Thursday, July 12, 2007

I Blew It.

For those of you who read my blog regularly, you know that my New Years Resolution was to stop buying so much CR*P and become less of a consumer. That really sparked my whole T2T hobby, because I do like changing my home a lot, and if I don't want to buy new, then I have to buy used etc. Well I've done real good. Most of my purchases this year have been old stuff to re-purpose. Except for clothing, food and supplies. Well today I blew it. I was at Hobby Lobby to buy "supplies" and I started browsing. They have their fall stuff out now, and Fall is my favorite time of year. I love fall colors, and everything about it. So I'm only looking right? right. So I see these cute little fall leaf ornaments. They are ceramic with wire details. and they are on sale so I give in and I begin looking for more.

As I'm looking for more, I see that the 4th of July stuff is 80% off, and they have bells. Well I've wanted large bells to fill a basket for Christmas for over a year now, but they are just too expensive. Of course they had red, white and blue in 2 large sizes. So I got mostly red, some white and 2 blue ones and loaded up my basket. So I did backslide ever so slightly, but everything was on sale and I had been looking for bells for awhile... so It wasn't really an impulse buy right???

Well here are the bells and ceramic leaves. The color on the leaves is off in the picture, they are teal and brown, I just love them. and all of it only cost $12.00.
I think the red and white bells will look great at Christmas time. For now I'm leaving up my 4th decorations.


margarida said...
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Rosemary said...

You crack me up, and you remind me of me. I would have done the same thing. I knew I liked you, Fall is my favorite time of year. I love it. My daughter's wedding is this October. Mine, my mom and grandmom's weddings are all in Oct.
I love Halloween and my daughter, loves it even more. She is actually sad, because she will be in Italy on her honeymoon, and will miss Halloween.
I don't think we have a Hobby Lobby here. I have never seen one.
We have Joann's and Michael's.

Anonymous said...

Don't be too hard on yourself. If you got out of there with only one basket instead of 3, you did better at some of the Hobby Lobby sales than I have... The "70% off Unfinished Wood Sale" nearly gets me divorced every year ;)

Cynthia said...

I ran to Hobby Lobby after seeing your post and bought up those cute bells to fill a basket as well. And a couple of other patriotic goodies. You can't beat 80% off sale. I had my eye on an iron plant stand. I am searching for a Hobby Lobby gift card that I received as a gift so that I can run back up and get it. I enjoy seeing your ideas change from trash to treasures. I will try to make it up to your Barn Sale but it may be quite a drive from Houston. Enjoy your day!

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