Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Surprise Find

Me:  It just seems like I had more fall decorations than this.

Husband:  You could always use that bin labeled “Thanksgiving” in the garage.

Me: HEH???  Uh…could you go get it please?  And could you run?

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TWO years ago, I bought this wheat arrangement at Target, and I completely. forgot. about it.  It was $39.99.  I think I bought it for $9.00.  We are talkin’ two years here.IMG_8198

I do remember that I bought it because it tied all my dining room colors together.  It validated my use of this difficult color on my walls!  And, yes, I’ll pay $9.00 for that any day.

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In other news, the countdown has begun!  Please don’t forget that NEXT Monday is our “I Can Make That” party!  I can NOT wait to see all the things I’m going to have to add to my Christmas projects list.

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Please join us!  I imagine I’ll be posting at 12:00AM.  I’ll confirm and remind again this weekend!

21 comments:

Susan said...

I have the same wheat thingy. I also got it on sale at Target and I love it. I just put it out today and it's one of my favorites!

Paige said...

Ha ha! I did that last year with some ornaments I had bought the previous year at an after Christmas sale. I found them the day after Christmas when I was re-packing a box to make room for my new stuff! I labeled everything this year. : )

Tracy Suzanne said...

The great thing about forgetting about it is it's like buying something new all over and not spending a dime.

Hugs...Tracy

susan said...

Unfortunately, I do this with Christmas gifts also...but the family likes it...gifts whenever I run across them :) Love the wheat and glad you found your decorations!

~Mommy+Me~ said...

I love when that happens! It happens to me quite often too b/c I always buy seasonal stuff on clearance and store it away. :)

Misty said...

I forget about stuff I have all the time!

Can't wait for Monday!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

ha! Don't you hate it when that happens!?

But don't you also love it when that happens!? It's like Christmas comes early!

Cute stuff! :)

jociegal said...

Very cute. Looks great!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Your fall decoration surprise is lovely. Also I like the scrap paper blocks behind them. What a clever idea. I have so many beautiful sheets that I would love to do that to.
I am curious about the Monday thingy? I must have missed a post or something. I don't have any idea what that is.
Sharon

SharDon Exclusives said...

Your fall decoration surprise is lovely. Also I like the scrap paper blocks behind them. What a clever idea. I have so many beautiful sheets that I would love to do that to.
I am curious about the Monday thingy? I must have missed a post or something. I don't have any idea what that is.
Sharon

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I've done that ~ sometimes I'm lucky enough to find it just in time, other times I find it when I'm packing up the stuff that's out. At least yours was labeled! Love your sideboard decor ~ the wheat is very pretty.

Sherri S said...

Too sweet to find MORE! I can't wait til the linky party too. Looking forward to tons of great ideas. I have a couple of posts ready to link up and hopefully will finish another project this weekend. I'm excited about ANY homemade ideas!

Nancy said...

First of all, I love the color of the tin holding the wheat. Perfect color and I love the vintage look. So cute.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I really enjoy seeing your design vignettes. Do you really have those fall colors our all year? Or are they just seasonal candles? Love it!

:)

Richella said...

Beautiful! How wonderful that you found it. You're right: it does tie everything in your dining room together. . . well worth $9! Maybe even $10!

Have a wonderful weekend! I'm looking forward to your party, too. I know there are going to be some wonderful entries, and you're doing this early enough that we can take advantage of the great ideas. Thank you!

Lisa said...

Chris, I hope it is ok I grabbed your picture and linked back to you blog about the Christmas I can make that party. I love your blog!! You share the neatest ideas and just make me want to decorate...of course that feeling passes quickly, but I enjoy looking :O) ...Blessings Lisa

Connie said...

Isn't it fun to find things you forgot you had ? Just like an early Christmas.
You blog is so nice -- I hope you have fun with it.

Design A-Peele said...

always great stuff! I gave you an award. have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Are you really going to post at 12:00 AM on Monday? hee hee.

-ella

New Every Morning said...

Ooh! I love finding little surprises in the attic to decorate with. Sometimes having a bad memory is a good thing ... it makes life so fun when I rediscover something!

Online Printing Company said...

My favorite piece in there would definitely have to be the ribbon! Oh goodness, it's so pretty. I know that's just a small part, but it's really so eye-catching! :D

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