Monday, March 10, 2014

Shopping Trip

Wow - another crazy week just got the better of me. Hopefully this week things will be pretty much back to normal!

So, one day last week, I had a doctor's appointment in the early afternoon. I had to leave the office right after lunch to get there in time, but it was all done by 3:00. I found myself near lots of shops, before dark, without being exhausted. Time to go shopping!

First stop: Michaels!
 These trays were so tempting! The only real problem (ignoring the fact that I DO NOT need another tray) would be picking one!

 Colorful pottery? Yes please! My cabinets are already stocked, especially with bowls. Wonder how that could have happened...

 I spotted this tote bag in the "dollar" section - though they wanted more than $1 for it. I'm kind of picky about handle length and strength, so I didn't have much difficulty saying no. But still! So me!

 This little pouch was also a hit!

As were these note cards!

Next stop: World Market!
Wow. If you were going to turn Marvelous Minnie into a coffee mug, I'm pretty sure this is what it would look like. Seriously! Stripes, polka dots, paisley, and snow flakes? Come on. And in my kitchen color scheme? Dang!

Final Stop: Target!
 I liked these picture frames. Normally I'm not much for gold, and I profess my embarrassment at shopping in the teenager home collection, so I can't believe it myself. But my eye was certainly caught!

And these gnomies? Come on! I don't have a garden, so I couldn't possibly have a need. But they're sure charming!

So, that's an overview of all the stuff I saw that I kind of wanted. And now here's a quick run down of the stuff I didn't leave without - all of it from Target!
I paid not even $5 for this tablet clip board. I use a contraption like this at work every day - this will be the third one. It has a nice pocket on the inside where I can keep stuff. Hooray!

I also scored this fabric table cloth that's the right size for my table without the leaf. Until now, I've only had one cloth in that size. I had previously thought I wouldn't use it very often, though that hasn't turned out to be the case.

Here's a shot of the package photo, so you can get the idea of what it will look like when spread out. Mod-ish flowers? $8.48? Sounds like a winner!

I also got this plastic placement. If you've been around here for any length of time, you've read my ramblings about my "crafting tablecloth" - a vinyl tablecloth that I use instead of newspaper for messy activities like painting. I decided to diversify a little bit and picked up this place mat for smaller projects that won't make such a huge mess. At $0.58, how could I have gone wrong!

I enjoyed my first "spring" season shopping trip. I hope you enjoy yours!

1 comment:

  1. That tablecloth is really cute! And a great price too!
    - Lora