As you know, today was date day. :) We did our usual...Chinese restaurant, Big Lots, A.C.Moore and then various shops in the mall. I got lots of goodies today. We lingered almost too long and I was nearly late picking up the boys from school. First, in Big Lots, as we walked in the door I saw this little box of Battenburg lace things, heart-shaped, which I love. They were .25c down from .50c. I got one and felt happy with it. Then we got a few things that we needed and some goodies for Tim's mom.
Next, we went to A.C. Moore. I already knew that I wanted to buy some lined baskets. I receive their flyer every Wednesday (convenient, huh?) so I knew they had these on sale for $10.00. There are five baskets of varying sizes.I've wanted some for ages and feel this was a good price, so I am very pleased. I also got two little wooden boxes. I plan to paint them.
Next, we walked around finding stores with mens' hats as Tim would like to find one that he really likes. He always looks but never buys one. ;)
We stopped in a cute little store that was filled with teddy bears, quilts, candles and dolls. We didn't buy anything, just sort of strolled through.
Then we ended at what is becoming one of my favorite shops. It is called "Art on a Mission" and they sell donated, mostly hand-made things and also sell some consigned pieces. The money they make goes to the Rescue Mission. One of the artists sits at the front of the store working on a piece as you shop. They have lots of mismatched silver, china and glass things. They have tons of framed art work, although it is very, very expensive. My favorite things are the linens and crocheted things. They have aprons as well but I can never bring myself to buy them because I know I am perfectly capable of making something similar. So, today while hubby was conversing with the clerk I was looking through a stack of linens, mostly napkins, with the intent of buying them for embroidery. They were about 1.00 to 1.50 and I had picked a small stack. I walked on back through the store and saw a cart...of discounted items...50%! There was a hatbox full of basically the same thing I had in my hand. They were marked .80 to $2.00 before the discount. I took them to her and said I wanted everything in the box (but not the box which was $8.00). Then I also picked up a $2.25 doily to add to the collection. She took them all out tearing off the price tags, and when she got to the bottom, she said "oh guess what's in the bottom?" It was a tag that said .25 cents each. Whooohoooo! I got 19-20 white linen napkins for $4.75. (I think 20 because she counted the tags and I think two were hooked on the same tag as a 2-fer). I was walking on clouds with my wonderful deal. :)