Sunday, September 26, 2010

Who can resist ...

A sale at Cath Kidston ...



A walk through Pottery Barn ...



or a trip to Ikea for candles, baskets and frames?


The Ikea shopping bags will be cut up for wrapping paper; the handles will be transferred to my upcycled cereal box gift totes;

and the Pottery Barn bags will get a scrappy look for gift giving.

I like to think of it as shopping with purpose. :)

Hope you are having a great Sunday! Friendship blessings, Tammy

24 comments:

A Vintage Chic said...

What a wise and thoughtful shopper you are, Tammy! Oh, how wonderful would it be to have a Cath Kidston shop ANYWHERE near me??? Heaven!

Hope you're having a beautiful weekend, my friend!

Julie

La Dolce Vita said...

you are so smart! and thanks for the trip to PB and Ikea! it is an hour trip for me so don't get to go often!! xox

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
What great ideas for your packaging. Glad you enjoyed your shopping trip.
Cath Kidston yum!
hugs, Angela.

Barbara Jean said...

Great pics.
Sunday blessings to you also

barbara jean

Silvia said...

Love the Ideas. I have CK store near me but just don't dare go....Potterybarn...everytime I hear that I have to think of the scene in Friends between Ross NAd Pheobe....sorry

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Fun shopping trip! Glad you got all your housework done and got to do something fun! And you have some bags to re purpose. Thanks for sharing the great photos also of the great places you visit! Take care, talk to you soon!
Tina

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Tammy,
Wow, girl, sure missed ya while you've been working! I hope all is going great and I love your shopping trip...I had no idea that there was a PB there...wow! We don't even have on in New Orleans that I know of...
I hope you're doing great and it was so good to see Jen, for sure...missed her bunches.
Hugs
xox

Marilyn said...

Oh come on Tammy.....you just went for the bags so you could work your magic on them!!!! Now the fact that you filled them with treasures is another thing! Happy you had a good shopping day...I need one of those soon!!
have a great week....
M

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love the way your repurpose everything Tammy! I really wish we had Cath Kidston here in the states :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Jane said...

Wonderful photos. Pottery Barn is always full of good inspiration. And you are always so good at repurposing everything. I need to take a lesson from you and use up some of my old bags.
Have a great week.
Jane

Angela Harris said...

Oh my! What a perfect day of shopping! :)

DeeDee said...

Hi Miss Tammy

you are after my heart you know how much I like to recycle...and if you have to shop to do it thats ok...lol...thanks for stopping in to visit me today...I was blessed....take care see ya again soon...you need to email me your address we will see how much to mail you a towel...see if you like it...

glor said...

Wonderful shopping, wonderful things that you do with these purchases! Blessings and friendship to you as well.

Vicki said...

Hi, Tammy,
You visited three of my favorite stores!! Do you have a Cath Kidston store where you live? Lucky you!! I wish we had one close by here in Texas. I was noticing the picture of your family and saw how tall your boys are getting. They sure grow up quickly, don't they? Thank you for coming by for a visit. It always brightens my day when you do. Have a good week, my friend~ Vicki

Vicki said...

Hi, Tammy,
You visited three of my favorite stores. Lucky you to have a Cath Kidston store close by. I wish we had one close here in Texas. I noticed how tall your boys are getting in the family picture in your heading. They sure grow up in a hurry, don't they? Thank you for coming by for a visit. It always brightens my day when you do. Have a good week, my friend~Vicki

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Great idea with the bags..and you love the same stores I do...however, my heart goes pitty-pat with the Cath Kidson line :-)

A Cottage Muse said...

I was just browsing the new Ikea catalog and I still have a PB gift certificate burning in my pocket! I must get to Pottery Barn!

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a fun shopping trip! I enjoyed going with you and I didn't spend a penny. That's the best kind of shopping for me.

Thanks for stopping by my blog while I was gone camping. It made me so happy to come home and find sweet comments from my friends.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

koralee said...

oh my goodness...a sale at Ck...I would of gone crazy nuts.

What a lovely shopping day you had. xoxoxo Happy week

crochet lady said...

Fun, fun, fun! I have never heard of that first store. I'll have to look that up.

Like your new blog look.

Anonymous said...

Kuwait is moving up in the world. I KNOW there was not a Pottery Barn there when I was in the country. How wonderful. I have not been in there in years. I am excited, as I found a Japanese store like the one at City Center today. I finally found a spatula and measuring spoons! YEA!! Simple pleasures in life are the best ones!!
Love all your recycling efforts!! Keep it up!

Love,
Renee

Melissa said...

You are definately unique. Probally the only person I know that is putting into plans how to recycle the bags you got from your shopping. I can see the ideas churning in your head and the mess that will be left on your table...lol! Glad you enjoyed your time shopping.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I sure couldn't resist a trip to any of those yummy stores! I couldn't afford anything, but at least I could dream. :-)

Have a great Tuesday!
Hugs,
Anne

Theresa said...

I just got my Cath Kidston mag in the mail yesterday... it's fabulous! I don't have an Ikea or one of her stores anywhere close by but I do love their catalogs! Your ideas for repurposing are fabulous! Theresa xoxo

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