Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Oh, Hobby Lobby

Oh, Hobby Lobby...

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

Regular Price
Moss - $5 {some things are good enough to buy full price}

Bargain Price
66% off...

Silver frame - $45 on sale for $15. I was going to use to create a Red Envelope-inspired family tree, but the hubs really likes it here. Sooooo...I think I may try to recreate something similar to Anthro's flatware wallpaper. I also scored the off-white candles for about $2 a piece...can't go wrong with that price!

Faux greens - just under $2 {regularly $5}. A little green goes a long way...it definitely livens up the stairwell {see previous post/rant}! Not sure why this was 66% off, especially with spring coming, but you bet your bootie I snatched it RIGHT up! Also, the little silver box {with some fun French-inspired graphics & postage on it} in front of the basket was $2 if that. The bottom is a little messed up, but I wasn't planning on using it in a functional way, so I didn't care.

{Notice the moss below the candles! Gotta make the most of those big purchases!}

BIG Bargain Price
90% off...

The little silver "arrow"-looking do-dad was a stocking hanger. $1. I bought two.

The other arrow is over on the right by the birds. The center silver do-dad is another stocking hanger. This one was a whopping $2.

For the two arrows I just bent the hooks until they came off {I would have been WHOPPING mad if I'd paid $10 for these babies!}. The big one in the center I just bent up - it wasn't coming off!

This prima ballerina was my priciest purchase at $2.50 {orig. $24.99}. Not quite sure how I'm going to get the hook off, so I may leave it and hang a pretty little something from it...assuming I trust my 2-year-old not to pull it off the bookshelf. This one may need to find a temporary home for a few years! But I love her...that is, my daughter and the ballerina. I probably would have paid $25 for it. PROBABLY.

My other huge bargain was a 90-FOOT roll {yes, FOOT} of 2"-widecandy cane-striped wire ribbon that I will be using ALL over next year. Originally $20, I picked it up for...$2.

All in all it was a great shopping day. Some days I go there and leave depressed I can't do more with what I have, but this trip was a definite score in the cheap-o category, even with a VERY picked over holiday "section" {half an aisle, if that!}. I definitely suggest checking out their leftover holiday stuff on the off chance you find some exciting, drool-sparking deals!


  1. What a clever idea to buy stocking hangers and use them as accessories! Looks like you found some great bargains!

  2. Thanks, Amy! It was one of those flashes of inspiration and I truly lucked out!

  3. Finally I think I met someone who loves HL as much as I do! Great finds!