Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thrifty Thursday #128, 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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My thrifty items this week was found at an Antique Mall in Cullman, Alabama. They had gotten in a big shipment from Europe.
It is an olive jar from Italy.  

There were many jars of different sizes, as well as terracotta tiles from fired ovens.
My jar was $15.00.  I thought a great price for an authentic olive jar/vase.

I cannot wait to see what you found this week for Thrifty Thursday!!!

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

This week my tablescape is very southern, like me sugah! From the blue and white toile dishes, to the fresh cut blue flowers on the table. For place settings I tied on a small tag and wrote in my guest name. It's the dog days of summer. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate that with my homemade chicken salad sandwiches, Pimento Cheese Sandwiches, Cucumber Sandwiches, Gazpacho Soup and Sold my Soul to the Deviled Eggs, some Sweet Tea to drink and for dessert, my homemade Black & Blueberry Cobbler.
Yesssss, Mam!

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 Italian Style Cauliflower.

If you are interested in my Southern Fare featured in my tablescape above, the links are all direct link to the recipes. Enjoy the dog days of summer!

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:


Stacy CUrran said...

OMG I've never been first in a linky before! Is it weird that I'm super excited? :)

Tami said...

Love the olive jar, what a wonderful find!

Tami @ A Girls Gotta Nest

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting Thrifty Thursday. Love your blue and white dishes. Such a pretty design.


Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Dahlin', your lunch menu sounds divine and those blue dishes are to die for.

Love the idea of the little tag for namecard. This would be perfect for an addicted thrifter/tablescaper such as myself. I think I will have to borrow this idea in the future.

Now, let's pour some sweet tea and sit a spell.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Those dishes are gorgeous!

emptynester3 said...

Love the blue dishes! Come and see my blue dishes! I will make some yummy sweet tea too!! Love, ~Nana~

Carrie said...

Your tablesetting is just lovely. I love blue and white and wonder what is the name of the pattern of your dishes?? said...

Beautiful dishes! And I love the sound of that menu-got to check out your recipes. You are right there is nothing more southern than chicken salad and pimento cheese!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Great buy on the olive jar! And I LOVE the blue and white dishes! lol Just see my entry! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Curtains in My Tree said...

I will take a bowl of that blackberry cobbler on one of those pretty blue toile dishes please.

love those dishes use to have them also but thought I didn't need two blue and white sets of dishes , I was WRONG

I really like that olive jug that is pretty neat


Rosie Goins said...

Love your blue dishes.

Every time I come to your blog, I miss my sweet home Alabama even though I have been gone a long time.

Joining you for Thrifty Thursday; it's been a while.

Jewel Sauls said...

Your Southern table and menu is to die for, dahlin! Love chicken salad and pimento cheese year round, but in the summer they are the best! And on those toile dishes - perfection!

Kathe said...

Thank you for hosting! I am so excited I am now able to join in! I am new to blogging. Stop by and let me know what you think.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The olive jar is fabulous! WOW! That's the best deal I've heard of in awhile! Way to go! I linked up with a fun find this week! Thanks! ♥

Marigene said...

Stunning collection of blue and white dishes!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What beautiful blue and white china -- lovely. Love your great olive jar find too.