Friday, November 14, 2008

Roosters & Hydrangeas



I found a couple of good deals this week. First I found a set of 4 vintage looking rooster plates at....where else....TJ Maxx for $6.99!




I needed something for my dining room on sides of the patio doors. So I split up that Fleur di Lis art that I did and put one on each side of the door and put the plates underneath.




Left side above & right side below.



Then I went to Michael's and all the fall foliage was 80% off! I got some things for 59 cents! I bought some faux fall things to use next year and since I love hydrangeas I bought some of those to use now. They had some yummy fall colors of red, brown and one with a bit of purple.




I've had this iron urn since forever. It's very rusty and old looking. You know, you can never have too many urns!





Last but not least, I went to Target this week and bought the cutest dish scrubber for $1.29! It's in the linen section. I haven't used it, but everytime I have to go to my sink it makes me smile!




It's been so nice and chilly here but for the most part sunny that I've been spending most of my time outside. Fall is such a beautiful time of year! I hope y'all have a great weekend!


43 comments:

Adrienne said...

Great plates and they look so nice on your wall. You found some wonderful new things, didn't you?
~Adrienne~

Kelly said...

What great buys! Love the plates. I always find something good at TJ Maxx

Kathleen Grace said...

Love those plates. I had 17 centerpieces to make for a church dinner and used the Michaels fall foliage at 70% off. I will be showing them on the blog this weekend.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those rooster plates look great with your fleur d lis wall hangings. I love the rusty iron urn too!

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Love the new rooster plates everything looks lovely!

Lady Katherine said...

I love the Roosters! My kitchen is covered in them. The urn with the bronze color? hydrangeas is wonderful on your table. I need to go shopping with you, you can really find some deals. The urn you can pass on to me when you have worn it out. lol

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Haven't we had the most enjoyable days ever?!
Your blossoms look wonderful in the dining room and so do the rooster plates:)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

That dish scrubber might actually make that chore a bit more bearable. Loved all of your treasures and the way that you used them

Purple Princess said...

Wow good deal! The dish scrubber is adorable!

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

I LOVE TJ Maxx! Those plates are lovely.

Screaming Meme said...

So warm and cozy! I wish I lived by...I'd stop in for a visit...

Heather said...

great plates! i love your decorating!

the undomesticated wife said...

Your golden is so beautiful! Another great idea for shelters is donating old blankets and towels. One shelter I volunteered for used those instead of newspapers in the cages. Much more comfy!

Thanks for stopping by!

And your plates look great!

Debbie said...

Lover the urn! Your right, you can never have too many.
Debbie

Angela said...

Just beautiful. We just finished our hallway in a similar yellow. It is wonderfully bright and cheery. I LOVE the splashes of red you have, my favorite colour. I really think your banner is just delightful to look at. Have a blessed weekend.
Angela

Angela said...

Forgot to mention, I plan on doing my diningroom chairs in that similar material you have on your banner. I think it's 'toile'. I'm learning so much through blogs,,LOL

glorv1 said...

Manuel, you are very lucky. You always find the best things on sale. I am going to Michaels and see if I can catch some of that fall foliage on sale. I love your plates. They go perfect. Take care.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh yeah, new Christmas scrubber. Thank you for posting. Clarice

Nancy said...

You got some great finds...I love how you split up the plates..Good idea! Cute scruber too! nancy

Angie said...

You always have the funnest decor! You have such a great style.

Ruth Welter said...

Boy did you get some great finds Manuela...your shopping skills amaze me. LOL Everything looks great in your home as well. Have a lovely time this weekend with your family.

Ruth

Rosemary said...

Beautiful stuff!!
I love the urn. The rustier the better for me.
Have a fun weekend!
Rosemary

salmagundi said...

Love the hydrangeas in that beautiful color. Have a great weekend. Sally

Susie Homemaker said...

Hi Manuela,
You know how I feel about rooster's, don't you? Those are great and they look so good in your dining room!
Thanks for visiting today!
Oh, fall is the BEST season of all!

Blessings,
Susie

Melissa Wertz said...

I like how the plates look. Very balanced and refined. Cute dish scrubber.

Angie said...

I seriously want those rooster plates. I meant I REALLY want them! I am going to my TJ Maxx tomorrow and hope and pray I find them there. Wish me luck!

Sue said...

You are the best shopper in the world!! I am so jealous that I never find anything good at the TJMAxx....I need to move closer to Smyrna!! Have a great weekend. I'm going to try to get up to to the flea market and I have to make a stop at the candy supply shop in Buford...it's holiday candy making time!! Sue.

Mimi Sue said...

Looks like you got some fun stuff. Your garden is beautiful. Everything here is gone because we've already had snow! Mimi

mishebe said...

Manuala, what color is your dining room walls? I like it. please let me know if u can. thanks mishelle

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What a beautiful view from your dining room table and the wall with the new plates...... love that urn....
HUgs
Linda

AJ said...

Those are great plates! I need to find some of those for my mom- she's picky about her roosters;)
I wanted to thank you for your kind words of encouragement. You are just too sweet! I really do appreciate you:) I'm feeling a bit better, just kind of comes and goes. I know it will all work out in the end:)

Diana said...

i love hydrangeas! everything looks so great the way you put it all together! ;)

laurie said...

Oh, I absolutely adore that urn! Your finds are great too. I want those rooster plates, but TJ Maxx is an hour away from me. Afraid they'll be gone before I get there. laurie

Donna said...

Love your table arrangement! The urn is fabulous!

Great rooster plates too!

Donna

Kelli said...

Wonderful finds...they are perfect for your home! I always find something good at TJ Maxx, too.
~Kelli

Suzanne said...

Lovin' TJ Maxx! Cute things you picked up...love the plates! I'm not sure I could use that cute scrubber for dirty dishes though! :)

ivoryspring said...

Those are absolutely lovely finds, Manuela. I love how you have used them too!

mrsjones6 said...

Oh Manuela, I love the plates! They fit so perfectly with your decor. And what a deal! TJ Maxx is probably a favorite shopping destination of mine.

So much to catch up with. It looks as if you have been very busy and creative once again. It is always a joy to stop by.

Hope that your week is off to a fabulous beginning,
Jen

Mary said...

Hello Manuela - I'm busy still trying to catch up with everyone! What a marvelous time I had and now so many images to share - the South Of France is such a beautiful area and there was so much to see!

You are staying busy - and your home, as always, is looking just delightful. My plan is to try to stay away from china shops - I must edit and simplify! I keep saying this I know, now I must do it! So you can have all the pretty dishes from here on out - but I will still hoist a heavy, charming urn home any day, ha! ha!

Enjoy the week.
Hugs - Mary.

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,

The rooster plates are so pretty and look wonderful where you hung them! You found some great bargains and I like the dish scrubber. I am glad you are having nice weather. It has been sunny here, but chilly! I love Autumn!
Blessings, Paula

Becky K. said...

Hi Manuela,

Your table looks so nice.

I am glad you appear to be doing well after your time off from blogging.

You really hit it big with the silk flower sale...love it when that happens!

Becky K.

Susie Q said...

The plates are just so pretty and could not be more perfect for your home! I am coveting them even as I type...*smile*
Your colors are so warm, so lovely. I adore your home, each spot, each corner is an inspiration and a joy to see.

Love,
Sue

Tracey McBride said...

Hello Sweet Manuela! I just wanted to say I feel the same as you do regarding never having too many urns!! The rustier the better...plus the hydrangeas are amazing. Thanks for sharing...as always.
Warmly,
Traceyxo