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Hi and welcome! I'm Marlene and I love to combine my two passions, home decor and dollar store shopping, to make inexpensive accents and improvements for my home. Please join me! 

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Find of the Week



I don't think you could find a better price than four bucks for 16 pieces of silverware. I only saw these with red handles in the Dollarama I was in; there may be different colours in different locations, but don't quote me on that! I think the decorative pattern on the handles is a nice touch.

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Give a plain lampshade a quick boost with a couple of rolls of decorative trim. This corded trim has faux leaves weaved throughout. One roll contains 6 feet, 6 inches of trim and costs $1.50. One roll would be sufficient for a smaller lampshade. I used a clear-drying glue to secure the trim to the top and bottom edges of this larger shade.

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September Features: 


An abundance of natural elements to use in decorating makes fall one of my favourite seasons. But, even if you don't live in an area where you can easily gather pinecones, acorns and fallen leaves, you can still make the most of this wonderful season using decorative pieces from the dollar store.

Here are two ideas cobbled together from my stash of fall items gathered over time from the dollar store.

Read Autumn Potpourri for more.


For those of us who like to change things up with the seasons, this is the time of year to bring out the cozy throws and replace the sheer summery curtains with drapes in warm shades like burgundy, deep green or whatever fall colour suits your décor. 

Our walls and tables get a makeover, too. Try these easy ideas to fill these spaces with the art of autumn.

Continue reading The Art of Autumn



I have long pondered how I could fashion a headboard using materials from the dollar store. At first blush, it’s not the kind of thing you would expect to be possible. 

However, I’m always up for a challenge and finally came up with three relatively easy ideas. 

Read Head of the Bed  for the full article.

















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