Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Jackpot at Hobby Lobby
Today was a twilight zone type day. I went to the Walmart to pick up four items. I walked out with four items. I was so good, I didn't even go near the toy department. When I got home, I realized I needed a certain color clay to complete a customer's Etsy order. I hopped on-line to see who had clay on sale. I started with Hobby Lobby and they had it for 30% off. Great. I hopped in the car and went to the Hobby Lobby, which was right next door to the Walmart I had just left. I only planned on buying the clay I needed, but they had 50% off Christmas stuff, and I felt compelled to take a look. I found a couple of ornaments (we'll talk about those later) and a few other things to use in my doll dios. As I was getting ready to leave, I ran across the cutest mini garden items in the Spring shop. Oh my! There were so many cute items. I wanted to buy them all. There were a lot of items that could be used for miniatures, and some that could be used for 1/6 scale. The prices were really good. Most prices ranged from $2.99 - $9.99. Normally, I don't buy anything from Hobby Lobby unless it's on sale, but I didn't want to risk this stuff not being there later. Let's take a look.
This is my stash. Cute, cute, cute. Just so you know, the Spring shop is usually near the front of the store. You would think this stuff would be in the miniature section of the store. It is not! At my store, they were on two endcaps near the Christmas section.
This cute little birdcage will make a great dio accessory. It was $4.99.
Mrs. Langford will love these in her kitchen. These were either $3.99 or $4.99.
These are little bunnies either for the pet store or the yard. $3.99.
These are inspirational garden rocks. $4.99.
This metal watering can was $2.99.
This cute little bird house was $4.99
Isn't this urn nice? It was only $3.99.
This water fountain is probably more suitable for 1:12 scale, but I'm going to make it work for 1:6 scale. Maybe sit it on a table in a hotel lobby. It was $3.99 or $4.99
Eeeek! When I saw this I got all giddy. Unfortunately, it was $9.99. I wasn't going to pay that for it, but I had left my 40% off coupon at home. I wasn't expecting to need it. So I got back in my car, after paying for the other items, drove home, printed off the coupon, switched dogs (from Buttercup to Bruce) got back in the car and headed back to the store. So this ended up costing $5.99. They had a set in all green, too.
This will be the kids table in the garden. They can have their lunch or do activities here.
Here are the ornaments I got the first time I went to the store. Aren't they adorable? They were 50% off, so I paid $1.99 each. As I was taking the picture, I noticed they were different. Darn! I really like the one on the left because it has the little crystal candles. They still had a few more at the store, but surely I couldn't go back for a third time in less than an hour. What would the people think? At $2, I can't believe I didn't get more than two anyway. I think I was trying to be good. Well, we all know what happened next. I grabbed my purse, switched dogs again (from Bruce to Buttercup) and headed back to Hobby Lobby. I found three more just like the one on the left. Of course I found a couple more goodies. It was truly a twilight zone feeling going up and down the same street three times in less than an hour. But I'm a happy camper.