Another Shoppin' date???
...Yes please :)
This time Cason and I headed to some of my faves!
It started out pretty gloomy...
But after Cason decided where we were headed...
then moment we arrived... the clouds opened up and a ray of sunshine was cast down from the heavens!!!
can you hear the hallelujah chorus singing in this picture!? lol
GOOD CHOICE BABE!
I'm always up for a little Restoration Hardware action :)
Okay... now that we have THAT ridiculously expensive, but lovely place out of our systems...
What I love about shopping here in SLC is that you can walk out of Restoration Hardware,
and literally skip about 20 steps into Pottery Barn!!!!!
and yes... I DO skip, when it comes to Pottery Barn... you can ask Cason.
He usually just walks VERY slowly behind me, to avoid any unnecessary embarrassment. lol.
I'm LOVING the fall stuff they have out this year.
It's not too dark. There are still lots of yellows and vibrant oranges.
And the greens and slate blues are SO pretty!
hmmm... do you think they would mind if I slept over in this section...
just pull out a few towels and make a bed for myself???
This is heaven, under lights... for me. :)
I LOVE these adorable pillowcases with ruffles.
My pocketbook doesn't though, (at about $50 bucks a pop)
While I was wandering around in Pottery Barn bliss, I lost Cason...
Don't worry, I found him.
And in no better place, then the clearance section!
...Texting on top of all these AMAZING clearance pillow slip covers.
What? Who has the time to text at Pottery Barn? ugh.... hee hee
Most of them were originally about $40 each... but
I found two AWESOME yellow pillow covers for only about $10 each :)
My spoils :)
I have one here, in my entryway now...
I love the linen fabric and the slight pop of yellow it adds to the space.
Okay... so after some drooling at Restoration and PB, we headed back to our
"REAL" stompin' grounds....
THE DI! (aka: Deseret Industries)
"What IS the DI???"
One of my top 5 asked questions on this blog. lol
Well... for those of you who are still wondering,
it's a thrift/donation center run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Our family donates there... almost monthly..... and we buy from there... weekly! :)
you can see if you have a Deseret Industries donation/thrift store near your home by going HERE
The DI is pretty much a goldmine :) ... if you're willing to do a little work, and think out of the box :)
Almost everything there is in need of a little "love" or imagination. lol.
But nothing too major.
Can't you picture these both painted white, a little bit of new hardware...
and used in ANY room in your home!?
Just a little small amount of adorable fabric needed here...
to recover these great lamps and bring them back to life :)
Remember how I bought a head and foot board from DI?
to make this adorable bench, for Aubrielle's room?
(yes... STILL have to do the tutorial on that... sorry!)
And THIS "metal basket" section... that Cason's dabbling in...here
is where I got these beauties for my pantry... remember?
The DI has things categorized in sections...
Here is the "wood" section.
You can score some AWESOME finds here too
Like these cool corbels... I think, if I can see it right... they were a $1.50 each.
And this crate, for my pantry, was also found here in this section for like... a buck or so.
and Cason found these great...............................
This "dish" section is great for finding old plates and decorative pieces.
This is where I found ALL of the plates that I used for the girls's bathroom wall display.
Maybe spent like... $6.00 on all of them??
They also have a big "glass" section.
I picked up this glass/corked jar, like the other one I already have in our pantry, for $1.00.
After giving it a good washing...
I put some dried cranberries in it.
Another yummy snack that we love, now with easy access :)
The DI's "picture frame" section is great as well.
LOTS and LOTS of frames.
Like EVERYTHING at DI... you have to dig and search, but you can find some GREAT stuff!
This is also the section I found THIS huge frame for my
family canvas collage, for only about $10 bucks.
NOT EVERYTHING AT DI is great.
Case and Point.
You can read more about my "thrifting" tips HERE...
but just know that almost EVERY town usually has SOME KIND of thrift or donation store,
like Deseret Industries, Goodwill or Salvation Army.
Check out your local area to see what YOU can find!
It's a great way to decorate on a budget!
On my trip to DI and Salvation Army yesterday I found some AWESOME stuff!
One was this adorable little bell.
I picked it up for a whoppin' $2.00.
Ronda helped me decide where to hang it, last night... so that it wasn't in the way... but still
"in the kitchen"
I don't know if I'm in love with the piece of string hanging from it... I'm gonna have to figure something else out with that... but I DO love the rusty old look of it, and the curled detail.
So hot! For a very COOL 2 bucks :)
side note: I had a comment to paint the screws black...
great idea! I took a black sharpie marker to them just now.