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

July 16, 2012

Frugal Treasures Tuesday #18

Hello everyone, its that time of the week again.  So let's get right to the features of the week. . .
Your choice of most popular belongs to Jeannie Marie of Jeannie Marie & Company for her lovely plate flowers.  Truly unique and beautiful.

My favorite pic this week (which is really difficult) goes to Claiming Our Space for this beautiful, easy, and now sew pillow.  She makes it sound so simple to make.  And there are others . . . -_^

Kim at 2ndhand Moon hit the jackpot on thrifty scores.  I especially love this porcelain compote dish.

Talk about a great 'frugal' scores, check out Woman In Real Life!  This vintage ice bucket is only the beginning of her thrifty finds.

I fell in love with the tablescape by Cloches & Lavender for her Sunday dinner.  You must check out the chocolate icecream dessert she made, with tutorial, easy and luscious. 

Looking for a way to save that favorite blouse that was stained?  Check over at Crazy Thrifty Crafts for this fun and easy project!  A bleach pen, for real???   I have to try this.  

How about a great cool and healthy snack for the kids, of all ages!  These Bananicles(banana pops) by Parents of a Dozen!  I'm so putting this on my list for quick summer goodies for the grandkids!
Bananicles; banana pops
So there we are for this weeks features.  Thank you all so much for sharing.  Please feel free to grab the button below.


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  1. Thanks for the party...enjoy your week!

    1. Thanks for returning to the party, it means alot. Hope you have a great week also. Mine is starting off with a bang! More later . . . : )

  2. Thanks for doing this - and thanks so much for your help last week - I didn't screw it up this time! :)

    1. Your welcome, Kim. : ) I knew you'd get the hand of it. lol

  3. Thanks for featuring my ice bucket! I love all of your other choices. The bleach pen idea is great, although I don't trust myself to do it!

    1. Hi Jo and you are welcome. Try the bleach pen on an old t-shirt or maybe an old pair of jeans. Let me know if you do.

  4. thanks so much for hosting! oh and congrats on your new place! love the vintage details too like the cabinetry in the kitchen and the yellow tile and the built-ins in the bedroom! may you enjoy your new space.

    1. Hi, unfortunately the new place fell through! Still stings a bit but I'll keep moving forward until I find something else. Thanks so much for coming back to party and for leaving a comment.

  5. Awesome finds, Barbe!! I want that compote bowl, and I have to try that bleach pen trick!

  6. Hiya Dea,
    I know, these thrifty finds are so great. I want to try that beach pen also. I can see so many things to create with the pen. If you post on your blog about one of your doilies you give as gifts, you can add to the party! : )


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