Thirty Two Cents Worth of Thanksgiving Decorations

I happened to walk by a store as they were five minutes away from closing up for good. The cashiers were shouting out “everything is under $1!”, so I stopped in to check out the remaining merchandise.

Odd Thanksgiving Birds

These birds may be a little odd, but they’ll be perfect as Thanksgiving decorations. At ten cents each (for a total of $0.32 after tax), I figured I may as well grab them. They would have been $93 had they been full price. Isn’t that crazy?

They’re way too weird to have paid full price for them.

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  • Michelle
    April 5, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I would put that little bird out All YEAR.

  • Jenna Taylor
    April 5, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Typically I’m madly in love with everything you show, but I have to say I find faux taxidermic birds a bit disturbing :/

  • Amanda
    April 5, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Haha! Those are so quirky! If it was April 1st I would’ve been sure this was an April Fools joke. ; )

  • Shevon S
    April 5, 2010 at 10:38 am

    They freak me out! I like it.

  • Melissa
    April 5, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Love those for Thanksgiving! What a lucky find.

  • Desiree Fawn
    April 5, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Ha, those are totally weird. And I love them!

  • luuve
    April 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    haha lol these are soo ugly lol…but im the same way..i have things in my home that I KNOW are sooo ugly..but i just looooove hilarious!

  • Audrie
    April 5, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Oh my. They made me jump a little lol! They’re one of those things that are so ugly that they become cute hehe Definitely wouldn’t have paid the full price… amazing bargain!!

  • kenzie
    April 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Those are so funny! Seems like it would be cool to paint the big ones all one color, like white. I don’t want to look too closely at their waddles, starts to creep me out! We have a super creepy elf we got at christmas, and it’s so weird/ugly it’s a tradition now!

  • Janny A.
    April 5, 2010 at 1:14 pm


  • Jessica @ {Black.White.Yellow.}
    April 5, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    These totally scare me…

    But great deal!

  • Jen
    April 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Yikes. Those are ugly. Thank God you didn’t pay $93 for them!

  • Lana
    April 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    wow, that turkey is so hideous that it is kind of fascinating. I like it! A conversation piece at the very least. Plus I would love to hear what my mom would say if she came over and saw that on my table…. I dont know about your mom, but mine definitely doesn’t appreciate my “quirkier” style attempts.

  • Gail
    April 5, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I don’t think they would be that bad if you had pumpkins, leaves and other Fall decorations surrounding them!

    Regardless…you scored a phenomenal deal!!!

    PS You could use some paint to lighted the waddle…I think it is the blood red color that is freaking people out. At .10 – if you mess it up – who cares!!!

  • Helen
    April 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    That makes me sad to hear. $93 is insanely high, but it’s sad to hear businesses having to resort to more-than-rock-bottom prices to make whatever they can before they close down.

  • Jenny
    April 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Hi :D I was just stopping by your blog to check things out and I am totally in love with it :D It’s so awesome and your design frickin’ rawks!! I will definitely be keeping you as a daily read :D

  • Lisa-Marie
    April 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    The turkeys scare me a bit, bit the little one is very cute!

  • Debra @ CraftyInnovation
    April 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    At $93 retail I can see why the store went under. I like the small bird a lot; the two larger ones would look better “diluted” by other fall decorations. The wattles look like tumors on their chests….

  • Johanna Palka
    April 5, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    I would have scooped them up, too. I like them! They are quirky. More so, I love the wallpaper in that room!

  • Beth
    April 5, 2010 at 5:47 pm


  • Becky
    April 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I think you paid too much :)

    • Kylie
      April 6, 2010 at 7:15 am

      I agree!

  • lfw1031
    April 5, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I agree with Jenna – dem birds is creepy!

  • Elizabeth
    April 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Haha, those are some damn ugly birds!

  • Kylie
    April 6, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Mmm I can see why they were 32 cents!

  • Melinda
    April 6, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Just don’t put them on or near the dinner table. Your guests probably wouldn’t want those things staring at them while they ate. Although, maybe they’re less creepy in person. You could make little pilgrim outfits for them :)

    Cute wallpaper by the way.

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  • Beth
    April 6, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Please write another blog entry so this isn’t the first thing I see when I log on to your blog! :-)~

    • Making it Lovely
      April 6, 2010 at 8:32 am

      Ha! I’m working on it! I don’t want it to be the first thing I see either. ;)

      • luuve
        April 7, 2010 at 12:25 pm

        hahahah i was thinking the exact same thing yesterday! hahaha lol

  • elisabeth
    April 6, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I think I might like them better if they were painted over. Shades of pink and brown? Except for the little guy, he just needs an accessory or something. Maybe a pilgrim hat?

  • Melanie
    April 6, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Ha! No wonder the store was going out of business!

  • christina in nh
    April 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    i would use the little bird all the time, but the bigger ones creep me out pretty hardcore haha :x

  • Anja
    April 8, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Ok- what did you recently say: “Sometimes I like a little touch of the bizarre (or even a little ugly) in decor. It keeps things interesting!”

    I agreed with you regarding the elephant plant stand. but this? this is too weird. they would have to pay ME 93 Dollar (i don´t have the sign for US-Dollar on my keyboard)
    I liked the idea of painting them all white ;-))

  • LadyB
    October 19, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    …I read on someone’s blog somewhere, something like…’never buy something discounted that you would never buy at full price….’