Monday, May 03, 2010

Bargains for Nifty Thrifty Tues. & Tabletop Tues.

I'm joining Marty at

A Stroll Thru Life

for her

Tabletop Tuesday

Be sure to visit all the participants
for some great inspiration!

I found some nice pieces at T.J. Maxx to go in my kitchen.

The rooster plates were originally $8.00 but I got them for $3.00.

Woo-Hoo... I do love a bargain!

They make great chargers for my everyday dishes

or I can use them as platters for serving.

Now I'm kicking myself for not getting more!

I went back today & they're all gone.

These cute little covered casseroles were also on sale.

Of course, I foolishly only bought 2 of them,

thinking that I wouldn't be serving company in the kitchen.

They were all gone today, too.

The cute little plate holder below was not on sale but was only $10.00.

Using real plates cuts down on paper products going into our landfills.

I was lucky enough to find a second set today

so now I have enough appetizer plates for 12.

I almost forgot about the faux lemons...

I found them at Big Lots for $7.50!

It was a good day of bargain shopping

& I have had fun trying my new found

treasures in pretty settings.

Please visit Marty & Linda to see some more pretties!

Thanks for stopping by the Gazebo House &

letting me share my fun finds with you.




  1. Oh I love all the dishes you bought! Sometimes I don't buy enough of of good deal...and kick myself...I'm learning though to go ahead and get more...I can always give away as gifts if I don't really use them. Glad you got the 12 appetizer plates! All those soft buttery yellow colors are so beautiful and make such a great table!

    Miss Bloomers

  2. So cute! The colors are just so cheery and the lemons in the apothecary jar just seem so summery!! Love it!

  3. Rett, that always happens to me! I always think there will be more when I go back and alas...all gone! Never mind you did well with those lemons and the appetizer plates-they are lovely!

    Best wishes,

  4. fabulous colors and awesome frugal prices!

  5. Rett, love the butter color of these dishes and the rooster plate is gorgeous. I'm going to stop by Marshalls & TJ tomorrow. I'll let you know if I see any more of either. You found some great buys that work perfectly with your dishes.
    Hope you have a terrific week. ~ Sarah

  6. You found some lovely things!!! I love your place mats too!

  7. Rett-I always do the same thing! I am going to learn to buy enough the first time and not have regrets! You got some great deals!

  8. I love these colors! So cheery and warm.
    You know, you and I have the same granite. Check mine out and see. I have just posted my countertop in my posting tonight.
    Enjoying your blog.
    Ladybug Creek

  9. Very pretty! Nice bargains! You know I love all that yellow! I have a yellow post tonight too!


  10. Hi Rett!!!
    Great bargains and great finds!!!!I love to see a real meal set out for a real family!!!Makes the table looks so much better and real looking instead of it being staged!!!!Like it's trying to sell a kitchen table!!!!
    Love those plates!!!That salad looks delicious and the fresh tomato's look amazing, one thing I crave often is sliced tomato's with cheese and dripping in olive oil!!!!Oh and your strawberry, blueberry/raspberry dessert looks so good, I reached into the computer and took a big bite!!!!
    I love your little Longaberger basket!!!I have several and love them all!!!!But I do not have that one!!!
    Your table is amazing!!!

  11. Rett, I think you could make anything pretty! But these pieces are lovely. I am so fond of that beautiful butter color! Your tabletop would fit perfectly in almost any room in my home.

    I often would find a treasure and think I'll think about it and go back. And when I did it would be gone, and I would be disapointed.

    Now I put it in my cart and "edit" before I check out. If I get buyers remorse, I can return it.

    I'm going to be looking for a large jar and fill it with lemons for the summer. I love that sunny look!

  12. I love that buttery gold with red accents and this sure reads that combo. Great snags and of course gorgeous tablescape as usual.

  13. Very nice plates and what a deal! I love the colors of these. Delicious looking tablesetting too!

  14. Rett, what a beautiful yellow display. One of my new favorite colors. I did not use to be fond of yellow, but now have added it in a lot of different rooms. You scored some great deals. I have seen those dishes and you know you have to grab them when you see them at TJ or they will be gone. I have learned that the hard way, too. Maybe you will find some more. Thanks for the gracious comment on my sister's kitchen and my house.

  15. cheerful and sunny colors in your new pretties- partial to yellow and reds in my kitchen as well- we had the rooster plates here as well- although i do not believe they were marked down to just 3!

  16. Oh, What wonderful treasures you've found. Being the Rooster lover I am, I adore those square plates and the little appetizer plates are so cute inthe little stand! You've set up a very lovely vignette and set a pretty table.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. Rett, they are all wonderful finds and I love the pretty yellow color. The rooster plates are wonderful. Love the little appetizer plates too. I often look for small casseroles, they are so hard to find. These are beautiful. I like the vignette with the lemons in the apothecary jar. Just gorgeous and the table setting is fantastic. The food looks good too. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, marty

  18. I love all your finds. Those little yellow plates though are so cute. And I do love your lemon display. Thanks for sharing. Be blessed. cindy

  19. Hi Rett, I love all your sweet bargains. You will find so many uses for these and the colors are just yummy!

    Have a wonderful Tuesday.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  20. Wouldn't I love to go shopping with you! You have the most fun at TJ Max!

  21. rett, i'm doing a happy bargain-beautiful-plate-dishes dance.

    i'm tired but happy! LOL.

  22. Great finds! I love yellow---such a happy color. And the lemons are a nice touch! :)

    I'd love for you to check out my blog for a CSN give away! Have a wonderful day!

  23. I do the same thing, Rett. I buy only two and then regret it, go back for more, and they are gone. You would think we would learn.

    You did come home with some lovely treasures. Love those little covered casseroles.

  24. You really do have to grab what you want at TJ Maxx or HomeGoods don't you? Things are different every time you go. Love your finds...really like the little casseroles. I got some faux lemons last weekend too!

  25. I am crazy for the clearance sections of these stores - that's why I have all kinds of do dads and dishes but haven't spent all that much and it looks fab! I love what you've done - please stop and visit sometime, Jennifer jennsthreegraces

  26. Oh I love those little covered casseroles..How much? I will reread in case I missed it!
    I am going to look tomorrow! I have white, a few kinds, but love that butter yellow! I will buy them for myself for Mother's Day!
    Did you check in other places?
    Love all your bargains, and how pretty they look!

  27. I got so excited about the casseroles I forgot to say how pretty your table looks! Love the color combo and plaid! And those casseroles would look good there too!
    aye caramba!

  28. No way! Love those plates! I have been on the lookout for some rooster plates, but don't get to TJMaxx often. LOVE the placemats and napkins especially! We also always use real plates, cloth napkins, real glassware because it really does make a difference. Also, no plastic water bottles, but we recycle everything anyway. Love all your great finds!!

  29. I seriously love TJ Maxx and probably go there way too much! I love everything your purchased there and put together for a lovely table. Truly nifty and thrifty!

  30. Hello Rett,
    I'm lovin' those beautiful THRIFTY plates...thanks for showing them off at NTT!



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