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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pearls and Lace Thursday #138 Serving Up Pearls!

So what do YOU do when you come across a sale?  You know the kind, a sale where something you LOVE is on sale, and not just for a few cents off, but on sale for a LOT off?
Well, you BUY A LOT of them right????
So I'm justified in my thinking that purchasing TONS of pearls is alright.  Especially if I decide to have a quick giveaway, right??
I found glass pearls on sale this last week and even my husband understood!!
Here's what I found: (and please forgive the disgusting quality of my lighting in the following photos.  I cannot for the life of me figure out how to take pictures that look good in my dining area).

Now, I hate to do this for a giveaway, but because of the weight of glass pearls, I am only opening this giveaway up to people who live in the continental United States.  I'm sorry...
I will contact the winner and then after finding out a bit of information I will put together a small box of lovelies, including some of these wonderful glass pearls!!  Be sure and let me know if you are interested in your comment, and I will pick the winner and post it next week for P&L Thursday.

Actually, it was quite humorous.  My husband has this love for ink pens.  He uses them in all colors to mark the books he reads.  So, I was armed with a 50% off coupon for Michales, and we wandered around for quite some time.  Then I saw them.  The pearls that is.  On one endcap were these gorgeous lengths of deep colored pearls.  And I couldn't believe my eyes.  Did that "29" on the tag really mean they were only 29 cents each?  Oh dear, I'd have to get a price check on those....but what if someone saw them and grabbed them while I was at the register trying to get the price checked?  So I grabbed up a huge handful of them and headed to the front.

Yes, they were 29 cents each strand.  GREAT!!  Back to the endcap and as I hauled more of them into my basket, I was feeling great!  Then I headed to the front via another isle, and another display drew my attention.  It was full of all the pearl strands and they TOO were on sale, but for 40 cents a strand!!
OH WOW!  That's a good price too right?  So out came the basket to the floor now, and I'm quickly hauling in multiple lengths of gorgeous glass pearls.  I didn't drool on their floor either.  I was nice and left quite a few behind, and I even kept the different priced pearls separate from each other.

Now the hard part.  Showing the almost full (seemed like it to me) basket to my husband as we approached the front.  He had found a package of pens (50% off with my coupon!), and so he was happy.  And when he saw my haul, he did what only a husband who knows his wife well could do.  He smiled and said, 'Well you found the motherlode today!!"  And I told him the prices and he too was amazed.

So, person after person with only one or two items in their hands came up behind us (looking at me like I was a crazy woman), and I waved them ahead knowing that our check out would take a lot of time.  After all, counting all those lengths of pearls takes time!!  Finally, it's our turn, and we finish the checkout.  That bag of pearls had to be DOUBLE BAGGED because it was so heavy!!! I laughed all the way home!  And I thought of what I could do with them, and all sorts of ideas came to mind. 
I'm in Pearl Heaven this week.

SO, it's time for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!  Add the url code for your post to the link below and join us as we share our pretties.  It doesn't have to be a post about pearls or lace, anything lovely is welcome.  I feel so much less hectic now when I see my calendar!!  Last month was a doozy!  This month looks much better!!
Thanks to each of you who joined us last week!  I have enjoyed seeing your pretties.  And welcome to my newest followers and guests!  It's so nice to meet you!!
I hope you all have a lovely week,


Marilyn said...

Holy cow!! (I'm a country girl, so sorry that sounds so corny!) What an amazing sale! I am still doing the usual summer catch up around here after the school year. But, this year will be so different because I won't have to be finished by August 10 to start school again. Haven't had time to do any fun creating inside--so I can enjoy my goodies you mailed me, I put all the pretties in a jar. Would love to win again. :D ♥♫

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wow, what a haul of lovely pearls. If Michael's was closer to where I live, I'd be in trouble.

I would love to be entered into your drawing.

Thank you for sharing. Whoever wins will be happy I know.


cmoh said...

Now I want to run to my local craft store and see if they have theirs on sale. What a fabulous haul!


maggiegracecreates said...

that is fabulous -- and yes I would be interested in a small giveaway. I am making 50 of your tiny roses for a surprise gift for a friend and these would be wonderful to use for the centers.

The pattern your shared was perfectly written and illustrated. Ive even made one from plain old twine - there will be more of them too.

Love -- and beautiful wishes to you.

tina said...

beads are so pretty!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

What an awesome find, Doni! In my head I can already see you incorporating the pearls with your beautiful lace... :) Thanks for hosting. Have a great week! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Cynthia said...

Wow, you really made out with this find of finds! Just beautiful how you've photographed them, too. I'd love to be counted in on the drawing. Thanks for the opportunity!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You did get the motherload...my hubby is actually the jewelry maker in our home...

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Hello Dear Doni and WOW did you ever hit "THE MOTHER LOAD" !!! I got tickled when I read your hubbies reaction to your FULL BASKET of PEARLS! He sounds very sweet and I think he gets you. I wanted to tell you about PicMonkey, a photo editor you can use online. Some of it is free to use and that is what I use and there are extras if you want to pay. I will send you a link and an example. It can PUT LIGHT in your photos. Talk to you soon and HUGS, Becverly

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Oh I forgot Doni, I would love to enter you give-a-way..... Beverly

Vicky said...

These are so pretty, Doni. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with them.

I can't enter the giveaway because we're in Australia but it's inspiring just to see your lovely photos!

Thanks for hosting the linkup, Doni.
God bless:-)

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

That's so awesome, Doni! Good for you! You KNOW I want to win--I'm still planning my pretty 1 Corinthians 13 wall hanging and have been collecting bits and pieces here and there!

Hope you're having a great week. You're right, last month was TOUGH---but hopefully things will slow down for June!

I've just posted the new Homemaking Party for this week and would love to have you join us, if you'd like.

Mrs. Sarah Coller

Debbie Jackson said...

Thanks so much for hosting!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

What a blessing!!! I can only imagine Doni all the beautiful things you can create now from you treasure trove of beads. I haven't done this kind of handwork in years...but I think it would be fun to try my hand at it. So...I'm throwing my bead-studded hat into the ring.
Your generosity is such a sweet blessing. But...I'm concerned how expensive it will be for shipping. Then again...use one of the flat rate boxes from the post office. :)

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

How lovely to find such a bargain. Lucky you. x

Melanie said...

'The Mother load !!!', you certainly did yourself proud my friend ! lol
I can just picture you standing there with a coy face letting the other customers in before you ! I do hope that none of the pearl strands snapped and went bouncing across the floor.......
I have so missed reading your blog, I have been very busy promoting my new business and have hardly had time to blog at all. I hope that you received my messages about how much I loved the little box of treasures that you sent me.
Big hugs xoxo

Ann said...

Loved your post! Oh, how I know that feeling of hitting the motherlode. It doesn't happen often, but maybe that's what makes it so exhilarating when we do.

Thanks for offering a giveaway and I'd love to win a few sweet pearls!

Tammy Jacksonise said...

Oh I love this, specially the beads, some really great work, thank you for sharing it with us. Amazing :))


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