Dear Spring, I miss you. Please come back soon.

Happy Monday!

My apologies for being off the grid – I got smacked down with a nasty virus that had me in bed (aching and sleeping) for two days.  Thankfully, I’m on the mend – I’m not used to being so useless like that!

I don’t know about you, but I’m about done with Old Man Winter, and hoping that Mother Nature can make a case for an early spring!  At the very least, my spirits were lifted by seeing signs of spring in the stores.  Thank you, Target for making me even happier than you already do when I pay you a visit.

I’m loving all things chalkboard right now, so you can imagine why I snapped up these cute little chalkboard labeled buckets ($1 each, thank you very much).  And just how is a girl supposed to resist chalkboard labeled spice jars with lids in lovely spring hues?  Throw in some tangerine kitchen towels, and I’m a happy camper.  (Still cold, but happier).

Once I got these cuties home, I got to thinking that they could be a DIY project if you have old spice jars (or ANY jars for that matter) that you want to repurpose.  Did you notice they even have a chalkboard label on the lid?

And since I’m a girl that loves a sale, I couldn’t pass up this masculine herringbone patterned mirror and sweet soap dispenser I found on clearance.  I had eyed the soap dispenser over the holidays, and am glad I waited, it was $2.98 vs. $9.99 at full price.  The mirror was $11.98, and I’m wishing I had picked up the other two to make a trio somewhere.  My husband’s office perhaps?  He’s in the midst of an organizational kick/redo in that space, and I’m trying very hard to hold my tongue and not be a total control freak be supportive of his design choices.

Masculine, right?

And then, there is my favorite find of the weekend.  This adorable slipper chair in a navy trellis fabric.  I fell in love with this beauty, and spent more time than I care to admit, looking for a mate, so I could pair them up in the family room, or even in the basement.  Even the hubby likes it.  Until then, she will be resting quietly in my office. 🙂  Or maybe I should make the supreme sacrifice and replace the ugly chairs he bought put it in his office.

A total steal at $99, courtesy of my second home, TJ Maxx.

They also had these modern geometric slipper chairs – a pair, no less!

And this fun chair that is covered in the same Sweet William fabric swatch I ordered from Tonic Living.  It would be really lovely in an office or as a pair, at opposite ends of a dining room table (there were two chairs available at one point, but alas, there is only one there now).

This side table would be great indoors or outdoors (on a deck, to rest my cold drink on a warm summer day…).

I thought these gift bags were so sweet – not only for gift giving, but perhaps to frame and display in a child’s room.

Is Old Man Winter still parked in your driveway?  Have you found any spring steals lately to quell your winter blues ?

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My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Countdown to Spring


  • Reply
    Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    January 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Love your purchases and great chairs.

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    January 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    So so so sorry that nasty virus got you! I am popping vitamins, washing my hands like a crazy person and drinking tons of water hoping to fend it off but sometimes it seems like whatever precautions you take it comes after you anyway!
    Your shopping expedition certainly paid off though – that chair is awesome!!! I have to do some shopping for a friend and hope I run into some fun chairs like that for her. It's so fun spending someone else's money! 🙂

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    January 29, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Great finds. You're right, those bags would be adorable framed. I'm glad you're on the mend. I got a flu shot for the first time ever this year. I'm so scared of getting that nasty virus.

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    Kristina Brusso
    January 29, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I wish my TJ Maxx had the beautiful finds yours does! I'm LOVING your new slipper chair!! Kris @ [email protected]

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    January 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Glad you are feeling better, I think I would also have to be that sick to knock me out, since I'm always on the go. You got some great finds, the chair with the sweet william fabric is so cute, I have the same fabric on my curtains, and I love it.

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    January 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I can't wait for Target to open up in Canada (a few months away). Great finds, and feel better!

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    Stacy Curran
    January 31, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Fantastic finds Jenny! And I love the chalk board paint!

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    Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    January 31, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Don't you just the $1 section of Target?! I bought some dry erase buckets to coral all of our different k cup flavors and I just love them! That chair was a steal! And I LOVE that mirror!!

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