Sunday, August 23, 2009

Revisiting old haunts

Do you ever get out of the habit of visiting or shopping at places that at one point you frequented. A lot. I don't know why I stopped shopping at Big Lots. I guess it's because we moved to a different area, but I haven't shopped at one in probably over 2 years.

The other day I was driving to a store I don't usually shop at and drove past a Big Lots. I thought what the heck. I don't have the kids with me. I'll check it out and see what kind of deals they have going on right now. I remember that they had some good deals on things like picture frames, office supplies, and crafting supplies, but wow, Big Lots has started carrying some high end things.
I loved these building blocks. They'd be great in a more modern decor. Lucky little modern babies, but modern decorators/crafters could use these for some fabulous projects. I'm seeing table tops or maybe a lamp.
Barn stars! How great are these.
I loved this one. The colors and embossed details are so pretty, but at $25 it was a little steep for my budget that day.
I thought this outdoor chaise cover was a great buy at $9. No outdoor sofa covers so I was out of luck there.
Great price for Crocs.
Alright, I thought this was a great buy for a great stool.
These rugs were a great price. $150 for an 11'x13'. I was amazed it really felt like a good quality rug.
I got this black and white queen size quilt set in a bag. I think I'm gonna use the quilt to cover my window seat cushions and use the sham on the window seat as well. For $35 of black and white goodness I think it's great.

I'm adding this to Southern Hospitalities Thrifty Treasures Party.



  1. Good Morning. I really like the black and white quilt that you purchased. You'll have to post some pics of your finished project. I haven't been in a Big Lots for years either....may have to stop by one.

  2. Great finds!! I love the crocs myself...wearing them at the moment!! I'll have to run by Big Lots and see what they have in stock!! Have a great day! Visiting from Rhoda's!

  3. I should check out Big Lots more often then I do. I need some of those outdoor furniture covers...I might go to Big Lots today!

  4. Love the stars! I love Big Lots but dont get there much. I always find great deals on scrap stuff.

  5. I don't go to Big Lots enough. Looks like I need to go more. I love the quilt you bought!!!

  6. Amanda, I love the bed in a bag in black & white, one of my fave combos too. So glad you joined the party today.

  7. Dear Rooster Party Participant,

    Just a reminder that the Rooster Party is this Friday, August 28th. I am so glad you joined and I'm really looking forward to seeing your Roosters.

    Hope you have a wonderful time!


  8. Amanda, wow...I need to go back to Big Lots Too! I used to go all the time, but then stopped. You found some great deals!

    Oh, head's up...a cute framed botanical print is up for grabs in my first giveaway! Come check it out!

    Decor mamma

  9. I was in Big Lots two days ago and looked at that EXACT same star. I wouldn't fork over 25 bucks either but I really like it!


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