So . . ., you've finally found the perfect place, lots of storage, nice size rooms, all the extra amenities. But, then you're told "no painting and no making holes in the walls"! You feel all your decorating plans going out the window. What can you do to make the space your own.

Well don't despair. There are many ways to get around the restrictions and limitations and I am here to share the ways I've overcome them over the past 18yrs.

I hope you enjoy my tips and will also share your own. I'll also be sharing some of my on going projects. Once again . . .

Barbe aka Bee

April 30, 2012

Frugal Treasures Tuesday #9

Hello, and a happy spring day to you!  Well, I'm afraid I didn't get to my projects this week; out of town guest came early so had to put things away until next weekend.  But I'm so happy my BFF is visiting and I hadn't seen her in 5 years!!!  But so much for my joy and on to the features from last weeks party.
The link which received the most links this time goes to:
Jo Knows of  Woman in Real Life.  These beautiful goblets from Dove Pottery is only one of many great finds.  You need to check out the full post to see her other finds and also the goodies her daughter scored!

Jenni of Abandoned Antlers really scored when she found this beautiful tureen!

This beautiful amber glass candle holder is from Thrift Score!  I just love the color and if you look close you can see the beautiful earrings, also.

Carlene of Organized Clutter is Ms Green Thumb with her beautiful houseplants and her post is a great read.  This isn't the pic she used in her link but I had to share it.  Is this cute or what?

If you want to add some zing to a simple blanket or other project, check out Petals to Picots .  She shares the tutorials to make these too!

You won't believe what Sherry at Decorating With Cents made this from.  And the final full project is inspiring!

Are you hungry and want a quick tasty dish!  Vicky at Decor & Harmony shares her recipe with tutorial for this delish shrimp and salad.  Yummy!

I really love that we had such a great variety of links, keep them coming.  If you were featured, feel free to grab my new featured button from the side bar.  Thank you all for sharing.
Now for this weeks party,  here are a few instructions for any newbies! : )
Link your thrifty finds, great gifts, inspirational post, crafty creations, photography, recipes, gardening or any of your projects- ongoing or completed.
Please add a link on your post, either text or grab my button, so others can find the party also.
No giveaways or Etsy shops please.
I would appreciate if you'd become my follower and leave a comment so I can follow back.
It would be nice if you'd try and visit at least 2 links so the party can grow.  The more the merrier!
Looking forward to seeing what great things you will come up with this week.  Thanks for sharing and for your support. ~Bee~
Join in below:


  1. Hi Bee!! What a nice surprise to see my blankets featured here!! I linked up again and also grabbed a featured button. Thanks for hosting!

    1. Hi Kara,
      Thank you and I look forward to see what you link this week. : )

  2. amazing to see my candle holder and earrings featured! thank you so much!

    ~Trudy http://thriftscore42.blogspot.com/

  3. Thanks for the great feature! I just linked up again with a new post!

  4. Barbe, thanks for featuring my dish! I'm here to party again with you.

  5. Thanks for hosting and for featuring me again! It brightened my day! Happy to participate again, with more of my mom's stuff. ;) I love the lunch box as planter, above. So cute.

  6. Barbe, thanks so much for hosting and I'm truly flattered to know my "shoe box" was featured!

  7. Great features this week! So glad you're having a lovely time with your BFF. :-) Looking forward to another terrific party!


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