Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No.92 and a GIVEAWAY

Hello ladies...I know all of y'all have a lot of THRIFTY Christmas ideas to share with all of us this week...so get it all together and let's see what you got! Today I'm going to share my $10  bread box that I found back in October while I was on vacation in Asheville, N.C....I'm so lovin' it. It's really big and the colors are just right for my kitchen...so I had to have it...you know how that goes. I have displayed it on the bottom shelf of my buffet table in the breakfast room. I filled it with some thrift store greenery...a large monogram platter and a Ikea lantern (just about everything at Ikea is thrifty)....so see...you can have a nice vignette too for just pennies. As I look around my home at all my Christmas decor, I can say that I'm very proud of all the awesome deals that I have here. Please be sure to ENTER MY GIVEAWAY...info is below my thrifty vignette.
                                                          Blessings,
                                                             Linda
I'm linking up to these fun parties....
Tabletop Tuesday
Holiday Housewalk
Tuesday Treasures
Twice Owned Tuesday
Show and Tell Friday
Flaunt It Friday
                                               Anybody know anything
                                              about this South Carolina
                                                            bakery?
                                     My little Santa was a gift that I received
                                                  about 15 years ago.
                                     Shabby fits in just fine here at my nest!!!

 GIVEAWAY....

Sill need a gift for a friend or family member and don't know what to get them? How about a decorative CAKE TESTER? You can enter today to WIN one here at Coastal Charm. Even better, go ahead and purchase one for a gift and then maybe you will be the lucky WINNER and you can keep it for yourself! Beth from ONE 30 ONE DESIGN CO. has donated one of her beautiful Cake Testers for one of y'all to WIN...here is the description of it.
This Cake Tester has lampwork beads in blue and amethyst colors. The bottom bead has some organic swirls of tan and the top blue and berry bead has raised dots. Smaller Czech glass beads are silver core clear and amethyst with Tibetan silver spacers topped with a "Made with love charm". The rod is food grade stainless steel (not a repurposed bbq skewer, hat pin or other wire-solid stainless steel). Absolutely no glue, plastic or adhesives of any kind. You can find more of these in her ETSY shop...click here to check them out.


Now let's see how you can WIN!
1. Go over to Beth's ETSY SHOP and come back and tell me your favorite
    item. 2 entries
2. Be a follower of COASTAL CHARM. 1 entry
3. Post the giveaway on your sidebar. 1 entry
PLEASE leave a comment for each thing that you do.
The giveaway will end on Friday 12/16 at midnight.

****Please everyone, follow these guidelines!****

1 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. If you find that your link has been removed, it's because you have not done this.

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.




92 comments:

Brandi said...

Love your bread box Linda! I like the way you decorated it for holidays! Take care and thanks so much for hosting!

Jean said...

Oh my! Those cake testers are to die for. You're right I should just buy one. I'm thinking the artisan glass are beautiful. What a great idea. Please count me in. You know I follow, too.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Linda I love that bread box and love the pretty vignette you created too!

Cindy said...

So nice! I'm a follower, thanks for the chance to win!

Sherry said...

Hi Linda,
These are very pretty cake testers. I like the ones with the pink beads. I am a happy follower of yours. Thanks for hosting and Merry Christmas!
Sherry

Aimee said...

Thanks Linda!!! Glad to join your party ontime! For a month now I've thought it started on Tuesday! No idea what I was thinking. LOL!!! Hope you had a great weekend and a wonderful week ahead!

XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Linda, this bakery box tray is really wonderful! Just linked up for some of my Christmas vignette decor. Thanks for hosting, have a great week! xo

Redo 101 said...

I love the winterberry cake tester. And I love your baker's box, awesome!!! Thanks for hostessing the party and the giveaway!

Mary

Redo 101 said...

I follow your blog!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I've always been a happy follower of your blog and thank you for hosting your fun party as I always lok forward to joining! Thanks for the great giveaway chance, I love the Winterberry cake tester, hope I'm the lucky one!! Hugs,
FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

i have your button on my side bar. I'm off now to visit the other. Your bread box is adorable and you did such a pretty vignette. Have a great week. FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I went over to Beth's and all the cake testers are beautiful! I love the cobalt blue one. Lovely things. Hugs, FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your button for the "I was featured" (so cute) and I almost placed it thinking it was for the giveaway...LOL!!

Anita said...

Linda, I LOVE the box!! I have developed a love for old boxes myself. Love how you accessorized it too!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the vignette in the shabby box, Linda! Thanks for hosting! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Hibiscus House said...

I like Beth's Pretty in Pink Cake tester...

Hibiscus House said...

I am one of your followers and love your blog! I always feel like I am on vacation when I visit. I too love Asheville, NC and I love your wooden box being from South Carolina myself...Please enter me in your wonderful contest.

Hibiscus House said...

I put the giveaway on the sidebar of Hibiscus House. Thanks Linda for the giveaway. I so enjoy seeing everything people make and do. Talent everywhere.

April said...

Hi Linda!
I found you on Honey's blog (2805) and am so glad I did! I really love the Classic Black and Clear Cake Tester!

April said...

I am now a follower of Coastal Charm!

Donna said...

Linda,
Love the bread box arrangement with the red plate and lantern. I have a thing for old boxes and what could be better than a bread box?
Hugs,
Donna

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Linda you really found a treasure in that bread box. I might have to go to Ikea and find that lantern! So cute. I am a long time follower of Coastal Charm! hugs, Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Pick a favorite? Oh my they are all gorgeous. I guess right now I'm in love with the Cranberry Christmas Cake Tester, but then there are pink one's and blue one's oh my! I have put her shop in my favorites!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I added your giveaway to my sidebar!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

First let me say I love your Chritmas box! I love old boxes with sriting still one them.

It was so hard to choose just one from her Etsy shop! But I did choose...Frost...maybe cuz it's that time of year but it is gorgeous...could even be a an ornament ;)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/86712120/cake-tester-frost
*hugs*deb

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I love your blog and have been a follower for sometime. Thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing cake tester!
*hugs*deb

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Oh, I just adore that bakery box! And of course, lanterns are one of my favorite things. So cute! Thanks for hosting this party!
Great giveaway!

Okio B Designs said...

I LOVE that bread box! You decorated it so nicely for the holidays. =)

Jeanine

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love the spruce tree tester!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I'm a follower!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your vignette is the box is adorable! You are always such a gracious hostess! I linked up one of my mantels as everything I used was old.

Honey at 2805 said...

I am an avid follower of your wonderful blog!

Honey at 2805 said...

I visited Beth's shop and like the Cranberry Jewel because I love red!

Honey at 2805 said...

I posted the giveaway on my sidebar!

Trisha said...

I have never used a cake tester before since I have grown up around cakes being baked my whole life (my mom is a professional wedding cake decorator) but I think if I had one as pretty as Pretty in Pink, I would use it!

~Trisha

Trisha said...

I follow you and have loved joining your Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Parties lately. Thanks for letting me be a part of it!

~Trisha

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The red graphics on the box are just perfect for Christmas. Nice display Linda. Thanks for hosting.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I've added the giveaway to my sidebar ♥
*hugs*deb
http://dragonflytreasure.blogspot.com/

Coral and Coast said...

Hi Linda, thanks so much for hosting! I'm following you now! :) xo K

Sue said...

I am definitely likin' that old bakery box, Linda! Perfect for storage AND decorating. Cute lantern, too. I am a fan of accessories at Ikea; the furniture, not so much- but then I'm in the biz and I know the junk that they carry. Thanks for hosting once again. Christmas hugs to ya- Sue

Pam said...

That is such a cute box. Almost like a Coke crate, but without the dividers. Thanks for hosting the party!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

What a great idea-a decorative cake tester! I usually use a skewer. She has some pretty ones in her shop. My favorite is Spruce Tree because my kitchen is green. Love your bread box. I'm from SC but I've never heard of the bakery. Thanks for hosting this party, Linda!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

You know I'm a follower of your blog!

Gail said...

Hi Linda, I love that bread box and that pretty vignette you have created! Thanks for hosting.

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

I absolutely would have bought that great wooden box. Nice find. And it looks so festive in its Christmas finery. Thanks for hosting, Linda, and have a blessed week.
Lynn

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I put your giveaway on my sidebar!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I'm happily following!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I like the gold and silver cake tester!

andrea said...

That wooden box is so cute! I love wooden boxes. I have several Coke crate that I use for storage. Thanks for hosting, andrea@townandprairie

NC Sue said...

Good morning!
I’ve included your site on a page I’ve put together devoted to hops, challenges, and memes for every day of the week! The link to that page is under my header. http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/

Domestic Diva said...

I like the silvery metalic blue tester.
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Domestic Diva said...

I like silvery metalic blue tester.
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Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc.

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Joy, A Vintage Green said...

Thanks for hosting Nifty Thrifty No. 92 Linda. Always leads to reading some great posts.
-Joy

middle child said...

I am a follower and that cake tester is absolutely beautiful! I want to click on all the thumbnails here but I know I would wander forever and hubby would get made. Lots of good ideas though.

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Well not only did I visit Beth's Etsy shop, but I bought four of her gorgeous cake testers! They will make such unique gifts. What a very cool giveaway!

Michele Smith said...

What a cute bread tray. I have a several sunbeam bread trays in my garage.
Merry Christmas!

Kerry Rossow said...

Thank you so much for hosting!
Kerry at HouseTalkN

RhettDidntGiveADamn said...

Thanks for the opportunity to link up! xo

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Thanks for hosting Linda, you always hold one h.ll of a party.

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Linda! Thank you so much for hosting us this week! :-)
Vanessa

All That Glitters said...

Hey Linda! Your bread crate was made in the town I'm from! How neat! I don't know anything about the Bakery but I will ask my dad.

I visited the Etsy shop and I love this one!

Cake Tester Glass Lampwork Beads for your baking

Terry said...

I am a follower of your blog and have never seen a cake tester like this one! Love it!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Thanks for the party today first and Merry Christmas

there is not one of those cake testers I wouldn't like.
who would have ever thought of a fancy jeweled cake tester ? LOL

Janice

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am a Costal Charm girl and follow you

xoxo

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I'm already a follower of yours! Thanks so much for this great give away -- what a fun, unique item!!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Posting this on my blog!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Artisan Glass and Morning Brew are two favorites although it's pretty hard to pick even TWO favorites since they're all so stunning!!

Rebekah Greiman said...

Good Morning! I linked up my DIY Family Board Game that is all about YOUR family-whoever YOU are!
I have been busily creating homemade gifts for Christmas this year. My family is very much into this-maybe yours is too….
Thanks for hosting and have a great Tuesday!

diane@cottage-wishes said...

I am a follower of yours and would love to be entered for a cake tester!

di@cottage-wishes said...

I wnet to her lovely etsy shop and I would want to do a custom tester for my daughter the baker manager!!

Laurel said...

Hi Linda...love your bakery box :) Thanks for hosting...I'm all linked up! Laurel

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

first:) thank you so much for hosting this wonderful party and your bread box is DIVINE!!!!! hugs...

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

I am a Coastal Charm Follower...

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

i have gone to Beth's shop -- made it one of my favorites and my fav pieces are:
morning brew
devils food
pretty in pink
and silvery metallic

Jeanne said...

I'm following your blog now :-)

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful selection of Cake Testers! My favorite (though it was hard to choose) is the Cobalt Blue Lampwork beads Tibetan silver!

Jeanne said...

I have just posted a link to Coastal Charm featuring this giveaway on my side bar. Fingers crossed for a win!

The Single Nester said...

So many fantastic ideas! Thanks for hosting.

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage said...

Honestly, the one you pictured is my favorite. I also liked this one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/88560706/glass-lampwork-bead-cake-tester-leese

lane dot family at yahoo dot com

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/88560706/glass-lampwork-bead-cake-tester-leese

#2

lane dot family at yahoo dot com

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

They are adorable! Such a cute idea! I like the Summers Last Green one. Thanks for hosting.

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I'm a follower!

raggygirlvintage said...

Love your bakery crate, or any wooden crate! They are super useful for display and storage. I like to use them at markets to corral and display goods.
Tracey

fiona anderson said...

Hi, Linda - I'm a follower and my favourite cake testers are 'morning brew' and 'lampwork beads summer last green' (although they are all lovely).
Also I'm in the UK, so don't know if I can be included !
Thanks fiona@justpaintitwhite.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

Thanks so much! It's always a pleasure to visit your site! I'm linking up our upcycled radio cabinet at 238 and some DIY chandelier shades at 239. Enjoy your day!

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

Thank you for hosting!
Faye

Scribbler said...

Thanks for hosting! I don't know anything about that bakery, but I certainly do like the box and what you did with it.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Linda! Hope your Holiday season is going wonderfully!! I linked up my bedroom dressed for Christmas with lots of greens from my yard! Thanks for hosting! :)

Pamela said...

Thanx for hosting Linda!

shellyandrade said...

Hi Linda! Thanx for hosting! So glad to be back in the game after two failed computers. I see tons of great link ups this week! I'll be back tomorrow to check 'em out!

Thanx again - Shelly

The Corson Cottage said...

Thanks for the invite Linda and thanks for hosting! Better late than never...I will be sure to remember your party in the future. Carrie

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