Saturday, August 30, 2014



About a week ago, my friend Phyllis from "Aroundthehouse" called to see if I wanted to go with her to "Just Like the Models."  Of course, I said yes and off we went.  Phyl was on the hunt for some decorating items for her daughter and grandson.

Just Like The Models purchases all of the furniture and decorating items from the model homes after they have all been sold.  It is a very LARGE warehouse just full of everything you could think of.  They even buy irons, toasters, etc.  The cords have been cut before they go into the models so no will steal them.  When they buy a model home they get everything in that house.

Here are some shots of the warehouse so you can see how big it is.  For those of you that are in So. CA the store is in Irvine.  Not to far from Jamboree Road and Alton Parkway.

Here is some pictures of the furniture in the warehouse

This picture is of the dinning room tables, coffee tables and end tables

This aisle is so fun because there are dishes, glassware,  decorating items of all kinds.  There are boxes to go through that have napkins ring, shells, candles, etc.

Lots of beautiful rugs and some that are very expensive.  I know most of us bloggers are great shoppers and know the value of items when we see them.  There are some great deals if that is what you are looking for.

There are rows and rows of beautiful pictures in all shapes and sizes.

There are rows and rows of couches stacked on special frames so they can get more in there.  The longer the items stays - the more it is marked down, but if you really want it, you can't wait to long.

They have staged about four different living rooms so you can see how it looked in the model homes.  Of course you don't have to purchase everything only what you want.  Some of the decorative items are stunning.

I felt so sorry for that young man working there - he was trying to hang a really big picture and it was so hot in there - no A/C only fans.

Now on to the items that I purchased.

Don't you just love the decorative breads and sweet rolls - they look so real.

I only paid $7.98 for all of the breads and rolls.

There were only two of these napkins.  They were lovely linen with big rick rack on the edge of them and were only $1.00 each.  They will be fine for just me or if I have one guest over.

There are 4 of these beauties - such a pretty fall color for only $1.00 each.  Will look great with a Fall tablescape.

These napkins are such a pretty color combination and I just couldn't pass them up.  There were 6 napkins for $7.99.  The reason I purchased them is they go so well together with the wine glasses and napkin rings.  I have two sets of dishes that they will look stunning with.

These are a beautiful blue abalone shell napkin rings which look so good with the napkins - now wait for it  and you will understand my thinking.

Aren't these the most stunning blue wine glasses you've ever seen for just $1.98 each.  There were 5 of them, but I thought I really don't need 5, so I just purchased 4.  Got them home and didn't I drop one of them and it broke in so many little pieces.  I was so mad at my self, but I thought - oh there is another one. So I called right away and asked the girl if it was still there and she said yes.  Can you please hold it for me until tomorrow.  No, we only hold items for one hour.  I said I would give her my cc and when I explained what happened she agreed to keep it for me.   It was to late in the day and with after work traffic, I knew that I would not get there in time.  But I sure made it the next day.

This is how they all look together.  I have two sets of dishes that I can use these with.  I think I had a very productive day, don't you?

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked my little shopping trip.

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