Thursday, June 3, 2010

Just in Time and Never too Late

I have a bad habit of letting gift certificates expire. In April, when a friend and I attended a benefit dinner for Animal Friend's League, she won a 25-KD gift certificate to a local furniture store.

Since she lives in Lebanon, she gave it to me. Last week, just two days before it was to expire, I finally put it to use.

(I also got a toilet brush in a silver plated canister but won't take a picture of that. :) All the small things will be used or gifted. The pitcher now holds flowers ...

and the basket is filled with yarn.

I also finally got these black and white photos framed that I bought from a photographer in December -- better late than never. Now I just gotta figure out where to hang them.

The kids are officially finished with school. It's the weekend for which I am always grateful. Time to craft and play. Hope you are having a happy, productive kinda day in your corner of the world.
Peace & blessings, Tammy


Melissa said...

She is right, do not get this women a gift certificate unless its for a craft store like Micheals. I can't imagine you letting that one pass. I do believe you have a gift certifcate for some store at 360. I believe they have a big sale now and it would be a good time to use it. If not, give it to Karen. She just bought 450kd worth of items for 133kd. Apparently it is a very high end store and well known in the States. Can't remember the name. Everything she bought was even cheaper than what she would get in the States.
The kids must be happy to be able to sleep in. The weather is very pretty clear. I am feeling a bit under the weather today. Have a slight cold and am feeling a bit more tired than usual today. But, it will be a bit busy. Need to take Muny shopping as she is going to a Bridal Shower. Enjoy your crafting and I want to exactly know what kind of play you have in mind;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy! Looks like you picked up so pretty and practical items! Like the pitcher and it is a nice color you don't see often (hope it's not my monitor?lol) That's a great basket too and looks like you are set to do some knitting! I am in the mood to knit but its too darn hot and humid!!! I usually forget about gift certs too or I don't use the full amount and am left with $1.00 on them!lol I was thinking the same thing too about tying the curtains back during the day! They are really getting to me blocking the whole window!lol I'm sure the kids are happy school is done; hope they don't get bored the first week like my daughter used to!lol Enjoy your weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

A Cottage Muse said...

I love your new header!! The pitcher full of flowers looks so pretty, hope you keep it! Enjoy your weekend!

Sheila Rumney said...

I too seem to wait to the last minute to use my gift certificates. I guess I wait to make sure that is what I really want. Glad to see I'm not alone.

Have a wonderful weekend.

deborahspalette said...

I bet your excited to visit the states, Email me the address you'll be able to get mail at. I luv the plates and picther. How long will you be in the states? God Bless You! Deborah

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

You've purchased some beautiful things! I love the pretty saucers!

My kids still have 3 weeks of school - we are ALWAYS the last to get out. Oh well... the house will be quiet for a little longer, because once they're all home this place is a whirlwind (which I do LOVE)! ;)

Happy weekend!

Susan said...

Hi Tammy. Hope YOU have a great day, and weekend, too. I'm just the opposite of you. The instant a gift certificate hits my hand, it's a goner. I'm out the door and in my car, enroute to the store. ha! Take care. Sincerely, Susan

Susan said...

P.S. Like your new header! Love, Susan

Anonymous said...

My kids still have three weeks left...but it will be nice when they're off for the summer too!
we like to go to the studio and create together!

that big basket of yarn looks like a whole lot of fun is waiting for you Tammy!

enjoy your time!
ciao bella
creative carmelina


Hi chicky!
Love those little dishes, the blue would be perfect in my kitchen. that is a good size basket, looks like you have a lot of yarn on hand... I actually am yarnless at the moment.
Have a great weekend.
love ya!

Anonymous said...

Ooo, nice choices, Tammy. i'm like you...I've still got a $50 gc to a steakhouse my sister sent me last year for my birthday in July. Hope we use it this year ;)

Anonymous said...

How funny that you had to force yourself to go buy a few things for yourself because your gift certificate is going to expire. Your purchases were simple, yet nice. I love what you did with the flowers in the pitcher, and the yarn in the basket.
Hope you find lots of time for crafting and relaxing this weekend. Our first day off from school was a busy one. I am getting ready to go hit the treadmill while Omar takes the boys to the neighborhood pool. After that, a quiet night at home. LOVE IT!!


Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Oh what a great way to use your G.C. The pitcher and basket are both wonderful! Have fun crafting! I am actually going to try and make more things for the show tonight after Max's ballgame. I did o.k. today and want to fill some spots, it was really pretty fun! Have a great weekend, Theresa

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Enjoy all your treats purchased with the certificate.... Have a lovely weekend....

Tarnished and Tarnished said...

You did good girl, it's funny the stuff you find there looks like our stuff here! I was trying to catch up with your posts, looking for something about you returning to the US. Are you coming back to stay, or just a visit? How long since you've been here? BTW, always love your banners. I know I tell you that all the time, but they are like a little narrative of what your up to. Have a great weekend. Lisa

Anonymous said...

Glad you were able to use the certificate in time, Tammy! :)
I noticed Lisa's comment above, and I have wondered the same thing. Do you have any plans to visit or return to the States?
Hope your weekend is full of good times!

Stella said...

I hope you are enjoying the summer break. I like your pitcher with the flowers. Isn't it fun to shop with a GC. I think you mentioned you were heading for the states for a break.

We are having hot & humid weather here in MO. I worked outside in the flowers early this morning but it is in to the AC for the afternoon. Stella

Pam said...

Hope your weekend is peaceful and full of creativity. Sounds like you have a good plan to put into action. Love the black and white prints. Will make a lovely display.

Yarni Gras! said...

sweet basket and yarn yumminess! Glad you used it before it expired, that would have been awful!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Hard to believe it's already time for kids to be out of school for summer. It's very hot here right now. I do like that basket!

miruspeg said...

Hi Tammy
Isn't it strange how we often leave gift vouchers to the last minute before purchasing something....I do that too.
Love the black and white photos, they will make a great wall display. My hall wall is lined with photos of my travels and seeing them every day takes me back in time. :)

It is cold and wet in Sydney, Australia so I am looking forward to spending 6 weeks in the USA from 2 July. Wouldn't it be amazing if we bumped into each other!

Take care always
Peggy xxxx

DeeDee said...

Love your bouquet..and those pics are awesome so nicely framed....enjoy your weekend...

Diane said...

At least the $$$ doesn't burn a hole in your pocket like me. I like your purchases. I love square baskets - I like how they fit better. Have a great weekend, too. Diane

glor said...

What pretty purchases ... I especially love the pitcher with the flowers in it. My kind of item. You have a wonderful weekend!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hey Tammy Girl!
You are DONE with school for now...woooo hoooo! Oh I wish I was off for the summer :(
You picked up some pretty things with your gift card. I love the vase and flowers, they are so cheery.
Those black and white framed photos are awesome. I'm sure it was from one of your amazing travels which makes them even more special :)

I was catching up on the few posts that I was behind and I just LOVE those cards you made with the crocheted flowers!!! You are so creative Tammy! And it looks like you have an awesome stash of yarn there...keep creating! :)

Stay out of the heat as much as you can and enjoy your time off :)))

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I love your pretty purchases you made, and it is fun having a voucher, to be able to go shopping.
How lovely that your kids are now on holiday, ane will be good that everyone can relax.

Have a lovely week

Rostrose said...

Dearest Tammy,
I had a very busy time, so it needed a bit to visit you again - sorry! But I HAVE TO write you, that your Jingles is a very pretty bird-watcher... (so sweet!!!) - and that I have the same bad habit in connection with gift certificates like you. But finally you got it! :o) What a pitty you don't show us your new toilet brush ;o))
I wish you a wonderful week! Big hugs, Traude

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