The Siren Song of HomeGoods
I sort of lied to you earlier in the week. Remember how I said that I went to HomeGoods to buy a drawer organizer? I really just wanted to go to HomeGoods. I still brought my measurements just in case but, if we’re being honest, I wanted to get out of the house and see if there was anything I had to have. Jessie set the bar high with meaningful posts this week so I’m just doing my best to even things out.
There ended up being tons of great stuff but, I couldn’t bring myself to pull the trigger on any of it since I just kept thinking about my spare room full of things that I haven’t found homes for yet. Points for will power right? I documented the whole experience so you guys know what you’re missing too. Let’s go window shopping:
The frames of these mirrors were solid, carved wood and I almost came home with one. I’m still sort of regretting it. Who doesn’t need one of these?? At $99 and $69 they weren’t super cheap but would totally make a room if you’re in the market for a huge mirror.
The New Year is about organization right? How about a chunky framed cork board or a cubby shelf with enameled numbers for $24 or $40? I almost got these for the craft room I hope to have in my cellar someday but, since I have other things to do (like paint the rooms I actually live in), they stayed put. You could easily paint either one to suit your decor too.
Rugs. This is one of my favorite things about HG. Granted, you have to sift through a lot of boring, faux orientals and random, ugly patterns but there are gems to be found here! I got an amazing wool rug over the summer for a total steal compared to catalog prices. The rug on the left was in the clearance section for $29. It’s hard to tell from the picture but the pattern was in gold thread. So pretty! There were a couple of them on the shelf so you could easily bind them together for a bigger rug. Now that I think of it, I should have done that for my bedroom. Dammit!
The second was 8′x10′ and $399. It was really plush wool and reminded me of those Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs that are so popular now. This would be nice for people that remember to take their shoes off and don’t have animals/partners that shed hair everywhere. I’m neither of those people.
How adorable is this elephant lamp? Do you see the orange pom pom trim? Shut up. Only $30 and I don’t think it has to go in a nursery either. It would be cute in an entryway (because we all have those?) or anywhere else you need to brighten up your day (literally and figuratively). It also had a cute little green polka dot neighbor on the right.
Speaking of color, that yellow ceramic garden stool is another thing I’m still thinking about. This is where Conor says “When did we get so rich?” but come on. I was trying hard to justify $70 by thinking about all the cute places I need a side table/occasional seating. Then I remembered that my house is only 1200 square feet.
Now onto the category of things I know that I definitely don’t need. No one needs a large, heavy, cut glass pitcher with a footed base. However, it’s $12.99 price tag awoke my inner Martha and I began thinking of summer parties, fresh lemonade, and perfectly asymmetrical arrangements of large, petal-laden flowers. Once she was out, it was hard to put her back in so, I found myself looking at a giant, faux ironstone soup tureen for $25. No one needs this! And this is coming from a girl who makes a LOT of soup. Wouldn’t it look great in my someday butler’s pantry though? This was about when I decided it was time to go home.
There are, however, several things I always check out at HomeGoods and this trip definitely didn’t disappoint. They have been killing it in the non-themed wrapping paper department lately. If I was nicer and gave more gifts, I’d have bought six of these. The paper quality is usually really high for only $2.99 a roll.
I always check out the sheets too. I’ve been in the market for small-patterned sheets (don’t ask why) for a while and these polka dot ones were definitely in contention. Lastly, I’ve noticed that HG, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx have been stepping it up in the crafting department lately. From cute cupcake liners and treat bags, to baker’s twine and random craft kits, there are all sorts of fun things to fulfill your darkest Pinterest fantasies. Check near the notebooks and the line to the check out. Gold mine, I tell you.
Am I the only one who had a vapid weekend? Do you tease yourself too by shopping when you know you can’t buy anything?