Thrifty Things Friday #27

Hi everyone!

Well good thing I went and did a little thrifting last week because this week, I have been down for the count. Isn’t Fall and Spring the worst times for colds! One day it is warm, the next cold then rainy. A body just doesn’t have time to acclimatize. So, I am sitting her in pj’s, no makeup, scraggly ponytail, hot herbal tea and a pile of Kleenex.  TMI huh?

For the last couple of years, I have been making it a point to stop by both Dollar General and Family Dollar at the end of September. I discovered that both of these stores have some really good end of the season clearance prices on a lot of things.

Well, I wasn’t disappointed when I popped in last week. I bought these fun table linens.

TTF27 001I thought the tapestry animal prints were just so fun! I don’t have any animal print placemats or table runners but, now I do!

TTF27 002The table runner was $5.00. I paid $1.00 for it.

TTF27 003The placemats were originally $2.00 each. I got them for .40 cents each!  They only had two. I even went to 2 other Dollar General stores in search for 2 more with no luck.

TTF27 004I just thought they were so fun and for a grand total of $1.80, I just couldn’t pass them by. They had several other styles of linens. I picked up a blue and white and a set of red and white placemats for .80 cents (for a set of 4). They are definitely more Summerish. But, the animal prints did not say summer to me at all.

For some reason some folks have had trouble leaving comments. Thank you to my friend Pat, because I was totally unaware of this. I also received an email from another follower stating the same thing. She had wanted to sign up for the giveaway so, I manually added her to my list. Who knows, probably those nasty internet Gremlins messing with us again!

I have several more giveaways coming up so, if you have a problem commenting, please send me an email and I will add you  to the list of entries.

Now the winner of the UPrinting 250 flyer giveaway is………




Thank you to UPrinting for sponsoring this giveaway!

Now, let’s take a look at a few of last week’s thrifty link ups!

Mom Daughter Style shared a yummy stuffed mushroom recipe with us.

58931771-f230-4641-9522-5fc151e3829d_thumb_BR_51 If you missed this post from The Pennington Point you must go back and check it out!

living-room11And Toni at Blue Mountain Rise showed us her no sew porch pillows. These are so fun!

porch pillows 006Thank you ladies! Please grab your “I was featured” button!

happythumb_thumb[1]Stop back by tomorrow to enter my latest giveaway! It will be a Pink giveaway

My friend Linda from Coastal Charm hosts a wonderful weekly party called Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. This week she talked about some etiquette regarding joining linky parties. And she talks about the frustration of the hostess of the party. It takes time to put together a linky party (and money) and we do it because we think it is fun and want others to have a place to show off their posts. Not leaving a link back to this party on your post is a rude thing to do to the hostess and to other folks that are joining the party. If you are new to joining parties or blogging and just are not sure how to do it, (a link back) please don’t hesitate to send us an email. We were all new once and needed to learn how to do things.

I encourage you to stop by Linda’s post HERE and check it out!

Don’t forget, this Saturday (Oct. 1) is this month’s Thrifty Tablescape party! I hope you will join the fun!

To check out last month’s TT party, click on the image below.


Okay, let the ….AAAA-CHOO (oops, sorry about that!)…fabulous thriftiness begin!


  1. I hope you feel better very soon!!! Thanks for hosting the party in spite of your cold!!!

  2. Thank you so much for showing my "Simple No Sew Pillows" this week as a feature. I have been so excited since I got your e-mail to see them on someone elses blog. Thanks again: )

  3. Oh a nasty cold, I'm so sorry! Hope you feel better soon! I missed some of last weeks posts and I'm going back to catch up. I'm so glad I have a little something to share this week. I will be back Sat for the Thrifty Tablescape Party. Get well my friend.


  4. Thank you for the feature! I love this party. The thriftier the better! Lisa~

  5. Love those place mats, Diann! Great features! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  6. Great bargains. I stopped in Dollar General today and there summer toys were 70% off. I bought super shooter water guns for the great-nieces and great-nephews next summer. Don't you just love a good bargain?

  7. You can sure count on those dollar stores...great deals you have here. I see that my name came up today...this has been my biggest crowd ever:) I also love that cute pillow!!!


  8. Thank you so much for hosting. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  9. Sorry to hear you have a cold. My husband's got one too. It's that time of year. Hope you are felling better very soon!
    Thanks for hosting! I am all linked up on the post and on my sidebar too!
    Enjoy your day!

  10. Great the animal cool...Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting

  11. Get better soon and thanks for hosting and sharing all your great finds!

  12. Thanks for this party girl, I just found you last week and will see you next week also


    your cold is maybe allergies ??????

  13. I hope you are feeling better soon.
    There are still gremlins in my machine. Yesterday I could not comment on Blogger sites and later had no sound! I am learning about trouble shooting though.

  14. Thank you for hosting. I just started a new thrift link party and I'd love for you to join, it will be every Friday.

  15. Thank you for hosting! I'm a little late to the party...hope by now you are feeling better!

  16. Your parties are so fun! There is something for everyone here! Love the animal print placemats! Very chic! I think they would look terrific with black dishes! Some Martini glasses would add chic to the table and you can drink your grapejuice t=from these pretty glasses! I have dozens of beautiful hand blown glasses which sadly Princess House has stopped producing. They think people like the Made in China junk! So sad. :(


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)