Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fun Finds for Less than $8

Hello everyone!

How is your week going so far?  Mine is going pretty good.  We finally got some much needed rain last night.  It's amazing how much better things look outside once it rains.  It has been so dry and hot here that we could really use a lot more rain actually.  What a contrast from last summer!  

I wanted to share a couple of small new things that I found that prove that it's not always the expensive things that put a smile on your face.  These were all less than $8 each and can most likely be found at a store near you too!

First, I found these cute galvanized letters at Michael's.  


They can be hung on a wall or used standing up as I've done.  I'm using them as bookends.  You can choose any letter of the alphabet too.


I chose X and O for "hugs and kisses" or "tic tac toe".  

Then at Home Goods, I found this cute little wooden mortar and pestle. I've always loved them (even though I don't really use them).  Silly, I know.




My husband and I are planning on doing a major garage/basement clean-up this weekend.  Can't wait to have it all done!  Guess, it's getting close to Fall cleaning now huh?  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~


38 comments:

Revi said...

I think I might need a galvanized letter...:)

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

Love those letters.I was there a few weeks ago but did not see those.

Karen said...

Those letters are great, I may need to take a trip to Michaels.Great idea using them as bookends. Cute mortar and pestle too.Good Luck with your cleaning, sounds like a big project.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I saw all the galvanized goodies last time I was there. Love how you used them as bookends. I love galvanized anything! And yes it's time for fall cleaning! Our garage needs a major cleaning and painting. Always something!

Ron said...

Great finds, Kelly! I love Fall.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Love the galvanized letters!

Deserae said...

Love those galvanized letters paired with the books! Your mortar and pestle is nice also. I have always wanted one too :o)
~Des

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Love how you paired the letters with books! You found some great treasures!

Babs R said...

Great finds and thanks for the tips. Love the xo and I'm the same way about mortar and pestles..like the look but don't use one. Great prices, too.

Stacey said...

The XO is so perfect!! I was just at HobLob and looked at letters but they didn't have our initials. XO is a great idea.

It feels so good to clean common areas like the garage. A few weeks ago we did ours, including emptying the whole thing out and power washing the floor. It's wonderful and we are determined to keep it that way for awhile. :)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

The galvanized letters are awesome, Kelly! I also love the mortar and pestle. I would love to own a white set. These are great finds!

Junkchiccottage said...

Love the letter Kelly. They look so cute on the shelf. Terry and I just did that big clean out last week end. Big job but so worth it. Good luck.
Kris

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nice additions and we still haven't had but a sprinkle and need the rain badly. It is black out now, but will probably just sprinkle again and move on.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love those letters Kelly, I need to go to Michael's tomorrow!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Love the letters. I need to get busy and start on the fall cleaning. We have had so much rain. I would love to just have a couple of days of uninterrupted sunshine. xo Laura

Ivy and Elephants said...

Cute finds! They work so well with your woods and iron stone pieces.
I've got to go shopping!
Hugs,
Patti

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Loving the letters, Kelly. I'll be stopping at Michaels tomorrow and who knows what I'll find! Have a great weekend!

Anne said...

Great finds Kelly!I love cleaning things out! I did allot of that recently.I will have more soon!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your finds, Kelly...and the letters are fun as bookends!

Susan Newbigging said...

Your letters are awesome. I am going to organize an de-junk my craft room right after I retire. That will be in about 10 days........been waiting a long time and its finally coming to pass.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I agree, lots of times I get more pleasure out of my inexpensive finds than costly ones. Love your letters!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Great new finds! Love just about anything galvanized metal! Have fun cleaning your garage...ha, ha, ha!! :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the X and O...they look great paired with your vintage books!!

Wanda said...

Some things are meant to enjoy, not use!!! I think they look adorable with your wooden spoons.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the letters!! Might have to check them out at the Michael's here.
We are about to make a mess in our yard. Have some dead trees that need to be taken down and I'm not looking forward to the clean up after the trees are down.
~Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

Kelly,

What a great idea using the letters for bookends...I never would have thought of that. And I LOVE them, I have to see if our Michael's have them. Keep up the great ideas!

Jane

Carol said...

Well, I think I need to go to Michael's! I really like the galvanized letters!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Love the galvanized letters! The XO was a cute idea! I'm attracted to mortar and pestle pieces too but don't use them. My son and his wife are very gourmet and take over my kitchen when home so I should get one! Good luck with the weekend cleanup! I did a bunch of that recently- no fun but feels good in the end!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love the mortar and pestle! It looks great in your kitchen. I've never seen galvanized letters like that. I love how Michael's is always on trend with the latest things. I'll have to check them out.

Robin Johnson said...

Great finds! Love those letters.

Lady Pamela said...

I saw those letters when they first came out but I didn't have a coupon, so I left them. Now I am kicking myself (figuratively) because the '&' that I want will probably be gone. I wonder if they ship....
*Smiles*

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I haven't been to Michael's in a while.....now you've got me planning a trip there this weekend. LOVE those letters!
xo Kathleen

JoAnne said...

I really like your purchases, Kelly. Some of the small, inexpensive items I find end up being my favorites. The letters look great on your pretty shelves!

Doreen@househoneys said...

I was at Michael's recently and didn't see those, and I went to HomeGoods and cleaned up! Shop therapy is a good thing ;).

Very, very cute use of those letters Kelly! Isn't it fun styling?,

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Those letters are so cool! The x and o would be so awesome to pull out on valentine's day. Love how you have them displayed. :)

Linsey

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love your finds...need to take a trip to Michaels!!!
Have a great and "productive" weakend...don't work too hard!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Those letters are adorable!! I think I might be making a trip to Michael's this week!! : )

~ Wendy

Christine Vandormolen said...

I love those industrial accents....very nice job arranging