Monday, August 19, 2013

Bargains from Michaels

This summer has ended up being quite a busy one, and I've noticed when I'm out running errands I like to go in stores I can zip in and out of in a hurry. Happily, my local Michaels falls into this category, so a quick trip there last week yielded some bargain goodies I was delighted with, including unfinished teapot and teacup birdhouses for 59 cents each, and some handled soup bowls which I think are just lovely!

The birdhouses were at the end of an aisle with some clearance goodies. The teapot one is about 6 inches tall, 7-1/2 inches wide. It and the teacup birdhouse will make great fall or winter craft projects, I think. Should I paint them? Decoupage them? Use them as decor indoors? What would you do?

The soup bowls, regularly $6.99, were on sale for $3.49, plus I had an extra 10 percent off sale coupon, which made them a bargain too. I got the aqua blue ones so they can go in the beach house some day (like, after I get one), and you can probably look for a tea room soup recipe to be featured in the new bowls very soon!


  1. Good things from Michaels again. I'd definitely keep the bird houses for indoors and probably paint them. I look forward to seeing them finished after you decide what to do.
    Soon we will be thinking of warm comfort foods like soup and your aqua bowls will be perfect for them.

  2. Another great frugal score of treasures, my friend.

    Each item is awesome.

    I haven't been to Michael's in a long while, may be time to pop in.

    I have no idea what I would do with those nifty tea related birdhouses.

    The possibilities are almost endless! Such fun!!

    Can't wait for your recipe. They're great bowl sizes for individual chicken pot pies, too aren't they?

    Have a wonderful week.

  3. A trip to Michael's is always fun! Will look forward to seeing what you do with the birdhouses.

  4. Great items. Love the turquoise soup bowls -- my favorite color. The bird houses are adorable. These will be a fun project. Wish I had a Michaels near me. Enjoy.

  5. love the bird houses! What a fun find!
    I like your idea about painting them too! :)

  6. Cute! I would use modpodge on the bird houses. Have you seen the outdoor formula?


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