Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Do I Need a Twelve Step Program?


I have found so many great items with my new thrifting hobby.  It is such fun running across something to add to a collection or just something unique or useful that you find for a great price.  BUT I am getting so much that I had to have a talk with myself recently saying I don’t “need” to purchase every little thing I run across that seems fun. 


So~~~ when I ran across my most recent find last Friday, I took them off the hangers, examined them carefully, noticed they  were the Twelve Days of Christmas napkins by Williams Sonoma, felt my heart beat just a little faster and then put them back.


You see the Christmas napkins were bundled four to a clipped hanger and each four was priced at $3.99.  That still only adds up to a dollar a napkin.  I knew I loved them.  I knew I would regret not buying them, but after tucking them deeply into the rack of old towels, faded placemats and well used rugs I went home without them.


Here’s where my Step Program needs to be applied!  I kept thinking about them.  I remembered their rich, vibrant colors and the French wording and that they were so pretty.  I even looked them up on a couple of well known web sites to see if they were available and if so how much they were going for!DSCN1072




I found them alright!

They were going from between $49 to $79 depending on which site you were looking at!

This was Sunday night and I wondered if they were still available.  Knowing Saturdays are a big thrifting day, I was doubtful they would still be there.



They were!  And the rack was really picked over with My napkins front and center for the world to see.  I think they had my name on them.







I wasn’t sure I had dishes that would work with all this pattern and busyness going on.  Low and behold I found a few choices in my cupboard!


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Today I am joining Linda at Coastal Charm for my first Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!

Thrifty Tues

Go over for a visit and see what other bloggers are finding they can’t live without!




Sandra said...

I think you did great! Shoot! They were meant for you, Donna! They are beautiful! Have a great day!

Unknown said...

OMG, I love those, they are just beautiful! Great job! I am now on the hunt!! HAHA, Sue

Cathy said...

WOW!!! Excellent find, Love them!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

"Hello, my name is Amanda, and I am a Thriftaholic." ;) You did great!!

Susan said...

WOW!! What a great find! They are beautiful and I'm so glad you went back for them. I know you'll have fun with your new napkins.

Kim said...

Ok Donna, now what have we learned??? Don't EVER let that happen again! Haha! I'm sure one to talk. I do the same thing. Good for you though for at least trying to show some restraint!
I LOVE the napkins!

Melissa Miller said...

Donna you have an eye for great finds. How pretty!

Thank you for your sweet visit and support of my blog. You have always been so kind to me since the beginning. I really appreciate you.

Have a wonderful week. ~Melissa :)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love your napkins and I am so glad you got them. They are wonderful and such a great price. I love to browse GW and some days I have the same problem. Too many cute things and my house is really getting full.

I really can't help with Linda either. I tried to link and it wouldn't let me. I don't quite understand the set up she has, but it sure didn't work for me. That's too bad.

Thanks so much for your gracious comments. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

What a bargain! I love these napkins! I love Williams Sonoma!! You are going to be so thrilled at Christmas to tell this story again, Donna!!

Thanks for coming by today!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Donna, You are one fabulous bargin hunter. I was given the 12 Days of Christmas plates and the matching platter for Christmas from my beautiful sister. They were such a special gift. I can't wait to do a table with them! Your napkins are a treasure. Arn't they the most beautiful pictures? What a good eye you have!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oooohhh you are soooo lucky! I love the WS napkins. I bought the dishes last year amd I adore them.

The dishes you found to go with them are beautiful. I can't wait to see them in a long is it until Christmas?;)!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Yes there should probably be a wing in the Betty Ford clinic for us tablescapers and thrifters! Thanks for your sweet visit to my table this week!

Kathleen said...

We all need a therapist! Or handcuffs when we shop!
I was in WS/PB outlet yesterday. I go every week..but they have changed things around and there was nothing new to buy...very boring.
You got a good bargain on those napkins! I am always searching the outlet for good deals...sometimes I find them..but not yesterday..and the place was empty.

Love the Decor! said...

I get a little bee in my bonnet or something like that and then I don't stop til mission accomplished. Love the napkins. thanks for stopping by !

stitching under oaks said...

what a score! It was probably good that you found out what they were going for...that probably eased your conscience a bit and made them even more of a bargain! You'll use them for sure!