Thrifty Things Friday~#66

Hi everyone!


I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! Can you believe it is already July? I need someone to slow down time for a bit….Anyone? I wish!

As I am sure most of you awesome thrifters out there are like me when it comes to the “after the holidays clearance” sales. This is when we stock up for the next year.

When I hit these sales, I put my treasures in a box (or 2) and label it “2011 new holiday finds” (or whatever year it is). Last Fall I hit a great end of the summer sale at CTS. Everything was 90% off. Of course there wasn’t a ton of fun dishes and things like that but, I did find a lot of great summer toys for the princess and a few other doo dads.

When I opened the box this Spring, it was like opening a Christmas gift because I had forgotten most of the things that I had bought.

I discovered these two fun patio table tablecloths.


Perfect for summer. I love the zipper so it can be used with the umbrella. I had been making my own tablecloth or table squares for the patio table for years.


And since they were 90% off, I got each of them for .29 cents. Can’t beat that!


This red/white/blue one got used this week for our little 4thn of July BBQ.


And this red/white ant one will probably be used a lot outside this summer. It is just so perfect for outdoor meals.



Did you see these fun thrifty posts last week?

Pam at Rosemary’s Daughter


Melanie from Adventures in Country Living


Angela from Number Fifty-Three


Thank you ladies for the wonderful thrifty inspiration!

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Now, on with the party!


  1. I love usually happens to me with Christmas decorations ! :)

  2. How fun is that!! Wish we had a CTS in our area :-(

    Jocelyn @

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my bucket. Have a great weekend.


  4. Boy, do I wish we had a CTS around here! You find the most magnificent things there. Thanks for hosting Thrifty Things Friday. It's fun to play along and also fun to visit you and others on the weeks when I don't join the party myself.

  5. You find the best (and thriftiest) bargains!!! Thanks for sharing and for hosting the party!!!

  6. Love those tablecloths, gosh can't beat 29 cents! I am hoping to add some new items to my 4th of July box this year! I like 90% off if I can find it! Hugs, Linda

  7. Thank you for featuring my farmhouse bathroom!!!

  8. You really know how to find a bargain Diann! Wonderful features from last week. Enjoy your weekend.

  9. Oh, you know love your tablecloths since I'm addicted to them, LOL! What buys, how I wish we had a CTS. Such fun opening stashed treasures, love that. Really great features. Thanks for hosting, always love joining in TTF! Pam

  10. Diann, thanks for featuring my little table. We don't have a CTS but I would love to find one. You found some great bargains. Enjoy the weekend and stay cool.

  11. thanks much for hosting! have a good weekend.

  12. Thank you so much for hosting. I am your newest follower from Cloches & Lavender. Have a great weekend. :)

  13. Love your finds! I hope to hit CTS this week! Thanks for hosting, Diann!


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