Wednesday, October 5, 2011

This Week's Finds...

Ok, admittedly, I am an accessories junky!! LOL!! I rarely go into any home decor shop and come out empty-handed. The beauty of that obsession is that I can rotate things from room to room, and get an entirely different look.  I love that!

During my Hobby Lobby run this week, I found some great 50% off items. I felt like a kid in a candy seems that everything is on sale!!

I got these cute little plates for a small wall, in the pass-thru, from the kitchen to the dining room. I love the scroll detail that they have.

(I think this plate rack and I will have a date with a can of black spray paint this afternoon.)

Next,  I saw this great metal crown, with the fleur de lis top. I thought it would be a great place to sit one of my Lampe Berger fragrance lamps.  This is going on the center island in the kitchen.

I also found this plate, with it's built-in iron stand. I'm not sure where it's going...but, I HAD to get it!

I thought this harlequin patterned jar was really pretty. The fleur de lis top sold it for me!

I grabbed a bag of fall accents...acorns, leaves, etc. to fill it; and created this vignette for one of my end tables:

(I already had the candle ring from Hobby Lobby, from a previous 50% off sale.)

While I was tinkering with this vignette,  I decided to add a little fall to my coffee table. I scrunched up a throw that I had previously purchased at Hemispheres (Hobby Lobby's big sister), during one of their 40% off sales: 

I just added a few pumpkins to my bowl of decorative balls, and draped a leafy garland around it. Then, I dangled some grapes from the urn, on the corner of the table.

Now, on to Kirkland's. I found these cute little tasseled lampshades on a clearance shelf...for $2.00! The pattern consists of tiny little squares; but, it reminded me of leopard print.

I bought six of them for my dining room chandelier:

Then, for a couple of those, "Why Not?" know, the ones that are impulsive, that you just couldn't resist???

(Hint: These could be a cute little Christmas gift!)
Kirkand's had these cute little monogrammed coasters for $4.00; and I got this cute little plaque for my kitchen, from one of my favorite home decor shops:

Well, that's it for today! It's a good week for bargains!!
Happy Decorating!!!

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  1. Hobby Lobby is such a fun and addicting place to go!! You can't beat their sales. Everything looks lovely that you picked up :)

    Hope your having a great day,

  2. Girl, you found some gorgeous things. I would love to find a Kirklands close by, then again maybe I shouldn't lol... Love the new lampshades.. they really dress your gorgous chandelier.. hugs ~lynne~

  3. Great finds. Loving those little lampshades with the fringe. Very pretty.

  4. Great finds!! I'm the same way! Hobby Lobby can do no wrong... only the TOO small shopping carts!! Hope your having awesome Wednesday!!

  5. Love everything!!!! Did a hunt and search for that Harlequin jar but no such luck! Thanks for sharing, love how you did everything!

  6. I love me some Hob Lob!!! Everything looks wonderful!

  7. LOVE all of your finds!! Everything is gorgeous! I would have came home with all of it! :) I need to get out and go shoppin!

  8. You did have some finds this week, didn't ya? I bet hobby lobby loves you! I am from a really rural area, and have never heard of Hemispheres. I meant to google it the other day when you mentioned it. My nearest hobby lobby is 60 miles away! I need to post some of my finds this week. I hit numerous yard sales, and got some great stuff. Have a great one Shenita.

  9. Look at all that loot! You found some very nice things. I really love your new chandelier shades. They're so pretty and elegant. I forgot about Kirklands. I should pop in there some time.

  10. I am a new follower. I love your blog. I find myself visiting often, to read past posts. Just reading this post and looking at all of your goodies is making me anxious to shop! Can't wait to read more.

  11. OMG what awesome finds you have this week! And who knew HobLob had a big sister!!!??? You are one lucky gal. I may just have to find out where there is one.

  12. I love those little lamp shades.

  13. Love your new treasures! We don't have a Hobby Lobby, maybe someday!
    Lovely post on your mom. Yes, they must find a cure.

  14. Aweseom! Fleur-de-lis and harlequin together! Winning combo! I'm jealous! I'm heading there this Friday! Love the chandi shades! I love the shape of that lid on the one with the grapes! You did good! We'd be joined at the hips if we were shopping together!!

  15. You brought home some great finds. I love the little lamps shades on the chandelier.

  16. Shenita, you're such a great shopper! I especially love the three plates, and the chandi shades.
    ~ Wendi ~

  17. Everything you purchased are things I would have picked up myself. I am an accessories junky, too! ;) I love the harlequin patterned fler de Lis jar and the Cajun Kitchen sign...LOVE Cajun food! The plates are beautiful! You're a good shopper. Enjoy your new treasures! XO ~Liz

  18. You found some great items. Everything is beautiful!

  19. Wow Shenita! These are all so beautiful! Your home must look so wonderful! I am very happy to become a Follower of your Blog. Thanks for also becoming a Follower of my Blog. Have a great Thursday.

  20. La decoraciĆ³n es preciosa,
    gracias por compartir.
    feliz semana.

  21. Hi!
    I'm happily returning the follow! Love your blog!
    Wish I had a Hobby Lobby near me! Looks like a great store!

  22. Hi Shenita, thanks for visiting from Katherine's and staying. We don't have Hobby Lobby's, they look like they have good sales!

    Amazing tablescapes, the one you showed about your Mom was especially lovely.

  23. You did very well, Shenita. I used to shop at HL all the time when I lived in the city. Loved it! Now I'll get to shop for bargains virtually through you. :)

  24. Omg Shenita! You made some gorgeous buys.
    I am loving all of these goodies.
    We always figure out a spot for these finds.
    Your Fall vignettes are beautiful. So warm
    and inviting. The shades on your chandy
    look awesome. Happy shopping!

  25. Great finds! Wish there was a hobby lobby closer to me, I think the closest is about an hour or more away.
    Have a good night!

  26. What great finds! Such an inspiration!

  27. How pretty, your did good! Love your new lamp shades!

  28. Your post is exactly why I am so excited to finally have a Hobby Lobby relatively close. It's a 45 minute drive but with treasures such as you have found, it's a destination worth visiting.

    I really like the end table vignette you created. The shades really look great on your chandelier!

  29. Oh how I love all your finds and your photos are so beautiful! Thankyou for you sweet comment and for visiting my blog. I am a new follower here.

  30. I love the chandelier! Great finds! And of course, I love that Grace plate! ;o)

  31. Visiting from My Romantic Home and toured your blog, you have a beautiful home! Love your fall tablescape. I am your newest follower, looking forward to upcoming posts. Diane

  32. OMG, terrific buys, I'm envious of you already and I don't know you (smile). Everything is beautiful. Thanks so much for visiting my blog...your newest follower.

  33. Good Morning Shenita...
    I am so glad that you visited Made In The South. I just love your blog and have featured your blog as one of my Fabulous Friday Four Blogs.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend,

  34. Hello!!
    What great treasures you have found!!

    I am jealous because we do not have a Hobby Lobby and never heard of Kirkland's or Hemisphere's!!

    Great deals for beautiful pieces!!


  35. Ooh, you found some really great things, I love the little lampshades!

  36. Lots of fun stuff you have gathered together...I think the plate rack will only get better with the black spray paint...good idea. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Fall weekend.


  37. Wow...I adore all of your pretties you found. The Cajun Kitchen sign is cute. Do you like your Lampe Berger? I have one of the "La Tee Da" fragrance lamps. I found that Pier 1 sells the fragrances for them.
    Hope you're having a fun weekend~Lu

  38. Hello!!!!! Thank you so much for making a comment on my blog! Your blog is really awesome!!!! I was born and raised in Texas! We live in Memphis, TN now....but, LOVE Texas! Happy blogging!!!! Thanks again for your comment! Beth : =))

  39. Such coordinating fall flair. Thank you so much for linking up your post on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  40. Love your finds! I have to drive almost an hour to get to Kirklands...but found one and have been 2 times in the past 2 weeks! Love all the lovely touches you put in your home! I need to photo my fall decorating and add those to my blog too!

  41. You have some great finds - everything looks so festive!

  42. your tablescapes are amazing! im glad i found you! im your newest follower!

  43. Hey sound just like me...I rotate things around all the time...
    Do you live close enough to ever go to "First Monday" in Canton Texas? Your style of decorating looks a lot like some of the decorators from there...Believe me, I think it is beautiful and I have a lot of it in my home..
    I love all your finds...

  44. Hi Shenita...

    My friend, you made off like a "bandit" in the accessory department this week! I love each and every item that you bought! I would have picked the same things! We have such similar taste! Hehe! Love your new plates and I agree...I think that the pretty plate rack would look great painted black. It would really make those pretty plates "pop"! Ohhh...and my that gorgeous crown with the fleur de lis! Girlfriend, I love how you decorated it with the little lamp and those fabulous pheasant feathers! Soooo pretty!

    I sure did enjoy getting to see all of your new pretties and the new vignettes that you created with them! You have such a "gifted eye" for design, sweet friend! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and new treasure finds with us!

    Warmest autumn wishes,

    PS...I think I told you that Hobby Lobby is my favorite place to shop, but the closest store is a two hour drive for me...shoot! I love getting in on their sales and never pay full price for anything. I have never heard of Hemispheres. So that is a sister store of Hobby Lobby? Wow...I need to find one! Hehe!

  45. Your tablescape is so pretty & I'm a fan of scrunched up scarves! What a great buy on the chandy shades. I never remember Kirklands.

  46. You've found some great accessories, and displayed them beautifully.

  47. Everything looks so pretty and elegant! You really have a great sense of style! Your new plates are beautiful...have to love Hobby Lobby!

    Great job. Have a wonderful week!


  48. Ooh, lot of pretty eye candy! All your new treasures are awesome. And you have them displayed beautifully!Thank you for being part off TTF and have a wonderful day!

  49. Looks wonderful! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!