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In an effort to make yesterday's errand-running a peaceful event, I stopped off to the dollar store and told the kids they could pick out something to play with in the truck (shameful mothering tactics, I know, but there's only so much one can handle before a breakdown ensues). An hour later, I had three bags of wonderful Fall decorations, 10 rolls of Christmas wrapping paper, 4 cupcakes style gift bags, a theater size box of candy and, of course, the toys. It was all a wopping $31, which I hadn't planned on spending - but well worth it for what I got. So... I did a few Fall vingettes around the house.

Between the spice potpourri and the chocolate candles, I want to eat all day! The pumpkins are beaded so they are a little shimmery. The leaves... actually a fabric from Wal-Mart. It's sheer with metallic leaves that look gold or brown or orange depending on how the light hits them. Just picked it up this morning.

Have you done this? Old jar, potpourri and a short string of white lights... when it warms up, it smells soooo yummy. I know it's not a new crafty thing but, of course, the oldies really are the goodies. Rose hips at Christmas time are amazing like this!

My flea market bust has become Lady Autumn, at least for now =) I love chunky old lace!

These are great little candies. We have a World Market store here that sells them but I think they're a little pricy. However, I keep the labels for projects, so I guess it's worth the $3.99 per box.

Well, it's a quiet day here and I guess my blog today reflects my relaxed state of mind -hopefully it wasn't too dull for you. =) Have a wonderful Autumn afternoon...

21 comments:

  1. The vingettes are lovely Polly and for the price you get the double satisfaction of being stylish and sensible!
    Lady Autumn looks soooo elegant:)
    Rhonda

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  2. Yes I remember those jars of potpourri and lights...always a welcome sight! And so cheap to do :)
    I love those candy box labels!!!

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  3. Thanks for the eye candy, yet again! Love, Esther

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  4. Those soaps look yummy! i love the labels!

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  5. Love your vingettes Polly, that fabric is so pretty! It's funny that you have those little mint boxes. I just saw those at World Market the other day and almost bought them, but I thought they were too pricey too. I just referenced that same store in my post today :) I love the lights in the jar with the potpourri. It's new to me!

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  6. You find such neat things. Love the potpourri/Christmas light idea. It is an oldie, but worth ressurecting!

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  7. I must say that I was recognizing a few of your finds having just been to World Market and recently, I picked up some cupcake gift bags at our local dollar store. I think there were 2 paired together for a dollar. I also splurged today on a tall pedestal jar with thick glass. I intend to feature it's possibilities on my blog. We'll see...

    Also, thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment. It looks like you caught the true gist of my Norman post. I couldn't help but think of how much times have changed– good being called evil and evil being termed as good.

    Blessings to YOU,
    KJ

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  8. I used to have a World Market in CO but not here in WA!! Everything is so pretty!
    Blessings,
    Robin

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  9. Polly,
    I love everything! And for only spending $31 you certainly got your money's worth. To be honest, I have seen those jars a hundred times in pictures but everyone always says the same thing. "I know this is an old one but..." No one ever says what they do with the cord. Do you put it through the bottom somehow cutting out a circle. How do you keep the lights lit??

    Polly, I want to respond to your question earlier. But, it really can be long. If you don't mind, I think that rather than taking up all the room in your comment section, I could just send you an email.

    Love,
    Julie

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  10. Love The Eye Candy :) Cute Decorations. I am a huge Dollar Store Fan! Visited a Super Walmart Today, First Time Ever, had too much fun. I will be logging a New Post, My Bloglandia Ball Dress later on Today, Happy Wednesday to you too.

    Angie

    P.s. I like your picture :) lol

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  11. Ohhh I just love the labels on the candy boxes ~ I am just going to have to run to World Market and get a box ~ sooo pretty !

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  12. Your Autumn goodies are soo pretty! I guess it's time to bring a touch of it to my house....

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  13. What pretty vignettes! I would love to visit a real dollar store! We don't have a great one here in Alaska. I need to start collecting some fall pretties for my own vignettes. I always enjoy your blog! Shannon put her chairs on Ebay. I'm anxious to see what they go for. lol!

    Laurie

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  14. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos! Everything looks lovely:-)
    Michelle

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  15. You've been tagged by me! Come visit my blog.

    Laurie

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  16. I really love what you did with your things. I love the jar with lights in it alot. Thank you for your comments yeserday. Cardinals are a sign of hope for me too. xoxo Nita

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  17. Your Autunm decor is lovely Polly. I especially love Lady Autumn.
    Penny

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  18. Polly, just letting you know, I sent you an email.

    Love,
    Julie

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  19. Well, I have to confess, I have never seen the mason jar decoration....that would look great on my porch!!

    Thanks !
    Rosie,
    www.rosieswhimsy.wordpress.com

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  20. Lady Autumn and all your adventures that you share with us a are truely beautiful and inspiring.

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  21. Oh I love your white beaded pumpkin. So very chic.

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