Sunday, May 15, 2011

A little thrifty treasure!

Coasters are a necessity at my house.  We use them and abuse them!  I have numerous types that we rotate through but I am never happy with their performance.  A napkin always comes into save the coasters day from all the condensation.  I have been wanting some with a large cupped edge. 

I ran into the Hospice thrift store in town one day and found 6 coasters that hopefully with do the trick!  Not only were they what I wanted they were pretty.





The bottom of the coaster comes off so that you can put your own fabric in them. 
This is the ugly velour fabric that was in them.  Ughh!

I decided to use these fabrics in the coaster.


I love the way they stack

Perfect!  And they really do a great job.  Not to shabby for $2!

I am partying with:

Lacy


19 comments:

Jane said...

Oh, my...these are gorgeous! I love the fabric you chose.

Jane
frugalfineliving.com

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

I have coaster envy! Nice bargain, love the fabric especially the dragonfly:) I have that fabric.

Phyllis said...

I just wish I had found them first! Your choice of fabric is just perfect, and I want them just as they are! You found a real gem and turned them into jewels!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is great for $2.00, Lacy! I love the fabric you added!

Pat said...

These look wonderful Lacy. Love how you embellished these coasters.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Such a bargain you found. I love the fabric you chose to us to embellish them. Just too cute. hugs ~lynne~

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Lacy they look fantastic, I love the fabric you used in them!! Martina

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Lacy. I'm so impressed. I would have never thought about doing that. Now if I only had my moms old ones.

Hugs...Tracy :)

P.S. I cound you over at Rhoda's and I love your blog. I'm following you now too. I'd love you to come by and visit mine sometime. I've got a couple of giveaways going that you might like to enter.

Olive Cooper said...

They are delightful!

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Beautiful! I have some already and this is now on mt to do list!! thamks for the inspiration.

I would love for you to join me on Tuesdays for my Strictly Homemade Tuesday!

Renee said...

What a great idea using the placemats, bloggers are so smart!

for the love of a house said...

You are so creative Lacy! Those are adorable!

joan

tammylovesdishes said...

Wow! These look great with the new fabric. Nice job!
Tammy

Lindy said...

I had these coasters years ago and I so wish I still did -- I love what you did to them. They are perfect!

All That Glitters said...

oooh.......Those are pretty coasters!!! I really love the chunkyness of them!

Atticmag said...

Great find and improvement. A problem I have yet to settle in a satisfactory way. You're got it nailed. So nice to see. Jane

KK said...

I just love these. I also have tried many coasters. I love the bulkyness of these. They say, "I am a coaster." for those that need reminding. And they are so pretty. I don't like coaters that stick to the glass when you pick them up.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Lacy...have to say these coasters are awesome. LOVE the fabric combination. Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment about my porch. Your blog looks very fun and I'm going to look around a bit more. Happy Weekend! ~Ann

Pamela said...

What a cute idea!! Love um!