Thrifty Things Friday #67

Hi everyone!


I hope you all are surviving this heat! I thought I would share a thrift find and a recipe this week with you!

IMG_3244Remember last week I showed you some fun things I bought last year and rediscovered this spring? Well, these cute vinyl placemats were in there as well. 


At .69 cents each, the 90% off sale made them .06 cents each!


And they are reversible. How fun and cute is that!


On to the recipe. Let’s make a yummy summer dessert…Ambrosia!


  • 1 container of whipped cream~softened
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple~drain as much juice as you can
  • 1 can of mandarin oranges~drain the juice
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded coconut
  • 1 jar of maraschino cherries~drain the juice
  • 1 cup of chopped nuts~optional

Dump all the ingredients into a big mixing bowl and stir well. Refrigerate for a couple of hours. That’s it!



Yum! Enjoy!

Okay, let’s check out some fun features from last week!


(Grab your button ladies!)

Did you see Kathy from Life on Lakeshore Drive cute thrifted table makeover?

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And over at Happy Mrs. C we learned how to make watermelon jelly!


And check out this cutie in her “new” .99 cent dress at Woman in Real Life!

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Thank you ladies!

Now let’s get this party started!


  1. I love ambrosia and haven't made any this summer. Thanks for reminding me and Thanks for hosting the party!!!

  2. That looks cool and refreshing! Thank you for hosting!

  3. I love Ambrosia. Looks yum! Thanks for hosting this week!

  4. That Ambrosia looks yummy! Such pretty dress for .99 dress on that cutie. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Oh goodness, I love ambrosia too! Extra cherries, please. ;)

  6. Those are just the type of placemats that I like - they're getting nearly impossible to find!

  7. Oh that looks so cool and refreshing that looks! And what a steal for the cute placemats! Thanks for hosting!

  8. Thanks for hosting another fun party! I can't wait to check out everyone's thrifty treasures.

  9. Hello Diann: My first time participating at the party--thank you for hosting, and I'm a new follower! Your dessert looks fab--the perfect end of a summer meal. Take care--have a great weekend!

  10. Wow I haven't had ambrosia for eons... I remember enjoying it as a kid; must try it again! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Your finds are wonderful and very cheerie.
    Your recipe does sound yummy so I will copy it down and try it,'

  12. I love this recipe! Lil loves to eat mandarin oranges right out of the can.

  13. Thanks for hosting Diann! My computer keeps freezing up, so real quick Ambrosia, haven't had it in years, so I will make your recipe. Hope to visit before I freez up again. The watermelon jelly is calline me. :) Pam

  14. Those placemats are really cute. Perfect for summer and with little one's!! Hugs, Linda

  15. Thanks for hosting this party! So many lovely blogs to visit!

  16. I think I'm your newest follower, lots of great reading, wonderful linky party, I love these,

  17. Hi, You could take the juice drained from the fruits and put in a blender. Add some sherbert, blend and you will have a wonderful "shushy". Serve in a chilled glass it would be delicious. Yum Yum...Connie

  18. Thanks for hosting and for sharing the recipe! Have a good weekend!


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