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Shopping Jackpot!

Today I headed out without any plans to really shop, but totally hit the shopping jackpot!  Isn't that the way it always goes?  Anyway, I intended to go to Calloways because they were having a today only special...3 pumpkins for $14.  I also planned to hit up Marshall's to see if they had our law firm's calendars for 2011 (they get the ones we like, and yes, we still use paper calendars).

I got my 3 pumpkins...
I also bought a few mums and a crotan for the front pots to replace my alien looking impatients.  You know, the one that have lost all their leaves in the scorching heat of summer, but are starting to regrow from the bottom of the plant!

But while at Marshall's, I hit the real jackpot.  A little background: I've looked high and low for candy corn garland for my Halloween tree for years.  I've even looked online and couldn't really find what I was looking for.  I went so far as to try and make it with real candy corn (people say it can be done, but I had no luck).

Imagine my surprise today when walking through Marshall's and saw this...
It is EXACTLY what I was looking for!

I'll probably decorate and put up the tree this weekend, so I'll show you the end result, but I know it's going to be FAB!
Then as if candy cane garland wasn't enough, I found these...

Tea cups and Saucers for my Spode Christmas!  They are really the only "missing piece" to my collection.  I had mugs, but not tea cups.  I hadn't ever bought these because they are kind of costly, but I was able to get the cup and saucer for $5.99!  Jennifer bought me 8 for my upcoming birthday, and I bought an additional 2 sets.

I honestly have no idea which of these two purchases I'm more excited about!

Comments

Scrappy Girl said…
I love shopping trips like that...I had a MAXX moment at TJMaxx the other day and walked out with 2 buggies full of stuff...they need bigger buggies!
Holly said…
Talk about getting lucky on the Spode cups! I was just looking at that dinnerware at Macy's last night.

I received most of the Lenox Holiday dinnerware from my Grandmother and am looking for some additional pieces. Have you ever seen any Lenox at TJ Maxx or Marshalls?
Abby said…
Fun!! I love that!!
Ann said…
I love it when I find things I want just by surprise. Can't wait to see the Halloween tree!
Spotted-Bird said…
Can't wait to see the halloween tree. I am sure it is going to be amazing. Also congratulations on the tea cups. Now we just need Christmas to hurry up!
Emma said…
That candy corn garland is so cute! I got really excited, because I thought it was candy at first, but then I got super excited when I realized it was a decoration!

I hate the spooky decorations; I prefer cuter, more friendly decorations like that! Great find!

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