Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dollar Store Dimanche

I ran into the dollar store on Friday to pick up some stencilling - but got a little side tracked................didn't pick up what I intended to get but came home with some pretties anyway.

I'm not a fan of fake flowers - at all - but couldn't resist these - they felt like " spring " to me and the green is more of a sage color - not that horrible fake green they usually put on flowers..................

 .And then as I was leaving I spied these

And an idea was born.....................

some were tied into " bunches " to look like the bunches that hang from rafters when they're harvested

and some fit perfectly in the small planters - my favorite - don't these look like Spring is just around the corner?
Total cost for everything 10.00 -
Total cost for planter ( with one bunch of flowers cut up ) 4.00

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  1. These are so pretty! What a great find.
    hugs Alyson :o)

  2. Hmmm. They are nice faux greenery. I will have to check my dollar store.

  3. Lovely! I'm wondering how long before you paint the buckets? I've been unable to comment because of some wierd clickjacking message that's been coming up, but my husband has fixed it!
    I'm following your bedroom makeover with great excitement! x

  4. I love these.....and I always find the neatest thing in the Dollar Store!

  5. Suzan, it is perfect. Love the color of the flowers:) I am with you, not a fan of fake flowers but there are some that look great out there. In the winter I use more fakes just because I don't have a garden to keep me in flowers, like I do in the summer.

  6. Suzan just came over from Dewdrop gardens. Love the cute containers you bought.
    I wonder if our $store has them...
    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love your arrangement. Sometimes the dollar store can be a world of treasures.

  8. Very elegant and economical! Don't ya just love the dollar store, cool and pretty stuff.

  9. Oh my gosh! So pretty! Gotta love the Dollar Store!

  10. Oh I love the flowers and the tiny little buckets. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

  11. Great find...they are really pretty! I was at the Dollar Store yesterday looking for ramekins for mousse but came away with these lovely little dainty glasses instead. I love the surprises that store holds.

  12. Very pretty. I like the look of the branches hanging down from the china cabinet door knob. Looks dreamy!

  13. Suzan these are really pretty and fresh looking. What a great bargain too. I was at my dollar store the other day and was amazed at all the cute spring stuff they had.

  14. Now I will have to go see if our dollar store has anything like these ever-blooming flowers. I loved the way you styled them in the buckets. Cannot believe you did not paint them.

  15. So sweet and pretty! Very spring-y.
    Sometimes the "fakes" are just perfect. (Not often, lol, but sometimes!)

  16. I love it when I find a treasure at the dollar store!

  17. Faux flowers are so much better than the old ones were. I use them all the time. Tucked into those galvanized pails, they look so pretty!

  18. Very pretty Suzan. I agree, I don't like fake flowers, but I have to say they are getting a bit better. So at this time of year, sometimes there is no choice.
    Debbie :)

  19. So pretty and much better than those old ones that just screamed artificial. Isn't it great when so much pretty comes so cheap ;-) A personal favorite of mine.

  20. Great dollar store finds.....I run into a dollar store here and there....I have found some great deals! They are not like they used to be, Im usually pleasantly surprised by what I find!

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  21. Oh if only spring was here! But these flowers make me think it's not too far.

    Gotta love the dollar store!!

    1. It's coming Heather - I FEEL it - it's coming - it's going to be warm here this week!!!

  22. So pretty!!! Perfect for spring :)
    Xo, Tanya

  23. That was a fun little find. Like how you styled them up!

  24. You did a good job with them, they do make me long for warm weather.

  25. Replies
    1. I'm ready to throw them out actually LMHO - need some real flowers ( for my soul - fake just isn't doing it for me )

  26. We have had gorgeous weather here this week, feels like spring, but alas no flowers. I love all the purple, cute idea, and cute lil pots too. All the birds chirping in my yard have me longing for spring and now your purple flowers have me longing for the smell of lilac trees. hugs Tobey

  27. Hi Suzan!!!

    I love the color of these flowers!! They're really soft and putting
    them together with the pots was a great idea. It does feel like Spring
    is around the corner with these on display in your home...Fake or not.

    Love the idea of hanging them from your cabinet door!!

    Have a great week!!


  28. Got to love the dollar stores! Very spring like and fresh AND frugal! Happy Monday from the enchanted oven.

  29. Not a fan either of artificial flowers but they are great for areas in the house that don't get any day light (ei: basement). brings things to life! great find!

  30. Suzan,now that's my kinda decor,inexpensive and turned out so sweet and pretty.

  31. These are gorgeous!! Hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party!

  32. Wow, those are gorgeous! I would never ever think Dollar Store when looking at them!

  33. I NEVER would have guess this came from the dollar store!! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at Hope to see you there!!

    1. thanks so much Julia - on my way in a little bit!

    2. Thanks for leading the way :) We had a great party. We'll look forward to seeing what you create next Thursday!!

  34. Cute vignette.

    I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays. I'd love to have you link your post. The link goes up at 7 pm EST on Saturday. Hope to see you then.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper


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