Thrifty Things Friday #123

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Fall is my favorite time of the year and I am so ready for it. But, I want it to last about 4-5 months! LOL Since it has been on my mind, I have been looking at all the fun fall d├ęcor that is out now at the stores.

When I stopped by Michael’s the other day, I saw all the gorgeous Fall wreaths hanging around. And that really got me in the mood so start thinking about my own Fall wreath.

The last several years I have been buying the Ashland  “summer” florals when they go clearance. They always have a lot of flowers that look like Fall to me so, I generally can get a decent deal on some florals for my Fall wreath.


See, don’t these look like Fall to you? All the summer florals in this collection are clearanced 80% off right now. Although some things were even lower than that.


I figure I will add some Fall leaf picks to toss in the mix and these will all make a nice wreath for a fraction of the cost if I purchased the florals marked for Fall.


I also thought these little bird doodads would look cute tucked into the wreath here and there. They were originally $1.99 and rang out at .20 cents each.


A little orange votive holder bird cage for .59 cents.


A couple of peacock feather picks to add.


I hadn’t paid attention to the tag when I grabbed these feathers. They weren’t Ashlands Summer collection.


For whatever reason, they came up at only .01 cents each! I looked for more but, I think I grabbed the only two. So, when you are at Michael’s check out the clearance summer florals and pick out some Fall looking stems for a great deal!

Linda and I are looking forward to seeing what you have to share with us today!


  1. Thank you so much for hosting.
    Big hugs,

  2. Wow! I don't think I've EVER bought anything for a penny! How amazing! You did good! And I think the colors of Fall are the prettiest for decorating! Sweet hugs!

  3. Feathers for a penny! Now that's about as thrifty as one can get. Thanks for hosting!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting!! I am heading to Micheal's tomorrow!!


  5. Hi Diann and Linda; great buys from Michaels. Looking forward to seeing those features in a project. Thanks for hosting.

  6. You found some awesome end of summer deals that are perfect for Fall. I promise I'll feel like fall decorating once I get back from my trip! Love the colors you found. I'm ready for some cooler days for sure!

  7. Thanks for hosting Diann & Linda! Who buys anything for 1 cent anymore??? Why, Diann of course. Even 20 cents is amazing!

  8. Forgot to say, I LOVE using the new link up, so quick and easy!

  9. Great buys! You sure know how to shop! Thanks again for hosting.

  10. These are going to make a gorgeous wreath! Can't believe the penny ones!! I need to go to Michael's! Thanks for sharing!

  11. All I can say is...WOW. WOW. and WOW.

  12. Goodness you find the best deals! That little dinky bird cage thingy is so cute. Can't wait to see what you make with it. Have a good weekend. - Dawn

  13. I love Michael s home decor. And if you don't have a coupon it is usually on sale anyway.

  14. Our Michaels left town. It was such a loss. You got some great finds.

  15. Feathers look so elegant in a wreath. Can't wait to see what you create!!! Thanks for the party!

  16. Hello I'm your latest follower and it's my first time partying with you. Hope you'll stop by my blog as well and maybe follow along!
    Thanks for hosting!

  17. You are always in the right place at the right time it seems! Great finds, and thanks so much for hosting!


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