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Saturday, April 10, 2010

I Shopped Until I Almost Dropped!!

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great week! I'm sorry it has taken me so long to do this post. We ended up staying in Dallas until Thursday. Sherry and I decided to stay and go back to market and do more shopping! Alot of the showrooms were having great sales and we were able to pick up several great items including flower stems and ribbon. I snapped a few pictures of some showroom windows as I was walking by. Maybe I will start selling arrangements as big as these in my Etsy store soon!LOL...



I found some beautiful ribbons for my tassels and frames. I will be listing some soon...

I also found some beautiful flower stems! Some of these I was able to buy in the showrooms, others I ordered and can't believe they already arrived! That was fast! This is only part of them...I went a little crazy :0

I ended up making myself a new arrangement for my dining room table with some of the new stems.

I also bought this birdhouse. You know one thing leads to another...I ended up redoing the tops of my cabinets thanks to this piece! lol...
I bought this pretty little chest too...I'll show you where I put it soon.
Not only did we go to market but we went to Stein mart, T.J. Maxx, Macy's, etc...I bought the purse and blouse at T.J. Maxx and the shoes at Stein mart.
We had alot of fun, but yesterday I spent the whole day cleaning! When the cat's away the mice will play. lol...Would you believe I went shopping again today? Chase had to have some new shorts, so we ended up going to J.C. Pennies. I am shopped out!! (for now;)
I hope you all have a blessed Sunday...


21 comments:

Tardevil said...

Trust me, being 'shopped out' is only a temporary state. Love the Steinmart finds. Can't wait to see what you do w/ the ribbon. Have a good weekend!

Melissa Miller said...

You found such gorgeous new things! Market must be so amazing.
The new black chest is really stunning and unique. I can't wait to see where you put it and all of your new frames and tassels. Yay!

Your new blouse and shoes and purse are all just precious. I would love to shop til I drop. I think I need to try that soon. Ha! :)

mishebe said...

great outfit and chest..

Barbara said...

Kristen, I understand shopped out. I had 2 Boutiques at one time and went to market many times a year and in different cities, it is a chore when you are stocking shoppes.

Love the things you bought.
Anxious to see new creations.

Barbara

Paula said...

You found some great things on your shopping trips. I look forward to seeing your creations with the new things you purchased.

Courtney said...

Looks like you got a lot of great stuff. I would love to see you pack and ship those huge arrangements! You dining room table arrangement looks great!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful arrangements, Kristen! I don't think you'd have a problem selling those large ones {great for an entry foyer}, it's the shipping that will be near impossible! The ribbons are so pretty and so are the florals. I love the one you made for your table. Do you put together custom arrangements {through your Etsy}, too? As far as particular colors used in a room?

BTW, I posted a Spring table setting in my kitchen and showed off the bird arrangement I had purchased from you. Gave you a shout-out! : )

Denise said...

Looks like you had a great time shopping, I love your shoes and purse and top.

Calming Scents said...

Steinmart is one of my favorite stores and for shoes its awesome.

I love those big flower arrangements, NOW i need to continue doing what i'm doing, decluttering and changings things and hopefully i can find the perfect pedestal and THEN place a HUGE flower arrangement on that.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great finds....no tired like market tired. I am going again this week.....

Love the Decor! said...

I love the Dallas market I have spent 10 days at a time there as a buyer and find I can't get through it all!!
Glad you had such a great time!!

Cottage Rose said...

OH what gorgeous flower arrangements,,, so big and beautiful... and I really love how yours turned out..... the ribbons are so yummy looking,,, what a fun time you had shopping.... have a great week..

Hugs;
Alaura

Cathy said...

Wow Kristen...looks like you saw lots of great things and found wonderful pieces to use as inspiration!

It's always so much fun to get away for afew days and always so much fun to get back home again:)!

I can't wait to see all fo your new creations!

I hope ya'll had a wonderful weekend!
Cathy

Love the beautiful new chest!

Pat said...

I wanna shop till I drop too! :-)
You found some incredible buys ~ and I love Steinmart. I can always find things I want there.

Your new flowers & ribbons are gorgeous! Did you happen to find any turquoise ribbon? I'm using that color now where I've moved. Well, that is my intent ~ I'm still unpacking! ;-)

Thanks so much for sharing ~

Brightest blessings,
Pat

Sherry said...

Love your dinning room table arrangement..

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Kristen~sorry I haven't been by for awhile....I know how wonderful the floral markets can be. I'm sure you'll put some wonderful creations together.
I "adore" Kathy VanZeeland handbags/purses. I've gathered a few along the way to add to my collection.
She has a great attention to detail, just like you.

I'll be by again.
Sweet wishes,
Sara

Betsy said...

Wos, what great finds. Can't wait to see where you put your chest you bought. Love the shopping til we drop days. I know ya had fun.
Betsy

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Margo said...

Hi Kristen - I'm visiting from Melissa's blog and I think your arrangements are beautiful! The size of those window displays are huge! Cute blog :)

Lorie said...

Wow! I am drooling. Beautiful and so fun!

Jennifer said...

I love all of your finds!!!! I'm drooling over that cute top you have!!! I will have to go to TJ Maxx asap to look for one!!!! I'm crossing my fingers!!! I just love your blog btw! Your house is just beautiful and I love your decoration style!

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