Monday, June 28, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No. 18 and a GIVEAWAY

Hello everyone...hope all is well with you and hope you have BIG plans for the upcoming July 4th holiday...I know I do! I will be spending the holiday at my beach condo in Gulf Shores. I was not lucky enough it get a ticket to the Jimmy Buffet concert here on the beach this Thursday...I guess I will just hang out near the area! I don't have much to share this week...sometimes that just happens. I do hope you have lots of treasures to show off this let's get this PARTY started!

PLEASE don't forget to enter my COASTAL HERE to enter!

****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. I have seen that some of you have forgot to do this…so this is just a sweet reminder.
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. Please do not link to an Esty shop or something similar (I will delete the link). If I see that your post is not really on track with the NTT theme and also if you don't link back, I'll delete your link...please don't make me do this. It's common courtesy to link back to the person having the party, so that all of your readers can find it too.
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! What a great way to meet new friends.

I just love silk lampshades and I found this little baby at a garage sale for only 25 cents...I knew she would be mine when I spotted that awesome price tag!This sweet little silver cross was not a garage sale find...Mr.CC and I received this as a gift from one of our children that we teach in Sunday School...I just love displaying crosses around my about you?

I'm linking to the following parties!
Garage Salen Party


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Linda, that cross looks great on the lamp like that.

Diann said...

Hi Linda!

Isn't it nice to find such a pretty shade you could use forsuch an awesome price! And the Cross is beautiful! yes, I have several crosses throughout my house. I love them.

Sandy said...

Hi Linda! Yes, I have crosses in my home, it's a great reminder of a what my Savior has done for me!

Debbiedoos said...

I love crosses, have many of them. Great score on the lamp shade too. Hope all is well Linda, feel like I have not seen you in forever:)!~ Hope you do not mind I linked up an audition tape I sent in for the Oprah show....I do have a nifty thrift table in the video that I redid. Thanks so much.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Linda, 25 cents for a lampshade? are you kidding me? It looks great, and the cross is another wonderful touch. Linda

Unknown said...

Love the lampshade and love the price! The cross is beautiful and has such a sweet story. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Sue said...

Wowie. a whole quarter for the lampshade? That is definitely a major bargain! Your gifted cross looks lovely on the lamp. How sweet of the class to have given it as a gift.
Thanks for hosting the par-tay- so much fun to see everyone's finds.
:-) Sue

Michelle said...

Good find on the lamp shade. Beautiful cross displayed! That was a great idea!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Beautiful lamp and what a great find on the shade. I love the cross hanging on it too. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

KimMalk said...

I hope you have a great time this weekend. Your lampshade was a steal!

Michelle said...

Great deal on the lampshade! I love how you paired the cross with the lamp! It really gives it that added Oomph! :o)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Linda! I can't believe what a great deal you got on that beautiful lampshade! And the cross is so pretty! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Victoria said...

That looks gorgeous and I don't think you can beat a deal like that! I'm not entering your giveaway because I won 2 this month...and they were both awesome so I don't want to be a giveaway hog!!!

Thank you for hosting your fun party, I haven't linked up in a while so I'm glad to be here participating today:)

Wendy said...

Love the look of the cross on the lamp. Great idea! Thanks again for hosting a fun party!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful silk shade. You don't see those very often these days! Just lovely.

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

I love silk, too, or linen, and yes, I have a hallway of crosses down to our basement theater room!
What a sweet gift for your hubby from one of his children :)

Cap Creations said...

Thank you for hosting the link party! And yes I love crosses around the house too!

Grannys Attic said...

Love the lampshades and the crosses. Thanks for being such a sweet host! Blessings, Vicky

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Jeanne said...

Good morning Linda, I started linking up to your thrifty meme and I am enjoying meeting some new friends, including you. Your Blog is interesting and fun. I live in the mountains in NC so 'Coastal Charm' is not a look for me. However, most of my life was growing up in Fl. near the beaches. I have to say, the mountain life is for me. I still love the beaches and the charm of living near the beautiful coastal life as well.

Love the darling shade and the cross you hung on the lamp. A sweet gift to you and a lovely way to display the beauty of a cross.

Happy thrifty day to you.
Hugs, Jeanne

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

New silk shades are so pricey, so good for you! I love that you took the time to decorate the lamp further with such a personal touch. Isn't that what really makes a house a home! Thanks for the party! Rory

Bonnie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. It is nice to meet a fellow southerner close to home. I am in south Alabama.

I'll be reading your blog.

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Life in Rehab said...

We're Buddhist and we still love crosses. Yours is just lovely. You should do a post with examples of your collection.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Love your lamp and the cross is the perfect accent!

I love displaying crosses...they remind me of my wonderful Savior! I have them everywhere! So sweet that it is from your Sunday school class!


Sandy said...

Love the lamp with the cross.. I must have dozens of little and large crosses scattered around my home.. I love the Celtic ones.
I do hope it was ok to post the story of "Heather" on your bloghop.. her family is really in need of donors for her.. their desperate!
Hopefully your readers will be of help..
thank you

Diane said...

Your lamp is soooo pretty and yes, I love displaying crosses and fleur de lis items Ü

Laura S Reading said...

Makes a great combination!

Happy "4th" week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

The cross was such a wonderful gift. I'm sure it means a lot to you coming from a child you teach such important truths to.

I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties each week:


You can get the details here:

Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

Hope to see you there!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Melissa said...

The cross is lovely makes me want to break out the silverware and make another one.

Thanks for hosting.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I never pass up a lamp shade! They are way to expensive to buy! What a sweet gift of a cross


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