Thursday, October 15, 2009

Target!

Target certainly has really good "buyers" and really good designers. Most of the time -their items appeal to my 40-year-old traditional-taste-self, as well as to the "younger," some might say "hipper" crowd.

In an effort to give credit where it is due: I read Janell's Isabella and Max Rooms blog, tonight, and saw her new Target lamp. Seeing HER post reminded me of MY fun Target purchases from earlier this evening, so I made a Target post, too. Yes, -- I am a Copy Cat.

Please, join me on my walk through Target this evening and get a glimpse into my shopping habits. Feel free to analyze me if you took alot of psychology in college. (or, just skim - if you don't like to read a bunch of words, -like me).

First, I looked at all the pretty lamps and shades and lamented over their costs. (I am a tight-wad.) Then I swept back through the home decor aisle on the end near the boy's section and found this beautiful, large drum shade in just the linen color I "needed" - marked at $14.98...........

It was obviously a return - but had no visible problems. The metal 'thingy-do' inside was inserted incorrectly, but I just popped it on my lamp upside down and you cannot tell it is upside down because it is a drum shade - with no angle.

NEXT, I walked BACK over to the kitchen area and grabbed a water pitcher I eyed on my first run through.



Cute, huh?
(I glanced longingly at the water pitcher on my first pass, but didn't want to splurge on the $9.99 glass water pitcher that could also double as a vase.) Plus, now that I had one item in my hand, already (the lampshade) - why not make the wait in line worthwhile?

Here are some things I SAW - but DID NOT BUY (trying to make this post a little more interesting)......


Aluminum Cake Plate (over near dishes)




Smith and Hawken Stone Crock (I will certainly miss Smith and Hawken)


Smith and Hawken extra long fall mat ($25 -I think)




Rattan Serving Tray $24.99

Thanks for shopping with me!

Please visit Melissa at The Inspired Room for more Beautiful Life posts and Wendy at The Shabby Nest for a Frugal Friday party!



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15 comments:

Sjn said...

I {heart} Target! It can be dangerous can't it?!

Candace said...

Whoa Nelly! I am going to check our Target for that cake plate - I haven't seen it anywhere. Nice find on the lampshade. Target is my favorite too.

L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

I love Target so much tht all you have to do is mention it and I'll come running! Love the vase and the lamp!

janet said...

Love Target!!!! I will take Target over Walmart anyday ;-)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I adore Target! YEAH!

Sarah said...

Great finds! I love Target too. I always stop there to get any random toiletry stuff I need because then I can walk through the home section:) Love that cake stand and the S&H crocks:)

Delightful Dwelling said...

Oooh great finds. I found a gorgeous lamp last weekend at Target too(pics on my blog) for only $15 clearanced from $40. I love that pitcher and that stone crock. Hmmm, you are making me want to go to Target again. It can be a dangerous place for my wallet.

savoringsimplicity said...

Love your finds. The picther is great. Lampshades can be so expensive, but I too have found ones that I liked at a reasonable price at Target.

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

You are so sweet, thanks for the mention! When I saw your comment on my post yesterday I knew I had to remember to come over here and see what you had gotten. How brilliant to turn the shade upside down!
Have a great one...Janell

Love the Decor! said...

I love target but my hubby is very glad that there isn't one in the town we live in :) What is happening with Smith and Hawkin? I love their things at Target!

~ RM said...

Wow, just stumbled across your blog...
I love that glass! It looks just like a Blenko! What an amazing find!

K @ Thrifty Teacher Blog said...

I also wondered about your comment (about Smith and Hawkin). I love their stuff too :)

TheOldPostRoad said...

SMith and Hawken is going out of business or filing for bankruptcy - can't remember which. I am guessing Target is still carrying their things because they pre-ordered them a while back. I can't find specifics about their Target items - just that they are going out of business.

Audra said...

Oooh, I have such a love affair with Target. I can't pass up the clearance without usually finding something I think I need.

Smith and Hawken is closing, I believe it's a bankruptcy. You found some wonderful finds...hope you find the other items on clearance in the next few months.

Sarah said...

Target is the best, I swear...I'm sure my husband doesn't think so though!

 
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