Friday 5+1


Happy Friday everyone!  It’s getting cool and crisp around here – great football weather, and I just might break out my boots this weekend for our local Octoberfest. 🙂

Lots to share for today’s Friday 5+1 (5 Things I Love + 1 Thing I Don’t)!  Let’s get started!

Cute Shops Decorated for Fall
I have shared our local Fleurish Home store with you before, but I popped in there last week, and just love how they’ve decorated for fall.  It’s nearly impossible to walk out without buying something, or at the very least, being totally inspired.

This one had me at hello.  I caved, and bought one of their cute little pumpkins and have it under a cloche (minus the wreath – might have to go back and pick one up)..

These large pumpkins caught my eye – they’re made out of palms.  Great idea!

These are tags that you can attach to a bottle of wine, or even a gift, and write a chalk note on them.  All different styles available, but I thought this tree was a cute idea for fall.

Sweet place card holders for Thanksgiving anyone?

Or a cute jack o’lantern?  (The candle is flameless – even better!)

Or perhaps you need some boot toppers to wear with your boots (when you go to Octoberfest)…

Bargains and Buyouts
I know I have yammered on and on about this place, but I. just. love. it.  PLUS, I want you to know that they’re moving one of their locations!  The new address will be: 5150 Glencrossing Way Suite #100 Cincinnati, Ohio, 45238.  They said they will be opening in a couple of weeks (so, by the end of September), and that their new place will be FIVE TIMES BIGGER!  Sorry for the all caps, but the location they’re closing (Colerain) is already HUGE!  They said it will be the size of three football fields.  Can’t wait!  In the meantime, both locations are chock full of great stuff!

Light fixtures – $25 each!  Love these sconces!

Home office, anyone?  FYI – the chair is only $59…

Dining room table and chairs – 

Love the design on this table – I could use it as a massive desk!

More lovely light fixtures – again, $25 each!

Don’t even get me started on the rugs.

Cute bar cart, or a great piece for storing craft/office supplies.

I think I have a thing for these criss-cross tables…

Another beautiful dining room – $799 for the set!

I popped over to the Hamilton location (2290 Dixie Highway, Hamilton, OH 45015), and spotted more deals.

This huge rug (reading more blue in this picture than it really is) – $100.  That’s a 9×13 rug.  Yes, I’m serious.

Are you thinking, “I’ve seen that somewhere before?”  Yes, you have – on (which I love, and have purchased rugs from them myself).

See?  Big rugs, $100 each.  Told ya.

These lockers caught my eye – $199.  So cute for a mud room or even in the garage.

These leather woven chairs caught my eye too.

And my ottoman obsession continues.  I’ll admit it, I bought this one, and it’s sitting happily in my family room.  $70!!  I’m thinking about painting the base gold and giving it an antiqued look.  What do you think?

My girlfriend made her way down here after I sent her photos of some of the deals down here.  She walked away with this piece of tufted goodness for $75.

This one is pretty sweet too.  Priced at $99, but I’m guessing you could get it for less.  Mine was priced at $99 also, and I walked out paying $70!

Chairs – 2 for $50!

If memory serves, this cute tufted chair was $89.  It would be lovely in an office, don’t you think?

Discovering New Places
After leaving Bargains and Buyouts, I passed a place that caught my eye – Pease Warehouse & Kitchen Showroom.  That has to be good, right?  Oh yes…

Bathroom vanities anyone?

Doors, doors, doors!

Even a Dutch door!

And be still my heart – kitchen cabinets.

Nice, yes?

And clearance ones too!

Yes, please.

They even had old doors that you could purchase.  Many might not be interested, but since I’m starting to take on more cabinet painting jobs, these are going to be great sample doors to show potential clients. 🙂

The “Super Pantry”
Thought this article in the Wall Street Journal was interesting – “The Rise of the Super Pantry”.  I know it’s something that I would love to have, and apparently I’m not alone!  You must check out the photo slide show of dreamy pantries!


I’m not one to take and/or peddle supplements, but I’m sharing this one since I have personal experience with it, and it helped me.  In a nutshell, Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory that is derived from tumeric.  I developed tendinitis in my shoulder (they also called it a “shoulder impingement”), and it got to the point that it was waking me up at night, due to the pain I was experiencing.  I cut back on activities that aggravated it, but my improvement was negligible.

My paint guy, of all people, told me about this stuff.  He has issues with his sciatic nerve, and it’s not unusual for me to see him hobbling around with a cane, due to the pain he experiences.  A 90+ year-old woman told him about Curcumin, and he said it has dramatically changed things for him in terms of his pain and mobility.  I didn’t have anything to lose, so I gave it a shot.  Lo and behold, I noticed a big difference, and it’s the only thing that changed, so I’m giving it the credit.  My pain has almost completely diminished, and I’m back at doing my workouts at nearly 100%.  My mom has similar issues with her wrist, and noticed an improvement as well.  But, judge for yourself – this is my personal experience.

You can pick it up at the health food store.

The One Thing I Don’t Like – Ignorant Drivers
As for the one thing I don’t like – dentists are still on my list, as I went back to the dentist again this week since I’m still having pain.  However, I’m going to throw out a new one – ignorant drivers.  While driving on the highway I saw a pick-up truck completely overloaded with palettes – truly an accident waiting to happen.  Not only was the truck overloaded, the driver was driving super-slow, in the middle of the highway.  

I didn’t get a photo (since I was driving), but this gives you an idea.  Just replace the junk with palettes.


This sort of thing ranks up there with people who drive slow in the left lane on the highway.  Don’t do that!

Have a wonderful weekend!


  • Reply
    pam {simple details}
    September 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Ok, that was just torture seeing all those amazing steals!! Makes me want to drive out with a UHaul!! Thanks for the tip on Curcumin, mu husband has shoulder issues because of all the tennis he plays, will definitely try it! Happy weekend, Jenny – oh, and I think I'll be busting out my boots for soccer this afternoon, 52 degrees woo hoo!

  • Reply
    September 12, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Oh, my! I don't live in the area, but if I did… I'm looking for living room chairs. I wish I could just see their selection. Thank you for the pictures! The style and price of everything looks great! 2 chairs for $50? Wow! I just paid $10 for a chair at a yard sale that didn't look as good as those.

  • Reply
    Debbie J.
    September 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Great post and very much appreciated. I am definitely going to try Curcumin for my Fibromyalgia. I would be so very happy if it helps at all. It's an excruciating pain all over your body. I have suffered with it for years and nothing OTC or prescription wise helps. I was diagnosed in 2000 at Mayo Clinic and had suffered for years before going to Mayo. I just had to find out what was causing all my pain. Local doctors kept blaming it on stress and I knew that was not the cause. I knew there had to be a name for this kind of pain. Thank God for Mayo Clinic.
    I love the pics you show of deals at Bargains & Buyouts. I would be so thrilled if they would come to Atlanta area. I am so sick of paying too much for everything.

    Thanks again and take care!

    • Reply
      September 13, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      Curcumin is certainly worth trying, and is good on so many fronts. I had nothing to lose, and was getting really frustrated at my lack of progress with my shoulder, and figured I had nothing to lose. I'm not 100% yet! but moving in the right direction!

      You may not have Bargains and Buyouts, but I recently discovered a Restoration Hardware Outlet an hour away from Atlanta! I'd sure like to check that out!

  • Reply
    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    September 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    that shop looks AMAZING. i can't believe the prices!!!

    • Reply
      September 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Cassie, it's fantastic, you would love it! Of course, they posted deeper discounts on their FB page yesterday, in an effort to clear things out for their move!

  • Reply
    Amber Couch
    September 15, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Jenny, thanks so much for the great lead on Bargains & Buyouts! I love your blog, and for us "homaristas" in the tristate area I want to personally thank you for sharing these fabulous, thrifty sources. I recently purchased a futon for my daughters dorm room for a song based on your info. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Regards, Amber

    • Reply
      September 16, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Amber, I'm so glad that you have been able to discover and take advantage of the details at Bargains and Buyouts! I follow their Facebook page, and am always amazed at the pieces they bring in each day! So much great stuff! I will continue to do my stalking on behalf of all bargains stalkers! 🙂

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