Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wholesale-in’

While we were in Georgia, I spent a couple hours with my Aunt Kay and cousins; Becky, Krissy & Amy at Sims Wholesale Pottery. Aunt Kay & Krissy had to get a few more things for their fall decorations (they do the decorating at their church, businesses and their houses) and us other girls were along for the ride, hoping that some of their decorating abilities would inspire us while we were there! And who would pass up an opportunity to get to buy stuff at wholesale prices?!?!? Not, I.  :)

We only went into the main barn, but yall, I could have gone crazy. ESPECIALLY on the Christmas stuff. Since I had limited space on bringing stuff home, I knew I better focus on Fall and hope for another Georgia trip before Christmas! ha… (I can imagine what DW will say about that… the only GA trip I’ll be getting anytime soon is to Atlanta if the Gators make it to the SEC!) ha… I took a few pics with my phone… Here’s some of the Christmas that I loved. I didn’t get any pictures of the garlands and wreaths though, yall. Like the BIG thick beautiful green garlands for so cheap. I want to go back!!!!!! :) 2010-09-03_16-30-25_762010-09-03_16-33-08_902

There were rows and rows and boxes and boxes full of fall foliage. I’m not usually one who’s big on fake flowers, but there were some really awesome ones, and the key is knowing how to arrange them. I don’t. But, my Aunt Kay and cousin Krissy do--- so I bought the stuff they helped me pick out and hopefully it will come together! ha…

I wish all of you who love houses and home decor could see Aunt Kay & Krissy’s houses (really, all the girls)… yall, they AMAZING. And perfectly decorate for every season and holiday.

Back to the pottery…

Here’s a few more pics… We all loved that red pumpkin! Everyone got one except me. I was on limited space!!

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  The Ribbon. THREE aisles of ribbon.

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Christmas Ribbon

Have I mentioned I want to go back before Christmas?!?!?

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That’s all the pics I took while we were there, but I did take some pics of what I got…

Thankfully, it all fit in one of the really long Rubbermaid containers…

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This was the Fall stuff I got…

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A few things up close: 

I loved this umbrella door bucket! This is what I’m doing on our front door for Fall, but thought it would be cute filled with other stuff throughout the year on the front door…

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I loved this pre-arranged fall centerpiece. It was only like $6.00, yall! DSC_0022 

We all got one of these wreaths. The plan is to hang them with our fall ribbon on a mirror or window… DSC_0004

Speaking of fall ribbon. Here’s the two I got… DSC_0018DSC_0019 Yall will hate me when I tell you the HUGE roll was like $9.00!

I found a few things for around the house year round, too…  somehow it all ended up being green. Ha…

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My BFF will laugh at me for buying Curly Willow all the way up there, and dragging it 500 miles home… because one time she and I had gone to Market Days in Tallahassee and she’d bought some and lugged it around ALL DAY around the fair grounds and when we got to the car, I was like, “Carrie, you could buy that at Michaels!” Ha… This was lots cheaper, though, that’s why I hauled it 500 miles! ha.. DSC_0007

The glittery stuff on the left, is what Becky, Amy, and I all grabbed after we saw Aunt Kay and Krissy buying it up! Ha… None of us were sure what we were going to do with it, but thought for sure we needed some if they did! Ha…

It was such a fun afternoon with the girls. I love them all so much.

I’ve been working on getting all the Fall stuff out around our house the past couple days, and working on putting together my new stuff!

~amw~

12 comments:

Charon Benton said...

OH MY! WHAT FUN! I am LOVING all that fall stuff! and the Christmas? OH MY. I'm up for a trip to the ATL if you are!!!!! I'll even drive!!!

Stephanie Heintz said...

Ugh... The green monster is coming out. Its times like these when I wish I still lived in GA! Glad you had a good visit!

Julianne Hendrickson said...

I am so jealous! How fun :) It sounds like a great time and I would LOVE to see their homes...thanks for sharing!

The Helms Family said...

I love your blog! I found it through Danielle's and wanted to tell you so that I am an official reader and not a "blog stalker" :) Love all the decorations too. I am feeling inspired!

Lyndsay said...

Oh I would love to see the girl's houses and I would LOVE to go to that store!!! Do they have one any closer to us????

Immeasurably More Mama said...

You are speaking my love language!!! Fall decor is some of my favorite next to Christmas...and RIBBON!!! That aisle of ribbon is calling me to come browse its contents!!! What an AMAZING place to visit...I am just pea green with envy. :) I like everything you found for yourself but my favorites are the wreath and the umbrella door bucket. I spotted the umbrella in the first picture of all your finds and thought "Is that an umbrella? How cute!" It sounds like we need a Fall/Christmas tour of your aunt and cousins' homes. :)

Immeasurably More Mama said...

I also noticed a few days ago that you decorated your blog too! Love the fall template. :)

Lacy said...

ANNIE!!! I am thinking GIRLS TRIP! Where in the world is this? I am salivating. We gotta go!

Laurie said...

That looks like a really fun place. You are going to have fun with your stuff!

Rebecca said...

Oh. WOW!!! Let's meet in Hotlanta soon!!!! It's only about a 3 1/2 hour drive from Colatown...I'd love to do a little shopping & hug your neck in person!

Immeasurably More Mama said...

I was putting out some of my fall decorations and thought about that red pumpkin...I really want one (or two) and think I have the perfect spot for them. I will be looking in the stores around here...and maybe Hobby Lobby. :)

Immeasurably More Mama said...

I was putting out some of my fall decorations and thought about that red pumpkin...I really want one (or two) and think I have the perfect spot for them. I will be looking in the stores around here...and maybe Hobby Lobby. :)