect yard sale was one Saturday  when my mother and I hit a huge neighborhood yard sale at Ross Bridge (home of the Regions Charity Classic ). It was awesome! It was nice to just park and walk.

And the "stuff" was "the good stuff".
I got this gorgeous large buffet style antique mirror with beveled glass for just $8.00.

See the detailing? I think I will dry brush some white paint across it to highlight the relief.

I LOVED this original artwork. So much I bought it.

It came with a story. The lady selling it had lots of stories with things she sold. I love that. This was something she purchased on a trip to Buenos Aires with a boyfriend.
The boyfriend is now history.
The artwork reminds her of him.
And I have a piece of gorgeous original framed artwork with authenticity plaque for $5.00!
The artwork is called Buenos Aires Tango by Pablo Paez.

I also picked up this "Bless this House" glass vase with light for a buck.

I plan to use it in my Christmas display. Unless I come up with a place to put it between now and then.....One buck.
I also found Sister Sledge some more brand name clothing. She was happy about that. I declared it a successful weekend. How I wish I could do it all again this weekend. What a great sale! I only hope to come across one like that one again!
Tablescape Thursday
Now, onto to Tablescape Thursday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.

I also participate in Tablescape Thursday on Thursdays in addition to Thrifty 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.

It's time for so many to be hitting the beaches (I just got back and am sooo behind...).
This makes me think of picnics on the beach. Dining with a view. And what a view it is!

(Taste of Home)
What is a tablescape without the food? I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, tomorrow for Foodie Friday!

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.

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!
You can always visit me on FACEBOOK,

I love me some friends: be they new friends or old friends!

Thrifty Participants:


Glenda/MidSouth said...

You found some nice deals. I had hoped to join in this week, but am still on my shopping diet. :D
Thanks for hosting.

Anonymous said...

I have been off balance and away from my usual blogging (and living) experiences for a while but I am on the way back.
If you have a chance take a look at the video I posted about a new Flea Market (get rich) show and let me know your thoughts.

My favorite sales are the park and walk and watch people type sales.

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

HI Leigh! Hope your 4th was fun! We had a great visit with family and friends...lots of eating! Hahaha....sure enjoy your posts. You do so many interesting amazes me. You seem to have a wonderful life!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Some great finds! Thanks for hosting this link party every week!

Keetha Broyles said...

I finally have some "thrift" to add to the party.

Oh my goodness!!! The detailing on that mirror!!!

Maureen said...

Thank you for hosting!
I love that mirror, and that artwork is awesome!!!

Marlis said...

great find on the super piece of art. I am off to thrift this lunch hour and then maybe find something fabulous.. you just never know. thanks for sharing.. many blessings, marlis

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

thanks for hostessing!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I would love to find a park and walk sale this weekend, especially if I find some great buys like yours!!! Thanks so much for the party!

AsylumTanya said...

Thanks for hosting this fun link party! I really love the art work that you acquired! I would hang it in my house!

The Charm of Home said...

That looks like that sale was lots of fun. Love that mirror and your artwork. Your table looks delicious! Thanks for having us.

Dixie said...

Love that beautiful antique mirror! and pour me a glass of that lemonade! It looks delicious!!

blessings. Dixie

4thelove! said...

love the artwork! ;) HM

Entertaining Women said...

The mirror is a treasure. I love the days when we run across the perfect estate sale...On with the hunt! Thank you for sharing your fun day. Cherry Kay