Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thrifty Thursday #127 + 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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This past weekend I went on a roadtrip to north Alabama. Our destination was the Crow Mountain Orchard, which I shared about earlier this week. Along the way, we stopped at Hammer's Stores in small towns. I like to refer to it as the "Hammer's World Tour". We do this tour from time to time. Its much fun. Hammers is a small country town general store, it first opened in 1942. In the beginning, Hammer's sold primarily salvage and bankruptcy items. As times changed, the Hammers' salvage business changed and they began selling off-price goods including name brand irregular items, closeouts and special buys. From designer duds to candles, jams and jellies, work boots and sewing has a little bot of everything. What is doesnt have, big city prices!

Case in point, my Thrifty Thursday item this week:

I found this 5x7 foot zebra stripe rug for....get this......$5.68 !!!!
It is a "second item". My rug had a "bad area" running through one end of it, a strip of binding glue.
For $5.68, I laid the rug at an angle, that small thred hidden under the futon.
And wahla!

$5.68! LOVE!

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

My tablescape this week includes those neutral colors I love. Food is the allowed the focus.

And speaking of food.....

What is a tablescape without the food? I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, for Foodie Friday! This week I am featuring Leighta Fudd's Apple Cake-fresh from the orchard: Crown Mountain Orchard.

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Thrifty Participants:


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the zebra. What a fun room. The color is so cheery and such fun. Your tablescape is lovely also. Beautifully done. Thanks for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

Kristen @ My Covered Bridge said...

Thanks for hosting!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a fun and THRIFTY rug! Love the wildness of it all.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

No doubt, your kids LOVE their room! It definitely looks youthful and fun. ;)

Thanks for hosting, Leigh.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Coley said...

What a great room. AWESOME find!

Coley @


I love the zebra rug, it's perfect in this pertty and fun room, I love all animal prints! I can see why your kids love it, I would too aaand do! Thank you for hosting, Leigh. Lots of hugs. FABBY

Savannah Granny said...

What a deal on the rug. I am ashamed to say what I paid for my zebra rug.
Love the aqua drinking glasses. Beautiful table.
Thanks for hosting. Blessings, Ginger

Curtains in My Tree said...

I like the rug also and wish I could happen upon a good by like that zebra rug

My sister and I are planning a big trip in Oct and she told me to STAY out od resale shops & antique malls LOL
but I would have to buy that rug

The Single Nester said...

IN LOVE with the Zebra! Great pick up!