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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Presents-One for you and a Few for me


Packages in the mail, and pretty treasures.  When you go shopping do you get tempted to buy something for yourself?  I found some treasures that I just couldn't pass up.

First, I won another giveaway!!!  Isn't that fun.  These wonderful goodies are from Kara @ Elements Interiors.  A wonderful cookbook, fabulous candle and the cutest little rooster salt and pepper shakers you've ever seen.  Along with a sweet card, they just made my day.

Then yesterday I was trying to do some Christmas shopping, (I really did buy some gifts for family too), I found some treasures that I just had to have.  This sweet little frenchy pitcher was in the clearance aisle of HL with a tiny little chip in the base and marked down to $2.50. 

Sitting right next to it was this wonderful pitcher with leaves and grapes and it was only $5.

Over in the frame aisle, there were more treasures at 1/2 off, and this frame just jumped in my cart for $3.50

And of course this one had to get in on the act for $6.

You see, I really had to have them because I had two prints that were just perfect for them.  Isn't she sweet gathering the eggs.

And she's so adorable inspecting the oranges.


Now I really promise that I will buy the rest of the presents I have on my shopping list and I will try very hard to refrain from shopping for myself.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits. 
Did you buy yourself anything?




47 comments:

  1. What an awesome shopping day you had! I am loving the pitchers. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Have a great Sunday! Kit

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  2. Hahaha excellent.. yes it's hard to pass things by and not buy it- I can so understand!!

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  3. Walmart has their fall chargers on sale for $1 a piece. I picked up 4! I've had my eye on them for months and wasn't willing to pay $3 a piece. My patience paid off. La

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  4. Marty, who could resist those treasures? Love em, especially the pitchers and sweet prints. Merry Christmas! To you!

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  5. You have to buy the bargains when you see them, it's the law, well I think it is?? Love the pitchers...too cute!

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  6. I usually find the best things for me when shopping for others. You couldn't pass up those bargains now could you? :)

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  7. Marty, I think we are all guilty of that. You couln't possibly pass up those deals now could ya!! Love those pitchers and pictures.

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  8. Marty,
    Those frames are perfect and I'll be watching for them in your home decor! Gifting ourselves is something we as women should do more often. Think of the everyday gifts we give to all of those around us. . .clean clothing, homecooked meals, lovely decorated homes in which to reside. The gift of our presence and attention, our faithful love and devotion. . .just to name a few!
    Thank you for letting us have another glimpse of what is surely to be in store for our viewing pleasure!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  9. Congrats on the win from Kara, she has a beautiful blog. And yes I do the same. Told hubby not to look in car last night when I got home. Had him thinking it was because of his gifts (and of coarse he did have gifts in there) but so did I. :) But it was all on sale!!

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  10. You always find the best things! And how nice of Kara to send you those things! Thank you for the comments you left on my home tour =) Have a great day!

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  11. I love how you find all these little treasures! I get so excited when I find little trinkets for home! And yes I sometimes do buy things for myself and usually I just thank my husband and tell him he doesn't have to buy me anything!

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  12. Marty, I will put it this way...when I go shopping and they ask "do you need a gift receipt?" I feel guilty when I say NO!

    I always love your prints..those girls are adorable!

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  13. Precious Marty...
    Merry Snowy Day to you,
    Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  14. I think you are doing a service to our economy! Besides, every store is having all these wonderful sales & clearances. Who could, or dare I say should, pass up those deals? Okay, now go get the rest of your shopping finished.
    CAS

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  15. Personally, I think it is downright sinful to pass up a bargain!!! Those are great finds, can't wait to see what you do with them!!! hugs...cleo

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  16. Hi Marty!

    Oh you found some wonderful treasures at HL! I can't wait to see those adorable prints in their new frames! I am all done Christmas shopping and yup, I got a few treasures for myself! As a matter of fact, this weeks TTT will show off my new finds! :)

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  17. What great finds Marty. There is nothing wrong with treating yourself with a gift. At least you know you'll like it and there will be no need for returns. :)

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  18. Oh I wish I hadn't had to hurry home. It would have been fun to see your super shopper sleuthing habits. :)

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  19. I love that little pitcher!! Nice package from Kara! She is so funny and sweet!

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  20. I go by the "one for them, one for me" theory of Christmas shopping, Marty! It makes for a happier holiday shopping experience for me! : ) I do try to be good and I actually have to go to two stores this week after work. I'm figuring I'll be tired enough that I'll just get what I need to and get out without browsing for myself. I love that little French pitcher ~ what a great buy, even with a little chip. Love the frames. I need to get a few myself and I'm hoping Michaels might have some as nice as the ones you found.

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  21. Beware of making promises that you can't keep... You did good gf !

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  22. Yes - I am guilty of doing the same thing. :D You got some great bargains. Really like that first pitcher. I would be tempted to look for one here, but I am bound and determine to continue on my decluttering mission here. Those prints are adorable.

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  23. Congrats on your win! That was a nice package from Kari. I really love the pictures. Those little girls are adorable aren't they. Very pretty pitchers too. I always find things for me while Christmas shopping too, it's very hard not too, especially when you come across such great deals. LOL!

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  24. I do the same thing, Marty. Sometimes I end up shopping more for myself, lol, and for the store. The pitchers are perfect for your collection....Christine

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  25. What fabulous goodies, Marty! Love that frenchy pitcher! I am running to catch up! Looks like you had another very successful cloche party! You know I am cloche impaired, but I love looking at everyone else's beautiful creations! I hope you are staying warm...freezing here! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  26. Hi Marty! Wow you got such a great haul. The frames are gorgeous! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. Have a wonderful Merry Christmas.

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  27. Winning goodies and then finding bargains, I think you need to buy a lottery ticket Marty!

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  28. This is my kinda gal! Since I am out of the toy loop I give cash to my daughter and let her have all the joy of shopping for the grands. So, any shopping I do during the holidays is for me! These are beautiful finds. I'll be looking forward to your displaying them in your beautiful home. Christmas Blessings!~Ames

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  29. Ok, I confess, I too pick up things for myself while out Christmas shopping. I just figure it is my payback for working so hard during this time of year. I love everything you got and would have tried to snag them first if I had been there! What is HL? Sounds like a fabulous place.

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  30. You certainly found some treasures. There usually isn't much getting away to go shopping around here, so bargains have to be found on the internet.. sometimes not near as much fun.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  31. Marty, Congrats on your win! You got some wonderful things on your shopping trip to HL. Can you believe we don't have HL anywhere near Richmond? I really miss shopping there and getting bargains like you got.
    Happy Holidays,
    Sherry

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  32. When you're getting deals like that, you have to go with the flow.
    Brenda

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  33. I often have the same experience...things just somehow jump into my buggy when I'm not looking:) I adore those two precious prints...they are just too sweet. Love the pitchers too...what great deals!

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  34. Hi Marty, What wonderful treasures you've found ...Again!;-) The white pitchers are lovely! ~Susie

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  35. Marty again you have some great stuff...girl I really love the prints and they will look wonderful in those frames and I can just see those sweet Roo S/P on your kitchen counter bet you already did a display with them...Many Blessings to you my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  36. You had to buy them. It would be irresponsible of you not to!

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  37. Woo Hoo! You hit the bargain bin jackpot, Marty! Love your finds and those little art works are just adorable.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  38. I wanna go shopping with you Marty! Great finds. We don't have a HL here in Bakersfield yet, but guess what? We are finally getting a Home Goods Store! I am so jazzed about that and even better it's less than a block from my office. I'm thinking of just having my paycheck direct deposited into their bank account for me...lol.

    Have a great week!

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  39. Sounds like you had a great shopping day!! I always find the best stuff for myself when I am shopping for others!!

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  40. What a great shopping day you had. That's the problem with Christmas shopping...it's way too easy to get side tracked and find things for yourself. I seem to find more things for myself during the Christmas season than any other time during the year.

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  41. Good morning Miss Marty!
    I LOVE those white pitchers! and the pictures of the girls . . . very sweet indeed. They will look lovely in those frames.
    I'm really behind at blogging. I am going to go back and catch up with all you've been doing!
    Big hugs! Merry Christmas!
    Karen

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  42. Marty, my dear.

    I just made my 1st Christmas post and I need your opinion and your readers... guys, let me know if I did it well!!! lol

    It's very unique and crafty, maybe you'll like it. I sure hope so!

    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  43. Hi Marty~ your treasures are sweet your little prints are perfect for the frames you found. Great finds! Congrats on winning Kara's giveaway too- Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comment on my cloche- I appreciate it.

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  44. Hi Marty Sweetie...
    What wonderful treasures you found at Hobby Lobby. I knew we should have tried to go. Maybe I will make it out to the one on Bell Rd. this week. I keep trying anyway.

    I love, love the little prints, especially the one with the egg. That is just precious.

    Congratulations on your win. Looks like it was picked just for you. Right down to the roosters.

    Was wonderful to see you and CeeKay and Laura on Saturday. It did my heart good. Thank you for everything sweetie. I promise to try harder to get out and about. I am slowly coming out of my shell.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  45. Such wonderful treasures Marty! I know you are excited to get them placed in your lovely home!
    Congratulations on your sweet win!! That is always such fun!
    Love,
    Sue

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  46. Oh Marty,
    I LOVE your new goodies. and WOW those picture are So Darling... Don't you just want to give those little girls a Big Hug!!! The frame for them are PERFECT!!! I'm SO anxious to see them framed and displayed...
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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