Sunday, January 17, 2010

Mosaic Monday and a Little Merchandise too!

This has been a Merchandise week.  Wednesday I met 2 of my friends who are still teaching for dinner.  We decided to meet near The Christmas Tree Shop, how convenient!  By the time they got there after work, I had found quite a few goodies…

It was so good to see them and have a nice leisurely dinner with them..(Hi Sue!)  I don’t like the long drive home alone, but I hadn’t seen them in over a year..and it was time!

I won’t show you everything..just a few things…


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I might wear that to Laurie’s Party..It will be here before you know it!




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Isn’t that heart shaped ramekin cute??

And the other things are for the BIG holiday coming up in March.

I love that dark green glass cake stand.  Perfect for some Shamrock cookies, or Leprechaun cakes..


Saturday, I had a Blogger encounter of the shopping kind with The Tablescaper.    She is definitely a BAD influence.  We had lunch first, then talked about all of our favorite blogs.. Were your ears ringing?  You KNOW we mentioned you!

We hit Pier One, TJMAXX, and a Thrift Shop among other places..

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I paid a dollar for each on the right, and 2 dollars for the spooner.  I didn’t know what is was, TT told me.  I thought it would be sweet with some flowers..

I also got 2 Pinhiero white plates for $1..You can see it here..

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I am joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.  Please stop by and see the other mosaics..Thank you , Mary!

Have a great week everyone!


  1. Hi Kathleen! I love your finds! Your St Paddy's Day goodies are so cute! And I love the look of those polka dot plates with the white...and all at such great prices! Kudos to you, my friend! I think you did great. And...I scrolled down to get caught up. I LOVE your Frosty tablescape! I was about to say we might as well invite him in down here in the South....but it is warming up...finally! Stay warm yourself! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  2. Hi Kathleen! Look at what all you've found! Those little pink plates are adorable!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. All your finds are adorable! Can't wait to see you how you use them all...

    You ARE doing to have a St. Patty's event again this year aren't you!!!

  4. Hi Kathleen,
    Looks like you had a great
    'Shopping Spree'!
    Nice finds and great prices.
    You did better than I, finding
    those cute little dot plates.
    They were NOT at my CTS.
    Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

  5. Hi Kathleen. love your great finds and what a bargain! The polka dot plate is so cute....Christine

  6. You did great! Sounds like a super day with the Tablescaper :) I love the Spooner! No clue either, but I love it!

  7. Wonderful purchases and finds. I love the St Paddy goodies.

  8. Kathleen

    You have the magic touch! I was in CTS last week to buy albums to put all of the 09 pics in (a resolution to myself) and thought of you! You found some great things--TJ Maxx is such a great resource, too! I understand the Brigehamton one is the best!

    Hey, we'll have to meet up also for some bargain hunting! :0)

  9. PS--I am particiapting in Mosaic Monday also!

  10. Lots of pretties, Kathleen. Glad you found some new things for the BIG March holiday.

  11. You've got the eye for shopping, no doubt about it. I want to go browsing with you someday, Kathleen.

  12. You have brought home some beauties there Kathleen! I especially love the pink polka dots and can't wait to see you do a full tablesetting with them.! I too didn't know what a spooner was - I'll have to be on the lookout to see if I see any around here as well.

    The beach mosaic is beautiful - when do we get to see your neighbor in one of the shots?

  13. You found the most wonderful treasures. I love them all. I can't wait to see them in a tablescape. Hugs, Marty

  14. More great finds, Kathleen! I think Mike is going to have to build an addition on the house pretty soon ;) I especially love what you found at the thift shop and at such great prices!

  15. Great finds - especially like the spoon container. What a pretty mosaic.

  16. Now that mosaic was worth the wait :) Gorgeous shots, I love the winter beach, looks so crisp and clean and cool!

  17. Oh my...sounds like my kind of fun. Bargain hunting with another blogger!!
    You made some great buys. Love those pink polka dot dishes. The mosaic is really beautiful...

  18. Fabulous finds, even the pink! My favorite of course is all the green; I ♥♥♥ that pedestal! And you snicker about what I bring home...when are you going to have Mike build you a dish hut or another room?

  19. I have got to find some bargains as you do! I seem to always show up late, I guess.

  20. Hi are the best shopper. I love to see your treasures. Looking forward to seeing them in a tablescape.
    Have a great day.

  21. Dear Kathleen:

    It was a splendid day indeed!!! Lunch, shopping, bargains. What more could we ask for?

    - The Tablescaper

  22. Kathleen...what GREAT finds!! I had an TJMaxx encounter this last week too. Now I am the owner of a set of red transferware...service for 8. My hubby just thinks I a nut to buy more dishes, lol.

    Enjoy your new loot :)


  23. Look at you out and about shopping here and there..I think you are meat to find these treasures:)

  24. Kathleen, fantastic bargains ~ I love your new polka dot plates!

    I've told you before, I'm living on the wrong coast for bargains like that. You find the best ones!

    Pretty mosaic too. xo

  25. Kathleen you picked out some real beauties! I love all the glassware and the heart shaped tureen. The green accessories are so pretty for the "big day" :-)

    Pretty beach mosaic! Happ MM

  26. Kathleen, love that green pedestal!
    You are the shopping queen.
    I live vicariously through you :-)

  27. Love the polka found some great things. Blogging really leads to shopping doesn't it? I wasn't warned!


  28. Kathleen, what a fun surprise to see my party advertised on your blog! You did find some goodies for the V'tine party and for St. Pat's. Love that cake stand and it looks like a little Irish boy standing on it. And the cute heart shaped covered dishes, along with the polka dot plate will be perfect for V'tine. Love your spooner and your other crystal (I'd use it for flowers too). Thanks so much for the shout out about my party. You are so sweet! laurie

  29. Hi Kathleen, I'm back. What is wrapped so prettily on your header picture. I love that table :)

  30. LOVE the dish combination with the polka dot plate!

  31. Kathleen, wonderful new (for you) "merchandise". LOVE the green glass.

    BUT, nothing could be prettier than the gorgeous blue skies and water ... no matter what the temperature.

  32. Wonderful! I love all your shopping finds! The Christmas Tree Shop is fantastic...but can be dangerous for me! I want everything!

    I love visiting your blog!
    Happy Day and thanks for stopping has been very busy for me lately!
    Hugs, Lilly

  33. Oh gosh you got some great stuff...those polka dot plates are the best....I love anything with dots...did you find the braided place mat at the CTS also??....
    I sent the daughter over to the new location in Springfield and she found tons of stuff....I enjoy my $1.50 braided seat pads everyday when I see them in the DR....thanks for letting me know about that place....I went shopping at TJM today and I got just what I needed more of.....PLATES....they are too cute...English China (made in China, what nerve).....with strawberries on a white background....I had to sneak them into the house....

  34. I have a spooner. Came from my mother. I've used it in this fashion: Served dessert. Then passed the spooner around full of spoons and each dinner guest took a spoon and passed it on to the next guest. I don't really know a spooner's true purpose. Do you?

  35. Wonderful that really an orange plate? I love orange...favorite color!! And those little heart ramekins are too cute. Thanks for stopping by and so sorry late in getting here. I had my chemo yesterday...that is an all day adventure!!

  36. Kathleen, you have the best life! Blogging, visiting, and shopping...what could be better! Retirement can't come soon enough! What wonderful purchases and bargains you made! No need to worry about being on a 'fixed income' when you find gorgeous things like those for such great prices!


  37. I adore the pink polka dot plates! Haven't been to Christmas Tree in quite a while. Going to have to make a trip soon!


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