1/27/11

An Update and My Love for All-Things Pier 1 On Sale!!!

Hey ya'll, hope you are off to a great day.  Several have asked about the new grandbaby, and he/she is apparently not as eager to meet all of us as we are to meet him.  The Man and I have been living out of our suitcases for a week and a half now.  Saturday is the actual due date, but with the false labor that's been going on for a couple of weeks now, we have all expected an early arrival.  I know my sweet DIL is so very ready to be done, but she never-ever complains at all.  I will keep ya'll posted.

I had to make a quick run to Pier 1 yesterday for some potpourri.  Let me explain.  Ya know when you don't have much to do, as in not wanting to start major and/or messy projects that you can't clean up in a hurry, you have way too much time to dwell on little issues.  Well, that would be me right now.  With the house for sale, I'm nitpicking about everything.  One of my little quirks (or obsessions), is over house-smells.  I am totally addicted to candles, diffusers, etc;  whatever is going to make our home smell good.  Knowing that we could get called away in the middle of the night and having to leave the house all closed up, I started obsessing about how the house might smell without my daily ritual of burning candles & spraying room freshener.  Decided potpourri would be the best answer and Pier 1 has some that I really like.  So off I went to one of my fav stores.  Found some great potpourri & diffuser oil, Citrus Cilantro, & then took a quick spin through the store.  I'm not supposed to be buying things that will have to get packed up soon, but I couldn't resist.  Besides, they were table linens -- so easy to pack.

First up, if you remember I had this great, large wooden bowl that The Man cleaned and refinished for me, but it has been sitting empty on my dining room table since all the Christmas decor went bah-bye.


Well, ta-da, my newly acquired potpourri plus some of those earthy spheres (I've had these for years now) mixed in because this bowl is quite big.  Also added some berries that I had from last fall.  I'm so totally into greens right now.  Dang, potpourri is not cheap!  Good thing I saved so much on other stuff.


Okay, you're getting a glimpse of part of my super deal purchase from the linen section of the store.  Can you see it?


Yep, another tablerunner.  I love it when I find ones that are 72" long -- that's perfect for my table without the leaves.  Super buy at $7.48!  Can you believe that?


I'm crazy-nuts about the patchwork of these beautiful fabrics.


Love, love, love these fabrics!


Then what did my wandering eyes find?  Matching placemats.  There were only 2, bummer;  but I'm going to look in the big city when we go.  You'll never guess the price of these little lovelies -- 48 cents.  I repeat, 48 CENTS!


The little fabric ball fringe is just too cute!


I started pulling out some of my Fiesta Ware and found several combos that look great.  Chocolate & Rose are perfect.  But I also tried Sea Mist Green, Periwinkle Blue, Lemongrass, & Cinnabar.  Each time I tried a different color, that color just popped within the fabric.  The napkins are kind of a soft blue-gray which worked with everything.  I could only get 3 of those, but will look for more or do some mixing and matching.  Would you believe the napkins were only, wait for it....28 Cents!  Score!


I could really see these pieces (hope I can find more) on an Easter table.  The colors are just so scrumptious.  For now, because I've got a "red-thing" going on in my kitchen & dining rooms, my new "lovely" has found a temporary home on our game table in the sunroom.  It really looks nice in here, too.


Hope ya'll enjoyed my little "obsessions" tour.  Please come back soon.

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