Monday, September 29, 2008

Bargains and crafties

I went to TJ Maxx this weekend to look for, well, I don't know, a good deal on something. And a good deal is what I got! This particular store is moving, so all of their home, shoes and clearance items were an additional 40% off.

I found this ultra cute rod. I like the patina on it, but I may paint it later depending on where I put it. I don't have any plans for it, but it was so cute, and such a good price, I bought it anyway.

See the sweet little bird on the one end?

At a price that can't be beat (40% off $9.99).

I also found this cute easel...a girl can never have too many of those. So many ways to use them!

I may or may not paint this. I liked the shape and detail a lot. I also liked the price (40% off $5.99)

Here's a little wall pocket I made this weekend. I'd bought the actual pocket at a thrift store quite a while back, for something like $1.00. This weekend I got the brilliant idea to load it up with fall florals, tie a pretty ribbon on it, and hang it out front. The florals were 50% off, as was the ribbon. What do you think?

I need to plant the mums. I didn't buy enough for that planter. The purple one was supposed to go on the back patio. I want the front planter to have red and yellow.

I also bought some little pumpkins (gourds?) to put in my birdbath in the front flower bed since the birds don't use it.

As with the mums, I didn't buy enough pumpkins (gourds?) so I need to go back and get a few more.

The only other crafty thing I managed to do was to make these earrings. I saw some similar ones online somewhere, and thought "I have the supplies, I can do that!" I used black and pewter colored beads.

Now, I need to go find out about those Pat Green tix! Wishing hubs would have taken my hint and bought them. No such luck!


Susie Harris said...

You lucky girl! Now I want to go shopping~

AJ said...

Don't you just love TJ Maxx?! I can always find something that I just NEED to have:) Love your finds and how you decorated outside for fall:)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

LOVE the TJ Maxx stuff-especially the rod with the bird...

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love your bargains! The fall flowers in the little basket-y thing are so cute. Wish my TJ Maxx would have a sale like that! :)

RoBiN said...

I just skipped over here to YOUR Blog, from the comment you left on MY Blog, and I think I now have to find my nearest TJ Maxx...Although I had a similar experience at a Maryland Marshalls...LOVED IT! Better than Big Lots, as far as the range of beautiful items at prices better than Big Lots...LOL!
Thanks for your comments...Love your Blog!

Junk Sophisticate said...

Wow! Great finds! It's fun to find markdowns at a "markdown" store. I like your entry to your home and the gourds are a great idea in your bird bath.

I can see painting the rod with the bird black and make it a Falloween accent. Great bargains!


My home - My life said...

Looks like you got some great deals! I love sales!!!

Liz said...

Wow! These are some great finds! Thanks for your comments on the kid thing... nice to know I'm not alone in being harrassed. :)

Shannon said...

You got some great deals!!!! I've never seen a sale like that at TJ!!

I love your pumpkins and mums too!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I LOVE TJ Maxx! You found some great deals! Love the little bird! I travel a lot for work and one of the towns that I go to about twice a year has a TJ Maxx and More. It is amazing!! I had never even heard of a TJ Maxx & More before.

Shannon said...

It can just be decorated!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Great finds! I just recently got an easel almost exactly like that, I love it!! But yours was a way better deal! Love those kind of sales, there's a bit of a rush there, ha!

Miss Anne said...

LOVE TJ Maxx!! In fact, now that i've seen your post, i'm going to stop in there today and scour for sales! :)

I hope you have a fabulous weekend, and thanks for entering to win one of my canvases!

keep the HOPE.

Gwen said...

I love your little metal dogs underneath your birdbath! Love them!

Bella Casa said...

Wow, you got some great deals at TJMaxx! I love that easel :)

Love your outdoor festooning, too ;) Looks lovely!!

Don't forget about Kimba's Halloween Blog Party on Monday, see you there:)


Bridgette Ann said...

I'm not sure how I found your blog but glad I did. I love a good bargain...good work! Happy Fall.