Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dollar Tree Halloween Decor

After loving the scary photos found on Saturdays Vintage Finds blog in my last post, I hustled right down to Dollar Tree just like I said I would.

My favorite Halloween purchases today are these two mice. I figured the scariest place for mice would be in the kitchen, right?
I know it would really creep me out to have real mice in there!

The quality of the mice (rats?) is not very good as their little whiskers stick oddly out. I think they would appear more realistic if they were up on a shelf, farther away, instead of close up like this. 

But I thought this little vignette was cute, so I decided to go to one of the seasonal Halloween stores tomorrow and buy some better quality mice to take their place. 

Meanwhile these two will continue to frolic on the kitchen cart until I can replace them.

Did you notice the little white stand this mouse is standing on? A few weeks back I bought a couple of these little stands for $1 each (at the bargain isle) in our local Target store.

Until 3 or 4 years ago, I had never been to a Dollar Tree store! I had been to other "dollar stores" and found most of their prices to be in the $1.99 to $2.99 range. 

On my first trip to Dollar Tree, I got madder and madder until I finally started to walk out of the store a huff...and, as I passed a clerk in the isle, I loudly complained that there were no prices on any of their products! 

You can bet my face turned red with embarrassment when the kind clerk whispered to me, "Hon...everything is a dollar!"  

But even that is not exactly true. I buy all my greeting cards at Dollar Tree and most of the kid's cards are "2 for $1" -- so that's just 50 cents a piece!

If you've managed to stay with my post this long, I thank you! I'll be back to show you the spooky photos I bought today too.

Dollar Tree Purchases: Six Halloween cards for 50 cents each; Two black mice $1 each.

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  1. I don't celebrate Halloween but I do love your black mice. Couldn't you cut the whiskers off and create your own?

    When I'm in the StatesI always go to Dollar Tree, I love their cheap jigsaws.

  2. Oh so glad you mentioned that! One of the younger grandsons loves Lego kits, but he can put together a $130 Lego kit in a few hours! We found last spring, jigsaws are a much cheaper way of providing the same type mind challenge for a whole lot less! I don't usually explore in Dollar Tree as I usually pop in for a certain reason as today, so I didn't know they have jigsaws. Will load him up on them next time I visit.

    1. They have quite a selection of 500 piece jigsaws, not always the best quality but you can't go wrong for a dollar. Then I bring mine back to the UK and sell them on ebay . :D

  3. We were exactly the same way when we first visited Dollar Tree, now it's one of our favorite stores. Love the mice.

  4. Cute little vignette... never thought I'd say that about mice, but you definitely have a fun Halloween feeling going here! :) Loved your story about the missing prices. And thank you for your service to our country. What a great picture that is! Hope you enjoy the weekend, ~julie

  5. You got your money's worth - they are very scary indeed.

  6. Oh my goodness, I've been to Dollar Tree today too, for a few cards, and was amazed at the neat Halloween stuff. I came home with five dollars worth! :) The rats are scary. I bought two weird pictures too. Can't wait to see yours.

  7. LOL- I had never been in a Dollar Tree until 2 years think of all the bargains I missed over the years!!

    I am one of those crazy people that likes potted meat (shhhh--it's an embarrassing secret)...anyway, I had not had it in years and I found it a the Dollar Tree- TWO CANS for $1. Of course it is only good on soft, cheap white I try to never eat.

    Like your mice--or mini rats---looks like they have been on steroids to grow whiskers like that. lol xo Diana

    1. Di, we are birds of a feather. I'm a big fan of Spam! I have 5 different recipes for it and I can get anyone to like it.

  8. You did really god with your purchases. I love the Dollar Tree and the 99 cent store here. Find lots of treasures.

    Love the rats, they look terrific.


  9. They made me smile and it was a lovely vignette. I can see a trip to the dollar tree in my future. We are visiting the states shortly.

  10. Love the deals that can be found at the dollar stores!


  11. This is an adorable vignette, even with the strange looking whiskers!

  12. I really love this store so much. I have two in my area that are messy and not too stocked but I visited one store that is about a half hour drive from my home that is so neat and not messy so that is the one that I will always visit. the last time I was there was over the summer and I stocked up on so many things. I can't wait to go back again for the holidays.
    The rats are adorable in your kitchen vignette.
    Thanks for the lovely visit to my blog and have a wonderful week.
    Julie xo