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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thrifty Thursday, Tablescape Thursday

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Our Hostess for Tablescape Thursday today is Susan @
Between Naps on the Porch

When I entertain for large groups I love to have" stations"

Cake station

Panini Station

Drink station

Our hostess for Thrifty Thursday is Leigh @ Tales from Bloggeritaville

This is something that excited me beyond words! I entertain a lot, so I am always looking for something beautiful and functional. This particular quest has been YEARS in the making. I thought I had always wanted a glass hexagon shaped drink dispenser. You know like this

From Sur la Table ( one of my favorite catalogs)
But something always held me back.

But then by chance, I found this

I adore it and way more than the other!
I love the finish and I love the solid brass spigot
It holds 2 gallons

the other one holds 3 gallons.
plastic spigot
That one $ 70.00 (without stand) add another $18.00 for the stand

Now here is the best part

mine under $10.00!!
reasonably priced to begin with and totally worth it.
But then mispriced!

The lady said she had to give it to me at that price. I was so lucky!
So I truly feel I had an awesome Thrifty Thursday!

Good things come to those who wait!


j said...

Your tablescape is so pretty!

There is a glass drink dispenser at Hobby Lobby that I am in love with. We DONT entertain much at all however and it would be a waste of space and money. But I look at it everytime I am in there.

susan said...

You are one lucky girl on the drink dispenser!! I love the "station" idea. I think it helps with serving a large crowd much better than a buffet!

Keetha Broyles said...

I was once at a youth convention. One of the exhibitors kept a glass hexagon drink dispenser JUST LIKE THAT ONE with iced lemon water. It was the MOST popular of all the exhibits - - - everyone lined up to get that icy refreshing drink of water!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I know you'll love your drink dispenser! I have the octagonal one - but not the stand -- I need to find one of those!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Your food looks delish!!!
I love your drink turine! I think those are so beautiful. My mom has one of these that she uses every holiday or event she host, I swear that drinks taste better in it. Its so pretty!!! You got a great deal!!!!! That is awesome!!!! Love it!

Chandy said...

That is so cool! It is lovely and I love the idea of stations when you entertain. During the big holidays, I always have a dessert table.

Lovely cake station, btw!


Wendy said...

Oh My Stars! You got such a great deal on your drink dispenser!...and it is adorable. I love your entertaining stations...perfect to accomodate a large group so there is no congestion in one area. You are a perfect party planner!

Anonymous said...

I would park my butt at the Panini station right next to the drinks. It all looks great.
Happy TT
Love Claudie

Anonymous said...

I like to use the stations idea too. Kind of keeps people circulating. What a great deal on the drink jar. Love it.

Unknown said...

I think it's wonderful all the attention and love you obviously put into getting everything ready for your guests and family. Looks great.
Happy Twirls,

Unknown said...

I like the idea of stations! Everything looks great! Your dispenser is really pretty, I've never seen one like it!

Kathy said...

Hello, What a great idea your stations are all so pretty and I love your drink dispencer for a large crowd, Happy TT, Kathy.

Tracy said...

Those are some AMAZING finds! Beautiful. I really like your idea of stations and your set-ups are lovely! = )

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your table scape is beautiful. That cake looks like it might be as good as it looks.
Your drink dispenser was such a bargain, I'll be you're glad you waited. It's lovely.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I like that you have different stations. That way everyone isn't bunching up in the same place. And great thrifty find!!!

Cass @ That Old House said...

May I line up at the dessert station? Looks mighty good!
An amazing bargain for the drinks container. Lucky you!

Susie Q said...

How great that they honored it! I've picked up a few things over the years that are mismarked...you have to be ready to walk away too. But I LOVE that drink dispenser.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Oh, I love your bargain! I've been looking at one similar at my Hobby Lobby! I agree with you, when I entertain large groups, "stations" are the trick. It helps with traffic flow and everyone isn't waiting behind each other. Great post! May you have a Happy Easter!

Peggy said...

Great ideas...love the stations. A quick blogging question...How did you get the neat font on your blog? I'm tired of those few choices in blogger. You can visit my blog and answer if you would...season-to-season.blogspot.com. Thanks, Peggy from PA

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

You lucky girl! Love your new dispenser! Love all the different stations...I do that, too, at parties. :-) I noticed all your wonderfully monogrammed pieces, too...perfect! So much fun...feels like I'm there at the party. :-) Susan