Sunday, October 13, 2013

I'm "Falling" for Cheapie Home Accents!

Well, here in So Cal, the weather is finally changing!  The common belief is that we don't have seasons here and we joke that we do - two of which are flooding and fires!  But all kidding aside, we do have trees that show fall colors and we can definitely sense a change in the weather.

I love fall.

I am still on a very strict budget and am very reluctant to spend money on seasonal items unless it's a real deal (this is a far cry from the old pre-recession days where money was no object).  It's actually a lot more fun now because it's like a treasure hunt!

This weekend, I went into JoAnn's Fabrics looking for some fabric.  I was planning to start a couple of Christmas presents early so I wasn't in a big rush later.  All their Halloween and fall items were more than half off!  I sorted through the stuff and nothing really caught my eye.... until I found four, just four!, placemats that were brown and light blue.  The exact colors of my dining room!  They ended up being less than $2.50 each!!  

Second stop was the Tuesday Morning store right next door.  They had these fabulous ceramic pumpkins that weren't Halloweenish.  I bought two - the larger was $12.99 and the smaller was $6.99.  I also found a coordinating candle (it had a little dent in it, but who would notice?) for $2.99.  On my morning walk today I picked up a few pinecones. Perfect centerpiece items!!





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So, for less than $30 I'm a happy camper.  Plus I can keep this centerpiece through Thanksgiving since there is no black or orange in it at all!  Yay fall!

Placemat design





A sprinkle of fall in So Cal