Truly I am! I can’t go into a store without oogling all the lamps and always find one that would be perfect in my home. But there are only so many tabletops they will fit on so I pass them up. However, more times than I like, a lamp calls my name and I just can’t leave the store without it! A couple of months ago I picked up this lamp at a TJ Maxx in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Then this past weekend I was in the same TJ Maxx and picked up this one…..
Here’s a decorating trick I borrowed from my best friend Judy. She puts lamps, clocks, plates, books, or whatever she can fit into a box on her tabletops. I love that look! I’ve had this turquoise metal box I picked up when shopping with her last fall and decided to use it on my dresser in the bedroom since I’m using turquoise as an accent color in there (as well as the sunroom). It “just” fits and for now it will stay here. Now in a couple of weeks, it might turn up somewhere else!
I’ve seen both of these type lamps in high end catalogs and stores but can’t justify the price. The first one above cost $39.99 and the one I scored this weekend was only $29.99! Now that’s a price I can live with.
Then today when I was browsing through Hobby Lobby getting inspiration for some fall decorating (please hurry up and get here!) I saw this frame someone had apparently hid so no one else would buy it.
But I’m onto those tricks cause I do the same thing! Whenever I’m walking around, I look high and low cause you never know what you’ll find or where you’ll find it. Since frames were half price this week, I grabbed it up and ran to the check out. I was really surprised it was only $23.99 and would have gladly paid that but at half off that….well, you do the math.
Ya’ll remember I’m using turquoise in my sunroom too so this frame was perfect in there and I love the way it has that touch of black & white zebra which goes with my little zebra rug….
And the little chippy turquoise table I got at a local flea market
Here’s another little project I recently did. This is a coffee sack I picked up for $8.00 and put in this huge old frame I’ve had for a while. Hubby actually “installed” it and when he turned it over I saw it was crooked. Of course, he’s not as “anal” as me and didn’t think it needed to be fixed. I’ll get around to that one day but in the meantime it’s just propped up on the sideboard in the sunroom (not sure why the wall color is so washed out, it’s not that wimpy looking in person).
I wish I could tell ya’ll I’ve made some progress with making the panels for my sunroom but I’d be lying. I guess I’m just waiting for the urge to get busy sewing….soon I hope!