Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pretty Storage

I took a day off Monday and decided to visit Michael's Craft Store. I was supposed to be looking for some pictures to use in a long hallway in my house, as part of my prep for selling it. In and out, right? Wrong! Oh, so very wrong!

As I headed past an aisle, out of the corner of my eye I saw something pretty. I came to a screeching halt, backed up a bit and turned my head - storage boxes! Storage boxes in all shapes, sizes, colors, designs! I was in heaven! And best of all - wait for it - they were 50% off! (Heck, what was I in here for again?)

With a quick look around to make sure nobody else was going to infringe on my personal space (which at this point was the whole aisle) I began to check them out. Ooohing and aaahing; seeing how they snapped shut with the magnetic close; admiring the designs and text on each when I came across these items that I just knew would work in my home office (well, once I get it out of boxes and set up again).

Well, I just had to buy them! I would have been so mad at myself if I hadn't and you just know they wouldn't be there if I went back weeks later. Except for not having a little bit of green in it, the colors are mine (just look at my still new banner and button). These pretty little things just scream "Me" - don't they? And, don't forget - they were 50% off!

Keeping that in mind, I felt it would behoove me to maybe pick up just a few more. I thought "What a great item for a giveaway"!!!! Are you excited now? Sure, now that it involves you. : ) So here is what I put together to be a giveaway at some unspecified time in the future:

Lovely box with flip lid and magnetic closure in pink and green, and . . . . .

These cute little stationary items (in a green and purpley pink) . . . .

There is a journal in the back, a notepad and notecards. How cute is that???

So that will be one giveaway. Then I came across these boxes, which have lids that just come off. These reminded me of someone (Donna), who incorporates this particular subject matter into her beautiful work and graphic art.

Black boxes with gold accents (nice design on side) one has a chair and one has a chandelier on the box top. So pretty!

I couldn't find anything to put inside them to make for another giveaway item, but I'm sure I will find something!

So, there you go! I got some pretty storage for myself, a couple of items to do as giveaways and I did remember to get the pictures I went in there for originally! Quite a productive shopping excursion, if I do say so myself!

Don't forget to enter our Giveaway #1 (ends Thursday night)!

Copyright 2009 Kathy Passarette, Creative Home Expressions


Alyssa said...

oooh I love those! I want them for MY home office.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They had so many different styles and designs to choose from Alyssa; I spent most of my time in the store at that aisle!

Unknown said...

The boxes are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! Michael's is addictive, especially in the the hot days of summer. It is a wonderfully cool place to be! Thanks for sharing.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I sometimes forget that they carry some cute home decor items Charla! Last summer I walked into a big sale on florals in all the different containers. Another lucky break for me, because I was looking for just that for a big job I was doing. I need to get in there more often!

Absolutely Ladylike said...

What a pretty boxes Kathy...I totally understand you...I would be in love with them as well!!! Lucky you :-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks Miss Eve!

I couldn't help but think back to when I was a kid and how a few of those boxes would have worked to hold "Barbie stuff"!

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