Friday, February 4, 2011

It's Dollar Tree Days

I promise you I am not getting any reimbursement for endorsing this store, but I sure do wish I was.  LOL!  I just can't help it, I've been finding all sorts of creative ideas for a buck here lately.  Yes indeedy, I am talking about the big DT..yep, that's the Dollar Tree, ladies.  You just never know what you might find.

This cute little ceramic container.  Very basic, but perfect for smaller floral arrangements.  These would be excellent for topiary bases too.  They even had a multiple assortment of colors.  Very pretty!

I bought two pots, and several of these basic green hydrangeas.  I want to have a pair of these on my mantle soon.  Only I didn't quite buy enough of the green hydrangeas and had to go back for more.  Wouldn't you know the closest DT was down to only 1 more green hydrangea.  I think that will be enough but if not there's plenty more DT's further away.

I also picked up this last purple one.  It will be great for a very small something somewhere!  You can never have too many hydrangea arrangements around IMOP.

Then I got very excited when I saw these.  I only bought two, may regret that but I wanted to try and count up how many more I might need.  They only came in silver and gold but of course you can always spray paint them.  Who doesn't need more of these around.

Here's why I bought the easels.  Only it's still a bit too small for this stack of dishes.

I got these cute little dishes at GW the other day.  They are from cracker barrel.

Do you see the cute writing on the tops?  I got the stack of four for .50 cents.

Now, I usually don't even look at the huge bin of linens at GW, but there was a piece of toile fabric that caught my eye.  I was considering buying it until I realized it was $1.00 for the very small piece so as I was putting it back something way down on the bottom caught my eye. 

I tugged and pulled and out came this gorgeous bed skirt.  It was brand new, crisp and not even ever washed.  I know this because I brought it home and washed it and it was considerable different after washing it.  It really is more of a brighter green then is shown in these pictures.  I couldn't find the size of it to be sure but figured it was either a queen or a king.  But for $2.00 I knew I wanted it.

Yeppers!  That's the brand ladies.  This is no $2.00 bed skirt and to my delight it is a King!  So that means it may go on my bed someday if I change out my bed linens.  Do you know more and more I have been finding comforter sets that don't include the bed skirt.  What is up with that?

I can't remember if I ever showed you this.  I got this from the thrift store several weeks ago.  Isn't this so cute?  It will be packed up for fall soon.  It has ROC made in Taiwan on the bottom.  Not bad for $3.00.

Finally, this is just something I thought was a great find.  No sale, or thrifty deal, but at $6.99 it was just too cute to pass up.  I am looking for a cute bread basket to go here where my crock pot usually sits.

Right now our bread is hiding under this but I do plan to use it for cakes and desserts maybe.  It has a net liner on the inside though so you can use it outdoors.  I could take that off easily enough but for now I kinda like it.  I may use this for outdoor events this summer.

Well that's it!
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Mary