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!!
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!
|A sprinkle of fall in So Cal|