Friday, July 3, 2009

Bargain Shopping

I missed attending quilt club in June due to the wedding and so yesterday when I took Miss Sarah to the doctor I decided to stop by the shop and pick-up the block kit I had missed getting at club. It was so worth the stop when I found out they were having a huge sidewalk clearance sale. Everything was an additional 50% off the lowest marked price. Unfortunately there was no fabric~darn! Upon checking out with all my bargains I learned that today (Friday) they were sweetening the deal even more. So a friend and I headed out first thing this morning arriving at the shop 20 minutes prior to it opening. We were the second people there but the line quickly grew. The deal...purchase a cloth bag like those is shops these days for $5 and you could walk away with anything you could fit in the bag paying no more then the $5 for the bag. My friend walked away with 6 bags full for a total of $30 and I with 2 for a total of $10. I also got an additional bag and let the kids join the fun. The kids came away with a nice selection of art supplies and kid crafts. Once home I went through the items I had selected and found that I had about a $1000 worth of merchandise for $10. I am still, hours later, giddy with excitement. And it's even better that I can mark a few things off the Christmas gift giving list. This frame is in a dark red tone and goes well in my kitchen and of course that little cutie is my Ivy girl. Was also able to get three in black and 1 in a creamy white with plenty of room in the bag for a load of crochet, knit and quilt books and patterns, scrapbook paper and more. This clock was too big for the bag but I thought $6 was a bargain fom the original $50. It measures 26.5 inches and looks great in my living room. This is one of four that I snagged. They measure 8.5" and I thought they'd go over well for Christmas gifts. Original price was $25. I figure with everything else I was able to get in the bag with them I paid about 15 cents for each. This neat bird cage went in the bag with the kids art supplies. Filled the cage with all their supplies and then put their other finds around it. It looks very nice on the bookcase in the living room now. My Christmas tree should look pretty good this year with these added to what I have already collected. Also got a few extra to include in the Christmas in July Swap. These fit real well into the baskets we found and could not live without. We had loads of fun and hope they do this again next year as we will be sure to go again.

1 comment:

Thimbleanna said...

WOW! What a fantastic sale -- even if you only got those frames for $10 it would have been well worth it. Lucky, Lucky You!!!