Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thrifty Treasures

So glad that Rhoda is having one more Thrifty Finds Party. I so wanted to show you all my new handbag. I heart handbags and this little one is a beauty. Found it at, you guessed it, the GW. It looked like a quality leather handbag and had no signs of wear. So bought it for $3.99. When I got home I looked up the brand name "hype" I couldn't find another leather handbag of that name for under $200. Whoo hoo!

Funny story... my hubby took me to dinner the other evening and I asked him what he thought of my new handbag? He rolled his eyes and said how much did you spend, when I told him $3.99 his eyes nearly popped out. He then gave me permission to buy as many $3 handbags as I want. Thank you honey! Isn't she a beauty? Can you be in love with a handbag?

Okay, I have been keeping an eye out for some great silver pieces and I found them this week at the GW of course. The platter and the tea pot were each $7.99. Well worth the extra price. Heavy quality silver. Couldn't wait to shine it up.
Okay so I got it on here backwards..
These are very small little tins, that have some great pattern on them, they were a surprise inside a box of trims and ribbons. I thought they were so cute.
This is a kitchen towel I think. I bought it for the color and the Paris flare. It is darling.

This is a crewel pillow top, just so colorful, couldn't resist.

I bought this children's book for a quarter, cause I just love the art inside. Reminds me of my sister.
She looks like my sister, when she was in her twenties.

My wonderful Toucan hand mirror. $.99 at GW.

Thanks for joining me and be sure to check at Rhoda's Southern Hospitality, Thrifty Finds party.

Fall Party

I really have not done enough decorating for fall yet, I mean I thought I was doing pretty well, until I started seeing all the great ideas out there. Join me over at Rhoda's, It's Fall Yall, party.

I did manage to pull out the limited fall decor I have and spent some time playing with it. What do you think?

The only piece of transferware I own.

My pumpkin tea set is my favorite Fall decoration. have had it for several years.

I know this looks like Thanksgiving, but they are just too darn cute. They nest inside of eachother.

Trying different things for my new Crow.

The picture below is what I have come up with so far for my Mantel. It is still evolving.

This is a little sparse, it is new this year, I seem to be drawn to the crows.

Thanks for joining in on the fun, now I am off to Southern Hospitality to see all the great images of Fall.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tablescaped Thursday

Okay this is my first tablescape experience. I think I may have overdone it a bit, but it was so much fun. Seems whenever I have guests over for family get together's and holidays that I spend so much energy and time on cooking that the table is usually very basic. So doing this for fun was a real treat. Join me over at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

My pumpkin Turreen in all her glory.

Thrifty Finds

These prints are in my bedroom, found them at Goodwill this summer for $2.99 a piece. I love how they are so muted and serene.

I am joining Rhoda's Thrifty Find's Party over at Southern Hospitality.

My drapes are white cotton duck material and cost me very little, on clearance from Ross, I think about $6 per window.
The hanging votive holder was from Party Lite, have one on either side of dresser. These were not cheap, I bought them several years ago in support of my Sis-in-law who was hosting the party. They really are very pretty. Would you believe I had them for a few years before I ever put them up, pretty sad after paying over $100 for the pair. :)

This is a sweet card I recently purchased at a cute little shop in Micanopy, FL. Don't ya just love it!
This is my shabby chic bedding from Target. The bluish shams however I found just the other day at Goodwill. $1.99 a piece. Love this color!!

My bedroom walls are green and not the right shade for these blue pillow shams, but I love the color so much I don't care right now. I will probably paint the room a lighter version of the aqua. Shhh don't tell my husband. The walls were this color when we bought the house.

So here is another recent Goodwill goodie. I think it is either a table cloth or a bedspread. I don't know what you call this technique, but it is beautiful and reminds me of my blogger friend Kim at Daisy Cottage. For $3.99 I couldn't resist grabbing it, even though I'm not sure what to do with it.
One week a few weeks back I went a little crazy with books. But who can resist when they are $.25 or $.50 a piece.
A wine box full of ribbons, $1.99. What a steal!
This is a very lovely pillow, a high end one. $2.99 at you guessed it the Goodwill!

It is a dandelion in 3 stages of live. Large and looks like it was never used. Score!! It goes OK with my guest room, but not sure if it will stay there yet.