Shopping the current Dillard’s additional 30% off clearance sale is how I spent my Wednesday afternoon. I went in search for men’s clothing sales, but I stayed for the home decor sales.
Sale is a four letter word I say a lot. Is it on sale? Are they having a sale? Wonder if I can find it on sale? I ask it, customers at the antique shop ask it, and we all look for them. Stand up and be proud, you sale searchers!
I live in a retail deficient area. It was not always this way, but most of our locals prefer to travel two hours north or two hours south for their retail therapy sessions, resulting in slow sales figures and lackluster revenue for the retailers. Thank you to the gods of retail and the powers that be at Dillard’s for keeping retail hope alive and the sales coming. I showed my appreciation at our local Dillard’s store yesterday and dillards.com today. Now to the good stuff.
For every season there is a tablescape. I keep an eye out for china, crystal or silver pieces to add to the collections, and today I spied eight Noble Excellence Embossed Floral dinner plates in Mocha.
My 2011 fall tablescape stroke of decorative genius involved $1.19 burlap bags from Tractor Supply, which were used as placemats. How’s that for affordable genius? Future tablescapes entered the no winter white linen napkin zone yesterday. The set of 6 Noble Excellence cotton napkins will better suit and complement the burlap bag placemats.
Burlap placemats will go oh so well with these hammered Kemp & Beatley napkin rings. Love the look!
True to shopping form, I didn’t necessarily need a pair of clear canisters, but the look and the price enticed me- $8.75 each.
One can never have too many cake stands or too many copper cookie cutters. Our son, the Canadian university attending snowbird, is coming home next month to visit. He has appropriately put in his order for one of mom’s homemade cakes. This cake stand will be the perfect accent for the requested welcome home double vanilla cake with chocolate icing. I am starting a collection of copper cookie cutters for his darling girlfriend, my partner in delicious culinary crime . I purchased a second copper crown cookie cutter to go with the fleur de lis I gave her last year. Little reminders of New Orleans.
My Wednesdays with Dillard’s will never be a bestseller, but it is always a shopping best saler when you find quality affordable home decor accents and accessories.