Boutique Shopping....the smart way~


One of my favorite boutiques is The Royal Standard. I window shop there often and had my eyes on these...

It's a paper mache' trash can. You can buy them for 18.00 with your inital.

Or you can wait till they drop down to 5.00 and only a few letters to pick from. So I changed that "J" into an "H"...

Just because our economy is a bit scary doesnt mean we have to stop shopping in our favorite boutiques...

We just have to shop smart....So go ahead and shop...shop smart!

53 comments:

  1. What a great find! No one would ever know it was altered!
    Did you change your blog again? I like it!

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  2. what a smart idea! my hubby would be so proud of the way you saved! love the new banner btw.
    ~nicole

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  3. Love your header! I so feel this way to.

    Cute trashcan and if anyone can alter it you can!

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  4. Now aren't you the smart Lady to accomplish that...no, really you have such a talent. It looks much better as an "H" than a "J".

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  5. Another great idea. Nothin' a little paint can't fix.

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  6. Only you could change that J to an H and make it look perfect! I love all you manage to do with paint.

    And by the way, the new header looks great!

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  7. thanks for the permission to shop......I will shop smartly ma'am! And so did you! Great deal! but you know, I could have used that "J" myself!! lol!

    Suzanne

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  8. You are just too cute!!

    I have a question for you --imagine!--so, I'm sending you an email later.

    Love ya,
    susan

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  9. I love the way you think! We are all such resourceful girls aren't we?

    I'm impressed by your blog redo!

    Mandy

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  10. You are too fun...but I have to stay out of the boutiques. I get the "gimmies" to much. :)

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  11. You are so clever!! I would never be able to match the color!

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  12. I never would have thought of that, and if I had, I couldn't have pulled it off so well! Yea for you! :)

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  13. Love that! Very creative.

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  14. You clever lady, you! What a cute change-a-roo!

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  15. great idea to change the initial,, a paper mache' trash can?? I actually thought of that one time and then talked myself out of it thinking it was a dumb idea,, guess not. Should've run with that thought. Love your new look too by the way.

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  16. Susie, what a smart idea. I would never have thought of that. I need to start thinking outside the box.

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  17. I love it! You are so smart!

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  18. LOVE your ingenuity! You're very cleaver and now you have a wonderful new piece. :)

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  19. Clever!! I would never guess someone had changed it! I can see your whole new background now (so cute!)

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  20. very clever another great ideal...Barb

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  21. Where...did you get it? And, can I get it on-line? AND, the name sign is pretty fabulous, too. I love the birds. Do you sell those on etsy? Sorry for all the questions..but LOVE your style!

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  22. Very smart indeed!! :) And very cute!

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  23. You are very clever! I also love the new look of your blog:)

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  24. Very clever! Always nice to get something we've been wanting on sale!

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  25. Very smart!!! I never would have guessed that you changed it. You didn't do that on your report card as a child did you??? LOL
    Have a great day!!!

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  26. Smart shopping... I like that I think I just have to make a run by my favorite boutique and see if they have anything on the clearance table!!
    LuLu

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  27. I never would have known - you are a genius!

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  28. What a wonderful idea! You are so creative.

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  29. How smart is that! Good for you! Looks wonderful! Blessings, Nancy

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  30. Your blog dress is different again....and I love it again! Are you one of those people who doesn't wear the same thing twice??????LOL!!!

    Suzanne
    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog and the encouragement you give!!!

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  31. Brilliant! Of course, it would be better with a "B". :)

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  32. Good for you, Susie! Do you remember that I bought one of those too from our store? Last year...love it! I think I paid $12 which was a pretty good deal.

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  33. You are incredible!!! GREAT idea.. just change the letter! LOVE it!

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  34. Nice job! Handy, too, that you have an initial that you can do that with--me, not so much! ;)

    ~ Sarah

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  35. So cute! I don't think I would trust myself to change the letter but you for sure have it down! I love your blog. My husband was reading it with me the other night and loved your comment on the "I Married a 12 Year old" blog. Your house doesn't have to be showroom ready. He made me read that sentence a few times. Sometimes we forget that. Thanks for the reminder :)

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  36. Hey there!! Just wanted to drop by and let you know I LOVE my initial/name sign..it's great! Thanks!!

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  37. Hi Susie, What a clever idea! And very cute! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

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  38. Love little boutiques! I hope they make it in the current economy!

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  39. You're a patriotic American. Doing your part for the economy! Me too. Mimi

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  40. I gave you a blogger award! You can go to my page to check it out! Thanks for inspiring!

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  41. You are such a smartie!

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  42. I love that trash can! What a great find!

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  43. Great idea. Very creative vision.

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  44. You are so smart! No, you are a complete genius for making a trash can cute!

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  45. Oh what a fabulous find! I plan on using your line when I defend my shopping to my husband. :)

    Jo

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  46. I read all of your posts although I don't comment very often. I did want to leave you a little message though to say that I love your signs! They're wonderful! I also wanted to mention that if you just wanted a little bit of centering, maybe some resizing, etc. done at your blog, I might be able to do a little tweaking and what not for you for free...just 'cuz. :) You can contact me at my blog. God bless.

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  47. Love the change and you got such a great deal!!
    Love the birds on the sign!! So cute!!
    Elise

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