Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.57 and a Winner

First just let me say...I'm sorry that I am late for my own party...been sick since Friday...so this old gal is moving really slow...if you are over 50...then you know what I mean. Last week I told you that I would share with you a new THRIFTY purchase that I made for my kitchen...so I'm keeping my word. With this said...what was my purchase? It's a bamboo kitchen island with a stainless top on it. I have been looking for just the right island and I'm so glad that I didn't settle for just any island...it's always best to wait for the perfect one and this one has everything that I was looking for. I had a price range that I was willing to pay for this piece and I wanted plenty of storage space (this was the main reason I wanted to add one to my kitchen)...this baby had it all and more. This was the last one in the store, so it was their floor sample...they discount their samples by 20%...yes NIFTY THRIFTY LINDA got an awesome deal and that made her one happy gal! Now I also have another treasure to share with y'all this week...it's a 3 gallon MASON JAR (no lid)...price...FREE!!!! Yes...lucky me got this goodie for FREE...I do have a problem concerning this item...just what do I do with it? I have a few ideas, but I would love to hear what all of y'all think...so get creative and help this old gal out. Okay now who is the WINNER of that darling APRON that Becky over at CLASSY SASSY COUTURE donated for last weeks giveaway...she is...Donna and her blog is SUGAR, SPICE AND SOUTHERN LIFE...congrats Donna!!! We will all be over for dinner on Friday...I guess that will be okay...just let us know what time dinner will be served..he he!!! Now I want to see what you have been up to and ladies go visit around with other participants, after all you are at a PARTY!!!!
                                         Thanks for coming and invite you
                                          friends to come along with ya,
                                                               Linda

                                   Here she is...oh how I love her!!!!
                                               Just the perfect size!!!
                                                         Look at her shiny top!!!
                                       She even holds some of my utensils.


                                Look at all the storage space...it has two of these!
                               Two drawers that are perfect for kitchen towels.

                                      Now this is one BIG MAMA!!!!
                                      Okay...now give me some neat ideas!!!
****Please everyone, follow these guidelines!****

1. Be sure to refer back to my blog so everyone can see who is participating today, include the NTT button in your post (copy and paste the html code under the button…the button is located on my sidebar). Please make sure that you have put my NTT button or my blog name with a link on your post where it is easy for others to find it...the more people at the party...the more fun we will all have here.

2. This party is for sharing thrifty finds from garage sales, thrift stores, consignment shops, craigslist and even those awesome deals that you find at any retail store. Also you can share any thrifty DIY projects...love seeing what y'all can make on a dime!

3. Please go and visit the other participates and leave a comment about their treasures and thrifty ideas…this is what makes the PAR-TAY so much FUN and what a great way to meet new friends. I would love for you to add yourself as a follower if you haven't already and please let me know, I love to know when I have a new friend. I appreciate all your comments, they really make my day.


Linking up here...
Tabletop Tuesday
Heart of the Home
Twice Owned Tuesday
Jars, Jars and More Jars
Tip Me Tuesday
Tuesdays Treasures          
Take A Look Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesdays
Anything Goes
Show and Tell
Treasure Hunt Thursday
Open House Thursday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Show Off Your Stuff
Thrifty Things Thursdays

67 comments:

Susan said...

Love the island!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Hope you are feeling better! Your new island looks right at home in your kitchen and that is one cool big jar! Thanks so much for hosting!

Vicki said...

Linda - the new island looks great! Perfect size. I can't believe the storage. Enjoy it. Thanks for posting my button.

Lindy said...

I hate you've been sick. I'm in the over 50 crowd AND I've had the flu so I can honestly say "I feel for you!"....

Donnie said...

That is some gorgeous island and I couldn't tell you what to do with that Mason jar. I would probably throw change in it and then cash it in to go on vacation. Hope you're feeling better.

Betsy said...

I love this island and its stainless steel top and loads of storage. Who can't use more storage. I'm sure you're so glad you waited for just the right one. Yep, that's one enormous jar. Hmm, I'd be tempted to fill it with something vintage. shells, buttons, spools of thread, lace?
Hope you get to feeling better. Yes, I know what you mean, I'm in the club:)

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Linda!!! I love it! It is the perfect size for that space and it is soooo pretty! Yay you!

poindextr said...

Fabulous island! And eco friendly too? Sensational! And thank you once again for hosting :)

Lynn said...

So sorry to hear you've been sick. I hope you feel better real soon. Your kitchen is great. I love the island - it looks really nice in your space. I enjoy your blog very much and loved the cross you featured on your front door.
God bless and feel better!
~Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

Shelley said...

I can't get over how pretty it is AND how much storage that bad boy has! Hope you get to feeling better :)

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

The island looks fantastic....I have issues w/ mixing and matching wood tones....you made me change my mind. The big old mason jar...yikes that's a whole lot of pricey sunflowers or hydrangeas! But imagine how crazy pretty it would look.

Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi Linda I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did!! What a great addition to your kitchen I love it!! Just became your newest follower,would love if you stopped by and followed back. Martina

Tammy said...

What a wonderful island....it looks great in your kitchen.
I sure pray you are feeling better soon!
Being sick is just no fun...
Hugs...Tammy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your wonderful island! I agree it was worth waiting for! Love the jar...cool find and big!! Thanks for hosting this great party. hugs, Linda

Beverly said...

Great island.. you will be sure to enjoy it. Can't wait to see what you decide to do with the jar.

Butterflies & Seashells said...

The new thing I have been collecting and filling containers with are tin cookie cutters. I saw recently little tin molds too that are cute. Great find...how did you get it for free!?

Benita

NYCLQ said...

Another great party!! Thanks for hosting!

:D Lynda

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is beautiful and looks great in your kitchen. Aren't you so excited? Sorry you've been sick. Hope you are doing better now.

bj said...

Your kitchen is so pretty and your new island is AWE...SOME!!!
THANKS so much for hosting.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

How VERY nice for you. I'm still looking for my island: actually, I think it will have to be built b/c my current one has my sink and dishwasher in it; but it's really cheaply made. It will be a few years before I get one though: we're getting the back porch enclosed right now: need more space more. But yours is super. Happy you found what you wanted! Thanks for the fun party!!!

All That Glitters said...

It's gorgeous!!! I've been keeping my eye out for a make shift island. I'm crossing my fingers I can find one once yard sale season cranks up..

Debra said...

Your island is beautiful! As is the entire kitchen. The island fits in there perfectly. What a great buy!

Donna said...

Linda,
Love the apron! What time would you like dinner Friday evening?
Your new island is perfect for your kitchen and all the storage space you have!
Sorry you have been sick ... I know what it's like to be over 50! LOL
I am trying to link up to NTT! We are having fierce thunderstorms here this evening.
I have tried several times to leave you a comment and I keep losing connection!
Hugs,
Donna

Leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

totally love the island! the drawers and cupboards look nice and spacious!

Jane said...

Hi Linda,
That island looks like it was made for that space! I love the top....and the storage!!
Thanks for hosting NTT!
Jane

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Linda, looks like a great sun tea jar to me. My husband has one and collects change in it. whoa, pretty darn heavy!
Your new island is just wonderful, and how great that it has so much storage!
hugs,
Debra

Becca said...

Holy giant mason jar! That thing is awesome. I definitely need one. Thanks for hosting!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love, love, love your island. It is fabulous and to have the knife holder on the side. Unreal. Storage and stunning. Perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty. PS I love your brick floors also. I had them in a house years ago and I loved them so much.

Kristens Creations said...

Love the island! Your kitchen is really pretty...love the striped rug too!

classic • casual • home said...

You are so stylishly organized!! Love to be here.
Having my first Champagne flute give-away following a fun bridal shower we had yesterday.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Linda! Sorry you have not been feeling well and I hope you get better soon. The island is perfect for your kitchen and I love the beadboard cabinet fronts. I would fill the jar with sea shells, buttons or any vintage items. It would also be pretty filled with flowers.
Hugs,
Sherry

Tootsie said...

this is fantastic...I would love one of these! thanks for hosting!

Shirl said...

Brilliant find, its looks beautiful in your kitchen ... :0)

Marlee said...

Great island...looks like it is the perfect size for your kitchen. Thanks for hosting the party and for stopping by my place.

Lori said...

My party link has jar ideas. Yours is huge. Wonderful island, they are so useful. enjoy!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Linda, I love your island. I don't think you could have found one that had more features. I linked up to your party today for the first time. Thanks for hosting. I'm on my way to visit some others who joined the party.

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
Your kitchen island is wonderful! And so is your entire kitchen....it's beautiful.

I'm off to look at all of these wonderful party participant's posts. I'll be busy for awhile.

hugs
Sissie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I like your island. I bet you have found all kinds of uses for it. Pretty kitchen, too!

Erin said...

I am loving that island Linda!!! Super color and love the stainless top. That jar is gorgeous! First thing that came to mind was pickles, hehehehehe! Seriously, I think you could put a wonderful arrangement in it of sticks, peacock feathers, something cool and eye catching, or use it to hold something else cool...yes, so helpful I am.LOL. You will make it look beautiful, I have no doubt:)

Tiaras & Bow Ties said...

Hi Karen, I'm your newest follower and linked to your party for the first time! I hope you are feeling a bit better, that Flu bug is still makin it's rounds.
I absolutely luv that huge Mason jar...jelly beans or peeps for easter perhaps? Lengths of ribbon or lace? Gorgeous huge hydrangeas for summer.
I luv it if you stopped by tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Love the island bench. Looks great, and is useful. What more could you ask for?

x

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

LOVE the island ~ fabulous. My mother-in-law has a similar jar, she filled it with vintage wooden kitchen gadgets and balls of kitchen twine, the contrast in texture and color in the jar looks fantastic. I love it so much that I've been on a hunt for my own. Thanks for hosting such a fun linky ~ life has been busy, so I haven't been able to join in for some time ~ excited that I could join in on the fun today!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

First I'm hoping you're feeling better!
What a beautiful island!! So much needed storage too.
Gorgeous jar also...and for free? gett outta here!
*hugs*deb

Carrie said...

Thanks for hosting this party. I am new and I linked #145. I'm a new follower of this great blog. I hope you can stop by and see what I do at fineandhandy.blogspot.com

laxsupermom said...

Love your new island! It looks like the perfect size for your space. Love the top and the nifty storage on the end. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this party each week.

CAS said...

The island is fantastic! I really like the stainless top, but you can't cut directly on that, can you? I'm not familiar with stainless as a counter top, but it is so pretty. I think you could fill that beauty of a mason jar with just about anything & it would be gorgeous. You could always add a cloth cover, making it like a shower cap with elastic in it for easy on & off, or simply cut the circle with pinkers & use ribbon to tie it on. You could change out the top seasonally or have it coordinate with whatever you decide to put inside. Please, stop me now, mine mind is spinning with possibilities!
CAS

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I was late too Linda! We had some storms roll through last night and I was trying to get stuff done before they hit. Nothing too bad though.

Love your new island. Lots of great storage and the metal top is best part!

Shelia said...

Hi Linda and I hope you're feeling better! I love your new island. She's really pretty with that stainless steel top and so much storage! Love that. Thank you so much for coming to my party and I see I had better leave for you've got to be the hostess for your own party! :)
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marianne said...

Your island is beautiful and I love the white cabinets and the natural wood on the island mixed together. YOu kitchen is beautiful!
Marianne :)

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com said...

"She" is a beauty! Thanks for hostessing.

Fishtail Cottage said...

thanks for hosting!!! i added two links today because i was so excited to share something i made yesterday - kinda goofy for most (but i'm not that crafty)...xoox, tracie

Sharing with Sherri said...

Great kitchen island! It looks just perfect in that wonderful kitchen you have!

Sherri:)

Blue Velvet Chair said...

Thanks for another great party! I hope you'll stop by my blog and have a peek -- hopefully 'follow' if you like what you see. It's still pretty new, but I think you'll get the gist. Hope to see you peeking around.
Michael
http://bluevelvetchair.blogspot.co

Melissa said...

Thanks for letting me know about your party and for visiting my blog today. I linked up two things. Bulletin Board and Carrot Pen Tutorial! I am following you now. Hope you can follow back! :)

Tammy @ Type A said...

i love the island, looks great.

Low Tide High Style said...

Linda, I love your island, so glad you waited until you found just the right one! And that mason jar could be used for all sorts of wonderful things, I can't wait to see what you do with it! Congrats to Donna!

Feel better!!

Kat :)

Karena said...

Linda I adore your new kitchen island!! It is perfect!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Great island! I think I have that same silver bunny platter by your sink. Got it down south :)

Tks for stopping by and inviting me to link up. You're a great hostess!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Love the island, it goes well with your kitchen. Thanks bunches for hosting another fun party, I so enjoy browsing all the great ideas. :)

Drop by The Tattered Tag

mississippi artist said...

Your island is perfect for your kitchen, and so much storage space! I have a jar like that, except mine has a wire and wood handle. I have it full to the top with cookie cutters.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Love that island! Looks like you found the perfect one! Your dishtowel drawer looks so neat too. :)

Little Brick Ranch said...

Thanks for hosting!! Love the Island - you just inspired me to attempt to put my new buffet on wheels!! :)

Thanks for stopping by to enter my GIVEAWAY and becoming a follower! I am your newest follower too!!

Pam said...

Great addition to your kitchen. It gives you a ton more storage. I love the stainless steel top!

dogsmom said...

Hope you are feeling better every day.
Your island is wonderful and even better than you got it at a thrifty price. I wish I had enough kitchen to need an island.
Your jar is fantastic and has so many possibilities. I am sure it can be changed out seasonally.

Pamela said...

Linda love your new island!! I think every kitchen should have one if they have the room! Also love your brick floor!

Cindy said...

Hi Linda~
I am soooooo glad I found your blog! I just love all the great ideas I get from Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays. And I really love your new island! :o}
~Cindy

Diann said...

Hi Linda!
Oh, your new island is gorgeous! Love the wood! And that Mason jar is just too cool! I haven't seen one that large beore. I can't wait to see what you do with it. Thank you for joining TTF! have a great weekend!

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