It sounds like a tongue twister but it is actually the group of screaming women who literally took over the clearance aisle at my local craft store. Ok. So they weren’t screaming. Not on the outside. But I can guarantee that each one was doing a little inside shrieking when they saw the low prices. And they were low….extra low. And of course I could not resist.
Wanna see what I bought?
Yeah…I knew you did. Cause we are buddies…and friends like to make each other jealous…and then we act glad for the other person while deep down wishing that we were that fortunate….and it’s what we do. OK – here we go:
Two wire baskets – Large $3 small $1
Let’s blame it on the addiction to all things country-inspired or we could say it’s Country Living’s fault, either way, I love some of the simple classic down-home-on-the-farm decor items that were sitting on the clearance aisle for over 70% off. And with a combined price lower than that of a Big Mac Meal, I knew they would be making their way into our buggy. Can’t you see that big one on the counter of a bathroom stuffed full of fluffy white hand towels? And that little one would be just perfect for an oversized napkin wrapped around a couple blueberry muffins sitting along side a jar of freshly squeezed orange juice (also known as just-bought-from-Kroger).
Two oversized metal jacks – $1.80 each
I love me some oversized items. Or mini items. Regular sized items are soo last year 🙂 And although the color on these babies isn’t quite my favorite, at less than two bones a piece, they would look just darling as bookends in our kiddie bookshelf. Plus if I ever want to play jacks, these will give me the advantage 🙂
Two tiered plate stand – $3
I can’t help but buy these things whenever I see them on sale. $3? Yes please and thank you. Not only does the color go with the other three-tiered version that I already own but it is perfect for placing a shallow oven safe bowl on the top level and a candle below for a simple but elegant fondue style setup. Anybody up for dippin’ bacon in chocolate?
Pink Polka dot platter – $6
Normally I wouldn’t splurge on such a large non-diverse platter like this one. But seeing as how I turn 30 this coming year, I decided that this serving dish would look perfect with a 13×9 inch homemade cake. Scratch that. It would look even more perfect with a Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate cheesecake cut into slices and artfully placed on the polka dots by my darling boyfriend. Did you get that honey? Love you. and your hot calves.
And did I mention that the platter matches perfectly with these two pink ruffled edge footed bowls that I picked up at Goodwill back in the first week of April (as I awaited Will’s arrival)? I can’t wait to put them on the platter for a cookies and strawberry display! Man, is it lunchtime yet?
Two domed glass display trays – $2.20 each
My favorite item of the shopping excursion was definitely these domed glass display cloches. They came with the metal-like bottoms but could easily be switched to cover a food safe surface like a plate of cheese or be placed over a skinny bowl of stacked fruit. I think I might use one to house a fern that is currently suffering from a little frond brownage. The other would look just darling with a candle and some black and white photos of Will tied to it with twine. Oh the possibilities!
So are you sufficiently proud of me for my Hobby Lobby finds? I was thrilled…and can’t wait to incorporate them into my home. Now comes your chance to tell me what shopping deals you have recently found…tell me what you bought, what you paid and where you got it! Maybe it was a thrift purchase…or a clothing score…or even a grocery item that you got paid to buy due to some coupon stacking? And even if I don’t look it…believe me, I am green with jealousy 🙂