Saturday, December 21, 2013

Shopping Those Clearance Sales

I had to run into "Tar-Jay" the other day for a couple of things, so of course I had to browse the clearance section.  I found some fabulous treasures.

Some of my Christmas decor is not just vintage anymore, it is down right worn out.  When it comes time to pack it all up, there are quite a few things I didn't even use this year, so they will be recycled, trashed or taken to goodwill.  Time to upgrade a few things a little bit.

"Tar-Jay" has all of their Christmas decor on clearance.  I found some super deals and treasures.
Three new trees, a throw and a tray.

 I think this throw will be fun to add to my collection, and this might be one that I make into pillows.

You can't buy fabric for this price.

 I love these heavy linen -gold tipped trees.  They are so pretty.

                               I won't even try to make one for $7.48.

 This one is really unique too.  Shells.  I love how they mixed different kinds together.

                                                    Again, I can't make it for that price.

 This is a metal tinsel tree that is 21 inches tall.  I love it and so sparkly.  This will really be fun to have.

                          Can you believe these prices.  All three trees were $7.48 each.

 I love, love, love this gorgeous gold leaf oval tray.  It is a really generous size at 12 x 21 for $14.24.

Some really super buys.  If you havn't been to "Tar-Jay" lately, you might want to check it out. 

Last Thursday was a really big day.  Four weeks old and finally going home.  The Lord is so good.  My great-grandson is now four weeks old, his lung is healed and he gets to go home.  What a fabulous Christmas present.  Our family is so grateful for all of your prayers, it has really meant the world to us.  Thank you.

 I am joining the following parties:
 Silver Pennies for Silver Pennies Sunday,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 PartyMod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
 Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Dwellings-Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
                                        Rain on a Tin Roof for Give Me The Goods Monday

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  1. Hi Marty! First of all, I'm praising God with you about your little one! He is so precious. Now your items are really nice. I may to pop over to our Target as I've been trying to sort through and get rid of my worn out stuff and stuff I just never use any more.
    Be a sweetie and Merry Christmas,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Oh Marty that is so wonderful about your little grandson. The power of prayer is so wonderful. Merry Christmas dear friend. It has been such a pleasure reading your blog this past year and joining in on your lovely parties. Have a very Merry Christmas.

  3. Great news on you little great. Bless his heart....home in time for his first Christmas. God IS good....all the time. I am so thankful for all of you. This will be an extra special holiday.
    Merriest Christmas...
    xo bj

  4. What a Merry Christmas for your grandson and for your family! Great finds too!

  5. You did get some wonderful buys! I love everything you picked up. Wonderful news about the little one! Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. I laughed when I read your comment about a few decorations not being vintage anymore, but worn out instead! I have a few like that. You scored several bargains! What a wonderful gift to have your great grandson coming home. God is good!
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

  7. Lovely treasures for you and how wonderful that your precious great grandson is going home. Merry Christmas to you!

  8. Great finds! Wonderful news about your sweet baby! So thankful for answered prayers! Merry Christmas, Marty!

  9. Marty, I haven't had a chance to shop Target this Christmas. In the past, I've always found some fun things. Last year it was tartan candles. I bought all they had, so I'll have some for several years.
    Your grandbaby is adorable. What a wonderful Christmas to have him at home with his family.
    Happy Holidays~ Sarah

  10. So thankful for the healing of your GGS.. such a tiny sweetie..

    you did good on your treasure hunt...~!

  11. Amazing finds!!! Love the throw. So cozy for winter.
    Mary Alice

  12. Sweet, sweet baby. I'm glad he can come home. Merry Christmas!

  13. What a doll happy for your whole family!!

  14. What a precious little boy. Yay for him going home in time for the holiday. Also, love the sales. I went to the city today (an hour and a half each way) and was amazed at how many things are already on sale. I also got some awesome bargains.

  15. Great buys and GREAT news. He is such a sweet tiny little fella, looks so itty bitty in that big ole car seat. Momma and Daddy must be soooooooooooooo happy, what a relief. Praise be to GOD!

  16. Wow, Marty! What a wonderful Christmas blessing!! Your great-grandson is adorable; and such a treasure! God is good! You also scored some great deals! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  17. He is adorable so glad he is doing better, I do love Target, especially Threshold!!!

  18. So happy your great-grandson is going home! What a wonderful Christmas gift.

  19. Marty,
    Some Christmas presents can never be duplicated. Bringing home your great-grandson will always be one of those presents your family treasures each Christmas.

    Great Target bargains.

    Thank you for hosting your weekly linking party. I am so glad to have gotten to know you this year.

    Merry Christmas, blogging friend,


  20. Marty,
    So thrilled that your little great grandson will be home for Christmas! You are right, the Power of Prayer is truly remarkable! Love your great Target finds - lots of fun in finding deals and treasures. May you have a most Happy and Blessed Christmas!

    Pat F
    Las Vegas

  21. Marty what a truly perfect Christmas gift,your little treasure home.Merry Christmas to you and your family.xx Great buys too.

  22. What a blessing! So happy to hear your grand-baby is healed and on his way home. Great sale finds! The trees are so pretty.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Marty! Hugs, Maria

  23. Marty,
    Indeed, some fabulous buys, dear friend!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  24. I love a good clearance sale! You've inspired me to go shopping (but then I never need much encouragement). Congratulations on your great-grandbaby coming home. A Christmas blessing indeed.

  25. God bless your lil'greatgrand, he's just so adorable and perfect. Wonderful news my friend!
    Your clearances are awesome, such terrific things, specially that tray, I covet it! Merry C'mas sweet lady.

  26. Oh Marty - Your great grandson is adorable and yes, praise God that he is doing so well!!!
    Love your clearance items from Tar-Jay! I must do a drive by to see what I can find since I too had to throw out a few "vintage" decorations this year. In fact, yesterday my husband called me out to the garage to tell me that our trash compacter was singing. It was the swinging Santa whose arthritic hips no longer swing that I'd thrown into the trash. I felt relieved that hubby didn't insist on digging it out of the garbage to try to fix it! Haha! Christmas blessings to you dear, DEAR Marty. Love and hugs, Patti

  27. I hear you on the vintage stuff. Some boxes I couldn't even bear to open this year, I am so sick of looking at that old stuff. So, off to the donation box, making way for the new. Love your great finds.

  28. Uh oh, Marty your pictures have disappeared.

  29. I'm not seeing any photos, either, Marty. I'll check back later.

  30. I don't know why, but I'm not seeing your photos, and I just noticed that some of your other readers aren't either. Hopefully they will be up soon.

  31. Still no photos. I'll come back by. I can't wait to see your finds.

  32. Hello Marty,
    First of all I'm so happy for you and your family that your little great grandson is doing well and able to be with the family. What a blessing.

    Also, your home looks lovely for the holidays. You are also smart to pick up those wonderful buys and get ready for next year's Christmas decorating blog posts!!

    Merry Christmas Sweetie.


  33. Marty so happy to hear your Grandson is going home! Sorry I did not realize he was ill.I just cannot keep up with all of my blog reading like I once did.What a little sweetie! I will keep him in my prayers.Love your gifts! Great savings too! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  34. What a wonderful gift to have that tiny bundle home for Christmas! I am so very happy for you and for your family!!
    Merry Christmas, Marty, and I am off to Tar-JAY!! What great things you found...WOW!

  35. Oh heavens, so happy for you your new little one was able to go home for Christmas. Thank you God for that miracle. They are so precious. Will you be able to see him and your family tomorrow? I sure hope so. His going home was long awaited by all of you.
    Think I'll be up earlier than usual on Thursday as I want to see if Tar-jay still has some nice patterned, good sized, rectangular tablecloths I want to make curtains out of and a set of napkins for pillow covers. I use one napkin then use another fabric so I can make two covers. Time for something fresh for curtains in our room and pillows for bed. I can cut the tablecloths in half to have a set of curtains for each window as they're 60"by 120". The cloths have been at same spot for about a month so I'm wondering why, wondering what price will be on them by Thursday. We were there last week but I didn't have enuf money to buy them, today was payday for us (SS). I'll be looking for other bargains. Did get a great red metal tray 1/2 off last week. I had just seen it on City Farmhouse blog so was happy to see it 1/2 off, spent last money I had til today. Good old Tar-jay. I imagine that place will be a nut house on Thursday and Friday. We live west of Grand Junction, CO.
    Hoping you have a great wonderful Christmas and exceptional New Year

  36. Target has the best stuff, don't they. Every time I go in the store, I literally have to keep my hands in my pockets to keep from going overboard!