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Florida Finds


I can’t help but hunt everywhere I go and this trip is no different.  My mom and I have ventured out when my boys are asleep and hit Ikea, Home Fabrics, TJ Maxx, and Ross.  I came up empty at Ross, but I found some great things everywhere else.  Well, I did find a really pretty glass cloche with a bird on top, but it was chipped.  Bummer.  Anyway, here’s what I did buy…

Some artificial blue speckled eggs at TJ Maxx for $6.99
Some ceramic, lettered spheres from TJ Maxx for $10.  The set was opened and incomplete, so it was reduced.
A pair of plate shelves for $4.00/piece. 
They are a little chipped, but nothing that paint can’t fix!  I thought they were a great find.
I purchased two monogrammed pillows from Ikea for $10.49/piece.  I love how they look like old tea towels and I also love that I have pillows that I didn’t have to make myself!
Who cares if the monogram isn’t yours?
I also bought two down pillow forms at Ikea and two at Home Fabrics. 
In addition, I purchased five yards of white cotton twill, five yards of black upholstery webbing and some remnant fabric and trim at Home Fabrics.  I loved that place! 
We’re going to Sea World tomorrow and will hit some thrift stores and yard sales on Friday and Saturday, so hopefully I’ll have more to share.
I have not even looked at the FFF entries from last week and I really want to.  I love visiting all of the links and leaving comments, so I’m still going to do that.  Because of that, I’ve decided to cancel FFF this week.  I’m on vacation, so cut me some slack.  Hold onto your projects and share them with us next week.  Same day, same time, same blog.  See you then!
Miss Mustard Seed

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  1. I never leave TJ Maxx without a buggy full…

  2. Great finds! I went to Marshalls today in search of the lettered or numbered balls. I had heard they were on clearance. But there weren't any! Oh well. Love the pillows!

  3. Great finds! The pillows, the letter balls Hip HIP for you!
    smiles, alice

  4. Well I think you're allowed to have a vacation! Florida has some great antiquing and flea marketing…hope you're checking it all out! Enjoy yourself (I'm still looking at all the entries from last week myself)! -shaunna :)

  5. Sounds like you're having fun. Enjoy your vacation.

  6. Well it's about time you vacation! :) Kudos for doing the posting that you are, girl.

    BTW, I have that identical pillow I found at the thrift! I display it backwards to show the four adorable cream cloth covered buttons. And 'my' monogram reads XF. Good grief. What kind of name would one need for that one?!?


  7. Love the ikea pillows! Do they sell them already monogramed? That's an amazing price! Have fun on your vacation! Enjoy!

  8. Just got back from Orlando last week! Hope you are having some nice weather. I saw the numbered balls at my TJMaxx also and some were missing – what's up with that? Hope to get to Homegoods this week…

  9. ooh! I love your finds! I haven't been to TjMaxx in a long time! Too long! Maybe that's something to do tomorrow… :)

  10. Had to comment…on the monogram pillow.

    M…ary F…eagley!

  11. You found some amazing things!!
    Love those eggs!! hope you are enjoying your time!!

  12. Totally awesome finds! Love every single one of them!

    Check out my AWESOME giveaway tomorrow!!


  13. I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one who can't stay out of the thrift stores when I am out of town. Recently my husband was looking at the map app on my phone and was amazed to see that I had it set up to find all the thrift stores in San Diego. "You have met me right?" was all I had to say on the subject. Happy hunting in Florida.

  14. I love all of your finds! How much fun to go thrifting at new stores:) enjoy the rest of your vacation! ~ Tina x

  15. Great finds! Love the pillows…the subtle monogram is awesome. Have a great vacation and enjoy Sea World.

  16. Great finds! The pillows are my favorite. They look like they are made from old linen napkins.

  17. You enjoy the rest of your vacation, Marian! You deserve it! You got some fabulous finds. Great price on the lettered balls, even open box ~ they are more expensive at Pier 1.

  18. Love Love Love those pillows. I think on vacation, you should do whatever you want. So enjoy!

  19. Isn't it fun to find cool things at great prices? That's how I started my antique and vintage business….ran out of room! Love what you showed today… Jennifer jennsthreegraces

  20. Can't wait to see what you are going to do with your fabric and trim. Love the alphabet spheres! I may have to check out TJ Maxx to see if they have those here.

  21. Looks like you found some great stuff. I love those pillows from Ikea and consider them every time I'm there! Enjoy your vaca and I voted for you yesterday.

  22. Fun Fun Fun–
    If you are at Sea World here in Florida you are just a few hours away. Have fun and I hope it doesn't rain on you.


  23. Hey, leave some stuff for the rest of us Floridians! You know I'm kidding – I hope you're enjoying yourself.

  24. Oooh, I love those pillows!

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

    : )

    Julie M.

  25. Have a great time in Florida. I sure wish I was back there right now. We are getting snow tonight:(

  26. Love the blue eggs!

  27. Great finds!!! Sounds like you are having a fun time in Florida. Love & blessings from NC!

  28. Great finds! The pillows are my favorite. They look like they are made from old linen napkins.
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  29. Those eggs just so cute and unique. Love them

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