Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Lakeside Collection

Sounds kinda swanky, doesn’t it?  It’s not (swanky), but it is fun.  The Lakeside Collection is a catalog I get 4 or 5 times a year that’s filled with inexpensive stuff for you and your home.  A lot of it is pretty cheesy (toilet mug, anyone?), but there are some goodies in the mix.
On Monday I mentioned their document boxes; they also have CD boxes, magazine files, and photo boxes, all for $4.95 for a set of 5.  That’s a decent price; I realize they probably aren’t as sturdy as some, but for $1/ea they’ll do the job.OZZ_MN
I’m seriously considering ordering these monogrammed coasters.  They look nice, and are only $5.95 for 4 coasters and a holder.                            
These melamine mixing bowls are cheerful, lightweight, and have a handle and a pouring spout.  While I love my vintage Pyrex bowls, I’m a weakling and have trouble holding one up with one hand while scraping with the other.  It can get messy.  I think these would fix that problem. 
Think of the adorable birthday cakes you could make with this mini tiered cake pan set!  It’s only $7.95 for 6 pans and a decorating kit.

I’m for sure going to get some of these vinyl siding clips (maybe the brick ones too).  Putting a hole in your siding is a big no-no, so I haven’t been able to hang anything on the front of the house.  I have seen these elsewhere for more money; LC is selling them for $6.95 for a set of 4.
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Christmas will be here before you know it, and you may be able to find some gifts in the Lakeside catalog.  Last year, I made Snug-EEEs for my kids, but these ones are really cute, and only $6.95 each, which is not much more than I spent to make them.
In 2008, I made them sock monkeys.  I like that they’re handmade, but Lakeside’s monkey’s are adorable.  For those of you who don’t want to sew, $6.95 each is not a bad price, and a heck of a lot easier.

So, want your own catalog?  Order a free one.  And no, I’m not getting any compensation for this commercial!


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

That looks like a nice catalog. I requested one. Thanks for the tip. Love & blessings from NC!

Suzan said...

I love when that catalog arrives! They do have some crazy stuff but I have found some great buys including those document boxes you just ordered. I use them to sort fabric scraps and they work great. I haven't seen the new catalog but those siding clips look perfect for finally hanging something on the back of my house.

Carrie said...

I love those clips for hanging stuff on brick. I have a big bare spot over my garage door, just begging for a barn star. Too bad they don't ship to Canada :-(

Richella said...

I've never heard of LC--but from the look of these prices I'd say I need to check them out! Thanks for the tip!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

LOVE the cake pan idea!!! :)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Love those mixing bowls and the siding clips too! I used to get that catalog at work - way back when.

BabiesandBargains said...

I have the magazine holders...they need to be stuffed full and stretched out but work great and hold a lot :)

Bella Michelle said...

I used to get those but haven't in a while. Thanks for the reminder!

Mary Joy said...

This is a new one for me but I SO glad that you shared it with us! I ordered my own catalog. I heart the mixing bowls and the organizers!!! I have the same problem as you with not having much strength in my wrists! I love how they make practical things cute to look at and the adorable sock monkey too! Can't wait to go Christmas shopping when it gets here! woo hoo!!! Question...does it take long for the products to arrive once you have ordered them? Just curious to hear from someone's real experience not just what the company says. :-)

Glad I got to visit you! Been thinking about you lately my friend!

Anonymous said...

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Shug said...

ooooohh....things I like! I will have to check it out..Thanks for sharing


Michelle said...

I saw those adorable cake pans and loved them. Mini cakes, so cute!

Nic said...

I LOVE the cake pans!

Janet said...

Love those little cake pans! So cute for a kid's (or adult's) birthday.

Michelle@Sustainably Chic Designs said...

How cool is this giveaway! I would pick the mini cake pans or the sock monkey for my son! Thanks for the giveaway!

wryter said...

I love the melamine bowls and the sock monkey-how cute is he. I'll be ordering the catalog also. Thanks for the fun review.

Dolisa said...

I have the catalogue! I love the organizers, but LOVE the kids KNEX!