Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shopping plus More

For the last 2 days I have had the opportunity to spend money, in other words I have gone shopping!!!  Yesterday we visited one of my all-time favorite garden centers, Blumen Gardens in Sycamore.  Not only do they have lovely flowers, but they also have a wonderful gift shop.  I usually walk away with at least one new seriously good purchase.  Yesterday was no exception....

Aren't these just the you probably know, that is if you are into gardening, the hottest new trend is miniture or fairy gardening.  I am not into miniture gardening, but I can't resist these tiny little toys.  Aren't they just the absolute pinnacle of cuteness??  They are sitting proudly on our kitchen windowsill.  Love them. 

Today, I discovered Big Lots....omg have you ever been to Big Lots??  They have my seal of greatness.  What bargains, what fun...  Just look at that green polka-dot mug and that cherry rug, can't beat the prices.  The mug is big enough for soup and the cherry rug runs over half of the kitchen and both of these together cost less than $15.00.  What a deal.  I will return to Big Lots.

Have you noticed all the fields of Queen Anne's Lace??  As I drive the hiways and biways, these flowers are nodding their heads with the breeze, they almost resemble white waves enticing me to stop and pick a few to enjoy at home.  Queen Anne's Lace is one of the "best things in life that are free" that I wrote about in an earlier post.  Stop, pick some, and enjoy!! 

I am linking this up to Lisa's Creative Exchange here.  Hop on over and enjoy all the lovelies that are posted each week. 

"Your mind must remain open at all times.  If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not find it"   -  

Until next time.....(comments always welcomed)


  1. The minitures are cute. When I was young, I dreamed of having a doll house and filling it with all those cool little objects. I use to hang out in the miniture store after school....I never got one :(
    I guess it's not too late. You're never to old for a doll house, right?

    I love your profile picture! I bet you are a hoot to hang out with :)

  2. Love Big Lots Deanna, and even though the closest one to me is about 90 minutes away, it is definitely worth the trip.

    Your photograph of the Queen Anne's Lace is just gorgeous. I love the background you chose for it. Sooooo nice.

    Thank you so much for sharing this at The Creative Exchange this week.

    Have a wonderful day!


  3. So beautiful, Deanna! I love your finds - also gorgeous photos and processing!

  4. Those little toys are adorable, Deanna! I used to shop at Big Lots all the time when I was working and it was on my way home. Loved that store!

    Your flower photo is awesome. Love the point of view. :)

  5. Queen Anne's Lace is so photogenic, I love to shoot them. Here they are already withered. Beautiful shots.


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