Usually, and not just on Boxing Day, I can pick up any number of gitchy Christmas thingies to put away for next year's decorating extravaganza. This can go on for, literally, weeks after Christmas. I can always find a little Santa or an angel. Maybe some rolls of Christmas paper, Tree balls. Whatever my little eye might take a liking to. It's always a thrill, too, to be able to pick up something that you think you got a 'deal' on and lug it home to meet the other tchotchkies.
Not so this year. This year I haven't seen much of anything Christmasy left over anywhere.
The pickings have been picked. The remnants have been remnanted. The herd has been through the fields and have plucked every last ornament from the face of the earth.
No balls (AdSense beware), no reindeer, nothink, nada, nitchky!
So, what am I to do? Well, for one, I'll save $$$. Two, I probably didn't really need anything anyway. I would simply have been a shopping pawn in the big retail sideshow, helping the big guys to lessen their inventory. So, this year, I came out the winner (My Sweetie will be happy about that).
You see, Pier 1 usually has their place settings on sale after Christmas. I had been looking at them before Christmas, but the prices were too rich (like $9 dineros a plate....yikes!). So, maybe, just maybe, I will stumble through their front door one of these days to see if they have their BIG SALE on.
Who knows? They might even have a few Christmasy thingies hiding somewhere....waiting in the wings.
p.s. - For something a little different, while searching the proper spelling of tchotchkies, I stumbled on the following site HBML Fresh Garbage
UPDATE!!!! Yippee!!! I was FINALLY able to find something considered Christmas clearance ---- a 4-piece Christmas cookie cutter set for 69 cents (who cares that I don't bake) AND a 16 month calendar for 2007 for $1.89.......I struck it big this time!! Woo Hoo!