Tuesday, November 9, 2010

michaels + coupon =



Okay, so, today I was lured to Michaels by the always-coveted 50% off coupon.



Turns out that Martha stuff is 25% off so it quickly became one of those must wander through the entire store kinds of outings ...

{The cashier recognized me from being there often. Is that bad?}



I found a cute pack of unbreakable ornaments for $4.99 and thought it might be time to switch-out the hankies hung from the kitchen window from springtime ...



to something festive and shiny!


click to enlarge

Now, I haven't pulled out any decorations from the attic yet (I know ... it's not even Thanksgiving) but couldn't resist hanging these up immediately. All I needed to do was remove the handkerchiefs and use the existing clips to hang the ornaments. Easy peasy. As time goes on, I may embellish a bit, or simply keep simple.



And a warm thank you to my bloggy pal M from tales from an oc cottage, for the perfect-pink tea kettle I won in her recent giveaway. Hot cocoa has never tasted better!

xo
elyse

ps

Could these be any cuter?


Dear Cath Kidston, Do you ever offer 50% off?

35 comments:

Sandy said...

Don't you love Michaels and 50% off????? I got the cutest little vintage looking wooden Christmas box! I just love the idea of the ornaments on the hooks over your kitchen sink!!!!! Very cute! And MS at Christmas...how can youa fford it if it isn't on sale! :):)

Suzanne said...

Oh my gosh...martha 25% off? I'm there:)
You found some wonderful things! Thanks for the tip.
Suzanne

Theresa said...

AHHHHH Michaels is wonderful and I love shopping there with a coupon! YIKES, those Christmas ornaments are perfect AND UNBREAKABLE... gotta have some:) I bought some vintage ones over the Summer at an Estate Sale but of course they WILL break!

Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing your purchases! HUGS!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love Michaels....your ornaments looks sweet hanging there!
Hugs,
Penny

NanaDiana said...

Well, I see you have been tinkering with your windows!! Today MyHero (who hasn't a decorating bone in his body) asked me when I was putting up Christmas stuff? I said, WHAT? It's not even Thanksgiving yet (crazy man-I did NOT add that part). Maybe he wants his picture in the blog hauling boxes up from the basement..I dunno.

So, Michaels has 50% off? I will have to make the trek across town to the store. I just found out that the Hobby Lobby which is only about 3 miles from my house is moving to the far West side of town..About 15 miles and lots of traffic. I am bummed because that was our last hold-out on our side of town. It will be located between JoAnne's Fabrics and Michaels. I suppose it will create a whole lot of traffic for them.

Love MS - I didn't realize that Michaels carried her line. Off I go tomorrow. Hugs- Diana

birdie blue said...

love your new window treatment, elyse. very sweet. martha at 25% off? i'll have to run out there this week. thanks for the heads up.

that espresso set at ck is darling. you need it...

xo
~molly

Jill said...

I looove those ornaments hung in your kitchen window! I hang mine on my little chandy over the sink. I think I'm going to add your idea to my kitchen Christmas decor this year~ so clever! Thanks so much for sharing that idea!

Re: Michael's employees knowing you~ I totally get it. The manager of JoAnn's here greets me by name every time. I don't know whether to be honored or embarrissed!!

I love your Martha finds. I'm so excited about Christmas and decorating, I can hardly contain myself!

Hugs,
Jill

stefanie said...

oh, I know the lure of that coupon!!! hahaha, love the ornaments hanging there..sweet!

jenna @ alittlebleu said...

i love michaels... and i am on their mailing list, but for some reason i am not getting any coupons! sadness!! i will definitely be checking into this next time i am there ... which will probably be this week! :)

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hi, elyse! Hey, I love to be recognized in the stores! Be flattered and feel at home! :)

Your window looks very festive! Let the celebration begin!

So you won the tea pot and I won the phone! Perfect! God bless the OC Cottage!

Ooooo yes, I wish Cath would have big sales! I could easily fill up my house with her stuff!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I was at Michael's today and the cashier also knows ME!!! We chat all the time...
Deb :)

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Elyse, they look so lovely with the wallpaper in your kitchen. Sometimes I just wander into Michaels because I have a coupon, but I don't really need anything. Lovely find. I love it when Martha things are on sale.
Karen

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Elyse,
Love what you did with your new ornaments! I see a trip to Michaels in my future...I just received the Christmas Cath Kidston catalog, heaven...

Best wishes,
Tammy

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

I need to go to Michaels! A little michaels always can cheer a girl up!

I am excited to start decorating for Christmas... your ornaments are so sweet!

xo

koralee said...

What a sweet idea my friend...I am thinking i need to start pulling out my Christmas things..because I have no excuse our Canadian Thanksgiving is over.!

Hugs. xoxo

tales from an oc cottage said...

Aye! No sé come se dice "dork" en español! Aye chica!

m ^..^

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

So cute. I'll bet Michaels is going to have a run on customers for these after everyone sees your post!
Blessings,
Marcia

Nancy said...

I just Love there 50% Coupons, I have to send hubby through the line too!! You found some great Martha goodies too!!
Nancy
coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

Alison said...

Ha -- this post made me smile, especially since I have marked on my calendar to go to Michael's this week while MS is 25% off. There's a big set of glitter with my name on it. :)
Love the ornaments in the window!
Alison

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

First of all- Your kitchen is Adorable!!!
Secondly, I think that I need to visit Michaels today. :)
Thanks for the tip,
Joyce

Kim said...

You've reminded me that I need to scurry over to Michaels today. Love the ornaments in the window...don't feel bad...I've started to get out a few Christmas things...I'm itching to pull them out & play with my holiday displays.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Those ornaments in your window are sweet. What a nice little change from your beautiful hankies.

I bought one of those CK mugs for a friend, the green one! They did have them on sale here and it wasn't expensive at all. :)

Hope you are having a great day! Tammy

debi said...

Oh, you found some sweet things at Michaels! Love the ornaments...they look so cute hanging in your window!

Congrats on winning that cute pink teapot. You lucky girl!

I love the CK cups and saucers...did you know she sells in the US now? I was soooo excited to find that out!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I caught up on your last posts and I soak in my daily dose of cuteness! Sweet images, Elyse.
Happy hugs for a lovely Thursday, cannot believe it's almost weekend again xoxoxo

Rustique Gal said...

Elyse, I'm trying to stay out of Michaels, and we don't have Hobby Lobby here--But you make it sound really tempting. Cute window treatment! How to resist that 50% off?
Enjoy!
Sherry

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Youve inspired me but I better wait until Thanksgiving is over or my husband will go on strike!

Jen Kershner said...

Love tiny Cath cups! I'm glad you reminded me about the Michael's coupon. I've been staying outta that place but I think that ends now. We are headed to the storage unit to dig out our Christmas stuff tonight. We have very warm weather right now so we figure we should take advantage. I'm just feeling excited to get in the holiday mood!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Bright and cheery! I am getting into the Christmas mood! Love, Maryjane

Brenda Kula said...

I was in Michaels today. I almost bought some of that glitter. I don't currently have any. I'm pondering going back...
Brenda

Stadsmuissie said...

I wish we had those stores in Holland... They don't sell Martha anywhere here, nor CK. How sad, he?

I looooove your cute pink teakettle!

X Debby

Anne Fannie said...

I love sales at Michaels! Your christmas decorations are cute and I love the vintage hankies over your sink. I have them hanging in my laundry room. I love the ornaments taking their place for the holidays!
Ann

A Vintage Chic said...

I LOVE your new Christmas window, Elyse...what a wonderful idea! I need to get into Michael's--I've heard about all the new Martha stuff--must be mine!!!

Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Julie

jeanetteann said...

Just simply gorgeous. I am in the Christmas mood too, just pulled out all the decs only to find I need more. Do we ever not ha ha xx

Dana said...

Oh my goodness, now I need to go to Michaels! Your kitchen looks so festive! ;)

Amy C said...

LOVE Michaels and love those coupons they give you and love the looks of the Martha Stewart goodies.