Pretty Little Things…Recent Purchases.

There is a story behind this garden stool. My garden stool obsession started long ago, and I knew I wanted one in my new place. Unfortunately, they can be quite pricey like this one at $106. I refuse!!!!!!

So I did some major etsy/ebay/craigslist hunting and couldn’t find “the one.” I found a few for around $40, but they were the UGLIEST brown/green color.

Strolling through Ross I found the beauty below. I had to have it. It was right around Christmas, so J said I should wait. He swore it would be there still. I left…and literally had daydreams about it. Freaky, I know. I was convinced someone else would have the same obsession and grab it before I could.

Literally the day after Christmas we went back. Hallelijuah one was still left. Now she’s mine…

And yes…she was only $29.99.
I also got this nifty jewelry organizer from Marshalls for $9.99. I got it for my earrings because I am so over the stupid earring tree I had before. I never used it. It’s way easier to throw your earrings into a box.

Pretty pearl/irridescent plate for $3.00 from Marshall’s…now home to my jewelry on my nightstand.

My vintage hobnail milk glass lamps I told all of you about here…I got two of them at only $25. On the hunt for two smaller-ish black lampshades…checked Target, Marshalls, Ross, and Ikea to no avail…
Any idea where I can find some?

My vintage craigslist chair I told you all about here for $30. I am going to attempt to reupholster it/paint it. This is going to be a doozy of a project though.
I also need to decide if I want to do another color velvet fabric or do a fun bright colored printed fabric…

J and I are also ALL moved in! This weekend was our first official weekend in the new place and we had so much fun exploring our new town and running errands. (Before pictures to come soon…)

Hope you all had an amazing weekend! Happy Monday!


  1. Monday, January 9, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    I love those stools – can't believe you found one for that price!!!

  2. Monday, January 9, 2012 / 5:57 pm

    That chair would be so much fun with a new print on it. I'd love to see pics once you redo it!

  3. Monday, January 9, 2012 / 6:30 pm

    Love the jewelry plate you found! I wish I had a Marshall's near me! Also I just happened to run across your blog and I'm loving it! Your title caught my eye and made me laugh/smile!

  4. Monday, January 9, 2012 / 6:56 pm

    I am so glad I found your blog today! It makes my day, I feel the same way—expensive taste living on a educators salary….

  5. Monday, January 9, 2012 / 8:04 pm

    I love the stuff you got!

  6. Monday, January 9, 2012 / 8:04 pm

    Oh man I miss shopping at Ross. They have such great deals and that stool certainly was an awesome deal.

  7. Monday, January 9, 2012 / 8:09 pm

    Wow, you have willpower! I don't think I could have left the store without immediately buying that stool, especially for that price! And I actually have a vintage chair that looks almost identical to yours, also deciding what to do with it. I was thinking black velvet with white paint, or vice-versa.

  8. Monday, January 9, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    Great finds! And $30 for your garden stool is amazing!

  9. Monday, January 9, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    Amazing finds and all for such great deals!

  10. Tuesday, January 10, 2012 / 2:35 am

    I love the feeling of a great find :]

    Is there a Homegoods near you? They're SO much fun to peruse!

  11. Tuesday, January 10, 2012 / 2:38 am

    Marshalls is one of my favorites! If I'm in the mood to browse I go there, or to T.J.Maxx. Always leave with a good find 🙂

  12. Wednesday, January 11, 2012 / 2:13 am

    LOVE your finds! I refuse to pay full price for decor. I found your blog from Famous in My Own Mind … your blog is awesome .. and I LOVEEEEE the title. 🙂 Was wondering if you'd be interested in doing a sponsor swap? My button is on the upper left of my blog. I'll go ahead and put your button up … hope to hear from you soon if you're interested? Thanks! Happy New Year!

  13. Wednesday, January 11, 2012 / 3:51 am

    Wow, those are fabulous discount, and that chair is great! Love your blog, I'm now following 🙂

    xo Gillie

  14. Wednesday, January 11, 2012 / 4:36 pm

    You have such a cute blog! I love Ross, you can find some really good stuff in there!! I got my curtain rods at Home Depot 🙂

  15. Wednesday, January 11, 2012 / 5:10 pm

    Love the name of your blog and I agree earring tree is a waste, I don't have the patience to hang them carefully, ever! And both of you look cute together:)

  16. Tuesday, January 17, 2012 / 4:37 am

    I just found your blog from Friday Fancies & I really really really am loving it! Your style is similar to mine! Is this your first time moving in with your bf? I am about to move in with mine & am very excited/nervous! Love seeing how your place turns out!

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