Thrifty Things Friday #25

Hi everyone!

Has cooler Autumn weather arrived in your area yet? We have had a very warm week but, it is starting to cool down. And the cooler weather definitely makes me more in the mood to do some Fall decorating. It is going to be a slow process here. Just so many other things are happening around here. But, I do enjoy taking a little time here and there to create some fun Autumn areas.

My last visit to Value World with my 50% off coupon I scored a lot of fun thrifty finds. Since I only go there once a month (that is how often the coupon comes out), I generally make a good haul out of it.

Here is another fun thrifty find.

9-11 bargains 024This is exactly the way I bought this tureen. No lid or ladle but, it was filled with these faux pears.

9-11 bargains 025Price $4.94 and then 50% off.

I decided  to use this for my shamrock plant and add a little Autumn to it.

9-11 bargains 027The little table lamp has just had the shamrock plant in a blue glass bowl. Nothing else on this small table.   I have a tendency to go very simple when it comes to decorating in the summer. I like a lot less things around my home.

Autumn 2011 041After washing the tureen and the underplate, I placed the shamrock in the tureen and used a natural filler to put around the plain ugly pot the plant is in. And a simple pumpkin wired ribbon (the Dollar Tree) tied around the tureen.

Autumn 2011 042I bought a bush of Autumn leaves (also from the Dollar Tree) and snipped them apart to add to the shamrock plant.

Autumn 2011 040Autumn 2011 043Autumn 2011 044A few Dollar Tree ceramic pumpkins and some scattered leaves and the little table is decked out for Fall.

What do you think?

Now, let’s check out some fun posts from last week’s TTF party!

Over at Lost Property Vintage  we saw this awesome vintage tin!

france tinLisa at The Pennington Point revealed her wonderful laundry/utility room make over! And how thrifty she was a able to do it!

utility-room17Marcia at Marcia’s Crafty Sewing and Quilting Blog shared her beautiful quilt that she is making from recycled clothes!

2011_0907SEPT5to72011vacation0006 (Medium)Thank you ladies for sharing your wonderful thriftiness with us! Please grab the “I was Featured” button!

happythumb_thumb[1]Now, on with the show! Let’s see your thriftiness!

Oh, and it seems everyone likes this party to go live on Thursdays. I will be scheduling this party to be posted at 4:00 pm (EST) every Thursday. So, now you know the day and time. Thank you for your input!

I will be joining:

Show and Tell Friday

Home Sweet Home

Feathered Nest Friday

Inspiration Friday

Fridays Unfolded


  1. You scored very well with that tureen. I love how you completely jazzed it up with a few lovely items from the Dollar Store. Bring on Fall!!

  2. It has for sure turned to fall here. We have very chilly temps today and tomorrow. The 50s are a little to cool for me right now.
    I love what you did to the tureen.

  3. I love your unique! I'm soooo ready for the cooler temps of fall! Thanks for hosting the party!!!

  4. Great shamrock plant looks great in the tureen!
    Thanks for featuring me today! You made my day!
    I added another Up Cycled quilt project to the linky party. This one I made with a beaded denim shirt.
    I am glad I found you!
    Thanks for hosting the party!

  5. Fun tureen Diann, I also love that blue quilt you've featured! High's will be mid 60's tomorrow in Philly, the cool front in blowing in right now:@)

  6. Thank you for hosting. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. You find the best stuff at your Dollar Tree! I was just in today, and they had nothing like ceramic pumpkins. Only paper Fall things. Your Tureen looks fabulous!

    Jocelyn @

  8. Still warm here, a/c cranking away!
    Love the tureen and what you did with the shamrock plant!

  9. I love that tureen! And I love it even more with the shamrock plant in it and decorated for Fall!!

    We are getting some cooler weather this weekend, but I have no doubt we'll still see some very warm days before Fall really begins.

  10. Great finds! My favorite is the pretty! You can alwasy put flowers in it...or just keep those great pears! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  11. So Sweet. Love the pumpkins. . .The dollar store. Gotta get there soon.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  12. Oh it has cooled down here so quick! I hope it will warm back up just a tad for a while!

    Great finds this week!

  13. Still hot here. Love your fall decorating and you're awesome finds!

  14. Thank you so much for featuring my tin! I really appreciate it.

  15. Wow,great buy on your tureen. Love the fall decor. I think I'm going to the dollar store tomorrow.

    The French Hutch

  16. Awesome Diann! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!


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