Thursday, July 23, 2009

Some Little Changes

Hello Friends!
I went shopping this past week and I thought
I would share photos of my new finds.
Let's see what I found.
Here's a little sign for our master bathroom shelf.
It's from Kirklands. I added the ribbon and stand.
The silver stand is from Marshalls.
I find all my decorative ribbon at Michaels.
I added candlesticks, glass orbs and a little box.
This is for the family room table.
The candlesticks are on sale this week for $7 a pair.
Plus I had a coupon. They have all different styles.
Can you believe that price? Do you have a Kirklands?I found a fleur de lis night light.
I just couldn't pass this up.
Look at this!
Bow pillows for the dining room chairs.
An exact match to our paint colors.
I have been on the lookout for pillows to
display in these chairs for a long time now.
They were marked down to $7 plus I had a coupon.
I don't think I could even make them for this price.
Plus I don't sew.
Yes, another Kirklands find as well.
You would think I work for them or something.
You may remember from my previous posting on
signs I told about the one I ordered from Susie. I added the ivory ribbon and the stand.
See if you can guess what this project is?
It's going to be completed soon.
I hope to show you for the next MM post.
Have a wonderful weekend!


Nancy said...

You got some great things!!! I love the pillows!! They look custom made for your dining room! Oh, I just love it all! The night light is adorable!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Melissa...girl I love those Bows pillows how pretty are they...and I see a laundry hamper so I will guess you are working on your Laundry room...Can't wait to see it my friend...Now we don't have a Kirklands here either good grief half the stores I love aren't in calif...May you have a great weekend my dear friend...And a BIG old hug to you on your double Birthday on Aug ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Justin and Jenn said...

OH my gosh- I love the monogram block you ordeered! I totally want one!

Tara G. said...


Look at all of these pretty things! I really like the pillows. I bought some black damask ones from Ballard's for my porch rockers and I set them in the dining arm chairs one day when I brought them in and love the look. I think I need to get some more! Your Kinkaid is lovely- did you know the national Kinkaid archives are here in Monterey? I haven't been, but maybe I ought to check it out before we leave. And I love the initialed plaque! I'm going to chew on that for a while to see if that's what I want for one particular room.

Your comments are so sweet and I can't wait to see your photos. I had so much fun going through the album again. We watch our video each year on our anniversary- it always makes me laugh because my dad tried to give me away too soon! :) I need to add a link to an anniversary book we add to each year.

Re: SJAFB- I'm grateful for a commander that goes with his gut and ministers to his people regardless. Our very good friends are in that squadron, and it could have just as easily been him. I know you "get it." We still haven't heard on the next assignment. But, I did get a settlement on the furniture and so I can get it fixed 5.5 months before we pack out again! :)

Have a good night, friend!!

Envoy-ette said...

What a fun shopping day that must have been! Those pillows are too sweet! Are those little Fenton birds?

Brandi said...

Those pillows are to-die-for! So cute. I can't wait to see what your project is. :)

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...


I am in love with your little butterly sign! The sign Susie did is amazing too! I need to order one with her. I have never shopped at a Kirklands, but very intrigued to see what I am missing! I don't know that any of them are here in the west? Love all your finds...I just love shopping and finding beautiful things and bargain prices! Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs friend,

squawmama said...

Hi Melissa, I can't believe all the great things you got... Your home is so tastefully done... I love it! Have a fun day!


Linda said...

Hi Melissa,
Thanks for dropping in my blog. Hey and early Happy Birthday to you too, yes mine is Aug. 8th. I plan to party with girls that day and go to the Hot Blogust Night party in Snohomish to meet even more blog buddies. It will be fun.
I think I will do a give away in honor of my BD too, so you and I will have to sign up for each others, lol.
You have found some neat things lately. And I will have you know, that your bedroom with blue in it is part of my inspiration for our master bedroom change.
I love your master bedroom, really pretty but then so is your whole house.
Hugs, Linda

Jenglamgirl said...

Everything looks so beautiful, rich, warm and inviting! I can't wait to see what you do! as well as enter the giveaway when its up! thanks for sharing your beautiful home and decor touches!

Lisa said...

You went on quite a little shopping spree!:) I love that blue plaid ribbon and your nightlight is so sweet! You did manage to get some great bargains. Good shopping girl!

Susan @ The Good Life! said...

I love the additions! They are perfect!

hpabate said...

Hello thank you for stopping by, it was great to have you over for tea.

Yes, nursing school is going to be difficult, I am almost there only about a year to go, however there is a waiting list here in Arizona, so I am receiving an Associates in Child Family Studies while I wait to finish my nursing career. College is such a fun experience at the age of 31, you can sit back and enjoy learning at a whole knew level.

Again thank you for your kind words and your visit, come back any time.


The Redhead Riter said...

YOUR HOME IS SO BEAUTIFUL. I think you are related to my sister and I was found under a rock.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Melissa, you found some wonderful things.. girl I love the box pillows and the night light is awesome.. a person can't have too many lights..Looking forward to seeing what you've been working on...hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Melissa, you found some wonderful things.. girl I love the box pillows and the night light is awesome.. a person can't have too many lights..Looking forward to seeing what you've been working on...hugs ~lynne~

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Melissa,

I love when people post about shopping and how they use their finds. And I LOVE how you make a personal addition to your buys with ribbon! It's so cute and adds so much. Can I try this??

No Kirklands around here. I think Steinmart may be the closest, do you think?

I really like the dining room pillows~they are a sweet touch.

Keep posting your shopping trips. You give us great ideas!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Melissa!!


Amy Kinser said...

Everything is just beautiful. The Kirkland's close to me is moving locations and are supposedly having a great sale. So much of my home is decorated from their. I love their style and colors.


Stacey said...

Melissa you find the best things! Have I told you that Kirklands is right by my house and I rarely go there?! I'm going to have to change that. I'm thinking those nightlights would make excellent gifts. :)

Jules said...

I love, love the bow pillows for the dining room chairs. They are darling and go so well with the colors in the room. The "M" sign from Susie is really nice too.

Brittany said...

Kirklands is one of my favorite (but dangerous) places...right up there with Hobby Lobby! Wow - you got some awesome deals, and you always know just what to do with them. Beautiful!

Cathy said... really did some shopping!!! I love all of your goodies!!! The sign from Susie is perfection...I might need one for me;)!!! The pillows are wonderful and really are just made for you...perfect colors!!!

I think I am going to make a run to Kirklands tomorrow!!! We have one fairly close to us and I have never been!!! They should pay are a wonderful advertisement for them!!! The box and the sign are sooo pretty...I want those too!!! You have such a way with all of your talented!!!

I am looking forward to your project...nice tease...showing us the bags!!! Too cute!!!

Thank you for your sweet comments on my means all the more coming from you!!!

Have a wonderful evening sweet friend!!!

Memento - Terri said...

You find the greatest and neatest things. And the best part you share them with us so we can go find some great items so our home can look put together too! I love the sign for your room and the Monogram of course!


Tootsie said...

you did a good haul girl!!! I love your taste!
Those pillows were made just for you!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Beautiful...of course I loved the "M" :) How fun to plump the pillows and change things. I will be so happy to be back at it again soon.

Michelle (hometc) said...

Hi Melissa,
Just stopping by and seeing that you're keeping yourself busy making beautiful stuff for your home. Is that black pole part of your next project?

fiberdoodles said...

What great new treasures!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Melissa~~ What terrific finds & at such reasonable prices! I love Kirklands, need to go back now! Love those pillows..what a perfect match for the dining room. I also love how you add ribbons & bows & display all your beautiful signs! I'm so into monogrammed stuff right now, too!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

hpabate said...

Oh Melissa,

The little box on the table is so cute, I love little things they add so much detail to a room in my opinion. What wonderful bargains.
The pillow really brings out the chair it looks beautiful there.
I like the ribbon on the picture to, thats so cute, great job on shopping.

Beautiful post,


Alicia said...

i've never heard of that store but i wish we had one here!!!

Night Owl Mama said...

Excting I can't wait

luv the pic's the pillow is too cute

stopping by from the sits to say hello come on by :)

Eileen said...

Visiting from SITS. You are so crafty. Love all your finds and how you make them your own. Beautiful pics.

April said...

Your home is like a showcase! My eyes are feasting on everything! Love it BIG TIME!

Lynette said...

Love all the new additions - I need to make a trip out to Kirkland's and soon!!

Happy Friday to you -

Sandy said...

I love how you add things and make it the bows and stands. I don't know Kirklands, guess we don't have it in the Northeast. Think I need a roadtrip!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I can't wait to see your latest MM posting! All your finds are just wonderful. I've only been to a Kirklands once when I was in Lancaster. We don't have one close by home unfortunately. I think my absolute favorite thing has to be the Miller sign! I love anything with a personal touch and it's just so "you." Beautiful as always Melissa!
Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Melissa,
Yes, I have a Kirkland and my house shows it. I should have stock in the store.
The candlesticks are great as is the pillow. They'd go great with my colors, too.
I love all your monogramed things.
Have a good weekend.
I know your giveaway is going to be special.

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Great finds Melissa! Everything fits so well in your home...looks like they were supposed to be there all along! Luanne

Frugal Fine Living said...

What great finds! I wish we had a Kirkland's here. I love the pillows. You are so talented at accessorizing!


Paula said...

Hey Melissa! I guess I need to make another trip to Kirklands. I wish it were closer! I bought a monogram nightlight there a while back. I didn't see any fleur de lis, but I love them so I will have to try to get one of those too! And I also love the monogram canvas you got. So cute!

Wibeche og Rune said...

I love all of your fouds:)


Kristens Creations said...

Yea! It finally let me comment! I tried several times on your last post and was just about to e-mail you. Anyway, Loved all the tassels! They are all so unique and pretty!

You found some awesome things at Kirkland's. They have some of the best stuff at the best prices! I love the ribbon you added on the first sign, it turned out really pretty. I've been looking at the signs from Susie, I might order one sometime. Yours turned out really great! Have a great weekend! Kristen

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Melissa, I really like all your great finds. The bow pillows are perfect for your dining room. Everything is lovely!


Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hello Melissa!
What wonderful items you have found on your shopping spree! I LOVE the bow pillows! What a steal! Actually ALL of your finds are marvelous. I went shopping with my MOM yesterday and found some great deals too. Unfortunately, I am having a little problem importing my pics. Hope to have that fixed soon. Hope you are enjoying your summer and I wish you an early birthday wish! See you soon.

Susie Q said...

What beautiful treasures! Those pillows look handmade and quite expensive! A great look!
I was so sad when our only Kirkland's closed a year ago! they were alwasy busy so I have no idea why...poorly managed maybe. I envy you having one! I always found great things there!
Have a sweet weekend!

Southern Savvy said...

I love kirkland's! Sadly the location about 10 minutes from my house closed about 6 months ago. I guess a victim of the economy? There's another one about 45 minutes from here but I rarely get to that area. :(

xinex said...

Everything you just got are gorgeous, Melissa. I can't believe how well those pillows match your dining room wall. I think they are meant for your chairs...Christine

hpabate said...

Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for stopping by my post, and thank you for the lovely compliment of me in my wedding dress, it was so hard to find a plus size gown for me that didn't show every curve :) I wish you and your husband the best as well, it's hard being with a military man, and being a military wife.

God bless you for that.


Haven and Home said...

Great finds!

Melissa said...


I wish I could go shopping with you. It would be so much fun.

Happy Weekend!


Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thank you! I love how you added the little bow. What a perfect touch! Have a great weekend~

Michelle said...

Hi Melissa ~ I really love all your new things! Your home is so elegant and I always enjoy the pictures you share :) The closest Kirkland's is close to 2 hours away from where I live...ugh!

Enjoy your weekend!
~Michelle :)

Amy said...

Your stands and ribbons are a sweet touch for those signs. Your home looks so welcoming--looks like you really enjoy decorating.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Melisa, so many beautiful treasures! You didn't mention them, but I love those prett birds in front of your "M" picture. Yep, you had to get that night light-so pretty. Your pillows for the chairs in the d.r. are exquisite and did you say $7!! Okay, that last picture - it looks like a pole (are you going to do some pole dancing?). laurie

Rita said...

You hit the jackpot! Great stuff! I love the little extra special decor items - they make a room.

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

you are quite the expert shopper! Great finds! You have such a warm and cozy home. Thank you for sharing!
Happy Saturday SITS sharefest!

Timi said...

What fantastic finds!
I love that you used them all. I buy stuff, bring it home, and then sometimes don't like it once I get it home.

Everything looks beautiful.

Sarah Brown said...

WOW What a nice home...someday when my kids are a bit more grown I hope to have a pretty home!;)
Stopping by from commented above me on Sat.

Rue said...

Hi Melissa :)

I'm glad they don't have a Kirkland's by us or we would be broke! LOL What beautiful finds :)

Love the hand painted M!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Melissa, I love your adorable sign that you decorated with the blue plaid ribbon. It is SO cute! And I love all of your other finds from Kirkland's and the "M" your friend painted. You find such wonderful treasures!

Checking in one last time before I leave on my trip. See you when I return. If by some chance I miss your birthday while I'm computerless, please know that I wish you a happy one. I read on Pat's blog that you will have one soon!


Sheila :-)

Nicole ~ said...

Hey Melissa, all of your purchases are adorable!! And, even better you had some coupons, don't you just love them??

The pillow idea for the dining room is wonderful, and I love that super cute bow on them!

I cannot wait to see your next project!! Have a wonderful weekend, Nicole

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Melissa...Thanks so much for coming by and wishing me a great BD...Girl I hope I can make this trip without my Panic attacts taking over...did I tell you I have Panic disorder well I do and its real hard for me to be around Big crowds even at the stores...The DR. gave me 30 zanax's for the trip ha ha!! I know I'm a mess my friend...These things started the day Wally died over 10 years ago and I have suffered with them ever since...I can fly air planes but can't handle losing Wally ha ha!! May you have a great week Sweet girl and I'll be back my your BD...Love ya girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cheri Peoples said...

I love your finds.

I hope you'll come visit me as well and I have a give away going on.
its so very cheri

Lady Katherine said...

Your having a Birthday! I love something in the laundry. I so trying to get mine together! lol Can't wait to see yours!
Now I love the signs!!! The pillows are so lovely! Now I have to say the night light is my all Favorite! I have not found any as pretty as yours! So I am still stumbling in the dark. lol

Daphine said...

Girl, you totally know how to shop for your home and MINE! lol! I love all of your finds, especially the little sign from Kirklands. That is truly my store!

Count me in when you announce the upcoming event. I definitely want to be included in THIS!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

So glad you "get me"..hehe. take care and enjoy your weekend!

Mom in High Heels said...

I love visiting your blog. You're just so adorable. And I love Kirklands! Sadly, Germans don't have Kirklands so I have to live vicariously through you. :)

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

I'm so happy that you came by and took a peek at my Grandma's pink depression always leave me the sweetest notes and I always look forward to your visits! You're such a Dearheart, my friend!!!

Girl, you find the most beautiful things at Kirklands!!! Love your pretty new wall plaque...the pretty ribbon that you added to it just finished it off beautifully!!! Ohhh...I was just so happy for you when I seen those gorgeous bow pillows...they really are sooooo perfect for your dining room chairs!!! Don't you just love when you find something that is soooo perfect!!! And you're right about not being able to make them for that did great, my friend!!! Love the pretty "M" plaque that your friend made for you..ohhh, and I could help but notice those two pretty little birds beside it too!!! Loved them!!!

Well Darlin', hope that ya'll are having a sweet restful and relaxing Sunday!!!

Love ya,

Karen said...

Hi Melissa, beautiful finds!!!! Don't you just love Kirklands? They have amazing things. Can't wait to see the new project!!


Our really empty nest said...

Love all of your finds!! All of our local Kirklands have sadly closed. Thanks for stopping by! Sue

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Brenda said...

You know, we have a Kirklands in the mall. And in the over four years I've lived here, I've never once been in there. Might have to change that now!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those bow pillows are just adorable!! So cute! Love the sign Susie made for you and the sign from Kirklands is cute too (I like the bow you've added to both). Our Kirklands closed about 6 years ago and the only one left is pretty far so I go maybe once a year!


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

How pretty everything looks. Thank you so much for visiting me!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Melissa, Thanks for your encouragement! I love your large M sign. So cute!

Miss Janice said...

Melissa, love all your shopping finds! The nightlight cover--it is perfect for your house. I love that you took that cute little sign, placed it on the easel, and added to beautiful bow!

tardevil said...

Looks like you had a great shopping trip! I need to get to Kirkland's, as a matter of fact! I'm getting to where my house is full, so I don't really "need to" shop, so I'm thinking it's time to move! Hope you're doing well! Has your husband left for Iraq yet?

Piney Rose said...

Love it all! The ribbon matches the little sign perfectly! Looking forward to your giveaway.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Melissa!

I really wish a Kirklands store was near me as I love each item you purchased. I was able to shop at a Kirklands once, when I was visiting family in Arizona, and I saw so much I would have liked to buy but only bought one sign, as I was thinking about luggage restrictions.

You really find just the right accessories.

I'm looking forward to your birthday give away ... happy birthday in advance in case I am away when you post it!

Hugs, Pat

The Blonde Duck said...

I like the pillow wrapped in a bow! It's like a little present!

Sandra said...

Wow girl! You've been busy! I love everything! I enjoy shopping at Kirklands too. Love it!

SugarandSpice said...

Love getting new stuff:)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Your home is so beautiful. You found some amazing items to add too. Wanna come help me? : )

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Lovely things!!

Just stopping in from SITS!

Jessica and Michael said...

I love the pictures of you house!! Feels so nice and homey! Stopping by from SITS and hope you have a great day :)

Risa said...

Such cute signs, way to spruce them up too!

PAT said...

You found some wonderful things, Melissa! I love Susie's sign!

hpabate said...

Giveaways are always fun. And yes who could forget Cindy Lauper :0)


Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

LOVE that pillow with the big ol' bow on cute!

And the sign from Susie is adorable! You really can't go wrong with a monogram. Everything looks beautiful.


ann said...

you really found some deals there.i adore those pillows.and the M is awesome.
you know as much as i hate missing seeing you almost daily,it's so cool to have so many to see at once that i haven't seen.count me in on your giveaway.
i think it's gonna be a laundry room rocket scientist to figure that out,huh?...Ann

Faith Imagined said...

I could look at your blog all day! And it seems I am not alone in that opinion!

BTW, I gave you a blog nod over at my place!

Tara G. said...

Yes to all your questions! I got the button, and it's at the bottom of the blog because I am so blog-norant, I don't know how to get them on the side! I think I'd have to change the layout. At any rate, it's there and one day I'll play around more! :) I'm going to buy a tassel before we move. You've inspired me...let me just add that to your tally- red plates, pitcher, and a tassel!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Did you get the stand for your lovely "M" from Kirklands? We don't have Kirklands here on Long Island, but do have Michael's, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, most of the other stores. Love all your finds!

shelley said...

hi melissa,
so i started to write you a comment somewhere on here and got sooo sidetracked with your etsy people i'm not sure i actually wrote you a message... uhhhh LOL anyhow, thank you (again if this is a duplicate)for stopping by my blog and leaving your very sweet message! there is so much to look at on your blog i just love it! i'm a designer by trade and birth (lol) so anything like this is like a babe in a candy store to me... thanks for introducting me to some great etsy shops! love the monogramed block and the tassels...of course you know i had to go order some! LOL.. and i wanted to tell you we have the same couch! your living room couch is my family room couch the most used sofa in the house! love it... and where is this kirklands store? it looks like it has such fab stuff! great job! ps i'm sure my husband is sooo happy is stopped by here LOL