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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas Shopping Plus Bargains for Me

How are you doing with your Christmas shopping? I'm feeling pretty good so far this year. I have really been working at it and have come up with ideas that I'm pleased with. Of course there is always more to purchase and I always seem to buy too much. This year (okay I say it every year) I am not planning to buy as much. Really, I won't!!
On one side of the family we have even decided to change tradition totally. The men will bring a man's gift and the women will bring something for women. Details are still sketchy but we will do the game where someone opens and then another person can choose to take that gift or open another. Does anyone have a really fun way of doing this? I know it can really be good for laughs and I'm excited for the change. Too many times I fret over what to give~~ especially a guy ~~ and never know if he will use/wear or whatever the gift I have struggled with. We are doing a $15 limit on this.
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Because of you fellow bloggers I have really gotten into thrifting this year. I have always loved antiquing but didn't frequent thrift shops so much. The thrill of the find is contageous! Yesterday I found this little lidded silver piece. So cute and it was only $2.00.

Won't it be cute to hold splenda packets or calcium pills or butter or jewelry or who knows what. I really love silver and this just had my name all over it. Then I moved over to the Goodwill and wasn't finding much until......

I found this! I think, but don't know for sure that it is a red fox stole. Those are little pockets in the front. I very possibly will never wear it but my daughters LOVE Halloween and my married daughter and her husband host an annual Mystery Dinner party. It will be great for some character.
I think it's real because it has Memphis Furrier inside on the label. Also someone's initials are sewn inside. It was mine for $9.00!
Please don't judge me about the animal fur thing. I am here to tell you I LOVE ANIMALS. This was just a fun find at the Goodwill. Okay? Are we still friends??? ;) ;)

12 comments:

Bo said...

Oh my gosh! That stole must have cost some poor soul a fortune...
and we've been doing the "white elephant Christmas gift exchange" for a few years now...this is so much FUN! ;-) Bo

Chrissy said...

Hi... so glad you stopped by. You got that little silver dish for $2.. you lucky girl, I love it! I agree that fake flowers are o.k. there are some lovely ones out there now. Hope you stop by again, take care.

Nancy said...

Christmas Shopping??? Have a few things bought, but more to buy..I love your silver dish...that's a great deal!

laurie said...

What bargains you found. Both of them are wonderful. Isn't it fun to go shopping for others and end up with something for ourselves? laurie

Paula said...

Good job on getting your shopping done early. I wish we lived closer because I would want to borrow that stole. Your girls are going to have a ball wearing it for different functions.

Anonymous said...

What great finds...I LOVE that little stole (I too love animals) when I was a little girl my Great-Aunt had one very similar.

We have a Yankee swap too, lots of laughs. We used to pick names but this is so much more fun !!

I'm jealous about you already starting your shopping...I promise myself every year I'm going to spend less and do it earlier. it hasn't happened yet lol

Have a great week-end Donna,
Kathy :)

southerninspiration said...

I am envious both of your bahgains, and of your progress on the gift buying endeavor. I wish we were closer...we'd never get anything done, but we'd sure have some fun!
Suzanne

Miss Janice said...

I love the little silver dish. The fur is cute also. I have not purchased one Christmas gift yet. I need to get busy...

Ginger Cookies and a Good Book said...

Love your finds and your blog, Donna!! When you're done with your shopping list, can I send you mine?

Cathy said...

Donna, great finds! I have most of our shopping completed. I ordered several gifts on line yesterday.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I'd wear that stole~ it is perfect! Lucky you...

No.35style said...

I think it's real, too and I love it!!