Friday, April 17, 2009

Recent finds

When I go shopping for a specific something to fill in a spot, I often have trouble finding it, but if I just head out with an open mind and eye, I am only limited by my wallet.

These daisies were purchased at Michaels a few weeks ago thanks to a tip from Susan at Between Naps On The Porch

With Easter decorations put away, my bay windows looked so bare. I didn't originally plan to put the daisies in my vase from a local art show, but I decided I like them there for now. The other window was still bare, but another trip to Michaels took care of that. After using my coupon, I spent all of $3.59 on these large marigolds. The vase has been a favorite of mine for decades. It is Fenton's hobnail milk glass.

At Home Goods I had hoped to find a red and white coffee mug to match one I'd bought there months ago. No luck on the mug, but this pitcher insisted on coming home with me. For $3.99, I agreed.

This dish is also from Home Goods. It may hold mints or it might hold jewelry overnight if I take it upstairs to our bedroom. It is 5" square and was $2.99.

Joann's is close to Michaels and I had coupons for that store too, so I stopped in there to look around. I saw this set of three lambs but couldn't tell if they were on clearance or not. They are made like the rabbit that was my centerpiece before Easter. That alone endeared them to me, but with all the knitting I've been doing lately, the idea of sheep sitting on my table appealed to me. They were originally $12.99 but I couldn't use my 40% coupon on them because they WERE on clearance! I spent $4.12 including tax!

These little finds have made me happy and haven't broken the bank. That reminds me....I do have bottles to return for their deposits....I may have to find another store while I am on a roll!


Smilingsal said...

Fantastic job of shopping! You are the MASTER SHOPPER!

Karen said...

I like all of the things you found. I love great buys!!!

dana said...

What wonderful bargains you found--I LOVE the Fenton hobnail vase!

That apron your friend created from your fabric is just wonderful!!!

Your Chick and Dee story is so cute!! I missed out on the Target Birds Blog Adventures, but I did enjoy sticking them in my PSat post for fun yesterday. Several bloggers commented on them. :)

Hope you're having a great weekend. Dana

The Urban Chic said...

Knit, just love all the white things--so clean and crisp looking, but for me, I love shiny lead glass crystal and even cheap glass with pretty designs on them. Love your Boyd's bear figurines. Miss you. Love and hugs, Pat

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE those white flowers!