Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I Spent my Gift Certificate!

Hello everyone!
 
Well, it didn't take long for me to go shopping to spend my gift certificate I won!  It was so much fun looking around deciding what I wanted to buy (for free).  ha!
 
It was easy to find some cute things for my home.  I first saw this horse statue that has a wonderful old wood look to it.  It's not really made of wood, but looks like it.
 
 
I placed it on my sofa table. My husband really likes it!  He noticed it right away.
 

The other item that came home with me was the large crown you see on my coffee table.
 
 
I have one similar to this already, but much smaller.  This one is big!
 
I also spied this cute little boxwood wreath. I'm sure you've seen these around.  I'd like to go back and get one more.  I got the last one they had.
 

I hung it on my secretary door (in place of the twig wreath that was there).  I like this better.  I wonder if it looks a little "Christmasy" though.  Oh well, I'm keeping it here anyway. Like I said, I just need one more to balance out the other side of the secretary.  They have other store locations, so I'm going to look for another one.
 

 

We are finally getting some much cooler Fall-like weather today!  It has been so nice.  My husband and I have plans to work in the yard this weekend.  Yay! 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
~ Kelly ~


31 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Kelly, I ADORE that wooden horse, wow it is AWESOME!!!!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love the horse. I have been eyeing it myself! I don't think the wreath looks too Christmasey. It looks really pretty!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...


Love the horse! I missed where you went shopping....but it looks like where ever it was they had some wonderful things!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great stuff. Doesn't take long for us to spend a gift certificate.

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Oh, that horse is amazing! The crown is too but the horse is so unique. Love it! I know you had a ball shopping for "free".

Cheri said...

How fun to spend "free" money and what great finds. One question I have...what have you done with all the stuff that you must of had in your house before all these new items or was your house bare? I ask because I see all these beautiful things and the wonderful decorating you have done and out of curiosity wondered what you had in place of these things. I can't imagine it looking any nicer than it does.

20 North Ora said...

Love your horse!! And doesn't that make it special being free!! Pretty pictures.

Judy

ImSoVintage said...

I love your choices. I like the wreath and don't think it looks too Christmasy. Hope you find another.

Hugs,
Laura

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Wow! You got some great items. I love the wood horse behind your sofa!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that wreath, Kelly! I've been looking for something similar myself. Where did you win a gift certificate to? I find when I have money in my pocket or a gift certificate I'm more picky about what I will spend it on. Which is probably a good thing for our bank account!

cynthia lee designs said...

Your picked out some great things with your gift certificate. Love, love, love the horse!! It looks awesome on your sofa table.
~Cindy

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh that was so exciting for you. I don't know how you chose the items you did. But they are great. Love that large crown. Boxwood wreathes never go out of season. Let it dry and you will have it year after year.
Once dry you can keep it natural or spray paint it. Listen to me... going on and on. I'm so excited for you. Linda

Andrea said...

great finds! I love boxwood wreaths and love the pop of colour it gives to your room!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The horse looks good guarding the window, and I love the fresh feel of the boxwood.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, you got some great pieces!! LOVE the crown...and that horse is pretty darn cute, too! I'd like a couple of boxwood wreaths for the office doors. Yours looks great!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly I love all the pieces you purchased! That horse looks fabulous on your sofa table!

Deserae said...

Love your new goodies...that horse is amazing! Very pretty!
~Des

chateau chic said...

Kelly, You chose some lovely things for your home. Isn't it fun spending "free" money?!
Mary Alice

Blondie's Journal said...

I love everything, Kelly! I think we have the same taste. The boxwood wreath is to die for. I saw them in Ballard's catalog but they got a poor rating so I never bought one. Where was the gift certificate from?

XO,
Jane

Holly said...

Kelly - I love the horse! I want some art with a horse in it. Your crown is cool and that wreath is an all year around one if you ask me. It looks like preserved boxwood - beauty!

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

Love the horse!

Jan @Door251

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm loven the horse Kelly!
The boxwood wreath looks great on your secretary too!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Kelly, I love that horse and two of those wreaths would look just right..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Debbiedoo's said...

You sure did have fun Kelly! What a perfect addition to your home.

Marie said...

LOVE the horse! especially since i have the exact horse on a table in my entryway. :o)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

How fun what that? Where was this? I think it's all wonderful. I would love to have those little boxwood wreaths on all my windows. Maybe someday...the white ribbon is perfect!

Bliss said...

Well there was no horsing around getting some new cute stuff!

~Bliss~

Kelli said...

Fun finds! Love the wreath! It sure is fun to shop for free! :)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

the crown is huge and beautiful. Nice horse addition too! ...and Christmas is just around the corner...

missy said...

Great finds..They all look great..

CAS said...

The clock is so lovely, Kelly, & fits so perfectly on your mantel.