Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tuesday Morning on a Saturday

Today was a great day!  It is rare that I find myself with Saturday not booked with multiple activities.  Of course that’s no one’s doing but my own.  I like being busy – I like having places to go, people to see.  But it is also nice to have a day when there’s no where you need to be and you can let the mood lead ya.  And today it led me to Tuesday Morning.  Have you ever been to this store?  There are a just a few in Charlotte – maybe only two now.  I normally go to the one on Park Rd near RuSans but today I was on the south end of town and thought I’d swing in the one on Hwy 51.  Well an hour later I was still roaming through the store finding all kinds of great stuff!  I just had to share some of the cool things I saw!

I tried to make a logical movement through the store but it was a little tricky!  The aisles stack up upon themselves and you can miss out on something if you aren’t careful.  I always love the kitchen section and normally drool over the Le Creuset Dutch ovens that I can’t afford (but which we now have thanks to my Aunt – another shout out of THANK YOU!)  But today there were a couple other cool finds as well.


Love this little loaf pan casserole dish.  And these plates are so pretty you could hang them on the wall!


These “B” plates would make a great hostess gift!  And how cute are these glasses…


Loving these vintage-y champagne glasses and what’s up with them being “Walt Disney”  Who knew they did glass ware??


How cute are these cookie cutters!  They had all different themes.


Joe’s really been wanting a food scale and this one would be great!

As I eluded to earlier – this place has all kinds of things!  They even have some hardware items.  Like this bathroom faucet from Delta – I googled it to compare prices and it was $20 cheaper than anything I could find online! 


As I was making my way into the center of the store I came upon the furniture and rug section!  And boy was I impressed with what I found!  Good looking items!


I am loving the nubby wool rugs – all these are 5x8 and the ranged from $70 – $200 – not bad!  I would love the taupe nubby one for the den!


Red leather bench!


This was a super cool piece.  The doors slide with shelves behind one side and drawers behind the other.  A great piece for a dining room or foyer!


Cottage chic red accent piece – Mod étagère


Large trunk – perfect for a coffee table

Now onto the linens:


Check out all those throw pillows!  And how cute is that throw with the big pom-pom trim?!?


A wall of tassels!  Michael Kors bedding – giraffe – too funky cool!


How pretty are these mercury glass bottles and vases – $15-$20

Now with all that pretty stuff – there were definitely some “duds” my favorite one had to be this lamp!  Check out the lampshade! REALLY???  Each to his own – I guess.  Ok not really that’s just tacky people!  If you have this in your house – THROW IT AWAY!


All those wonderful things and guess what I bought…  NOTHING!  Can you believe it?  Yeah, me neither.  I actually had some items in my cart but re-thought it.  But I’ve got that rug in the back of my mind!  And on another side note after Tuesday Morning I headed over to Ollie’s – ever been there?  Mostly junk but you can find some deals here and there.  I did come upon this artwork which I really like!  I think I may be able to replicate it.


I love that pattern!  So now you know how I spent my Saturday – what did you do??  Were you more productive than me?  Is there are a store that you love to just roam the aisles?


  1. Tuesday Morning is a regular haunt of mine. In fact, I live about a mile from one (in both cities!) and actually use it as a first stop for almost anything I need. I'm a big believer of putting it in your cart, driving around with it, temporarily calling it yours, and then leaving empty handed. Much nicer on the wallet and for some reason plays a nice trick on the "gotta have it" urge. I think you'd be fun to shop with -- you've got that eye!

  2. Must go get some of those cookie cutters.


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