Sunday, February 28, 2010

Shopping Bonanza

I had a great day of shopping yesterday and want to share my purchases with you.
I would much rather bargain and thrift shop than mall shopping any day but I had to run to by the mall to take care of an errand so I stopped into Pottery Barn looking around for ideas. I could not resist a bag of artificial pears for my dining room table.

There is just something about pears that I find so appealing.

I quickly left the mall and headed for some fun shopping - at one of my local thrift shops.

In keeping with my quest for new accessories for our newly painted downstairs rooms I found this wrought iron plant stand for the dining room. We have a lot of black and this goes perfectly in the room. It is the perfect height for our lower dining room window too.

While I was checking out the woman behind me said it looks brand new!

I found this little shade for a lamp on my mantle - a total bargain at 75 cents!

Last but not least, I can't believe this cute pair of flats that looked like they have never been worn - another incredible bargain for $3!

A girl can never have too many pair of shoes!

I left the thrift shop and headed over to Pier 1 - my intention was just to look but I must admit, I have the best luck at that store finding bargains. I found this awesome Chinese red bird cage. I did not have my glasses with me and thought, I can't be reading this price right, but sure enough, my eyes were not deceiving me and it was 75% off! Sold - I had to have it.

And finally a whimsical little porcelain ball. There was a bowl full of different letters but I just grabbed one, an A for Anderson, and placed it on a single crystal candlestick. I love it!

My shopping adventure today was to the grocery. I thought I better buy food before I run out of money if I continued on with my decorating quest again today.
Hope you all had a good weekend too.


Angela said...

Great finds!!

I found a ton of artificial pears, oranges, and limes at an estate sale years ago. I have enjoyed them so much over the years. They look so real.

Diva Kreszl said...

what a great day you had finding some really great things at great prices.

Kathy said...

Wow did you ever hit the jackpot! That is so awesome....and yes, I am typing this on my new laptop while sitting in bed! :)

lilylovekin said...

Great shopping finds, I really like the red bird cage. We are getting ready to go through Olympic withdrawals at our house. It is sad to have them over.

FayeRaye said...

You made a haul!~ Good job~~ Faye

dulcy said...

Great finds! Also, thanks Beth, for checking in on me. Doing better every day.....a little stir crazy at times!
Love those shoes!