A Fabulous Sale & A Surprise Find for 1/3 the Cost! Could It Be The Same?

Happy Weekend!

This whole past month I have been working on tons of little mini-projects here around the house. Ever since I returned from Ohio, I’ve been deep into spring cleaning, actually more like spring clearing. I’ve been going through bathroom closets, replacing the old, warped, brown-stained wood shelving with bright-white, wide, flat melamine shelving.

I’ve been clearing out drawers, organizing, even going through all the perfume, lotion, face cream samples that I’ve somehow accumulated over the past year or two. Seems like every time I purchase a perfume, lipstick, or nail polish, I end up with a bunch of free samples. Amazing how fast they multiply! I am determined to get through them all so I’m trying a new one every day/night. lol

So though I’ve hardly sat down since I returned home, not a lot of what I’ve been doing is post-worthy. I do have plans to share an updated office tour soon since there have been some fun changes in that room.

In the meantime, I just discovered that Noritake is having a huge summer sale!


Remember the dramatic Indigo Beach pattern I used in the table setting below?


That collection is being retired so everything is currently 50% off! Some individual pieces are starting to sell out but you can still get the 4-pc place setting for only $19.99! You’ll find the sale here: Indigo Beach.

The beautiful, sunny-yellow dishware I paired Indigo Beach in this setting is also on sale. You’ll find it on sale here: Colorwave in Sunny Mustard Yellow.  I love using this sunshine yellow during the summertime!


Isn’t this Kona Wood set stunning?! I would love some of the chargers! You’ll find it all on sale here: Kona Wood.



I also love this beautiful pattern…such soft, muted colors for summer. You’ll find it 50% off here: Floral Petals.

The sale is sitewide so too many great patterns to list them all here, but def a sale you don’t want to miss.


When You Find It For Soooo Much Less

I need to do a Favorites post sometime soon and share all my faves from the month of June. When I put that post together, one item that will make the list is this throw I purchased for my son and daughter-in-law in early June just before leaving to return back home.

They had just purchased new leather sofas for their living room and wanting to contribute/celebrate their living room makeover in some small way, I purchased a few new throws. Around two weeks later my daughter-in-law texted me asking for the link for one of the throws I had purchased. She said they were all obsessed! lol I got the impression that it was THE throw everyone wanted to use in the evenings, so they needed another one or three!

This was the throw for which she wanted the link.


One of the reasons I had purchased that particular throw is because 2-3 years ago I purchased two of this throw below from Pottery Barn. At that time, I purchased one for myself (which I still use in my upstairs living room) and one for my daughter-in-law who ended up loving it so much, she told me she carried it from room to room, even upstairs to her bedroom. (See the Pottery Barn throw here: Throw.)

But here’s the big difference: I paid a whole lot more for the PB throws when I purchased them a few years ago. Even though I caught them on sale back then, they were a lot more expensive. Currently, they are selling on the PB website for $119-$189 depending on the size throw purchased.


So when I saw this throw below, I couldn’t get over how similar it looked to the PB throw I had purchased for myself and my daughter-in-law a few years back. I really wonder if they are made by the same company, they look so much alike.

So if you’re in need of some new throws, especially for this fall/winter, you’ll find this one below for around 1/3 the cost of the PB throw, here: Sherpa Fleece Blanket Throw.

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  1. franki parde says

    I’m trying out a nap

  2. There is nothing more cheerful or summery than the combination of blue and yellow, especially the brighter blues in your table setting today. Your porch and table setting look so fresh and inviting.
    I need to be more like you and tackle the closets.

    • Thanks, Mary! I love blue and yellow together, too.
      I tell ya, it’s not much fun while you’re doing it, but it’s so nice to see it once you’re finished.

  3. Oh-Oh- Oh ! my favorite throw in the whole wide world! I purchased what looks like exact same thing in Bed, Bath, Beyond a couple years ago…for only $50 each. I bought two and have used them ceaselessly since. On cool nights I place one on top of bed and use the other one to cover me up head to toe. I feel like I am sleeping on a soft, cuddly cloud and stay toasty warm the night through. If you have never done this just give it a try and you will love, love, love your sherpa dreams.

    • My dil is obsessed with this throw, too! Sounds like you got a great deal on it, too! I need to buy one more so I can try your method of sleeping between the two…that sounds heavenly!

  4. Michele M says

    WOW – thanks for all the great sales links, Susan. That blue white and lavenderish Noritake is a steal – what a gorgeous set, wow.

    That throw looks soooo soft.

    Hope your weekend is going well.

  5. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for the great shopping tips. I just purchased eight place settings of the Noritake Cinq Petales. What a great price. Only ten dollars a place setting! I really enjoy setting a pretty table and using my china (I have quite a few patterns.) and this will be such a pretty and fresh addition to my collection. Thanks again for the tip.

  6. Carolyn Price says

    Our realtor purchased the PB throw for us as a house-warming/thank you gift when we purchased our Charlotte home 3 years ago. Our log cabin in the NC mountains will be finished in the next 3-5 weeks and I cannot wait for fall … to be on my screened porch enjoying the mountains with a cup of coffee in the morning under this comfy throw in chilly weather!

  7. Elizabeth Keating says

    I just love the table setting!! So sunny and bright, so perfect on these uncertain times…a breath of fresh air. Could you tell me more about the individual votive candles. I would like to add them to my small patio table.
    I so much enjoy your website!!!

  8. Hi Susan,
    The blue and yellow is beautiful — it’s always a great combination and so summery!
    Thanks for the Noritake sale — a friend of mine will just love it.

  9. Isabel Jepson says

    I’d love to find that extra wide melamine shelf liner that you talked about. Could you tell me where you bought it?

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