Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thrifty Thursday: It's Chic to Be Cheap {28}

Ashley's recent Valentine's Day decorating posts inspired me to hit JoAnn Fabric and Target's Dollar Spot this week to hunt down some new pretties to spruce the T house up.



I wasn't disappointed.



The Puppies & Kittens Valentines are cute, but they aren't for me. I was able to steer Natalie away from the $48 Disney Princess ones that came with pencils, stickers, and a ticket to Disneyworld. I love these because they are simple and they cost $1. Let's be honest...those don't last long once they go home with the kids anyways.


The nonpareils were the most expensive item. I found those back in the home decor section of the store and snatched them up because they'll be great for Christmas cookies too. The set of sprinkles canisters was $2.50 in the Dollar Spot, and the ribbon was a steal from JoAnn Fabric.


How much do you love this metal tin from the Dollar Spot? It matches our ice bucket and will be so much fun on our deck this Spring. 



The picture frames and the heart wreath were also $2.50, from the Dollar Spot. I think I might pair the wreath with the ribbon and stick it on my back door. Just a little happy for me.

Not a bad haul, eh?


{Have you found any good bargains on Valentine's stuff yet?}

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19 comments:

J. L. W. said...

I love Target. They just opened one five minutes away from our house which is a very bad thing. You got some great deals.

Samantha said...

I couldn't imagine my life without Target. I can't believe I ever lived without one! All of Bree's stocking stuffers at Christmas came from the Dollar Spot! Cute decorations by the way :) I may have to go and get that tin bucket...it's super cute.

Michelle said...

Wow, you found some great stuff! That wreath is really adorable! I know exactly what you mean about the Valentines...I'm so glad my kids are well past that stage now! haha

Have a super day!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Cute cute goodies!!! Maddy would love those kittys too. I will check on the release of Beths book and let you know...((hugs))

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Very cute! Love the silver bucket & frames!

All Things Cherish said...

Nice steals. I bought the same bucket in white to use at my sister's bridal shower. I think I'm going to paint some purple polka dots on it since nothing comes in purple (!!!!) Thanks for the info on the icing bags, I can't wait to attempt to bake some yummies!

Jenny said...

I love the dollar spot at Target! They always have fun stuff!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Dollar spot here I come! Thanks for the inspiration.

Nancy said...

I was at Target on Monday and got that same set of 3 frames! I'm planning on blogging what I did with one soon. I also got some Valentine paper there. Everything else was pretty well picked over. The dollar section is very popular!

Nancy

Xazmin said...

Once again, Amanda scores! The dollar spot is my own little private heaven! I love that place...you've inspired me to shop!!

Holly said...

Cute stuff! I almost picked up that bucket the other day, but was too cheap to spend $2.50. In my defense, I didn't really have a specific use in mind for it. But it would look super cute in the spring with wheat grass planted in it!

Richella said...

You bet it's chic to be cheap! I hit the Dollar Tree today for some candy conversation hearts. Don't like to eat them, but I do like to put them in the bottom of hurricane globes and then rest candles on top of them.

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Super cute metal bucket. Oh the possibilities with that baby! And I like the little white frames too. A great haul!

FrouFrouBritches said...

You are sooo good! I haven't even thought about Valentine's Day yet. I am so behind!!!

Jodee Leader said...

Great finds! I found some great V-Day stuff at the Dollar Tree!

Rhiannon Banda-Scott said...

oh you're good! REAL good. and new Martha Mag?! I am IN. PS when is your new blog gunna be ready!?

Paula said...

You found some really cute stuff! Would you believe that I haven't set foot in Target in months? I need to go check out the dollar spot.

Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista said...

yay! Glad to inspire! ;) Funny...as I saw your little kitty puppy valentines...I was thinking to myself, what is she going to do with those? Make a banner? lol! Oh...for the kids... ;) Happy love nesting!

PenelopeLovesLists said...

I just love Valentine's Day, mostly bc of the super cute stuff they have to decorate for it.

Ah, I miss when my kids were young enough to do Valentines for their whole classes. That was so much fun.

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