I shop at a lot of places for home decor items, I'm sure you do too! Some of my favorite discount stores besides Target are Big Lots and Dollar Tree. I was in Big Lots Saturday (looking for some canned peaches - can you believe a can of fruit used to be under a $1 and now it's $1.45 to $1.89!)
Anyway, they were all sold out of the Dole peaches but they did have some home decor items. If you want to start or add to your mercury glass collection, check out Big Lots. They have a few faux mercury glass candle sticks and a votive in their new home collection. I don't have one to show you since I didn't buy one (I have more than enough already).
I did find some cute springing tablecloths for $3.50. This cute striped apple green one I have on my table, a yellow polka dot and green and white flowery one.
I know some people turn their noses up at vinyl tablecloths but I happen to like them since they're so easy to wipe clean (great if you have kids) and come in so many lovely patterns these days.
I brought out some of my milk glass bud vases from the thrift store to stretch my grocery store bouquet of flowers (which were originally clearance anyway). You always have a few flowers that seem to last longer in a bouquet than others so bud vases come in handy for them!
I also found these cute storage jars for $4! I thought they'd be perfecting for storing craft supplies like bits of ribbon or used in the kitchen/pantry.
My other favorite decorating resource is my local wallpaper shop. I got these four rolls of toile wallpaper for $12 + tax!
They're a small wallpaper shop and they have a back room where they have all their discontinued papers and rolls that were open for samples. The two larger rolls were $5 each and the smaller ones were a $1! That's better than buying scrapbook paper and it's not patterns that everyone else already has! So don't be afraid to check out stores you wouldn't normally think could have any good deals. They may surprise you! Even my local florist had spectacular deals on Christmas mercury glass and other things in January!
P.S. : One of those wallpapers is going to go on the back of my bookcases this week - out with the stripes and in with some toile!