Belated Happy New Year greetings! We didn't do anything special. In fact, I slipped into a mopey angry mood and was in bed by 7:30pm (although I played my bubble shooter game on my phone until about 10pm). I was out of that funk the next day, and not even sure why it hit, so no biggie. Everyone survived. lol
I know a lot of people go crazy for the after-Christmas clearance sales. Some years I'm more into it than others but I've never been a 'Gotta go buy all the things!' type person about it. I happened to do my regular shopping on the morning of Dec. 27 and took a stroll through the already ransacked clearance aisles at Walmart. I wasn't looking for anything in particular. I usually don't buy wrapping paper or gift bags because I'm never sure what style mood I'll be in the following year. You know, like am I into the traditional reds and greens, or the blues and silvers, or the cutesie, or the elegant. So I just browsed to see what was there and these few things came home with me.
I don't know what happened to my better picture of this clear plastic container. You can see what it looks like in the first photo, and this one shows a closeup of the detail. If you remember those two little plastic jars I'd gotten from Dollar Tree this Christmas, this is very similar to those but much larger. I really liked how the little ones worked out for candy like M&Ms or old fashioned, colorful hard candy. I thought this bigger one would be excellent for larger candies like mini candy bars, or even cookies.
Regular price $2.97. I paid $1.48.
In my soap making days I was crazy for these types of silicone molds. I still get excited when I see them these days but I just have no use for them. Couldn't pass this one up though. I have no clue what I'll use it for! I thought maybe chocolates. I made peppermint-chocolate snowflakes a few years ago ( HERE ) and thought it might do it again in these, and maybe try different varieties instead of just peppermint.
Regular price $3.47. I paid $1.73.
Washi tapes are all the rage these days. I'm not a planner user, or a scrapbooker, or a card maker, so I have no idea what I'll do with these, but they refused to leave my cart. One of the Christmas cards we received had a piece of similar tape across the tip of the flap, where you'd normally place a sticker or seal. I thought maybe I'd try that next Christmas. Or maybe, because Christmas cards are becoming such a lost art, maybe I'll try making my own this year. I don't know but there are much more sparkly than the pictures show.
Regular price 97cents each. I paid 48cents each.
And then yesterday, January 3, I walked through the Christmas clearance area again to see what random things were still laying around. Really not much that even interested me, until I saw this. Isn't there some old story, Bible story maybe, about a lion and a lamb? Well, that's not why I got it. Some of you know that I am a Twilight fan. There is a cheesy reference in there, Bella and Edward talking, "So the lion fell in love with the lamb." And I had to get the ornament, because I am a dork. =P
Regular price $7.99. I paid $1.86.
That's it! My tiny little Christmas clearance haul. Did you find anything amazing? Were you after anything in particular?