Or, How I Bought $75 of Merchandise But Only Paid $2.47 in Cash
I like Pier 1 because they always have many things that I think are quite nice, seeing as I love Eastern/Middle Eastern decor, etc. However, overall, I think Pier 1 is overpriced, and sometimes the way they handle their merchandise (or display it) leaves something to be desired (for example, I found this beautiful frame, but it was just at the bottom of a shelf, and due to neglect it had some bad scratches and scuff marks, and, of course, it was the only one left).
So I've had this Pier 1 $25 gift card sitting in my purse for the longest time, and every once in awhile, over the course of time I would stop in and see if anything struck my fancy. Usually not enough to fancy me spending the card on it (or if I really liked something, it was quite out of my budget). But, yesterday I noticed that they were having a clearance sale -- mostly on their seasonal items, but, I figured, why not?
So, in Brian and I went, and out we came with these items. (Most were on clearance and some for ridiculous low prices -- as low as 98 cents. Yup!)
Technically the clock wasn't on sale, but it was a decent price and most everything else I could have spent the money on was . . . meh (plus, it made me think of Christine and her love of clocks). ^_^
You'd think that by January, anything Autumn or Halloween related would no longer be available, but Pier 1 still had a few things left, and these were the REAL bargain. Three small vases with mums, which are cute together or could be spread out as nice centerpieces down the middle of a table. And, we don't have any Autumn decor, so. . . .
To be honest, the last thing I need is more candles, but I had seen these on their Web site and thought they'd fit perfectly with the colors on our new comforter (and as a Christmas item, it was also on clearance).
And so, after everything was rung up, I handed the cashier the gift card and only had to pay $2.47. Already my candles are on display in the bedroom, my clock has been batteried and is on the mantle, and the vases await Autumn. All in all, not bed, eh? ^_-