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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thrifty Non-Thrift Store Finds

You may remember back a few weeks ago when I cleaned out my closet that I had made a shopping date with my gal pal, Ms K. Yes, my closet was nice and neat but, I didn't have many clothes left to wear.  On the off chance Mr. B and I were to have a date night that didn't involve a drive thru, I had nothing nice to wear (my "I ♥ Oregon shirt doesn't qualify?).

So, this past weekend Ms K and I met up and headed south to the outlet mall. I hadn't had a girls day out in way too long!  The day was beautiful, lunch was delicious and bargains were to be had at every turn! Ohhh I did find some pretty pieces to hang upon empty hangers in my closet.

 Of course a day out shopping would not be complete with me not finding other deals besides clothes!  The Corelle outlet store called my name.  Corelle means dishes to me and being the complete dishoholic that I am, and no 12 step program yet developed, I had to go in.  I am so glad I did!  Clearance!  Clearance! Clearance!

I did refrain from buying everything as the salesperson suggested I do and limited myself to just the pretties I *had* to have. Like these salad plates
The pattern is called Leaves. Regular price $4.99, my price, $1.98! The teal blue is what first caught my eye but then I noticed the gray shadow and brown.  So many possibilities!

I also purchased the matching bowls.  Corelle white with a teal rim.  So pretty!

Are you familiar with the clearance end caps at Target? Well, Corelle has the same idea! As I came to the end of the aisle I spied these out of the corner of my eye.
Yes, I am well aware that Christmas is 9 months away but, this end cap was 50% off the final price
Yeah, final cost, 56 each!  That, my friends, is thrift store pricing right there for brand new Christmas salad plates!

The same end cap also yielded these cute votive candle holders. Silver on the outside, green on the inside.  I don't think they are Christmasy at all and will be using them for other holiday tables for sure. 50 cents each!

I had such a good day!  Beautiful weather, new clothes, new dishes!  Yep, I am going to have to this again soon! Rumor has it.....there is another sale coming up ;)

51 comments:

  1. Your girls day sounds like it was wonderful!! I just love all your great deals.... especially the leaves dishes, too cute!!

    Have a wonderful night!
    Aledia

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  2. Get out you find THE best deals ever!! WOW! And oh my those leave dishes are perfect! I can't wait to see what you do with everything! I love ya for picking up xmas dishes-- your awesome! I am so happy you found deals and had a wonderful little outing with your friend! Those are the best days!

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  3. Clearance at an outlet mall is awesome! You found some great items for sure. I love those first plates!

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  4. Great finds as always! I've given you the Versatile Blogger award over at my place today!

    http://thriftycraftygirl.blogspot.com/2012/03/being-award-winner-is-exhausting.html

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  5. The Christmas plates are my favorite of all! Why, oh why can't I find a steal like that!

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  6. Need you to go find those sales for me :)

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  7. It might not have been a thrift store, but the prices sure were comparable! You really scored some great stuff at unbelievable prices, Kathe.

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous finds at Time Travel Thursday.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  8. We don't have a target handy to us, but I sure will be on the look out for one! Date night? Ours is sitting in front of the tv watching basketball (while I read blogs!) Linda

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  9. Wonderful finds! It's always exciting to find such a great bargain. Hugs, Sherry

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  10. Great thrifty finds. It's it fun to come across a bargain?

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  11. Great bargains; dishes are always my favorite!

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  12. thank you Kathe for joining in on the reunion party. So fun to visit again. I love it that I remember the old newbies still and always will:)

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  13. Great thrifty shopping and wonderful finds. I love it when I run across a deal that I wasn't looking for.

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  14. You TOTALLY scored!!!! Bravo!!! I'm always glad to hear of someone making a terrific find on dishes and accessories! You really cleaned up!!! The pattern and colors on that first plate will give you SO many options for great mixing and matching! I have the plaine white Corelle dishes in my inventory, and I use them with abandon! Have fun playing with your new toys!!!

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  15. fantastic buys! gotta love thrift store prices on new stuff!!

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  16. Kathe, you found some great buys...I really like the mercury glass votives with the lime interior!

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  17. Who doesn't love that word - CLEARANCE! Great finds. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  18. You did good! I love shopping the ends of the aisles at Marshall's - that's where I usually pick up my bargains. I wish we had an outlet mall close to us - there is one right around the corner from where I used to live. :(

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  19. You did great! I love the colors in that plate! And come Cmas you will be happy to have the other plates too! Votives are sweet too! You know I love bargains!
    Great finds, Kathe!
    Thanks for linking up and linking back to Let's Dish!

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  20. You scored! Those plates are so pretty and I adore those votives! Thanks for linking up to Latest and Greatest this week!

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  21. Wow! Being a true dishaholic.....I love them all!

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  22. What great finds!! I especially love the Leaves set!

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  23. I LOVE GREAT SALES!!! You did good! paula ~

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  24. Beautiful idea! Very creative.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)
    Have a nice day.

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  25. Wow you found some awesome deals! I love the holiday pattern. :)

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  26. Great bargains! Glad to have you at Things I've Done Thursday!

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  27. I love thrifty finds! Great job!!! Love your blog too! Just found it.

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week!

    http://www.dottedlinecrafts.com/2012/03/flaunt-it-friday.html

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Sarah@
    www.dottedlinecrafts.com

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  28. Oh, you found some AWESOME deals! I love them all Kathe! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great weekend!

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  29. I LOVE thoe Christmas dishes - what a great find - lucky you!

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  30. Those clearance end caps get me every time. I am sure I would go overboard on an end cap of corell, LOL! Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

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  31. These are amazing finds at great prices. Sounds like a wonderful, fun day you had.
    Rutb

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  32. Great finds! I like the Christmas dishes and the votive holders. It is never to early to get dish ready for Christmas!

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  33. Amazing finds! You had a wonderful shopping trip!

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  34. Great scores! Yay for clearance sections! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  35. Sounds like a fabulous adventure in shopping!! and one can never shop too early for Christmas....xo HHL

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  36. Oh you lucky girl! I soooo want those holly plates, wish I could find a set too-enjoy:@)

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  37. yea for a girls day out! Score on your bargains too. xo

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  38. Wonderful finds! I sympathize; I'm a total "dishaholic" myself. ;)

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  39. I have always been a fan of Corelle. I had a set of plain white for years and they were translucent and beautiful and indestructible, but I have no idea what ever happened to them. Lucky you to find Christmas plates, a very pretty bargain.

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  40. Good job on finding these! They are very nice :)

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  41. What wonderful finds! I admire your self-restraint at only getting those. ;)

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  42. Thanks for sharing your good finds at the party. I have never seen the Christmas ones with holly. They are very pretty. I like using Corelle in the microwave. There are lots of pretty designs these days.-- Shannon

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  43. Love outlet shopping! Corelle is definitely one of my favorite everyday dishes! Great finds! Love the votives - thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  44. Wow you are a great bargain shopper! Nice finds! Thanks so much for sharing at Beautify It Monday - We hope you'll come back next week!

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  45. Some more great finds there! I love those candle holders!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  46. Yay! You're a feature today!

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/04/features-latest-and-greatest-26.html

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  47. Sounds like a great day and love your thrifty-finds, Kathe!

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  48. Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..hope to see you again tonight and have a wonderful weekend:)

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  49. You are a great bargain shopper, and your really scored some great finds. I guess thrifting can mean anywhere you find a great deal.
    Thanks for sharing your thrifting inspiration at Sunday's Best. PS- following you on Linky!

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  50. I so enjoy reading your blog and seeing all your finds...thanks for linking up last weekend at Sunday Blog Love...wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend!

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