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.....


  1. Target fun spot is always full of the cutest things! I think you are shopping with more intention!! Love the cute Christmas cups and the thermos!! Fun finds. I know you are so happy Miranda and her fella will be coming home to visit!

  2. Well I will say these really look like some great finds! I will be checking that department out real soon. I love straws and any kind of ribbon or string for craft ideas! Happy Valentines Day!
    Hugs, Roxy

  3. I MUST GET TO TARGET!!! Luckily for me, Target is too far to just stop in a lot....I will have to be intentional to go see what they have! I love all the kinds of goodies you found. I can just see you filling up your basket full. Lots of great finds at the thrift store too! I had fun shopping with you!

  4. You found some fun and some nice items, Vicky. I'm so excited to hear that Miranda and her boyfriend will be coming home for a visit.

    You sure have a lot on your plate but it is always fun to see how you pull everything together!

  5. Giving the plates as part of a gift of cookies is a lovely idea! Someone will really enjoy that! xx

  6. Hi Vicky, I love your plaid Thermos . . . great find. Perfect for a tailgate picnic, too . . . maybe when you go to the races with your hubby :) I will be watching to see what you do with your straws. I've been seeing them in the stores and I think they are so pretty, but I haven't thought of any use other than drinking through them. Wait, that's not true, I did see two of them used on a birthday cake holding up a tiny banner of flags . . . very cute:)
    Hope that you are having a wonderful week.
    Connie :)

  7. Oh darn, my closest Target is an hour away or I would be there now. Cute stuff and love your finds. I also buy plates for that reason. Two plates gives me a tablescape, then like you I can use for food gifts or to bring food somewhere without worrying about getting it back. Sweet thermos. :) You are busy, have fun with all your plans.

  8. Wonderful finds - each of them! thanks

  9. I like the twine the best. I had a plaid thermos but sold it on Etsy. How fun that Miranda and her boyfriend are coming for a visit - how long are they staying for?

  10. Those are some great finds, Vicky! I love the dollar spot in Target too. Love, love. love those Christmas milk glass cups and of course, the polka dot plates! And a plaid Thermos - lucky!! You'll have fun with that for sure! Oh! So glad you'll have your girl home for a visit soon. And bringing her young man with her....must be serious! :o)

  11. Those straws are adorable and I am obsessed with bakers twine! Looking forward to your pantry reveal! Do I hear wedding bells in the future??

  12. Look at all of that great loot! I wish Target was still in Canada. They all closed down last year after a failed attempt at crossing the border here. Too bad - I really liked their dollar bins for all the same reasons as you! You've got some great vintage finds there too. I haven't been to a thrift store in weeks. I may have to drop by one or two after school today!!

  13. I love the striped pitcher! And my mom has the same Thermos where she puts hot water before we go on any trip.

  14. Great finds Vicky! Love the milk glass mugs. So perfect for Christmas time. The thermos is awesome too!

  15. I can't ever leave Target without a few things from the dollar section. I absolutely love the milkglass Christmas mugs. They would go perfectly with my little Christmas plates-hint, hint .lol I 'm trying to stay away from the thrift stores too. Good luck with that!

  16. Hi Vicky,
    Oh Target Dollar Spot makes me weak in the knees! ;) I bought a few of the things you bought! Love that black and white pitcher!
    And your thrifty finds are amazing, love the milk glass mugs and the plaid thermos is super cute!
    Happy almost weekend!
    Big Hugs, Kimberley

  17. Oh I seen those cute clothespins on another gals blog and I want some and forgot to look at target when I was there
    I also lie the chalkboard like hearts, good finds

  18. Wonderful finds, as always! That sugar bowl is so sweet and everything you found...


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