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Saturday, September 21, 2013

I've Been Shopping

I had a gift certificate from a friend and a little mad money, so I decided it was time to make the rounds of all my favorite stores.  You know, HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Ross.  Of course I found several fabulous treasures.


A little something fun for me and for the house.



 I needed a new everyday purse and this is perfect.  Great size and tons of pockets inside.  There's also room for my ipad if I want to take it too.  Ralph Lauren Signature.


 Now you know the department stores would ask this price and not really what I wanted to pay.


 But Marshalls is usually about half price on handbags and then I found a markdown too.  Perfect.  I love it.


 I added an acorn to my decorations the other day, so when I saw this gourd, of course I had to have it too.


 Great price for the size.


 I added it to the dining table fall vignette.  Now I think I am done, it is the perfect addition.  You can see this entire post here if you missed it.  I'm going with a neutral country french rustic fall.


I think a lampshade can really add to the overall look of a lamp and the entire room.  I have been on the lookout for one to go on my rooster lamp.  This one is going to be great.


Oatmeal colored linen and for $9.99, you can't beat that.


It is definitely what I was looking for and looks so good with the lamp.



I had a bell shade there before, but it really looked a little dated, so it needed to have an upgrade.


Much better don't you think?  I really like it with the other side lamp.  The shades are similar, but not matchy, matchy.  I am thrilled with my find.

 I definitely had a fun day shopping and thanks Laura for the giftcard, I had a ball.  So have you been shopping lately and did you find some really neat treasures?


I am linking to the following parties:
Creative Home Exp. for Creative Home & Garden Hop,  Silver Pennies for Silver Pennies Sunday,
 VMG206 for DIY Sunday Showcase,  Twigg Studios for Sunday Showoff Party
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, Stephanie Lynn for Sunday Showcase
Three Mango Seeds It's Party Time, A Cultivated Nest for Creative HomeAcre Hop
 DIY Showoff for DIY Showoff Party, Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
 Creatively Living for Monday Funday Party, Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday
 Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
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55 comments:

  1. you scored girl! love that wonderful RL bag!

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  2. I love those stores too! YOu picked some beautiful stuff there...!! Love those glass acorns...lovely and cozy home Marty!

    Ellya

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  3. You found some wonderful treasures. I really like that shade on the rooster lamp.

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  4. A purse is ALWAYS on my list - antique, vintage or new! Great finds, Marty!

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  5. I love successful shopping days and it's always a treat when I find something to make myself and my house pretty! :)

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  6. Marty it looks fabulous! Love the vignette! What a deal you got on that handbag!

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  7. Your lampshade looks great! And I love that pear. I'd have grabbed that one too.
    Brenda

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  8. Love the bag! You are quite the little shopper. How come I go to those same stores and never find anything!

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  9. Those are my favorite places to shop too. You found some great buys and would you believ..your lampshade is the same one I bought at Ross. I called it burlap, but you're right it's linen. Don't we have good taste? :) Thanks for showing us all your purchases...awesome price on the purse. xo Babs

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  10. Oh Marty, what great finds! Don't you just love it when everything falls into place when you have a little mad money to spend? Love the gourd. And you table looks so beautiful...enjoy.

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  11. Oh you did good Marty. I love the Mercury glass pumpkins and the velvet ones. I still haven't gotten my tubs out Yet!!

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  12. Nice loot! So much fun to find lots of goodies! Those are my favorite stores too!

    Katherine

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  13. Loving all your new things, Marty! Great finds :)

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  14. I haven't been shopping in ooooohhhhhh so long, what great treasures you found. fondly ~lynne~

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  15. LOL- I saw the title of your post and actually said out loud "Oh, oh, she's been shopping again!"

    BUT - ya done goodly, lady - marvelous treasures, fraction of the cost - and all GREAT additions to your world.

    Purse is to-die-for (great neutral - will go with everything and can be worn year round, too) - and $100 bucks off?!!???? Um, excuse me but YEAH BABY you had to have that. Whoo hoo!

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  16. great finds at great prices ... the bag is perfect.
    Francine

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  17. Great finds Marty!Love successful shopping days too! Your lampshade is perfect!
    xoxoxo
    Vesna

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  18. What a great find with that purse! I may just have to hit Marshall's this week, I need some lamp shades too!!
    Love you tablescape, it's very pretty and festive. Thanks for linking to DIY Sunday Showcase.

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  19. Surprised we did not "bump" into each other! I was at those same stores this weekend too! love you buys!

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  20. You did really well, Marty! Usually when I have a gift card or some extra money I never find anything. : ) Love the lampshade with your lamp.

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  21. You got some great buys and I love the new purse!

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  22. Great shopping! I like the new shade on your lamp.

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  23. Marty, to say that I LOVE your living room would be an understatement. It's SO beautiful and inviting. You made some beautiful purchases :)
    ~ Hugs

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  24. I wish I had been shopping lately. These days my extra spending money is being reallocated to kids karate and dance lessons! :)

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  25. Great finds! That RL handbag was a BARGAIN!!!! And you are right! That lampshade is perfect and really DOES change the look of your rooster. It's amazing! And who doesn't like the mercury glass look of your table???? Lovely...and unexpected...

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  26. Hi Marty, looks like you had a great day of shopping. Your table scape is beautiful and I love the way that you are signing your post now, with the photo and word art. That is so cool :)
    Have a lovely day,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  27. Great find, Marty! Those are some of my favorite stores. The additions look lovely in your home!

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  28. Great buys! You did really well with that lampshade. It's hard to find the perfect one and it looks like you did. Sure updates the look. I definitely want to go pick up some of the mercury glass pumpkins.

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  29. Sounds like fun! I love love your new addition to the vignette. It all looks perfect!

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  30. I'd say you and I could shop together, being bargain hunters that we are! You had a very productive day! The gourd looks great in your vignette, and you are right--the lampshade is perfect for your rooster lamp. I'm always amazed at the impact a lampshade makes! ~Zuni

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  31. Oh it looks like you had a very good time. Happiness! I am on the hunt for a similar lampshade but in white linen. If you spot one let me know. :)

    I hope you have a week as beautiful as you are!

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  32. What great buys, I love all three and the lampshade is absolutely perfect.

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  33. I am in LOVE with the purse and so impressed with the great price!

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  34. Great deals and I love the way your rooster lamp looks with the new shade. Your table looks wonderful.
    Sandy

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  35. Great buys, I love Home Goods, Ross, all of them!!
    I really love the gourd! I'm going to have to go looking for that.
    Thanks, Faye

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  36. Fabulous treasures, Marty! You scored big time! I can't believe the difference that new shade made!

    xoxo laurie

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  37. Everything is wonderful. Great shopping. xo

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  38. Great finds Marty! I love them all! Great purse, great shade, great gourd.
    It's always so fun to shop with gift certificates.

    Have a great week.
    Pam

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  39. Your deserve that beautiful bag Marty! And the drum shade now matches perfectly! you table vignette is beautiful Marty, perfect for fall! Glad you enjoyed your shopping trip!

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  40. Love your vignette on your table Marty. So glad you found some things you love. I went to a flea market yesterday and found some treasures and I am going to blog about them. Happy fall to you!

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  41. Hello, my friend! You new shopper is just wonderful. And..it will go with everything and will fit with every season! Great choice. Also a great price.
    I love the gourd too..
    What is so interesting is that what looks fantastic in your home, would look terrible in mine. :) And yet, I love everything you do to your home. The color are soothing..everything just blends so nicely...and is so comfy. Decorating is such an interesing hobby.

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  42. Nice finds! I like the pumpkin! I just found one in my stash the other day that was from T.J. Maxx last year I think. I didn't have a vision on how to use it but I finally did. I like your vignette on the dining table. Nice purse- excellent price! The shade does look good on the rooster lamp. I only have a T.J. Maxx but wish I had the others too.

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  43. You found some wonderful goodies!!!! Your new handbag is soooo pretty....I would have picked that up in a heartbeat too! Love the new lampshade you found for your rooster lamp too! Just beautiful.....
    Have a great week!
    ~Des

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  44. Marty, I'd be thrilled with those purchases, too! Great finds.
    And I LOVE that rooster lamp.
    Hmm ... I have an old rooster lamp from my Mom, colored but not terribly attractive bird .... I think I 'm going to paint it and glaze it and see if I can make it look like something. You have inspired me. As always. :-)
    Cass

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  45. Seems you found a great deals at your shopping trip ! I love that lamp shade !

    best,
    Marlin

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  46. Hi Marty! First time here ~ coming over from Mary Ann's :) I'm a new follower.. love your blog. I couldn't help but notice your King Charles framed pictures on the wall. We have two springers and my mom has a King Charles.. love them:) Your bag is gorgeous and what a deal! I need to head over to Marshall's. We have one nearby and I always forget to pop in every now and then. Enjoy your day! xxleslie

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  47. Very elegant vignette! Country French was my style before I switched to MCM. I just love the combination of rustic and sophisticated; metallic and natural.

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  48. Great finds! I love that shimmery gourd and the beautiful textured shade. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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  49. We could be besties. I'm a Ralph girl - love the bag! And the update with the lampshade looks awesome! Nicely done. And your dining table vignette is quite elegant - love the colors! Good shopping day! :-)

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