Friday, February 06, 2009

I can't resist 75% off!

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I went into a florist shop by my work the other day (Marlowe's In Milpitas for you locals) and all their Christmas and home decor items were 75% off! I bought these cherubs which are about a foot long. The were originally $16.50 each so 75% off that is a steal, a deal, almost free or whatever I need to tell myself to justify it! haha!
I've had them hanging from my chandelier all week but I guess I should take them down, Christmas is over. They can't really pass for cupids without an arrow, can they?
I also bought a cloche on a pedestal dish at 75% off. I'll have to show you that next week because my photos of that didn't turn out so well!

I'm thinking about hosting the February Centerpiece Party next Thursday, Feb. 12th. So if you would like to share a February or Valentine's Day centerpiece you can join in. I'll put a Mr. Linky post up on Wednesday evening! I need to work on my centerpiece this weekend! I still have no clue what I'm going to do!

I added some Toile Hearts to my esty shop! If you order them this weekend, I'll ship them on Monday via priority mail so you should have them before Valentine's Day!

72 comments:

Arleen said...

Hi Cindy. I think the cherubs are just fine for Valentine's Day. You have to have a little music with those arrows, right? ;-)

Love your toile hearts, and how fun that you now have an Etsy shop!

Looking forward to the Centerpiece Party next week!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Hey, it looks like they are "heralding" the coming arrival of the new center piece you are working on!!! :)

M ^..^

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Cindy,
I just wanted to let you know that my blog is back up and running. Looks like you are still creating as always. You are very inspiring to many women out here!!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

ginny said...

Cindy, I received the toile heart that I won on your blog. It is so sweet! Thanks so much, I love it!
ginny
BTW, love the cherubs!

thechiclife said...

I think they look Valentine-y. :) Great deal, nonetheless!

Anonymous said...

Please please know that the only reason you're selling these tassells and hearts is because of your blogspot. Noone could possible want those for anything.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Anonymous: That makes no sense! Then why would they buy them?

I make and sell things that I would buy myself!

I have even bought a tassel from another blogger in the past!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I think the cherubs are perfect for Valentines Day! Why not! And love the 75%.....how could you not!

Antiques and More Blog said...

I have some similar to those...mine are silver and gold. I never thought of using them for Valentine's Day. What a neat idea!

Oh! and is it too late to join the Centerpiece Party next week? Let me know, please.

Have a great day! Lisa

KarenB said...

They look like cupids to me!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I do think they could pass for Valentines cherubs and what a great deal!
Hugs~Kelly

Terri and Bob said...

Love your deals!

I will participate in the centerpiece party!

The White Bench said...

Lucky girl!!! They are gorgeous! You'll surely do them justice next December!
Monica.

Lana said...

Cindy, what a comment from that poor person who objected to your tassels and hearts! They are all so beautiful. You've been given talents to share and you certainly give all of us the gifts of your creativity each day. Thank you so much for your caring heart.
*LOVE the little cherubs! What a deal...and I'd certainly use them for Valentine's Day!

Charlene said...

Put some hearts up there with the cherubs & you have it made until after the 14th. Another week to enjoy your steal of a deal. Lucky girl!

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Aonymous was deliberately being rude just to make a fuss. If they were a decent person then they would have had the guts to leave their name and not 'anonymous'. Nuff said... Love your work and anything handmade is a treasure!
Irene :)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Thank you Irene and Lana, I don't know why I let people like that get to me. I should just ignore them!

tuinengeltje sylvia said...

Hello Cindy,

what a stupid comment from "anonymous"! Everything you do and make is beautifull.

I will send you a photo of some heart my best friend make for Valentine. They are just to beautifull. How can I send you some photo's. I know for sure that you will like the heart very much.

Bey, Sylvia

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

you can email it to cindy95131@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy! I love the cherubs and thought for sure they were Valentine's decorations! They're good size for that price and I'm wondering if you're going to paint them white? I like them the way they are, but I couldn't help imagining them in white too:)
I was shocked by the unnecessary rude comment ~ but don't let it ruin your positive energy flow ~ great things are happening to you and will continue to come your way!

Enjoy your weekend!
Karin

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh the cherubs are darling! Leave them up...please don't take them down~they are way to beautiful under the crystals!!!! I just love your pictures...you are so cheerful and inspiring!
Have a good weekend,
Jodie

Belinda said...

Hi Cindy! I'm so glad you are feeling better...its such a miserable feeling to realize that you are coming down with a cold, isn't it? And as for the cherubs...honestly, I think they can still easily pass for Valentine's Day, with or without the bow and arrow. :-) I'm so looking forward to Centerpiece Day...hope I can come up with something pretty so I can join you and all of the other creative decorators!

ann said...

What a deal.I figured $8.00.I'm really gonna be embarrassed if I'm wrong.man you were in the right place at the right time,huh?///Ann

Dixie's Whimsey said...

75% off! I'm there! Dixie

Pink Slippers said...

Love your steal or should I say deal?
The perfect price--almost free.
Wendy

Shay said...

So cute!!and how rude anon!!!! Obviously we all like what she does! She has over 700,000 views and all kinds of people following her to see what she does next bc WE LIKE IT!!

Shay said...

So cute!!and how rude anon!!!! Obviously we all like what she does! She has over 700,000 views and all kinds of people following her to see what she does next bc WE LIKE IT!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Cindy those sweet cherubs are perfect for Valentines and what a bargain.
Might have to join in the Centrepiece Party, sounds fun.
Alison

Lorri said...

Hi Cindy,
Love the cheribs. I have some just like it that I use on a wreath at Christmas. I saw you on TV yesterday. So happy you posted the times of the show. I would have missed it. I set my DVR and taped it. Really enjoyed the show. Cant wait until you apppear on HGTV again.
Hugs,
Lorri

Penny said...

Cindy,
The cherubs are sweet!
I will be joining your centerpiece party!
Anonymous comment = rude tart!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

In Napoli there were putti all year, all around us. If you like them, keep them up! No one can tell if they're V.tines or X.mas decor:)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Cindy, love those cherubs. And your toile hearts!!

I'll be happy to participate in your Centerpiece Party next week. Feel better soon & yippee about the newspaper article!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lily said...

Cindy it would be nice if you took a longer distance shot of them on the chandelier so we could get a better idea of how they look.

Lily said...

Oh, and they look pretty at any distance and your tassels are wonderful and people buy them because they look so beautiful on doors and cabinets, etc.

marty39 said...

Cindy, I just love your cherubs. They are just adorable. I can't wait to see where you put them next. I look forward to your centerpiece post. I'm always trying to get ideas. Hugs, Marty

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Oh Cindy...what a steal is right! They are so lovely. Why do you need to take them down?? They are baby angels....they can stay and watch over you as long as you want girl!

~Cheryl

DEBBIE G. said...

Cindy...I have read your blog for a while now & I LOVE it! Your so talented & your home is gorgeous!!
Your cherubs are delightful.& what a baragin! I also wanted to let you know I recieved my DARLING toile heart today & already have it hung up!!! I LOVE IT:)
Thanks so much!!!
Hugs..
Deb:)

The Willow Rose said...

CINDY...I love your cherubs. Why not use them for Valentine's Day.

TattingChic said...

Your cherubs are gorgeous! What a steal, really, just like you said! :)

Martha said...

I have some very similar cherubs that I use ONLY for Valentine's.

Denise said...

Hi Cindy,
The cherubs are so cute and perfect for Valentines day.
I love cherubs. I am looking forward to seeing the centerpieces.
Your FABULOUS!
Denise

tommiejo said...

I think cherubs could be year round decor in a romantic home! Just my humble opinion!

Meadowsweet Days said...

Cindy~ Clearly Anonymous is lacking a brain..... that comment made absolutely no sense. Pay no attention!
Keep doing what you do! :) Happy weekend!

Carol

Mary said...

The cherubs are beautiful and perfect for Valentines Day. And who can resist 75% off! You find the best bargains!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

The cherubs are fabulous!! Great buy too.

...... Kristina ...... said...

a steal, a deal, almost free or whatever I need to tell myself to justify it! haha!

Haha Cindy this made me giggle you are always funny when justifying a purchase and i totally get you because i do the same,they are very sweet and look gorgeous hung from your chandelier.
Love Kristina XxX

Lee Laurie said...

Hi Cindy,
I love those cherubs! I would leave them out for Valentine's Day. I would like to be in the centerpiece party next week. Will you email me back and let me know what to do? Please send it to the email address...leechinagirl@yahoo.com. Thats me! I check it more than I do my other one. Thanks,
Lee Laurie

Anonymous said...

The cherubs are very beautiful
Your blog is fantastic.
Sorry if I make faults
I'm french and it is not easy for me to write and to understand everything!!!
patines.celine.over-blog.com

cityfarmer said...

C,
I guess there are just whacked people floating around with nothing better to do than leave ballsy comments anonymously .. the "A" word says it all...not even enough guts to leave their name ... you can track them you know with the feedjit live feed ... anyway, why am I wasting MY time with this issue... YOU are one inspired woman ... we are coming to your resuce, and our (my) day might be coming soon too, who knows.
I have been seeing more of these awful comments, though ... maybe there's an epidemic. Cote de Texas got hit really hard a few weeks ago, oh my. The "A" person went on and on for a few days.

Tell me more about etsy please.

Thanks for joining in my first giveaway...stay tuned...the drawing is open til Feb 11.

hugs

Sarah Schneider said...

The cherubs are adorable! I would love to find a cloche and 75% off---score! The hearts are darling!

Linda said...

Hi Cindy...I wish you had bought extra cherubs for us to buy....they are sooo cute!!!! Linda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like your cherubs, and am anxious to see what you do with them. I have 3 large ones that I have had for years. Bought them at 75% off also and have not used them at Christmas the last couple of years. They are that antiqued gold, but keep thinking I could redo them. I will be watching!.:-)
Glenda

Elenka said...

Oh, man, you got the deal of the century. Looking forward to seeing the centerpieces.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I used to shop the after Christmas sales for beautiful Christmas decorations (I have more than I need now!).

I would put them all in a box and then when I opened them at Christmas, it was like a thrifty Christmas present to myself. :)

I do still purchase vintage Christmas bulbs if I see them at a thrift shop as well as vintage decorations.

I think your latest finds would look beautiful all year long.

Wanda said...

Your comment "it was almost free" is a frequent one my daughter and I use when we find a good deal. Nice to know we arn't alone. TTFN

RainyNiteNTx said...

Hey Anonymous - please please know that your jealousy is showing - I only wish I had a quarter of the talent you have Cindy - every thing you touch you make beautiful.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Thank you Rainy...

Joy said...

Ooh I'm so in for the centerpiece party.

I think you can totally keep the cherubs up through February.

Essemia said...

Beautiful. And so cheep! You are a woman with "shop fingers", lol.
Hope you have a nice Sunday.
Love Elzie

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful treasures! Thank you for putting my cottage sign in your blog banner! I have a blog award for you too!

Annabelle said...

Cindy,

A romantic home should by no means be without angelic presence. I adore collecting the little Kristin Dreamsicles and all other cherub sweeties. I think yours are perfect just where they are …all year round.Looking forward to hearting you on Etsy.
Again thanks for all of the inspiration!

Hugs Annabelle

Caroline said...

Never one to pass by a bargain myself..., I just adore your cherubs. They look like perfect Valentine cupids to me, they can double up as Christmas cherubs if they insist...
I am new to blog-land and must say that I find your blogs very inspirational, do not let mean people get to you.
Hope to be able to read loads more of your postings!

Liz said...

I think I can do that! I have a centerpiece on my coffee table that will work. I think the cherubs pass for Valentines Day for sure.

~Liz

P.S. What's up with Anonymous?!
Jealous... I think!

Anne Marie said...

Steal! You'll be able to move those around in so many places! Even try your pots in the summer...on your patio....
I wish you luck on winning that HGTV designer spot!
keep us posted okay?

Ellen said...

Hi Cindy - I've followed your blog for awhile now, thought it was time to break my silence... :) Love anything toile - your hearts are precious!

I always enjoy my visits to your blog. Looking forward to many more!

Ellen

ksarra said...

Hi Cindy, as usual, your ideas are an inspiration. I think the cherubs are adorable for Valentine's Day. I'm glad you liked the roses, they are so much fun to make. Momma has one in a bud vase with ivy on her cabinet and I can't tell you how many people have thought it was real. Thanks for the ideas!

Dream Mom said...

I think the cherubs are just fine for Valentine's Day. I have some too that I use at Christmas and some I use on Valentine's Day.

I think the centerpiece party sounds good. I worked on one today. I am not sure how the linky thing works but I'll stop by on Wednesday to find out.

Delete the rude comments. Personally, I loved the pink toile hearts.

Diane said...

Hi Cindy, Drop by for a visit when you have a chance. I'm having a giveaway. ☺

Diane

tommiejo said...

Thank you Cindy for entering my giveaway! Irma's Rose Cottage won this time but~~ as a thank you to all you lovely ladies that took the time to stop by and enter, I'm offering everyone that entered 10% off anything in my etsy shop for the month of February so if you see something you like, be sure to email me so I can give you the code word to use!
My apron giveaway will be soon!

jade-creative said...

Hi Cindy. I'm new on the blogging scene, but have been looking around. I have observed that you are creative, talented and smart. Congrats!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love the cherubs!

Fifi Flowers said...

Those are beautiful cherubs! Your blog is sooooo lovely!