Friday, June 22, 2012

Target Outdoor Clearance

Yesterday I heard that Target's outdoor section went to 70% off so I had to go check it out.  Not everything was 70%, but most of the furniture was. 


I bought 2 of these little aluminum side tables for $10 each.  Spray paint them a fun color?  Or you could put 2 together, make a slip cover and use as a coffee table.


They had this 6x9 rug for only $10.  Why yes it pretty much looks like a walk off mat, but you could easily paint some design on it.  They also had grey and black.  It is already ribbed so painting fat stripes would be so simple!  Some of their cute outdoor rugs were marked down 5x7 for $40.
The simple Smithwick loveseat was only $68 bones.


Smith and Hawken San Rafel Metal dining table was only $128 and 4 chairs were $132, 2 swivel chairs were $85 =$345.00.  Regular price for just the table is $424!!

I am getting way too excited over this, I better stop typing and bring myself down for a minute before I go buy a lot of patio furniture for my imaginary patio.  But not before I tell you that they had a lot of cute cardigans for $6!!  And bedding 70% off.  I got a king bed skirt for $12!!  
ok I'm done now.

I've got a quick question.  Last night I was reading my new Southern Living and it always drives me crazy because they act like Maryland is in the south.  Does anyone else notice that?  If you are from Maryland do you think you are from the south?  If you do I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings.

And one more.  With all the talk of the heat wave in the northern states, our weathermen point out that a lot of y'all don't have air conditioners up there.  Is that true, do you not have an air conditioner at your house?

Ok last one.  If you live somewhere like Michigan or North Dakota and go swimming in a lake or pool is it not really cold water?  Do you just swim in cold water anyway or not swim at all?  I like the water around 88*.




17 comments:

Deborah said...

I'm from Maryland! We consider our state "mid-atlantic" and not north or south----middle of the road and best of both worlds I suppose. I don't consider it the south because sweet tea is not readily available and I strongly associate that with the south. :-P Technically it is the south because Maryland is south of the Mason Dixon line. I consider anything south of Fredericksburg VA to be the south because that is where sweet tea starts being available as you drive down I-95. Just my opinion. Hope that helps!

Deborah said...

PS Maryland gets hot summers---was 99 degrees here yesterday---and air conditioners are a must have. :-)

Renae said...

I often don't get when magazines reference Maryland as the South. Really? Your reader Deborah has made a fantastic point here so I'm glad I logged in to make a comment. I also laughed OUT LOUD because of the swimming question you had. We vacation in Minnesota every year and because ice can still be on the lakes into late April or early May I always worry that there's not enough time to warm up by the time it's July. Wouldn't you know it, the water is usually quite nice by the time we get there. Crazy.

Kat said...

See, that's why I don't get Southern Living anymore...didn't feel right being from PA (even though it's a great mag) And yes, I tend to agree with you--MD is not in the South. We went swimming at the MD shore over Memorial Day and it was cold but you get used to it after being in there for a bit. And yeah, the AC is blasting at my house these past couple days...unbearably hot and humid up here! Ugh. Def couldn't live in the South!

Oh and I was at Target the other day...didn't look at their outdoor stuff but did notice their shower curtains--super cute! I'm thinking I need to get one for the new b-room.

Shelley said...

I'm from Connecticut and as far as I know most people have some form of air conditioners up here. If you dont have central air most people at least have window units. Our summers are usually in the 80s so its not like its cold here by any means. Right now the heat wave is tough though especially being pregnant!

alanna rose said...

First, thanks for the Target heads up - just order a new gazebo for the deck for half off :) Score!

I'm in WI now, and we totally have AC, and it is cranked up right now! Growing up in MI we had AC, too, but a lot of people didn't, I went to college in the Upper Penninsula and I knew no one with AC, it wasn't in the dorms, and I'm not sure it was in most of the university buildings. The water in Lake Superior is cold (it's the deepest lake in the US), but you just learn to love it :), as for the rest of the big lakes, they just sort of warm up, and most people have haters for their pools.

alanna rose said...

That should say "heaters"... :)

Malia said...

I'm in NH. There is AC but it's generally window units not central air. I'm sure there are plenty of people who don't have anything though. It can be expensive to both purchase and run AC units. I grew up in VA so I can assure you it can get plenty hot up here!

Caroline Hester said...

It always confuses me too, but the people from Maryland say that because officially they are below the Mason Dixon line. But I agree with Deborah, all the companies I have worked for call that section of the country "Mid-Atlantic" and there is DEFINITELY not any sweet tea there :)

Bridget said...

Had to chime in on this one! I love your blog, by the way! I am originally from New York, currently living in Massachusetts, and I used to live in Virginia for 5 years. I used to think Maryland was the South, then I moved to Virginia where my dear friend from Alabama laughed at me when I referred to VA as being "down here". She barely thought VA was the south so I am now in agreement that MD is the border. Hence Mason Dixon line.

This heatwave is brutal, but hoping there is an end in sight soon! We have a window unit, but no central air. Most people have at least that, but not everyone. A LOT of people have window units only in their bedrooms. Ouch! I'd be spending a lot of time in my bed then!

As for cold water, New Englanders and New Yorkers swim all the time in cold water...lakes, ponds, oceans. It's a point of pride! Otherwise we'd be waiting a very long time for 88 degree water. Hope that answers your questions:) Cheers!

Natalie said...

Valid questions v. I am in your corner. Nice to read the responses!

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FormerBamaGirl said...

Hey Vanessa, This is tamera "class of 2000" living in PA i have found that many times when i say i am from the south meaning AL people will say " so are we, we're from MD..lol and i always think the same thing" As far as air conditioners go, many people i know here dont have them but they are definately needed.

Unknown said...

This is so not what you were asking, but most peopple here in ft collins CO do not have air conditioners -- attic fans and window fans. And it was 95* yesterday and supposed to top that today.... But no humidity helps --
And people here swim in COLD water. My southern roots don't find that very appealing, but I do jump in, squeal, and run out from time to time to cool off!

Daphne Williamson said...

I agree that Maryland is not really in the South. We lived there for a year and people made fun of my southern accent and most places do not have sweet tea. Some people in Maryland will argue that they are in the South and some are absolute East coast people. But the summer weather in Maryland is HOT! I mean Alabama Hot! I guess after living there I can see it both ways.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

No...I don't think Maryland is in the South...silly magazine:) Thanks for all the Target info...loks like I need to check it out.

Blessings,
Linda

 
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