First I want to thank each and every one of you for being part of my 3rd year blog anniversary! And the winner of the 3rd week magazine giveaway is…….
Today also marks the 52 TTF which means it is the 1 year anniversary of Thrifty Things Friday! I got this party handed down to me. Linda at A La Carte passed the torch to me.
I know that this party is one of the smaller Friday parties out there. And to be honest, I have never pushed this party or really promoted it. I probably should have but, I kind of like the intimacy that a smaller party gives me. I really enjoy visiting each of you who stop by and link up. I know I never could visit everyone if this party was huge. Wow, I sound like the “anti-blogger” don’t I? I don’t mean to.
I have had a lot of regular bloggers who join my party each week (or pretty close to each week) and I can almost always look at the thumbnail and know which one belongs to each blogger. And I really like that. I have had the opportunity to get to know you a little bit because I pop over and catch up at least once a week.
It’s kind of like a family. And for those of you who have recently started joining the party, I am slowly getting to know you as well. And I really like that. So, I just wanted to say thank you for joining my little weekly party. I really appreciate each of you!
And one last surprise before I start the party.
I want to thank Linda for handing down this party to me. And she is always a supporter of the party and links up all the time. So, as a small thank you, Linda (she doesn’t know about this until she reads it! LOL) I want to give you a 1 year magazine subscription as well! Even though I already know what your choice of magazine is, you still gotta email me girl! LOL
Okay, on with the show!
Last year, after Easter, I picked up some things at CTS that were clearanced. One of the things I picked up was this cute little pastel Easter egg tree. This wasn’t just clearanced with the other Easter things. It had a lot of damage so, it was in the “super reduced” area. It was originally priced at $13.99, which I thought was insane and not something CTS usually has priced that high. But, in the super reduced clearance area it was marked down to .39 cents.
You can see the damage. I figured one of 3 things would happen to this little tree.
- Repaint or glitterize the little damaged eggs
- Cut off the good eggs and use them in another project
- Throw it away
Well, I had just redecorated the little St. Patrick's Day topiary I had.
And after that redo, I had all of these.
Hum. How about turning the little egg tree into a blooming Easter Egg Tree? So, I cut the stems off these little white flowers and glued them on the damaged eggs.
Nothing real fancy schmancy but, I think it looks kind of sweet.
I think the .39 cents turned into a cute little tree. What do you think? Was this makeover worth .39 cents?
Okay, on to the party!