Saturday, January 3, 2009

Treasure Day

Today was a great shopping day for me!! Hobby Lobby was having a super sale. All of their Christmas items are now marked down 80%. They also had several isles of home d├ęcor & accents marked down 66%. There was so much to look at. I was there almost two hours!! Here is what I found:





These candles were originally $11.88 each and I got them for $2.38 each.



These candles were originally $ .99 each and I got them for $ .20 each.



This two tiered server was originally $29.99, and I got it for $10.20.
I think I am going to paint it white, what do you all think?


I also went to Lowe’s for some paint for another project, and found this cute plant holder:


Sorry, I could not find a better back drop for you to see the detail. My house is a mess right now, and this was a spot that did not have all sorts of stuff all around it. The planter was not on sale, but I have wanted it for about a year now. I had a gift card, so I scooped it right up. I cannot wait until the spring comes so that I can plant some English Ivy, Periwinkles & Geraniums in it!!

This is the very, very best treasure of the day. It is a Ironstone Soup Tureen that my grandmother gave to me!! I LOVE IT!!!


She said her mother (my great grandmother) gave it to her over 40 years ago. What makes it really special is that I was fortunate enough to have grown up knowing my great grandmother. She lived to be 101. She passed away about six years ago, and she was one month shy of being 102.

Thanks for visiting and letting me share my treasures with you, I hope you all had a wonderful day, and thanks again for the tureen Mimi…….

Nicole ~














3 comments:

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Hi Nicole,
thank you for following my blog and welcome to blogging.
I love all of your Hobby Lobby finds. What wonderful bargains you found. But that Soup Tureen is absolutly stunning. I love items that have family history.
I hope you're enjoying your Sunday,
Hugs,
Tam

Lee Laurie said...

Hey Nicole,
Wow, you got some great bargains on some great items at Hobby Lobby.
I love that store. The closest one to me is about an hour away so I don't get to go as much as I would like to. But when I do get to go, I go up and down every single aisle! They have so many neat things! I love the tureen that your grandma gave you. It's very pretty. I have a few things from my great-grandma too. They are so special to me. I lived with her until I was 16. She passed away 6 years later at 86 years old. I cherish the things that she gave me and I think of her everytime I see them.
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

lvroftiques said...

Ooohh I love that tureen Nicole! How wonderful that it belonged to your GG grandmother! And you did GREAT on all your finds!! I would definitely paint the tiered server white *winks* Vanna