Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Green Pumpkin


Hi everyone! Just a quick post. I went to Target today and they had most of that $1 section on clearance as they're getting ready to put out all the $1 Christmas stuff! I got lots of great fall ribbon and scrapbookpaper for 50 cents. They had one side already set with some Christmas stuff and it looks cute - not a dollar though - it's all $2.50, but still a good price.



I've had my eye on the green pumpkins at Target since the beginning of the season and got one today as they're 50% - so it was $5 - which isn't bad for something you can use over and over. I wish I could have waited for 75% off but honestly people jump on everything around here even if it's only 30% off!



I had to take a few pictures of my crepe myrtles - they're so beautiful right now!




It looks like fall around here but it sure doesn't feel it! It's going up to 75 today and I have on shorts and short sleeves! I wish it would hurry up and get cold and stay cold! I'm so ready to be cozy and nest! See you tomorrow for Show and Tell.



33 comments:

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

I love Target!!!! Your trees are amazing.....

Shoulda been a belle... said...

Must....go...to Target!!

You've been tagged! :)

Tracey McBride said...

Your little vignette of table, chair and elevated pumpkin is so charming! I think $5 is a great price for the pumpkin...it looks so real! Thanks for the tip on Target. Your site is so inspiring Manuela. I am such a fan. Thank you so much for sharing.
Warmly,
Tracey

Mary Ann said...

It's warm here, too!

This is my first comment but I've read your blog for a short while and have subscribed through a feeder. I enjoy seeing all your projects. Everything is so pretty!

Lady Katherine said...

Great deal on the pumpkin, I love the round table and the dish that it is on. Hey! I know its for horses, I got a rug, smaller than I wanted, but too much black, I love the rug. But as hubby says it will show, anything living in country. So its going back, I guess, rather have it, than the slip cover, I have to go to gold are tan on the rug, with a little black. This rug even blends the all family room together. Sad!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

LOVE that green pumpkin. I may have to make a stop at Target today myself. I know what you mean about waiting until things are 75% off ~ nothing is left worth buying then ~ so might as well grab it now.

Beautiful, beautiful trees! Love that color on the trees, not on the ground to rake up :)

Blessings,

Sher

Rambling Girl said...

I need to get to a Target soon to get all the deals most of you get. I live 60 miles from one so not an everyday trip.

Yep short sleeve weather here to.

Rosemary said...

Hi Manuela,
Thanks for the nice complement on my crowns.
I love Target!!
Great green pumpkin. I wonder if my Target has any??
Have a great day!
Rosemary

Jerusalem said...

Love the green pumpkin! Not sure if our Target had those or not...
I love the yellow on the walls in your banner picture - what color is that?

Stacey said...

Hi Manuela. I made a Target trip yesterday and had fun. I bought individually wrapped candy for 75% off. I'm going to put it in my boy's stockings. :)

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

your crepe myrtle and your green pumpkin are awesome! and i love the white chair with toile seat. you've made me want to go to goodwill and pick up a chair to makeover :)

glorv1 said...

Hi Manuela, I love your your crepe myrtle is just beautiful and that green pumpkin is awesome...take care.

salmagundi said...

Our garden pumpkins were not the best crop this year, so we ended up with some real green pumpkins. Yours is charming - I wish I lived closer to a Target - 90 miles round trip! Sally

Kathleen Grace said...

Pretty green pumpkin! Are you SURE you want it to get cold? I could be perfectly happy with a 70 degree autumn, even a 70 degree winter:>)

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

I love going to Target, too, but the only problem is it takes me almost 40 - 45 minutes to get to the closest one, so I don't go very often.

The pumpkin is adorable!

Screaming Meme said...

How cute! I love that color and you can get alot of use of it! I love your crepe murtles...They are so beautiful! Target followers sure do jump on that stuff...Im going to be bad...I mean honest...:)...I hide things that I want to come back for...I know Im horrible...It's called "Meme's Lay~a~way"...Shhh!!! Love ya! Meme

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,

I find lots of good bargains at Target too. I am so glad you were able to get your green pumpkin! It looks so pretty!

Your crepe myrtles are so beautiful! Ours have changed colors too... it seems as if they did it overnight!

Love, Paula

Darlene said...

I LOVE Target and that green pumpkin!! I sure wish I had a closer Target to where I live....maybe not I would have the credit card always maxed out...lol

Your trees look beautiful!!

Screaming Meme said...

Okay a crash course~ In "Meme's Lay~a~way 101...lol...Food~ I take food that is on sale and that I have a coupon for and go to the baby section,office supplies section,the tire section, the towel section, anywhere where they don't mess with stuff... and stash it deep...I take decor that is fixing to go on clearance and hide it in the furniture...drawers, cabinets, or deep in a shelf...I put them in trash cans in the back of the shelf and put the lid back on....If I really want it I'll take apart the display shelf and stash it under there...Clothes I take all my size of the item I want and stash it in different areas of larger sizes and childrens sizes...Im pretty serious when it comes to saving money...lol...Sometimes it doesn't work but most of the time it does...I feel like a squirrel stowing away for winter...lol...whatever makes me feel better about it!!! :)

Nancy said...

Loved your white chair. Those
chairs are my diningroom chairs,
but never seen them painted white
and it looked so good. Especially
with the red and white fabric.

Sue said...

Love that green pumpkin and for $5 You got to love Target! The Classy Flea over on Roswell is having everything on sale this weekend for 20% off....I'm also going back to Scott's, haven't been there in years and wondering if it's still any good...I hope to find some good stuff....I need more stuff...

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Great buy on the green pumpkin! I love Target, but the nearest one to me is about 40 miles away so I don't get there often.
Hugs,
Penny

ROXY said...

yup, I love target!! Cute pumpkin! Wow, you still have lots of leaves on your trees. We lost all of ours last night with the heavy rains.

Rue said...

Hi Manuela :)

I'll have to make a trip to Target ASAP! Your trees look amazing :)

By the way, as I was catching up on your fabulous blog I read that someone wanted it to be like the old one. I just want you to know that I for one love your blog and YOU for that matter. Keep being yourself and people will keep coming back for more, okay? Okay :)

hugs,
rue

Sweetie said...

I need to make a trip to Target. It's an hour away. Your green pumpkin is great. I love the arrangement with your table, chair, and pumpkin. You really have a great blog.
Sweetie

Lyn said...

Target clearance, so fun and yet so addictive (good thing my store is about 25 minutes away). :)

I hope you'll be able to enjoy some lovely Fall temps soon, Manuela! Oh, and yes, your trees are just magnificent!

farmerjulie said...

Hello Manuela..your blog is delightful!!
Julie

Mimi Sue said...

It's gonna get down to the mid twenties tonight. Enjoy your warm weather. I agree with you if you really want something you can't wait too long or it'll be gone. Love that pumpkin and your gorgeous trees. Mimi

Storybook Woods said...

You are the queen of deals xoxoxox Clarice

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh I love that green pumpkin! It looks beautiful on the cake stand, and the cake stand looks great on that beautiful table! The chair, the drapes...I love it all!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Oh that's really cool! Green pumpkin!!
Ah, the trees they are a changin'.

Mrs. Homemaker said...

I have somehow amassed a not tiny collection of pumpkins. I'm not really sure how... it must have something to do with my "have to buy it" reflex when I see something pumpkin. I don't have a green one yet, yours is so cute!

Elizabeth G. said...

I love your green pumpkin. I know what you mean about everyone jumping on sale items. I would have done what you did - grab what I wanted at 50% off. I've been disappointed many times when I held out for a better sale and then lost out on the item I wanted.

I really love your decor and the above post of the artwork that you have around the front door has some really great ideas.

Hope you have a great day!
Elizabeth