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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fabulous French Style ~~ Fabulous Low Cost!!

Who says fun, French style has to be expensive? Certainly not the case here!


Okay, so I'm sure a lot of you have heard of The Christmas Tree Shoppes. If not, let me tell you - just think Marshalls, Ross, or TJ Max on steroids. Not kidding!! I have heard of this place mentioned many times on lots of blogs. Problem is, we didn't have one in our area - that is until now. We just got one and the big grand opening was the other day. I stopped in yesterday to see what the fuss was all about.
Well, it was amazing. I found soooo many things that I would have loved to take home with me. Right in the door, I found a big wall fountain. For the amazing price of $14.99 - yes -can you believe it?
Then as I wandered around, I came across these fabulous dishes. The salad plates and bowls were .69 cents! And these aren't flimsy dishes. These are heavy, thick china dishes. The dinner plates were a little more - $1.00 - but hey, I was able to buy service for 10 for about $23.00 plus tax. That's cheaper than the $60-$80 price tag I've seen on a boxed set of service for 4. Anyway, we were in the market for new dishes and this was a great bargain so I went for it. And...see the amazing flatware in the photo? The ones with the handles that look like mother of pearl. .99 cents at Target - not kidding.

Oh, and did I mention that the bowls have fleur-de-lis inside too?
So cute.
Anyway, I thought I'd share a bargain alert in case anyone is looking for some cute French dishes! And maybe a patio fountain? Very peaceful sound while relaxing on the patio!
Enjoy your day.
xo,


Kathleen

24 comments:

Anne Marie said...

you shouldn't do that to this Illinois girl you know - and I can't drive to Indiana!

How great for you though!!

Tami said...

Wow, that water fountian is a deal alright...gorgeous too!! Cute plates also. If only there was one in Texas. I guess I will have to visit one in Ohio or PA when I go see my parents. ;o)

Have a beautiful day!
Hugs~T

Doris the Great said...

Ohhhh! This Canadian is so jealous!

Diane said...

Kathleen, we don't have that store here either but when we visit our daughter in Syracuse, we always go there! I buy a lot of glassware and pretty dishes too. And did you see the teas and the gourmet sauces and jellies! We stock up when we go.

Your fleur-de-lis bowls are wonderful! Simple and elegant.

Diane

Reese & Marie said...

Those dishes are adorable and I can't believe the price! I have never heard of that store, but I will keep my eyes and ears open for it now, that's for sure! Now you just have to show us the whole kitchen... hint hint. Hee hee.

xo
Kari

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

What a GREAT find! We do not have that store in our area. Maybe someday we will! Love the fluer-de-lis!

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

We do have one here in Syracuse and I can't walk out of the place without a couple of bags! I know there's a big store in Albany and another up near Cape Cod. My sister comes home from Cleveland to visit and CTS is always on the 'must do' list!

Tami E.

bj said...

bwaaaaaaa...I want some dishes like this...and we don't have that store here.
Just fabulous!!

janet said...

oh my gosh, im another jealous Canadian....lol i cant believe the low prices for such beautiful dishes.
hugs
janet

Bre said...

I need to cross the border to go check that store out ...I think I would hyperventilate !! ....loved the foudntain and the dishes and the prices are unheard of !

thanks for sharing,

Cheers,
Bre
Chantilly Grace

Bre said...

I need to cross the border to go check that store out ...I think I would hyperventilate !! ....loved the foudntain and the dishes and the prices are unheard of !

thanks for sharing,

Cheers,
Bre
Chantilly Grace

Bre said...

I need to cross the border to go check that store out ...I think I would hyperventilate !! ....loved the foudntain and the dishes and the prices are unheard of !

thanks for sharing,

Cheers,
Bre
Chantilly Grace

Laura said...

How wonderful! I am hoping we get a store like that in our area! Congratulations on your finds!

Fabulously french said...

What wonderful bargains, if only we had one of those shops in France:-)

L x

Chic Little Shop said...

Hi Kathleen
Thank you for stopping by at my blog. Oh NO.. I miss Marshalls, Ross, or TJ Maxx.. so so very much.
I miss shopping in CA . period..
Melbourne is a nice place but not very nic for shopping compare to The States..(smile). I will have to spend sometime to look around your blog. Looks great..

xJulie

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Kathleen! I've been waiting for the one in Hagerstown to open!!! Is this the one or is there another one in the Leesburg area!!??? My house is filled with stuff from the one I used to go to in Pelham NH!!! Oh no here we go again, I'll be there everyweek! Thanks! Sincerely, Jeannette BTW I adore these, hope they don't sell out before I get there!!!!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi again! Never mind!! I went to the website and found out the Maryland one opened! Thanks for giving me the heads up with your post because I'm running to the shower and will be there 9am this morning!!! Take care - Jeannette

Chrissy said...

I have never heard of that store, but I want to go!!! I love those bowls, and so cheap...did you buy much? Hope you have a great weekend, talk to you soon!!!oxox

Meg said...

Those dishes are Dy-No-Mite! I love them and would love to find some just like that. I might have to travel to PA just for those ;) I hope you are doing well.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Darn......no Christmas Tree Shoppe here........no HomeGoods either. I would love those dishes...and that is SUCH a great bargain too...sighing......maybe someday!

Blessings and smiles,
Spencer

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Ooooh, I would have such a hard time resisting these dishes if I were to come a cross them in my neck of the woods.

Jen r. said...

We do not have one of those and I wish we did! Jen

fairmaiden said...

I want them!!! That is an amazing price for fleur de lys...you are a lucky girl. I've never heard of the store. Wish I could did, I would be out the door NOW to get some. They will look lovely in your cottage.

sweetly lovely afternoon said...

Super, duper find! Very lovely!