Monday, November 29, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.40

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends...I know we sure did. Spent  Thanksgiving Day at my mom's house with family and eat way too much (I'm sure we are all guilty of this one). On Friday headed over to my sister's house for an IRON BOWL speaking of this game...this one will never be forgotten...after being down by 24 at the end of the  first quarter...we came back in full force and WON the game 28-27!!! I have spent six weekends in Auburn this fall going to our games and I can tell you first hand...these guys just don't give up! We are now #1 again and heading to the SEC championship game this week...I just LOVE those AUBURN TIGERS!!!!!

I have also been very busy this past weekend getting my home all dressed up for the CHRISTMAS know I'm hosting a CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE here at COASTAL CHARM on December 9 and so I can't be just half dressed when all my guests show know what I mean? Today I'm sharing my THRIFTY mantel with all of you...the only things new here are my glass ornaments that I bought at Ikea last year at 50% off. I had a great time picking up some discounted items at the after Christmas sales last year and now I'm having even more fun pulling it all out and playing with it! Looking forward to seeing what THRIFTY items and ideas you have to share this week...soooooo let's get this party her up and start visiting around and get inspired!
                                             Hoping all of y'all have a fun time here at my party
                                                        and come back again next week!
             I decided to keep my mantel simple this a twig tree was just perfect for that look!
                                                     It's very simple, but I'm lovin' it!
                                                      I did think about adding more,
                                                          but I think this will be the
                                                                     finial look.
                                             P.S. I have changed my mind...I will be adding
                                                    something on each side of the tree...check
                                                    back later to find out what I do!!!!!
                      When I saw these glass striped trees at Ikea last year...I knew I had to have some.
                                           I'm sorry to say, but I don't remember how much
                                             I paid for them...I sure wish those guys at Ikea
                                                would put price tags on their merchandise!
                                                          Momma and her baby!!!!
                                        Garland that I have had for years...just added some berry balls
                                                                and twigs from my yard!
                         These white stockings were owner of one of the antique shops
                         that I was located in, didn't want them any more...they were brand
                                     I said sure...I will be happy to take them off your hands.

                                 I have always wanted to display wreaths on my plantation shutters
                                 in the this year...I did just that! I used some ribbon that I
                                 already had on hand and added some  red and lime green balls from
                                                                         my stash!
                                   If your liking the look...head right out to your own yard and
                                   cut a branch...then get a container...some styrofoam...sand 
                                    (I used sand because I have plenty of it here on the coast)
                                        and then add some you will have a
                                           NIFTY  THRIFTY CHRISTMAS TREE too!!!!
                                    Still pondering where I will used the rest of these beauties...yes
                                                                  I have more!!!

Grab my it on your blog so all your friends can come by and join in on the fun!

***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 Etsy shop or something similar (I will delete the link...believe me...I don't like doing this).

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.

Come join me at these fun parties!
Table Top Tuesday
Metamorphosis Monday
Just Something I Whipped Up
Make It For Monday
The Lettered Cottage
Tuesdays Treasures
Hooked on Houses


La said...

Your mantel looks wonderful. I especially love those FREE stockings. La

Unknown said...

WOWZERS! That is really a pretty setting ... simple yet elegant & o'so bright. Love it!

TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Olive said...

Love that twig tree and the tiny ornaments are darling. ♥O

Blue Creek Home said...

I love the simplicity of the twig tree with the red and clear ornaments. The tiny red ones are sooo cute!

I may be coming to your party half dressed!!! We got everything up outdoors over the weekend and I just finished the main tree, Al got his Auburn tree up yesterday and Alex has a live tree in Blue Creek Basement. I still have the foyer, the mantle, and Caro's room to go! It's a good thing that I enjoy doing it!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your mantel looks fantastic! I love the little twig branch and the ornaments! Very simple and sweet! Your wreath is beautiful. While out shopping, I noticed that red and lime are very popular this year. I like it!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Linda! I love your mantel! Those ornaments are so cute and colorful! And those stockings...gorgeous and you can't beat the price! :-) Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Sylvia said...

Linda, ohhh I love football games when they are sooo close...I get all excited and sweaty! hahaha

The mantel sure looks cute...the tree twig is a great idea and looks great with the IKEA decorations. Very pretty I think!


michelle said...

Love you mantel and the twig tree is perfect! Your fireplace looks so cozy!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your mantel is just beautiful. I love that little twig tree. So cute! And those striped tree ornaments are really neat. Things are looking beautiful at your house! Love & blessings from NC!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

This is so cute! I love the tree shaped ornaments and the addition of the wreaths in each window.


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Thanks for hosting~ and I will put your button up on my sidebar~ hope you will come by and join in my Feathered Nest Holiday Friday parties in December too! :)

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Linda, I hope you enjoyed your holiday and had a great weekend. Thank You for hosting today....Julian

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

those are the sweetest little ikea trees! your mantle looks FUN! Thanks for hosting!

KimMalk said...

I really like your stick tree, fun and just right for "coastal" decor.

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for hosting! Love the simplicity of your mantle.


barbara jean

Anonymous said...

What a cheery and bright mantel. Love the tree and all the pops of red. I like how you put the wreaths on the inside of the windows, too. I'm doing that in my dining room, this year. Love it!

Enjoy your night!


Betty said...

Your mantle looks great. I really like the simplicity of it and that twig tree is a great idea. Easy to do and elegantly simple. Thanks for hosting again this week.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Thanks for hosting. Love your Christmas decor. Looking forward to the Christmas link party. I'm going to take some photos of my Christmas decorations tomorrow.

Simple Daisy said...

So festive!!!!! Love a simple red christmas:)

Vicki said...

Hello there! I think it looks great. I'm taking a simple approach this year too. Last year I filled every corner. This year, I'm creating a few vignettes here and there of my favorite things and going a bit more rustic. I love yours!

Laurie said...

Oh, I may have to steal your wreath-from-the-plantation-blinds idea! It looks fab! said...

Love this twig tree and the ornaments are perfect.

Biljana said...

So beautiful Christmas decoration, thanks for hosting:))
Hugs, Biljana

Life in Rehab said...

I'm planning a twig tree too- I LOVE the look of yours! The whole mantle is very vibrant.

very merry vintage style said...

I love your mantel and those stockings are gorgeous! I'll be at your party Dec. 9 and put your button on my sidebar with a link. I'd love to have you join my link party on December 1 (OMG that's tomorrow!)

Susan Freeman said...

I love your mantel and those striped trees are terrific!!

Susan and Bentley

cindy said...

Love that twig tree! I'm working on mine this week, though I'm not sure how it's gonna turn out :)

Your whole mantle is lovely, and I am swooning over the FREE stockings!

Shellbelle said...

I love your twig tree! Since I packed up all my belongings and put them in storage a month ago, I just may wander outside and see if I can find a good twig and I know there's plenty of sand. No ornaments, but I do have a bunch of shells I found on Sanibel Island a few weeks ago. I need to do something so I can join in on your party, lol.

Okay, you've inspired me! Thanks.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like your mantel decorations. My bargain is from last year's after Christmas sales also.
Almost did not make it today. Thanks for hosting again this week.
I am not a football fan, but had a couple people at my house when that game was going on, that were not real thrilled.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I love the look of the wreaths on the shutters!! Thanks again for hosting!

Unknown said...

A bright cheery mantel. Fun! :)

the mama said...

I love the tree. :) Those ornaments are adorable!!

Abby M. Interiors said...

I'm so glad you visited my blog tonight so I could discover yours!! This whole room is simple, warm, fresh, and just what I like! I was even considering doing wreaths like that on my windows and I love how yours turned out.

I've added your button to my THRIFTY mantle post! ;-)

ohiofarmgirl said...

I think your thrifty tree is just the cutest...and I love the striped trees too. I will stop back to see what you are changing. Blessings, dianntha

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey Linda! Thanks for your sweet comment on my mantel..I had such fun putting it together. Your's is adorable...I LOVE the branch tree and your garland looks real...I've never seen the pine branch kind, very neat!
See ya on the 9th! :0)

Jeanne said...

Hi Linda, I tried to comment yesterday and for some reason the comment section did not come up. Any way I had a busy day yesterday and didn't have time on my computer to visit. I am trying to see all the fun posts today.

I adore your twig tree and would love to take the idea and use it. So pretty and clever too. Your mantel looks great. You always share the best things and I enjoy this meme so much. Thank you for hosting.

Hugs, Jeanne

Alyssa said...

Pretty and those trees from IKEA are beautiful! Sounds like you had a lot of fun putting that mantel together.

Carolynn said...

I love the simple "branch tree" with the pops of red from the glass Christmas balls! The tree ornaments from Ikea are so cute! I would have snagged them too! Thank you for stopping by my blog, it is so awesome to meet other bloggers! :) I will be linking up to your party too! Thanks for the invite!


Sandy Ang said...

Posted my Tropical angels project and now off to hop around for holiday ideas.

Angela said...

Love that you used the twigs and natural elements. I used them in my tree for the first time ever (stole the idea from some creative blogger) and I just love it. I think it's the best my tree has ever looked. I added pinecones in the tree too. Can't wait to join your party on the 9th. Thanks for inviting me.


Darn! Missed the party - But LOVED seeing your decor! Faves are the wreath hung on your plantation shutters this year and simply adding berries to your existing garland for an update! beautiful!

:D Lynda

Mindy said...

I like your decorations! Cute mantel as well! Thanks for letting me know about your thrifty link party, I so would have linked up, but it looks like it's closed, sorry I wasn't over quicker! Happy Holidays to you!

The Single Nester said...

I love the tree on your mantel. It reminds me (in a good way) of Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree.

Jilly said...

I like your mantel. Well, I noticed one thing that, Those ornaments are so cute and colorful, and I never seen this type of collection, it is really unique and so cute.

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