Valentine Tablescape and Recap of the week….

IMG_8827My under $20.00 Valentine Tablescape for 2015.

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The items purchased for my tablescape were:

Heart scarf, red dish cloths ( used as napkins) (2 per pkg), small glass vase and clear beads, strings of red and pink hearts, foam heart confetti for the table, pink and white paper plates (all purchased at the Dollar Tree) = $10.00 total

Everything else used in the tablescape I found in the house 🙂 It is not as elaborate or visually pleasing as the other tablescapes featured but I am sure mine will improve over the years as I add more thrift items and keep my eyes open for deals when I am out foraging some of my favorite places (thrift stores, Dollar Tree, Dollarama, auctions and antique stores).

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More Valentine Tablescapes

Here is a lovely dollar store centrepiece made by Rhona G from Rambings of a Southern Girl  be sure to click over to her site to get all the deets on how she made this inspiring creation. (Note the etched hearts on the glass).

This one is from Susie at Cake Plate and Other Treasures, she dug into her storage unit and went through EIGHT (8) tubs of dishes etc that she already had and created this amazing tablescape…I’m still stuck on the eight tubs – I could only wish :)))

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Glitter Wine Glasses

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This is a very easy, inexpensive and an under 30 minute craft.

Materials needed:

Wine glasses – I bought two from the Dollar Tree $1.25 each                             Mod Podge                                                                                                             Foam Brush                                                                                                                   Glitter Continue reading Glitter Wine Glasses

Valentine’s Day Tablescape from Plum Creek Place

Candy (even her name is sweeeeet..)from Plum Creek Place was the first blogger to answer the call of my Frugal Valentine Tablescape Challenge, which was to create a tablescape for $20.00 or under using thrift store, dollar store or already owned items.
Her tablescape(s) are truly amazing and oh so beautiful.
I am so jealous envious of all the fabulous “stuff” she has collected/thrifted over the years.  Candy was even so kind as to list prices for each item used.

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10 Things I Love About You!!

Last year around this time, I was absolutely flat broke (I was new to this Province and was still not employed….).   Since I am a lover of Valentine’s Day and needed a gift for my sweetie, I knew I only had one choice -I had to make the gift. It had to be meaningful, yet cheap :).

I came up with the 10 Things I Love About You Jar….. Continue reading 10 Things I Love About You!!

February is Heart Month so here is my challenge …..

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February is synonymous with being associated with the heart.  Here in Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation does it’s major fundraising campaign in the month of February. Click here if you are interested in reading more about Heart Month.

I continue to be a supporter and in past years have volunteered as a door to door canvasser. Gosh, nowadays, I think you can do most of it on-line (did I just date myself..???) Continue reading February is Heart Month so here is my challenge …..

Day 9: Oranaments from Recycled Toilet Tissue Tubes

WELCOME TO DAY 9 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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If you have been reading this blog for any length of time then you probably know that I have a hard time throwing things out, I prefer to recycle, reuse or repurpose whenever possible. I had a pretty big stash of toilet tissue paper tubes waiting to be turned into wall art or Christmas ornaments.

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