Wednesday, December 29, 2010

fun finds: holiday clearance



If you are in the mood to brave the post-holiday-shopping crowd, there are some good deals to be found on seasonal items that can be used on crafts and gifts all year long. Especially if you are a fan of the bright reds and cheerful patterns that bring to mind Cath Kidston and Serena of the Farm Chicks. The baker's twine pictured above caught my eye at Crate&Barrel and was just $3.95 for a 1/2 lb. cone.



I had been keeping an eye on this ribbon from good ol' Target which was just reduced by 50% to $1.50. In the cart it went!



Also from Target, this can of 50 chipboard gift tags was too cute to pass at $2.50.



And, this ornament from Crate&Barrel which was just 98 cents. She'll have a quick stay on the Christmas tree (we generally leave it up just past New Year's) and then be packed away for next year.



So, if you're looking for some crafty bargains: have a bite to eat, wear something comfy, take a deep breath, see what's for sale and explore the possibilities . . .

xo
elyse

25 comments:

birdie blue said...

sweet finds, elyse. have you checked out the CK sale? there's a lot you would like...

i hope you have a very happy new year.
xo
~molly

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Brave girl! Maybe I'll be brave next year. :)

Vintage Gal said...

Oh my goodness you are a brave girl, but it paid off ~ such sweet finds!

NanaDiana said...

Sweet Elyse-You ARE a brave girl...and I love all the little things you found. What fun you must have had...my dd's always do post-Christmas shopping too. Me? I just want to crawl into a dark, warm place until February. Hmmm...being a bear might not be so bad after all- Hugs- Diana

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh I must get out there! Love your finds! Wow, look at all that yummy bakers twine! Great deal!

Happy New Year sweetie!

Love,
Maryjane
FBM
xox

Kathy Martin said...

Awesome deals! I've been so tempted to go out and take advantage of some holiday clearance sales. So far I've been good and have gotten quite a bit done around the homestead. There's still time...maybe? ;)

Theresa said...

I bought SOOOO much last year and had decided NOT to add any this year! I just might have to scoot to Target or Hobby Lobby tomorrow! Have a blessed evening and thanks for sharing! HUGS!

Lisa said...

Elyse, You need to run to Michaels Rachel Ashwell stole you idea! She has a bunch of new products and one of them is clothespins with paper one them! That darn Rachel Ashwell! The line is called Shabby Chic Treasures tons of cute stuff! I love your blog and etsy shop! Had to share the excitment of new Shabby Chic!
Lisa

koralee said...

Oh you good shopper you....I am off to take a peek...I can never pass up a sweet deal...

Hugs and oodles of New Years LOVE my sweet friend...what a blessing you have been to me. oxoxoxoxox

Jill said...

Those are some really great, adorable finds~ at great prices too! I have not been brave enough to get out there yet. I keep telling myself that I have enough to get by until after next Christmas. I love a good bargain though... hmmmm...
Hugs,
Jill

debi said...

Well, it looks like your shopping paid off. You'll have fun with those sweet goodies!
And that little ornament is just adorable!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Sweet sweet little treasures, Elyse. Making me smile!
I'm wishing you a happy celebrating on Dec 31th and a wonderful New Year. xxx

Jeanne said...

Wow that is a deal for the baker's twine. I'll have to check to see if my local Crate and Barrel still has any left. Happy New Year!
xo
jeanne

Gem said...

You have certainly got yourself some bargains there, well done you.
I love the sales, especially when you can pick up lots of lovely finds at half the price :)

xxx

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

The Target Christmas clearance aisle and I are now Best Friends, but my bank account is really mad at me-
Oh well, I am going to be so happy next Christmas when I open up the decorations- it will feel like an early Christmas celebration!

Happy 2011!!!
Joyce

A Vintage Chic said...

Such wonderful finds, Elyse! I've braved it out there & found a few wonderful things, too...wish I had a Crate & Barrel nearby!

Wishing you and your sweet family a happy and healthy New Year, my friend...and looking forward to a fabulous new year of crafting & sharing!

Julie

Gabriela said...

Hello,

This is great information!


Happy New Year!


~ Gabriela ~

Shabbyfufu said...

You are a brave girl Elyse.....I'd rather pluck out my eyelashes one by one than face the stores after Christmas~lol! Then again, this is a crowded city and filled with some rudie Mc rudersons, probably not like that where you live! xoxo....Happy New Year!

Brenda Kula said...

I got some of that baker's twine at C & B before Christmas. I'd never seen it in a store before. But probably just wasn't looking for it. I'm not going out in traffic. We learned recently that, aside from the 100,000 citizens in our town, another 100,000 pass through every day. So much traffic! And the main thoroughfare is one block from my house. Love your finds! Happy New Year, Elyse!
Brenda

Rose Brier Studio said...

hi elyse, i love the twine, nice price. i went out to michaels on tuesday and they have some great deals on christmas crafting items. i want to use up what i already have before buying more, but that's not easy!
~Marilee

stephanie said...

You did some great shopping, Elyse! I'm envious of your great baker's twine...

And, I love the Cath Kidston inspired clothespins!

Deb said...

Great finds Elyse...I just love that red and white twine! Have a very Happy New Year! ~Deb~

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey Doll,
"Happy New Year!"
Have A Fabulous 2011!
oxooxx,
Jessi

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Great finds Elyse! Have a Happy New Year!

Jen Kershner said...

I want every single one of those treasures! Although probably not enough to brave the crowds for them! Happy New Year to you sweet friend!