Thrifty Things Friday #41

Hi everyone and welcome to Thrifty Things Friday!
My post today is a little different. I want to talk about thrifting for others. I am a member of the local Garden Club and one of the things we do is make small floral arrangements for a Hospice House.
ttf41 001A local flower shop donates a box of flowers and we work with what is given to us. 
ttf41 002We use vases that we find at flea markets, thrift stores or yard sales. And we also provide the ribbon for a small bow. So, when you see me thrift a “plain cheap vase” this is where it will go. Same goes for a lot of thrifted ribbon.
ttf41 003When we finish making the little arrangements, a couple of the workers at Hospice take them around to the patient’s homes. We make as many as we can from the flowers that we have. It is not much but, I know that someone will appreciate it.
Thrifting can brighten someone else’s day and that always makes me happy! So, if you have a bunch of vases like these and want to get rid of them, check your local Hospice.
Now, let’s check out some fun posts from last week’s party!
Yvette at Napualani’s Closet made this adorable Lego/chalk table for her son.
lego tableCindy at Beaux R’eves shared her beautiful change over to winter white  buffet with a few thrifty redos.
5BuffetAnd Judy at JBiggs Little Pieces showed us some pretty sparkle with Mercury glass.
mercury jar 4Thank you ladies! Here is the “I was featured” button for your blog!
happythumb_thumb[1]Remember to please link back to this party on your blog post.  I only feature posts that are linked back to The Thrifty Groove TTF party.
Okay, let’s get this party started!


  1. This is such a wonderful program to be part of...this is what makes me smile:) Thanks so hosting.


  2. What a great service you are performing! I see those vases all the time! Thanks for hosting the party!!!

  3. I love what your Garden club is doing, too! How nice to have fresh flowers to brighten someone's day! And your features are wonderful...that mercury glass is amazing! ♥

  4. This is a wonderful blessing - I know it brightened their day! Thank you for hosting!

  5. This is certainly a wonderful gesture, Diann. It could make all the difference in someone's outlook for the day. :-)
    Thanks for hosting the party- I need to get visiting now that I have a bit more free time! hugs, Sue

  6. What great posts this week!
    Hugs, Lisa

  7. Such a lovely, lovely effort, Diann! I think I will try to do this with some of the teens for their volunteer project. Thank you for such great inspiration, and thank you for hosting!
    xo, Andrea

  8. Diann what a great thing to do. I use to take vases to a gal who took their church flowers each Sunday night and made little bouquets for shut ins. Thrifting can help others. Hugs, Linda

  9. Now that is something I would love to do!
    What a wonderful use for those vases, and so nice of the florist to donate the flowers.

  10. Thanks so much for hosting, great features this week!
    I love the idea of thrifting for others. I see those vases
    everywhere! I'd love to do something like this for Valentine's Day.
    Thanks for the inspiration. Please link it to "What's It Wednesday" and inspire some more folks, too!

  11. Happy to have found your Thrifty Things Friday. I am following and putting a link back on my blog so I can visit again.

  12. Oh, just wonderful, such a nice gesture. Thank you for the inspiration and for hosting. Great features this week too. Hugs,

  13. Oh Diann, I had to chuckle when I tuned in to your blog and your post was on vases for flowers, too! Great minds think alike! ha ha

    What a nice idea to make arrangements for Hospice. Good for you!

    Take care, Diann, and thanks so much for hosting this party every week. Such fun! Susan

  14. Diann, that is so sweet..My youngest daughter is a Clinical Supervisor RN for Hospice ..and believe me when I say " the patients , REALLY, appreciate any gifts they receive"..
    ~~peace & love & joy & blessings~~

  15. That is really cool - thrifting for others. The flowers look great. I am sure they appreciate the beautiful flowers!
    Thanks for hosting!

  16. Great Features, Thanks for hosting, Ginger

  17. Diann,
    What a wonderful idea! There is an inpatient Hospice Unit in the building that i work in. It is rented out and not part of the Health System that I work for. This is such a wonderful Idea. I will have to check into doing something like that for the unit where I work.
    Thanks so much for hosting!!


  18. Diann- What a lovely idea for the hospice. I have stacks of magazines and was wondering if nursing homes would love the current issues? Thanks for the linky party! I am new to this party so I want to grab your button for the home page. xo, laura

  19. Thrifting for others makes finding treasures even sweeter.
    Many of the items I pick up find their way to other charitable causes I help fundraise for.

    My goals are to do more crafting and donate finished projects for such good causes.

  20. Working with hospice is a great way to be of service.

  21. That's what I love about the blogging community that I've met--wonderful people, willing to help and spread cheer. Thank you for your kindness to others in such dire circumstances. Thank you too for hosting. This is my first visit to you and hope it won't be my last.

  22. I'm also follower #818--you deserve all the followers you can get with that big heart of yours.


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