Sunday, January 31, 2016
Recent Finds....Old & New!
Hello everyone! Hope this finds you all healthy and happy!
Today I'm sharing a few recent finds. I've been trying really hard not to overspend on unnecessary items recently, but I let myself purchase a few fun items at the Bullseye Playground (Dollar Spot) at Target last weekend. I love this area of Target! I have a paper straw obsession and incorporate them into my seasonal decor so I had to have these fun ones to add to a summer vignette. I especially love the pinwheel ones! As you can see, they were $1 each.
Here they are in another item I had to have! I am obsessed with black and white stripes lately. Well, actually black and white anything, but especially stripes. This adorable little pitcher was $3 and will look great in vignettes all around the house.
And speaking of paper straws, here are some more that came home with me for $1 each.
I love the sweet ribbons and trims they get seasonally now. There isn't a lot on the roll, but they are great for small projects. I like to have a variety in my stash and for $1 each I couldn't pass these up.
Same for the baker's twine. I love the wooden spools it comes on...they can be reused after the twine is used up. They were also $1 each.
I thought these slate tags were just the cutest. I will probably use them like chalkboard labels and tie them on baskets. I could only find this one pack. I would have liked more.
There were 2 in a pack for $1. So cute!
I bought these adorable arrows to decorate with for Valentine's Day. I'll share my very minimal decor soon. These were also $1.
I like having these treat bags on hand for goodie bags for a variety of occasions. I love the cello bags and these were a smaller size than I normally find.
These Valentine's tags were so cute! I need to come up with a little something for my co-workers for Valentine's Day so I can use these. There were 4 per pack for $1.
I bought these tiny note cards to use on gifts. They were $1 for 8 cards.
I picked up these cuties at the Dollar General to use in my planner for Valentine's Day.
I had to pick up some things to decorate my niece's bridal shower at Hobby Lobby and couldn't resist picking up these journaling cards that were on clearance for a couple bucks. I don't have much fall themed scrapbook stuff.
Although I have been trying to stay out of thrift stores, I did pop in last weekend and this weekend as well to look for chairs for my dining room table. I need four matching ones and have been unable to find any. I have been very strict with myself to not buy too much used stuff as well as new. I am trying to downsize my decor items and collections and I can't do this if I visit the thrift stores too often. LOL! I did buy one item last weekend. I have a couple other pieces in this pattern and just love it. This sweet sugar bowl was $2.99.
I'm really glad I popped in yesterday looking for chairs because I found these. I have been wanting some since I first saw some like them. I love milk glass and the simple design on these is just so beautiful to me. I have a few floral ones hanging in my craft room but these will be so nice in my kitchen at Christmas.
Someone had made them into candles so I had to remove the wax but it was easy. i just ran them under hot water, stuck a fork in the wax and twisted and they popped right out. I paid $1.99 each for these. I really wanted them! I love it when I find something I have wanted for a long time. It makes me so happy.
And the candles aren't going to waste either! They were a pretty pink and light green color.
I also found another item I have been wanting for quite some time!
A plaid Thermos! They are so pretty in hot chocolate stations at Christmas! I was so excited to find this one and it is in perfect condition. It was $1.99.
As I was leaving, I spotted these adorable dinner plates. Not something I would use on a daily basis, but I thought they would be cute for a birthday supper or to hold a cake or cookies. They were 2 for $1 so I bought them. I can always bake cookies for someone and give them to them on the plate for a simple birthday gift if I choose not to keep them.
Love the pink rim and sweet little polka dots!
And, that my friends is it. I really have been remembering my word this year...intentional, and have been trying not to spend too much on
junk things I don't need, but every now and then it's fun! I will be back in a couple days to share another post from my Prague trip. I have 2 or 3 more to share with you, as well as my Valentine's decor, bridal shower decor, and my almost complete pantry! Lots going on around the Hunt house as we prepare for Miranda and Shahid to visit in March. I am just a little excited!!! I know I just saw her in December, but she's my best friend! The rest of my family is so ready to see her and meet her fella! :) Hope you all have a lovely Sunday and week ahead.
Until next time.....