Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Beads and Big Lots

I'm a Big Lots* addict and I've placed myself on a 12 step program because I could nickel and dime it to death in that store getting all types of stuff that I pick up and say "now, isn't that neat" or "hey, i could use this for    (fill in the blank)" .  But yesterday this item had to come home with me...(and its been months since I was in Big Lots until I went yesterday)



Dscn2349 Dscn2350 Now its really not about all the 600 pieces of various types of nuts, bolts, wires, screws, etc that come with this, although, I'm sure to find uses for them in the coming years...ITS really about finding the perfect storage container for my seed beads and such.  All the donut shaped containers come off and when stacked on the cylinder in the middle, I can carry around.  The top of the cylinder unlocks and is hollow providing space for small scissors, threads, etc.  The snap on the donuts are very snug when closed and open easily with out having to push hard.  You know how some plastic container lids are difficult to open and then suddenly jolt open causing the contents to spill out? 



Dscn2351 Now I just have to find something to put all these pieces in that came with the caddy so I can put my beads in.  Oh, and it was only 6 bucks. 



The other thing I picked up was a 6'x9' cotton canvas drop cloth for 5 bucks.  When I picked it up I was really thinking of using it for its intended purposes...but after I got home and fondled the fabric (I don't think fondling fabric is illegal since I didn't do it in public) I'm thinking of going back and picking up one or two more for quilt related purposes...not that I have any specific ideas, but "hey, i could use this for    (fill in the blank)."



*Big Lots is a store that buys out warehouse inventory of other stores, all types of stores and brands and retails their merchandise very low. 



14 comments:

  1. Great find - I couldn't pass that up either!

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  2. Love Big Lots. Love their bargains with possibility, too. Love Kalahari tea. And love that grandbaby, he's sooo beautiful, you lucky woman! Have tried to fix the comments section on my blog. Try again.

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  3. Oooh, I so would have bought that also! What a great container. I wish we had a big lots around here, ours closed and I haven't searched out another one. Wish I could go with you sometime Karoda, bet we'd buy the place out!

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  4. Hi Karoda,
    I actually have several of those caddies...and I love them.
    I have given those as gifts too....and placed a little something in each compartment.
    Great find.
    Alma

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  5. Wow, what a great container. Looks like it would be perfect for beads too.

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  6. Oh, I love these. I wonder if there is a store near me?

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  7. Haven't been in there for awhile - thanks for the great idea!

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  8. hey
    Wish my My Lots was closer. Why is that you don't appreciate what you have until its gone. Not that Sedalia is that far away.
    Juanita

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  9. Thanks. Thanks a LOT! After seeing this, I headed for my local Big Lots. Didn't find that caddy but did find some others that all screw together top to bottom that are great. And got a drop cloth too, that has since morphed into the 6'x9' painted floor cloth for my son. I'd have never thought of that without seeing your post either, so I can blame it on you, right? Oh yeah, and for the $5 drop cloth and the $3 of storage, I spent almost $80. I can NEVER go in there and just get what I went after.

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  10. Oh I am going to my BigLots tonight! What a great caddy for beads - i need 10 of them.

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  11. If fondling fabric in public was illegal, I would've been locked up so many times it'd be ridiculous, LOL!!!! Love the little caddy find!

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  12. BIG LOTS??? Great!*! Just when we're starting to get organized around here you give me another place to hunt for stuff.
    We're back online from the house FINALLY!
    Will send Email asap

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  13. i am a beadaholic, i could use one of those! haven't been to big lots in ages. nice blog!

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