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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Good Buys for July

I scored a few good buys in the last few days, although a few were splurges for me.

Saturday, we went to the new Tractor Supply grand opening, but it was so crowded we didn't stay long. While we were in the neighborhood, though, we stopped at Purrfect Treasures. I'd heard the cat lamp that had been $50 for months and months was reduced to $35. I splurged and bought it.

I'm not sure where it will end up, but it looks nice in the den—which has a cat and horse theme. On the way home, we stopped at Foster's Greenhouse. I figured some of their plants might be reduced. 

I was right. I bought two daisies and an ornamental oregano for $6.25

Closer to home, we noticed a yard sale. This metal flower holder was marked $5 but I got it for $3.

Here's how it looks propped up with my new plants in the holders:

I'll still have to find a good place to hang it. I'm thinking on the patio. Meanwhile, on our way to Bedford yesterday, we stopped at the Westlake Goodwill where I found a full-sized quilt for $15.99.

That price was another splurge for me, but I really liked it. Here's a close-up of the center. 

 I love the colors. It was made on a sewing machine, but was hand-quilted. It looks old, but the backing is a polyester cotton blend. It has been washed several times, appears colorfast, and is wonderfully soft. Because it's so lightweight, it's perfect for summer.

So—those are my good buys for mid-July.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pot, Pig, and Plants

I stopped briefly at the Rocky Mount Goodwill and found two goodies for only 50¢ each.

The pot (or maybe it's a vase) is, according to what's left of the label on the bottom, from an FTD arrangement. No markings were on the little folk art pig.

Later, at Kroger's, I noticed that the mums had been marked down from their regular $9.99 price. I bought two.

How much did I pay? Can you see the label in the picture below?

I paid $2.99 each.