August 2, 2009

I Love a Half-Price Sale!!!


I hardly ever go to yard sales. Our neighborhood doesn't allow them!! I am sure that there are a lot outside the subdivision, but I just don't usually get up and out to find them. However, I do love a good estate sale, and thank goodness, those are allowed!

I also enjoy the incredible half price sale that "The Flower Store", in Auburn Alabama has twice a year. I always look for the big sale banner around sale time and it was hanging up last Monday, as I passed by. Of course, I had to turn around and go back. The sale had just started that morning, so I had the pick of the place!!! Usually, I get a lot of things, but I shopped a little more carefully this time since I am not currently bringing home a paycheck!!!


Here are my two purchases. (It took me over an hour to make this decision!!)


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I finally decided on this "Nest" votive sampler for $50.00. That makes each little votive cost $3.43. That is not bad for a Nest candle!!! And this way, I can choose my favorite scent and buy just one big one at the next sale. I am currently enjoying Periwinkle Hyacinth.


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This odd looking thing is a lavender wand. I love lavender!!! It was 60% off, so it was just $14.00. You can roll it between your hands to wake up the scent. I think I am going to put in under my pillow when I make the bed every morning. Then I will have a sweet lavender aroma to sweeten my dreams!!!

"Southern Living" had an article about these romantic little wands in a spring issue - I'm thinking it was April.


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This next find was more than a half price sale. Hobby Lobby had this lamp kit reduced to $5.75!




After beating it up a little, I stained the wooden base with Faux Effects Mahogany, water based stain. I love this stuff!


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A baby theme for my new lamp kit? I don't think so!


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I like this


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I like this, too.


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No, wait! Maybe this one!


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Oh my! I will probably just swap out the base on a daily basis.Just about anything works!


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Please visit Rhoda @ "Southern Hospitality" for more "Today's Thrifty Treasures".


Rhonda

13 comments:

  1. THe flower pot one is my favorite!

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  2. Love a great sale at Hobby Lobby. Love the dog.

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  3. Nifty idea for lamp-making, Rhonda. I've never seen a wand like yours before. I'll try to find the article in the magazine. Thanks for the visit.
    :-) Sue

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  4. A lavender wand! I love the idea of putting one under your pillow. The scent is supposed to make you sleep better, I think. I like the doggie lamp the best, but I think I would swap it out on a daily basis too!

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  5. How sad that your neighborhood doesn't allow yard sales! You got some great finds, though. I don't think I would have looked twice at that lamp base, but it does look really good the way you chose to display it!

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  6. Hi Rhonda,
    Thanks for visiting and for following. I promise to never lead you into danger :-)

    I've never heard of such a thing as the lavender wand. I'm definitely going to see where I can find one.

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  7. Those candles sound lovely and I have never heard of a lavender wand but that is soooo neat!! Great finds!!

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  8. HAHAHA that lamp made me laugh! I love them all but like the dog best. I'd never seen a lavender wand before - how cute.

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  9. never heard of a lavender wand...interesting, I shove a lot of lavender on my wrist every night, sure it helps

    happy thrifting

    Sarah

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  10. I can not decide on which lamp base is best, I think you idea of switching out is fabulous. I love lavender also, the wand is so pretty. That votive sampler is amazing. I'm addicted to certain scents, aromatiques that I love. What a beautiful way to enjoy them.

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  11. I like the flower pot one!! How neat is the lavendar wand!! Awesome finds!

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