Wow! Welcome to the first TTF of 2013! I hope you all had a fun time welcoming in the new year!
Last summer the Dollar Tree came out with the bright colored dishes in lime green, bright yellow and fun orange. I thought they were perfect dishes for everyday use throughout the warm months so, I bought a set of 4 of each of the colors (as well as matching bowls). They also had the bright colored wine stems so, I purchased 4 of those as well.
Mixing and matching these basic solid summer colors with other thrifted dishes was so fun for Summertime tablescapes.
I shared with you one of my favorite Christmas gifts, a Value World GC and 50% off total purchase (see post here). Here is one of my thrifty treasure finds.
I spotted this ice bucket at Value World, I thought it would be perfect for the summer tables! (50% off price was $1.31)
I have several different ice buckets that I use all the time during the summer.
Not only are they great for what they were intended for, ice but, they also make great “bowls” for cold salads. Think about it. What better way to take your pasta salad to a BBQ/get together than in an ice bucket? It has a lid to keep bugs away and it will stay colder a lot longer than if in a regular bowl! And it is easy to transport!
Now, when you see those ice buckets at the thrift stores don’t automatically discard them and walk on pass!
That was one of my fun purchases. I have many more to share!I am joining Kathleen for Let's Dish!
Let’s see what thriftiness you are starting out with in 2013!