Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thrifty Table Centerpiece and...My First Blogger's Award!

Lately I have been on a decorating kick...but trying to be thrifty of course!  I've been to a few garage sales and consignment stores lately and am planning on posting about what I do with all the treasures I found!

Today's treasures are some colored glass votives and a tablecloth (I got for $1 and it looks like it came from Anthropologie!)

I made a centerpiece for my table--maybe a little early for the flowers but I am really ready for Spring!

The colored glass bud vases along with the white distressed stool are from Hobby Lobby (I got them 50% off the other day!)

My $1 tablecloth...perfectly match my place-mats from Target (I already had).

My finished decorated table!

And then the artist in me...inspired by the place-mats...painted this:

I primed over 3 square tins from Dollar Tree...Am I crazy?

Thanks to my wonderful friend, Angela Mcinnis, I entered the world of blogging and thanks to her I have also won:

Award!  Thanks Mrs. Mcinnis! You have always been a constant encouragement and inspiration for me!  Please check out her blog here!

The Rules For Receiving this award are:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Answer 10 questions.
3. Pass along to 7 blogs you've recently discovered & enjoy.
4. Leave your recipients a note, telling them about the award.
And the 10 questions are:

1. Why did you create this blog? I want to be an inspiration to others--through my art, writing, and sharing of ideas.
2. What kinds of blogs do you follow? Anybody who creates, interior decorating, before/after projects, people who I love and admire
3. Favorite make-up brand? Bare Minerals
4. Favorite clothing brand? Forever 21, Anthropologie, Gap
5. Indispensable makeup product? Lipstick--I hardly wear it.
6. Favorite color? Teal blue, mustard yellow, orange
7. Favorite perfume? Lolla: RELAX (from Anthropologie)
8. Favorite film? Return to Me (even my husband loves this movie!)
9. What country would you like to visit and why? Argentina--My dad grew up there.  And South Africa because my sister lives there right now! Visit her blog!
10. Would you rather forget to put mascara on one eye or forget blush on one side of your face? Of course blush on one side of my face!  

So NOW for the list of blogs I've recently discovered and now follow!

1. Kristen at The Knotted Nest

2. Jessica at James and Jessica Kent

3. Sally at Justin and Sally

4. Amanda at House Revivals

5. Kristin at Bearing the Stamp

6. Christi at Tilly and Fran

Melanie at You Made That

Congratulations to all of you--you are an inspiration to me and I want others to know about you too!

 Today I'm linking up to these parties:

Newbie Party at Debbie Doo's

Take-a-look Tuesday at Craft Edition


  1. Thank you so much for the award! I did receive this one already, but I will link to you on my page!

  2. Thank you so much for thinking of me!

  3. That is my kinda centerpiece! So cute and colorful. Thanks for joining me this week..have fun!!~ XO

  4. I love your mix of colors. Very pretty!!

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  6. Thanks!!!
    I love your blog! I think we need to go garage sales and consignment shopping together. Love the table!!

  7. so pretty! can you come over please...? :)

  8. you totally just made my week, michelle!! thanks so much :) love love the centerpiece. i need some flowers to pretend its spring too!

  9. Thanks so much Michelle! This brought such a smile to my face. That, and your centerpiece which has me dreaming of spring once again :)