Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bargains Galore at the Christmas Tree Shops store!


Talk about bargains, there were so many of them to be found during a recent shopping excursion it would be enough to make die hard bargain shoppers want to dance in the aisles.

The treasure hunting took place at the Christmas Tree Shops in New York near Albany,

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Christmas Tree Shops, they are a series of stores that carry hundreds of household decorating items, cards, wrapping paper supplies, packaged food items, and on and on, all for good, fairly low prices.


They certainly carry a lot more than Christmas items. 

There was a special section, however, of Christmas merchandise that was 90 percent off. Imagine that! 90 percent off the original price is a huge savings.



After someone announced the 90 percent off sale, I meandered over to that section.

Some of the first items that caught my attention were shiny napkin rings in eye-popping, carnival colors.  Oh, they looked so festive and could be used for any special occasion throughout the year.






The original price tags said $1.49 each. I was trying to do a quick calculation in my head how much 90 percent off would make them



Guess.





Okay, 15 cents each. Woo hoo! Into my cart went 10 of them for a whopping $1.50!

Then came a package of peach scented tarts to put on my little tea lite burner. These cost a mere quarter . (Hope they don't smell like rotten peaches when I go to melt them.)



Baby socks with Christmas decorations were 8 cents a pair. Imagine!  That's four cents a sock. I bought two pairs.




Last, but certainly not least, there was a lovely throw with a yellow background and bright pink and orange flowers all over it.  




You can see what they look like as the two flowers shown above are from the throw.

It was originally $12 and some change, now marked half price.  Because I didn't really need a throw, I vacillated on this purchase until the brilliant idea to use it as a kitchen tablecloth popped into my mind.

This entire week, this cheerful piece has brightened up the kitchen. I just love it!




Today we are joining Thrifty Things Friday on Diann's blog, The Thrifty Groove and Show and Tell Friday on Cindy's blog, My Romantic Home.


Try to stop by those blogs. It's so much fun to see what everyone has posted! Thanks for hosting, girls.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BARGAIN YOU FOUND AND HOW MUCH DID YOU PAY FOR IT?

14 comments:

Diann said...

Well, you know how much I love the CTS and I certainly would have snagged some of these bargains too! I looooove the spread on the table! It is so pretty and you can't help but smile when you look at it! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great weekend!

Lady Linda said...

WOW...lucky you! I'm going to do some estate sales and thrift store shopping tomorrow, vbut doubt if I can top your bargains. How very fun!

Carolyn said...

When we go to Maine I always love to get to the Christmas Tree Shop.
Your table looks so cheery!

Atelier de Charo said...

Lovely treasures!!!
Hugs
Charo

Grammy Goodwill said...

Oh, how I wish I had one of those stores. I love the napkin rings - gorgeous colors - and using that throw as a tablecloth.

Chatty Crone said...

We used to have one here in GA and we loved it - but they closed. It made me sad. You got a lot of pretty things there. sandie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm still dreaming of visiting a CTS someday. Wonderful bargains and the throw as a table cloth is brilliant and lovely. My last bargain was a cute book for Tiger for 40 cents!! hugs, Linda

T's Daily Treasures said...

You got some great buys. Those sweet little baby socks are so cute. And that throw is very bright and cheery. Hope you are having a fabulous Friday. Tammy

Red Rose Alley said...

That throw is so pretty...so bright and colorful! I just did a colorful post too. We all need a little color in our life, especially when Spring is on the way. The flowers go perfect with the throw. Have a nice weekend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Kit said...

Awesome finds! I would have been as giddy as a school girl with 90% off! I just love the napkin rings. Kit

Diane said...

I love your finds! I get really awesome deals @ a flea market here in San Antonio. I love Christmas socks, I;m wearing a pair now.

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