I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! I certainly did! We had perfect weather here too. The lake was quite choppy for motoring on Saturday but fun all the same and Sunday was custom made for a beautiful afternoon of sailing simply! I loved it!
Last week while preparing for the holidays I did quite a bit of running around. Our Hobby Lobby is a bit of a drive for me so I don’t get out that way often. But, since I was out that way already I had to stop in. Boy am I glad I did! I felt like I hit a yard sale. I have been wanting to share these finds with yall so bad! Now, I just couldn’t break the rules on Debbiedo’s Garage Salen Party since this is all retail. Luckily for all of us there is Linda’s party @ http://linda–coastalcharm.blogspot.com/ for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. If you enjoy the deals I’m about to show you be sure and check out more thrifty finds at the link above.
Hobby Lobby was having an 80% off clearance sale! What great timing for me to stop in, I was so thrilled ! If you haven’t been by your local Hobby Lobby lately, now is a great time to go! Let’s take a look at my finds….
These cute little acrylic bird napkin rings were what got me started. I just could not leave them behind at $1.02 for a set of four.
Nor could I leave the butterfly acrylic napkin rings in the store when they were only $1.36 for a set of four. A girls gotta have cute napkin rings when she table scapes you know!
Then I saw this wire cloche and was trying to make my way to it but there were two ladies standing in front who were talking and I had to wait for them to move. They were talking about how many good deals they were finding and what they were getting. I was praying they wouldn’t spot this! Luckily, they moved on and I snatched it right up. It was originally $14.99 now only $3.00. I’m not crazy about the way the cross looks on the top and would rather have some sort of knob. I’m hoping I’ll come across something that I can switch out easily enough some day since this screws right in to the top! I love it!
Next, I spotted this wooden tray. I adore the way it looks right now, but it would be so easy to spruce up even more if I want too. It was only $2.00!
I especially love the handles on this tray! Fantastic!
Now, this sweet little chicken wire basket was just the right find for me at $1.70. There were 2 large chicken wire baskets exactly like this for $6.00 each and a larger round one similar to this but with General Store on it for $6.00 also. I really wanted that one but was trying to be really thrifty so I passed on it. I am going to the beach next week, and want to save my spending cash for that!
This sweet little ceramic creamer makes rooster #4 for me now, and was only $1.00.
This little black tin watering can was only .50cents. It will be cute for a small flower arrangement.
My final item was this pretty ceramic wall decor for only $2.04. It has some slight coloring worn off some of the edges but no major chips or anything. I sure can touch up this with some darker glaze paint easy enough! The lighter spots you see on the bottom is not what I am talking about. That is the reflection from the camera and my counter top. You can barely see the areas I need to touch up in this photo! Look closely on the top edges of the piece and you might see some areas. It was regularly priced at $19.99. I even remembered seeing it before at regular cost and really liking it, but didn’t buy it. Whew!
My total cost spent was only $13.50, tax included! Now that was a bargain and you know it!
I love days like this, don’t you?
Let me know what you think, and if you’ve been to Hobby Lobby lately too. I’d love to hear all about any great deals you found there as well. It’s such a cool store when I get to make the trip.
And don’t forget to check out all the other great deals for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!