What's out there: Ottomans, wine bags and big flowers

June 15, 2014 

Colorful ottomans: It's the season to put your feet up on the porch and relax. One way to do that is with these soft "pouf" ottomans from Old Time Pottery in Fairview Heights. They are on sale for $39.99 through Sunday.

Wine bags: Even an inexpensive bottle of wine will get an upgrade when carried in one of these Wine Purse Bags ($2.99). Made of sturdy paper with metal handles and matching gift tags, you can choose from five styles that mimic designer handbags. These are from Schnucks on Carlyle Avenue in Belleville, but check other locations as well.

Big flowers: If bigger is better, then your next vase is going to have to be huge! These oversized stems (see the actual size in photo) from Hobby Lobby in Fairview Heights are also displayed in the store as big background flowers, with other greenery surrounding them. Each is on sale, with $39.99 and $49.99 prices now cut in half. Around the corner are smaller (but still very big) 42-inch diameter gerber daisy stems ($15.99) in a variety of bold colors. They also get the 50 percent markdown.

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