Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Alert...90% off at Target


While strolling through Target's toy section with my kids today, I spotted several women with their carts full of Christmas decor (and I mean stacked and overflowing). I was amazed that they had so much stuff left, so I thought I'd quickly check it out. When I got over there it was swarming with people piling stuff into their carts as fast as they could. And no wonder...everything was 90% off! I scored these three very large tubs of ornaments for next year. It's all different shades of gold, ivory, and champagne. Colors I am usually not drawn to at Christmas. But since my Mom scored those amazing chocolate brown mercury glass trees for 50 cents, I have been thinking of nothing else. Next year's mantle decor will be elegant neutrals with a splash of chartreuse green. I have a clear picture of it in my head... Is that sick that I'm already planning my Christmas decor and it's January 5th????



These were $1.50 each, $4 total for well over 100 ornaments...score!



The small bronze/chocolate ornaments were 75% off at a local department store. The mercury glass trees were 90% off a local salvage store that frequently gets Target stock. I am heading back tomorrow to get more of the chocolate trees. They are so stunning in real life!


My niece's colors for her wedding really inspired me to go more neutral and elegant for Christmas next year. I love the whimsical look, but I am seriously over it....for now. I'm sure I'll change my mind one day and go back to it. But if I can get a whole new look for 90% off, then I don't have to feel guilty for changing my mind so often...right?



Justifications are so hard to......well,justify. But that's my story and I'm stickin to it!




25 comments:

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

excellent finds!!!!!! I can't wait to see it all put together!!!

Arlene said...

That's awesome! I found some ornaments at Target today for 90% off too! I got for boxes of ornaments, a bronze water globe, a tree ornament and 2 Carters baby outfits for $5.00! Score! Ours didn't really have that much left but enough to make me happy I decided to kill time in Target before heading to the airport! LOL!

Faye said...

Oh Amanda, You did great! I love the colors.Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

Nocona said...

I love your ideas! You are so creative.

Linda said...

I can't believe this...we are doing the same colors for next year (I think our mantels were near the same this year)...Christmas night I told my family... I knew that they would think that I was crazy but I already had the mantel all done in my head for Christmas 2010...neutrals/chartreuse green...using our vintage nativity that was my hubs when he was a child...I have been buying stuff up at 50-75% off...maybe I will go back to Target today to see if anything is left at 90% off...thanks soooo much for the update.

Blessings,
Linda

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Yes, my friend, you are sick, but I love you anyway. :)
I think your mantle will be gorgeous as usual, I just have to wait patiently until December to see it. Hope everything's well there!

All Things Cherish said...

Wow, I bet our Target has nothing left as it was bare when I was in there a few days after Christmas but I'm definintely going to have to check! : )

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

My Target was bare!!! You couldn't find a tag for next year!!! I love those ornaments! I have so many that the kids were given and my beautiful interesting ones, but I would just like some pretty balls in those colors! I will try to get to another Target to see!
~Nancy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I heard that our Target had quite a bit on the shelves still, but that was a couple of days ago and things could have changed since then. Great score on those ornament packages. TJ Maxx had some I saw the other night but there was at least one ornament broken in each package.

Richella said...

No justification needed. At 90% off, you can do what you want to do!!

Kristina P. said...

Wow, you scored some great deals! I need to go by Pier One and check out their stuff.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Holy moley! What a deal!! I saw those ornament boxes back when they were 50% off and should have bought them back then. Stuff tends to go quickly at our Targets. Maybe I'll check it out. :)

Treasia Stepp said...

What excellent deals you found. I've been out scouring the local stores and most things here have already been picked over. Darn my luck.

Robyn said...

Great finds at Tar-jay! I haven't been shopping since I figured everything would be gone by now.
Robyn
mysoutherncottage.com

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

I'm so bummed. I trotted right over there after I saw your post and they had nothing left but some Christmas cards!
I caught this same sale last year and bought those same mercury glass trees (I love them!) but my amazing deal were 4.5 foot prelit tree for $5 and 3 ft prelits (I bought 3) for $2!

diane said...

thanks for the tip but when i went all was picked over. still worth a quick trip

Audra said...

I hit three Targets, one less than a mile from work had LOADS of stuff left. Got all my cards, wrapping paper, goldish green glass ornaments and mercury glass candle holders all for 90% off. At the two Targets by my house (three miles and five miles respectivly) I picked up same glass ornaments, blue and silver ribbon (to be used for cousin's wedding in May)cranberry picks, greenery swag, scented pine cones and Christmas cd's ! Total spent 22.00. Total savings was over 234.00! Woot Woot! At these prices you can afford to change out the decor for Christmas.

I packed mine all away, I didn't get pictures. I may have to get some out just to show what goodies there were.

Great Job on your finds!

sweetjeanette said...

Great score! I am a perimeter shopper at Target so I share in your joy!!! LOL

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Dear Lillie said...

Wow! Great finds! And I adore your cupcake display!!!!!

Christina said...

What a deal! Love your neutral ideas for Christmas next year.

I may have to head over to Target to see if there is anything left.

Tausha said...

I wish that there was something left at my target. There was slim pickings when we went the day after christmas.
I will have to live vicariously through you!
Hey-I am having a giveaway. Go and check it out. You seem to be lucky when it comes to my giveaways. ")

V said...

Um...yeah... I often talk about Target in my posts:) Just fabulous!

porchdays said...

Way to go! What a bargain!

Nishant said...

You did great! I love the colors.Hope you have a great day! Blessings,

Work from home India

Pam Walter said...

You got some wonderful stuff! By next year it will all look fresh and new and exciting to display. www.satisfiedsole.com

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