Monday, July 11, 2011

July: 3 Things Under $30

Anyone else soooo ready for Design Star tonight? 
I'm so sick of reruns and lame "filler" summer programming that a new season of DS is just what the doctor ordered!

I also have three projects on the burner right now, but I need to have a serious talk with the weather.
Staining wood in 98% humidity just won't happen (if you've ever tried this I know you feel me), so I'm stalled out on a couple things I was hoping to show you this week.  BOOOOOO.

So instead, even though it's usually an end-of-the-month wrap-up, I'm jumpstarting this month's edition of
3 Things Under $30.

Let's dive right in, shall we?

I wish I had taken a better picture of this lantern, because my lighting just doesn't showcase its coolness.
The weathered wicker has the perfect touch of Nantucket charm, and the hurricane inside is a nice, heavy clear glass.
Even prettier?
The price: $4.99 at Tuesday Morning

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I am a SUCKER for yummy candles, and after receiving this one as a gift a few years ago, I'm now on number 3.

It's the white chocolate truffle from Voluspa and it's SERIOUSLY good enough to eat!
I'm no baker, but this candle at least helps me fool people into thinking so :)

I purchased mine at Younkers, but you can find the Voluspa line at many fine department stores.
$24.99 at Younkers, but prices will vary from store to store.

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These cabana stripe towels are possibly my favorite summer purchase so far!
I bought them in the lime green and navy blue stripe. 

They are fluffy, absorbant, and so far they've been washed twice and I am pleasantly surprised by the quality.

They are from Target and if you can believe it, only $6.99! [regular price]

That's a pretty great deal compared to these at Pottery barn (on sale, $24):

Or these look-a-likes at Land's End (on sale, $15): 

I'm off to pull Mother Nature into the Octagon for a Cagematch...
Hopefully I'll be back before the end of the week with some new stuff to show you.
Wish me luck. :)


1 comment:

  1. I LOVE those towels! I love the colors.
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