Friday, January 15, 2010

Clearance Aisle Finds!

I went to Michaels to get some new scrapbook papers and a few other things for some projects I want to do {all projects I’ve been inspired by from all you crafty bloggers}.

I really had no intention of going near the Christmas clearance aisles, but like a bad accident, you can’t help but look!  I didn’t go too crazy but found several things that I know I will use next Christmas.  I decided to just look at those items that were 50% off or better and this is what I found.


I love these tins and couldn’t resist getting the snowman ones.  These are great for some of those odd shaped little gifts that don’t fit a standard box, or you could just use them for what they were labeled as ~ cookie tins.  These were $.53 each for the larger size and the small one was $.30.


I couldn’t get enough of these “To, From” tags.  I love the dimensional ones and they are so, so cute!  I bought several packages of these for $.33 each. 


This Mary Englebright ornament of an elf, which made me think ahead to the Peppermint candy type theme I want to do in my kitchen next Christmas, was $1.49.  I saw this done by Phyllis at Around The House blog and just loved it so much.  {Loved it, Phyllis!}


Finally, I got this little red pot with a lime green Christmas tree design for $1.00.  Love it! I could probably come up with a lot of options of what to put in it.


A different evening’s trip to Tuesday Morning netted me this solid crown for $7.00.  This piece is quite heavy and, although you can’t see it in the picture, it has a hanger on it ~ it’s a stocking holder!  I’ll be removing that portion and think I’ll be painting this lovely piece Heirloom White with some glaze.

Linking up to Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous! 




Decor To Adore said...

There are finally opening a Tuesday Morning near my home~big trouble. :)

Picasa is ok. But from what I have heard Photoshop is much better.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Ooooooh I love that crown!

Sandra said...

I love the crown! I'd paint it in a heirloom white too. I can't wait to see the results. :)
Have a wonderful day.

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Great finds! I'm going to have to check out the Michael's 50% - last time I was in there, the Christmas stuff wasn't discounted that well yet.

Room to Inspire said...

Love, Love, Love that crown! You know me, I will be heading to Tuesday Morning now!


Treasia Stepp said...

What great deals you found. I especially love the little red pot and the crown. Just beautiful.

Karen Valentine said...

I LOVE sales! Sometimes it's hard to spend money on something I'm going to put away for a year, but next Christmas you will be so happy you did! The crown will be wonderful when you have worked your magic I am sure.
Thanks for coming by for a visit and have a great weekend!

My Desert Cottage

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

You found some great your choices. I chuckled at your analogy about the bad accident and how you cannot help but look..isn't it sad that we have some 'human' tendencies. You made the right choice by turning down those clearance asiles and don't let anyone tell you differantly.

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

You lucky ducky! Great finds.


Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

You got some great deals. Pack it all up (except for that great crown...I would paint it white too)and the surprise yourself next Christmas when you open them up!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Those clearance aisles are magnetic, aren't they? They just draw you to them!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Love the new crown Kathy. So pretty! Good finds!

Thank you so much for your kind words! I do feel much better these days.

Have a great weekend my friend. ~Melissa :)

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Kathy~
It's always fun to find Christmas goodies later that are almost free!
Those will come in handy to fill with cookies. I just never make it to TuesAm anymore, but love the crown stocking holder.

Have a great weekend,

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow!! what great finds. Girl I haven't been shopping in forever. It would be scary to turn me loose.. lol... love the crown, looking forward to seeing the transformation..hugs ~lynne~

Sandra said...

Hi Kathy! I just read your comment on my blog and what a coincidence that Kristen bought the same jars! I follow her blog already and love love her decor. I'm gonna go check out her blog. :)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Maria Killam said...

Always good to get bargains for next year! Great crown, that is so fun!

Unknown said...

Great finds. great deals.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I love me a good sale rack!!! Great finds! So tell me will this be your first grandbaby too? So far, I have to tell you it's pretty wonderful. So much easier these days than when I did the natural birth thing...

CosmoGirl Carla said...

It's hard to stay away from those after season bargains, isn't it. You snagged some good stuff at great prices.

Blogging is funny . . . I mean how we think of the people we "communicate" with in blogland. I was at JoAnn's the other day, and in the home dec section they had a crown, and I thought of you! Funny, right? I had remembered your post a while back about wanting that crown from TM (I think it was on sale too, but don't remember the price.). Anyway, just thought I'd share that! :o)

Unknown said...

You have some great bargains there, love the gift tags and the crown is to cute, can't wait to see it in white. Thanks for stopping by and your wonderful commments.

Jane B. said...

Kathy, those are some great finds! You are like a shopping pro, I think I would love to go shopping with you some day! Wouldn't that be fun! As always, thanks for linkin' up!

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