Monday, March 29, 2010

Ballard Knock Off Bee Tumblers

Have you ever seen these bee tumblers from Ballard's?

I received a set of 2 small glasses and the matching carafe as a bridal shower gift over 8 years ago. At the time I had no idea what Ballard's was or where they came from, but I knew I loved them. Then a few short years ago I came across them in the Ballard's catalog. But at $45 for a set of 4 I just couldn't bring myself to buy them.

Well, as I was strolling though the aisles of The Christmas Tree Shop searching for items to use in my herb crates (which you can read about here and here), I saw them. My large bee tumblers! For $1.29 each! Yep, you read that right. $1.29 each. I grabbed 8 and with a huge smile happy forked over the $10. 32 for my bee tumblers wanting to shout to everyone in there they were indeed, as The Christmas Tree Shop slogan says, "a bargain!" I saved $80!

Here are my lovely bee tumblers with my matching carafe and small tumblers. Can't wait to use them for Easter! You can't tell a difference at all! Wish they had also had the small tumblers.
 
I also brought home these adorable little glass lanterns for 89 cents each. I plan to add a burlap runner to outside table on the deck, fill these glass containers with sand and tea lights and add them to the table. Can't wait for some night time cookouts!

I am linking to Rhoda's "Today's Thrifty Treasures" party at Southern Hospitality and "Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays" at Coastal Charm.
I am still feeling very under the weather. I stayed home in bed today, and am hoping to find the will power to get to the office tomorrow. Thanks for all the get well wishes!

20 comments:

Sue said...

OMG I love those bee glasses! But, like you, there is no way I would ever pay the price. Thanks for sharing where you bought yours, Jessi. And thanks for visiting from Rhoda's. I have got to take some time to make the rounds and see everything people found. Hope you'll be back again. :-) Sue

Audra said...

What a fabulous score! I absolutely love the bee glasses and would have bought them as well! I have the fleur de lis glasses set of four I picked up from Marshall's last year for $1.99 each. I wish we had a Christmas Tree Shop in Arizona!

I headed over from Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasure blog. So glad I stopped by.

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

Awesome! Don't you love when you score a bargain like that?!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Jessi, now that's a great deal! I love Ballards & you really scored with those. Cute as can be, thanks for joining my party!

kim said...

Jessi, what a great buy. I found some bee glasses last year at Marshall's for three dollars each, so you beat me with your price.

Linda said...

Luv those cute bee glasses and the glass lanterns for only.89...WOW! Come by and show them off at my PAR_TAY...hope to see you there:)

Blessings,
Linda

Mel said...

sweet as honey (ha ha).

Thanks for the visit and the kind comment.

P.S. you don't have an email associated with your blogger account so I wasn't able to respond in anyway except here.

Melanie said...

Cute, cute, cute! I hope you feel better soon.

the vintage wren said...

I love those little bee glasses. What a great deal, you lucky girl. The little glass jars are adorable too. Hope you feel better soon.

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

Oh and when you get a minute, stop by my blog. There is something there for you!

Popcorn Served Daily said...

After reading this I made a beeline to their website to see if there was a store near me, anywhere in the west. Not a one. Bummer! Totally adore those lanterns! Lucky gal!

Angie said...

Such an awesome deal! I want some too!

Joy said...

I can not believe that you found the glasses at that price that look like the Ballards. They are super cute and you can't beat the price!

MindyMac said...

Such great things for such a great bargain! I love those little lanterns. Those are great for summer! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What cute glasses. I like the lanterns, too. Hope you feel well soon.

Creations By Cindy said...

Adorable glasses. Be blessed. Cindy

TheSmithHotel said...

Those were a STEAL! Great find!

Thanks for sharing,
Jody

Pam said...

I love it when I come across great finds like these.
Pam

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm so happy that you came to NTT!

Happy Easter!
Blessings,
Linda

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very cute!