Well, “haul” may be a slight exaggeration. It’s more like a mini-haul.
Have you done in after-Christmas shopping? I haven’t been in the mood, probably due to being sick. Thankfully, I’m all better now! It’s 63 degrees here today, sunny and gorgeous! I decided to stop by the Williams-Sonoma that’s a couple miles from my home to see what’s shaking. In the past I’ve found some amazing deals there after the holidays. This is actually a great time to pick up a few gifts for next year, while stuff is greatly reduced!
Snowman Cake Pan
I don’t normally buy a lot of specialty cake pans because they can be kind of pricey. I was excited to find this Nordic Ware Snowman was marked down from $39.95 to $19.99 to $12.99, then was 20% off that! So the final price was $10.39. That’s 75% off! You may be seeing a snowman cake sometime in the next month or so. 🙂
I love hot chocolate during the winter months. These shaved chocolates would be a nice way to top off a steaming mug of hot chocolate or sprinkle atop icecream or other desserts. They were originally $12.95 and after all the mark downs came out at $5.58 each. (From left to right: Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate and Peppermint Chocolate)
Blis Bourbon Barrel Matured Pure Maple Syrup…A Splurge
Have you heard of Blis Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup? I purchased a bottle back before Christmas as a gift after hearing the Williams-Sonoma employees raving about it one day while I was shopping in the location near my home. They told me they can’t keep it in stock.
I asked why and was told it’s because it’s made in small batches, thus available in limited quantity and is really popular. As soon as a shipment comes in, it sells out again. While shopping before Christmas, I visited a few WS stores and they were indeed all out of it, so I felt lucky to have found it in stock near my home. It’s was $29.95.
Today, while shopping the after-Christmas sale, I noticed they had a few more bottles, so I splurged and bought one for myself. Again, as I was checking out, the WS associate began exclaiming how heavenly it was! I still have yet to taste it, since the other bottle I purchased before Christmas was a gift.
The reviews on Amazon (where surprisingly it costs $6 more than it does in WS!) are glowing. Same on the Williams-Sonoma website. One reviewer on the WS site said she uses it in desserts, dressings, slaws, sauces and braises. Another mentioned adding it to cornbread while another adds it to her latte.
I’ll save the bottle I bought for a special breakfast or occasion. Or, maybe not. 🙂 Have you had the pleasure of
uncorking enjoying a bottle of Blis Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup? Is it as good as everyone says?
Update: This syrup is available online at the Blis site for $18.95 here: Blis. Thanks Juanita for finding that. I checked to see what shipping was to my home and it brought it back up to a little more than what I paid in the Williams-Sonoma store.
Remember my friend, Cornelia who lives in Switzerland? She shared this photo with me yesterday morning via an email. She snapped it just outside their recently restored mountain cabin before they headed out for a day of skiing. So beautiful! Mother Nature is the best decorator ever!
If you missed it, you can read all about the restoration of the cabin in this previous post: Historic Ski Cabin Restoration
Okay, spill the beans! Where have you seen the best after-Christmas sale? Any off-the-hook sales I should know about?