116 Days Until Christmas!

Hi everyone!

Oh great Diann is bringing up Christmas and we aren’t even out of August yet! That’s what you were thinking huh? That’s okay. I just wanted to share a freebie Christmas tray I recently got.

8-11 bargains 032This heavy tray is made of the tiles. I think it will be so pretty at Christmas for taking coffee/tea/snacks into the living room when guests stop by.

8-11 bargains 033Beautifully painted details. 

Yup, the tray was free. My nephew called me one day and told me his best friends parents were having a yard sale because they are moving. Well, when I got the princess ready to head over there, it started pouring rain and Zack called me back and said they were closing up the yard sale but, they told him to tell me to come over the next day and gather up whatever I wanted for free. Woohoo!

These folks used to own a floral shop so, she had quite a bit of things from that shop plus lots of other things. Yes, I found a lot of treasures. And this tray was one of them. Lots of fun things to share with you in upcoming posts. One of the things I snagged was an entire barrel of brand new, with tags still on, faux greenery. I don’t think I will have to buy any greenery for arrangements, wreaths or other floral projects for years!

Okay, you all may resume your Back to School thoughts now and forget I mentioned Christmas!

Remember, this Saturday is this month’s Thrifty Tablescape Party! I hope you join the fun. It’s all about inexpensive thrifty tablescapes!

TT Aug 006(you can click the picture to check out our last TT party!)

And of course Thrifty Things Friday will be up Thursday! 


And one last thing…….

It’s not too late to enter the Yoplait “Pink Lids” Prize Package Giveaway!

yoplait_prizepackClick picture above to enter!

I’m joining:




  1. Wow, Your tray is really beautiful! Lots of Christmas goodies can be shared on that pretty baby!! So nice you were able to get all that greenery for free.........I find it hard to find nice greenery that doesn't cost and arm and a leg.

    So do you do the Thrifty tablescape the first Sat. of each month??? Have never participated, but might like to do that sometime.

    Have a blessed day,

  2. Such a neat tray. I know you will really enjoy it and all of that greenery will be fabulous too. Hugs, Marty

  3. Wow you find some neat stuff! Very pretty.

  4. I LOVE that tray! The tiles are so pretty and you will enjoy that for sure at Christmas...oh my it will be here before we know it! You do get the best bargains and FREE stuff!! I have got to work on my tablescape for Sat!! Oh and TOMORROW is a special day for you! hugs, Linda

  5. Great tray Diann and it sounds like you found some other goodies too-enjoy:@)

  6. Very nice tray and because of the fun story of how you got it, it's OK to tell it in August.
    You do have some thirifting angels looking out for you.

  7. It's a beautiful tray! Perfect for Christmas time.

  8. What a beautiful tray and the price can not be beat that is for sure.
    I also want to wish you a happy birthday tomorrow.

  9. You can't beat free with a stick!! Diane I have already started my Christmas shopping. I have been setting all the stuff out in my loft and will proably start wrapping them a little at a time!! I love Christmas!

  10. I cannot even start to think about Christmas in this heat. Nevertheless, I like your tray. I bet it is very heavy tho.

  11. You lucky lady! I can't wait to see what other treasures you came home with! Thanks for stopping by!


  12. Can't go there yet...especially in this heat. Not sure if it's the same in your area but most of the craft stores here have had Christmas up almost a month. :-( Toooooo early...before school starts, fall decor, Halloween, etc. Oh well, they didn't ask me did they?

    Take care ~

  13. Uhm HELLO!! It's NEVER to early for Christmas! And that tray is gorgeous!!

  14. Beautiful tray! I have one that has hydrangeas on it, a gift.
    Yes, too early for Cmas or FALL> It is still summer till the calendar says it's Fall! :)

  15. Oh my-I don't want to think about Christmas yet-too much work to do working in retail-but I used to have fun doing all that! Fun stuff!

  16. A free tray? Well, all the more reason to celebrate The Day (when it finally comes!).


    I am feeling red today—
    Better that than blue, they say.

    Red is such a cheery shade,
    Sweetest color ever made,

    Brightens everything you do—
    Better red, they say, than blue!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Temple Lion


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