Monday, March 15, 2010
liberty purchases, etc.
I picked up this lampshade but didn't think I needed the lamp. Turns out I don't have any of the style of lamp (not a harp) to hold this kind of lampshade large enough. So I might go back for the lamp base if it's still there. I also bought a candle (you have got to sniff them...unbelievably wonderful!), a storage bin, a ruffly blouse, and a tray. I talked myself out of getting a jacket.
It's still so dark and rainy around here and shopping for such bright and cheery things was just what I needed to feel like Spring!
Later, in the afternoon while Alfredo napped, I curled up on the sofa, watched Summertime starring Katharine Hepburn and did a little embroidery. It was a delicious little mid-day escape.
The sun is due to come out tomorrow and I'm hoping we'll make it downtown to catch the circus parade on Capitol Hill. Won't that be fun?
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love the bright spring graphics! I have staying away from Target for fear of falling in love with all the spring stuff and over spending, after seeing this post I may just have to indulge a little!
love the lamp!
It's so funny, me and my kids (ages 9, 7, 6 and 1) were also watching Summertime yesterday afternoon! My 2 boys, the 9 & 7 yos, said I should wear dresses like she had! It's such a beautiful movie.
Circus parade -- how fun is that?!
I still haven't even been to Target this week, but I more than made up for it by shopping online at midnight (no joke), and besides some dresses, a BICYCLE is on it's way to me hopefully soon. Wahoo!
We were at Target yesterday too. Picked up 2 tops and a sweater for my daughter, and a frame for myself. I really wanted to see the Liberty flower pots that shown in Country Living, but they didn't have them. And I can't find them online either.. bummer!
i've been to 3 targets (2 of them 2 times each) in the last two days. i bought an umbrella, galoshes, a new wallet, a scarf, tons of little clothes (everything looks good on my lucy, not necessarily her mother ;)), a watering can and gloves (mother's day for my mother), storage boxes and THAT LAMPSHADE and base.
today we were looking for housewares only-- mostly the two tiered tray. then we saw the lamp shades and lucy little face lit up like christmas. it seemed just the bold thing for our playroom-- plus it matches the storage boxes we bought. i set it up before lu's nap and we both liked it very much. then DH got home and actually liked it too :) you should go get the lamp base-- you won't be sorry!
oh....i bought the two tiered tray too, but it CRACKED APART when i was setting it down in my trunk. i was bitterly disappointed because it was the only one they had :( apparently the store across town had TWO, but when we went to get it, it wasn't out yet. boo! :( lots of the things we bought were only out at one of the three stores we went to. the toddler clothes were particularly hard to find and i never found the infant dresses :(
I still can't believe that Target are stocking Liberty of London...I wonder if Aussie Target stores will be too? For my credit cards sake...I hope not!!!LOL.
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I'm desperately jealous that Target is carrying Liberty of London... oh, I need a little trip south of the border!
I'm sorry not to have access to a brick-and-mortar Target right now...so many items are available only in the stores! When Liberty became available, I went online immediately and was able to purchase four items, but two are currently unavailable!
Target #1 was a letdown. Junior-sized clothes, the candles and stationery, sexy nighties, nothing for me.I wanted the canisters and the tired plates. None to be seen.
I will try another Super Target but I guess we are not getting the rea goods in Minnesota. :-(
katsui-- online you can check your local stores stock availability-- there is a little clicky tab near the ordering for "check local stores" or something like that. you might also want to call though-- some of the items might show as available but might not be out on the shelves yet. this happened yesterday when i went to go pick up a tiered tray at a second location. (aside: if you are getting a tiered tray -- check the screw on the bottom plate-- if it's too tight this piece will SNAP OFF.apparently this is a common problem and it is nearly impossible to fix after it breaks like this. i had to return mine :(...but people have been successful at fixing it)
also-- isn't target based in minnesota? i can't believe you wouldn't get the BEST. even our "lower tiered" target and my parents target have some of the stuff...
Love your lampshade. I once bought a lampshade on clearance online that didn't have the proper top. It was such a good buy at Pottery Barn and just what I wanted and for two lamps. I bought the right top online at some lamp shop. I snipped out the wrong top with wire cutters, and the new one fit in without glue and has stayed in place for a year! The cost of the new top piece was minimal.
I had to run right out to Target today and bought one of the cute sundresses for my daughter and a scarf for me. I could buy everything there!
I think Target underestimated the demand for the Liberty of London stuff. I've been to two of our stores and each has just a few of the offerings. But I did manage to find a coat, and two dresses are coming from online. Apparently, no one is buying the petite sizes so they are in stock. I would love a purse but I was out of luck. And I think I will kick myself later for not buying the yellow wallet. In hand but I put it back. Happy shopping ladies!
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