Thursday, July 29, 2010

What I Bought On My Summer Vacation

Any time I can walk out of Marshalls {or Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Pier 1, Tuesday Morning ~ you get the idea} spending under $50.00 it’s a great shopping day for me.   Today’s trip to Marshalls was just such a morning and the $49.79 spent included a pair of shorts at $16.99!  Here’s what I got:


A few of these items were on clearance {the wire tray and the 1, 2, 3 hooks}.  The leaf bowl was $4.99.  I’m thinking I need a little bit of a change from the floral arrangement I currently have on my kitchen table.  Although, I might wait until September and add some Fall-like things to this bowl.  {Digressing ahead: Dollar Tree already has Fall decor out.  They had some cute little ceramic pumpkins that I made myself put down and walk away from}.


These crown hooks were $5.99 each.  About what I’d expect to pay at Marshalls so no win or loss on those.


I couldn’t pass up this wire tray for $5.00.  I don’t know why I like these.  Even though I have enough trays like this I still look when I see them.  I guess it plays to my liking to have things organized yet in view.



I saw this 1, 2, 3 hook in a sage green {$7.50} and right away thought, “uh-oh, they’re onto us!”.  I’ve seen various numbered items in blogland before I saw them in stores.   I know this has been mentioned before but sometimes you have to wonder where it showed up first ~ the blog or the store!


I could have spent so much more, but I have learned restraint.  They had some great dishware and a wonderful white teapot {it was missing it’s lid though};  frames, florals and even small appliances like a coffee maker.   I have an upcoming chance for you to throw restraint to the wind.  I’ll be hosting a CSN giveaway that I will be announcing shortly, so please make sure to come back and enter.

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Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great treasures. You did good. Wow, I am sure hoping fall comes really soon and the HOT weather goes away. Love your two wire baskets and all the hooks. You did really well. Hugs, Marty

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

GREAT finds! I really like those hooks!!! I never think to go to Marshalls. I'll have to stop by there next time I'm in town!!!


Gloria Fox said...

I love the hooks! I saw the little pumpkins in Dollar Tree too, and didn't have your will power. I got 3 of them.

Tammy@InStitches said...

I haven't been to Marshall's in a long time, thanks for the reminder, you got some good stuff.

Sailing Simply said...

Ooouu! So many goodies! I really like the black bowl too! I know what you mean about Marshalls and the dishes, I was in there last week and saw a whole new display of several different patterns! Had me going crazy cause I was being a good girl and only shopping for a gift for a friend. Very cute number hooks and wire basket. Must be that office mentality that you have that makes you like these things. LOL! Just kidding!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh,
I love all your new things!!!! And I can't wait to see what you post for Creative will be FUN!

Cindy Adkins said...

How is the precious "little bundle" doing? Wonderful, I hope!!!

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

I love the items you found. I love the crown hooks and the numbered ones are super cute!

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Nice finds Kathy. The little number hooks are cute. I always wonder that too. Are the stores paying attention to the blogs. Hmmmm. They should.
Speaking of fall... I found a little double leaf sort of candy dish with the 1950's gold glaze highlights. It was $1.00. I was so excited. You know I usually buy furniture.

One Cheap B*tch said...

I got the same crown hook last weekend! =)

Ms. Bake-it said...

Great finds! The number hooks are cute. I would like some of those for myself.

This is all fine and dandy Kathy, but they are not quite the pictures I am looking for!

~ Tracy

Paula said...

Wonderful finds Kathy...I love the numbered hooks!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Some great buys! Will you be my personal shopper . . . pretty puleese?????? You find the best bargains. I'm especially diggin' that wire tray.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, you had a great day! I love the numbered hooks.I wonder too where the numbers started.I love all your finds...Kathy

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