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Super Steals

Posted: August 7th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

I’m linking this up to Rhoda’s today although it is not a thrifty yard sale find, it is a sidewalk sale purchase and in my world they both mean the same - super steals!

So the annual sidewalk sale at our local Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids was this last weekend and I always make it an event. It usually includes an icee mocha from Panera and a leisurely stroll though the items. However this year was more of a mad dash as my husband and kids came along for the ride. We were either strolling the boys around, changing a diaper or we’re looking for “treasures” like pirates, right? But you all know how that really goes. Needless to say I was a bit frazzled.

And not finding any good deals at all.

Then the clouds parted, and the light beamed down on these…


But before I do anything - I’m a price checker — that means that I scan the price. And then did a double take.

Waitwhat would you pay? (My sister-in-law’s favorite game)

First, the facts: No, I didn’t really need them, didn’t know where they would go, but they looked real and had cool hammered looking pots and real looking dirt AND they were sitting next to a similar plant for $23.99. So they had to be expensive, right?



You’re squinting aren’t you? Sorry, I don’t have a fancy camera and I really have no idea how to focus. 

But if your squinting works - you are right - $2.99. Originally $39.99.

Now, I really don’t know who would pay $39.99 for one of these but I wasn’t going to pass it up this kind of deal. And then the domino effect began. I did my price check and then quickly started scanning which were the best two, while noticing other shoppers in the corner of my eye beginning to smell the “BUY IT mode” around them, and they too began to pick them up - and within 5 minutes all 20 or so had disappeared.  Gotta love a good sidewalk sale steal!

So where did I put them? Well we have some major plans in store for our deck, but right now they are just sitting pretty on our patio table, framing the insect/mosquito lantern. Don’t you worry little lantern, more help is coming!!


But the deal of the year goes to a heads up that  my new BF Beckie @ Infarrantly Creative  gave me, or I guess all her readers, about the Ballards Design Outlet Store called Ballards Backroom in the Atlanta area.  


My hubby and I are actually off to Atlanta where we will get to soak in a Braves game and then he will have to follow me through the Ballards Backroom store with a mop to clean up all my drool!  If you didn’t get a chance to read Beckie’s post - you just have to. She saw clocks originally $129.00-$249.00 for $9.99! Seriously? I WILL locate a shipping store.


I’ll be sure to report back on any steals I see and they better not be just during the baseball game!

(Now you have to admit that was clever).

♥ Katie

::: And for those of you that are signed up for my Newsletter and are awaiting the big reveal of my 5th and final Storage Solution - I just sent it out and you’ll be happy to know “it” also just went on sale!:::

2 Comments on “Super Steals”

  1. 1 Cheri Peoples said at 7:38 am on August 9th, 2009:

    Of course you couldn’t pass those up.

    Sorry-I’ve been out of commission — terribly sick for over a week– but do you want to know how I cut my grocery bill in half? go to Cut your grocery bills now plus I have a give a way and a new Mr Linky party starting tomorrow but Mr Linky will be up by 8 p.m. tonight

    Its So Very Cheri

  2. 2 the Longest Yardsale 2009 said at 2:23 pm on August 11th, 2009:

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