HomeGoods Happy

I work entirely too close to a HomeGoods….like 2 minutes away. I drive past it daily and go right by the door when I hit the gym……way too close and way too dangerous!

Not only do I have a HomeGoods near work, I also have a HomeGoods near my weekend “vacation home” (that’s what I call my fella’s house where I usually spend the weekends).  He lives 10 minutes from ANOTHER HomeGoods that I go right by every time I go to visit. That’s two different HomeGoods to spend way too much money on fabulous items!

Whenever I go into HomeGoods, I am guaranteed to come out with SOMETHING, even if it is only a shower curtain liner…..but normally I walk around dreaming of the 75+ other items I would buy if I had all the money in the world and a house big enough to hold everything.

So, in true HomeGoods addict fashion, I hit up both of “my” HomeGoods in one day to see what goodness they had in store (get it….in store?!?!?!)

Anyway!  I absolutely LOVE the glassware section of HomeGoods. And tall vases have always been a favorite of mine.  These vases would be awesome in a huge two story entryway in any color!

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I absolutely love this wooden bowl.  I think it would look amazing on a long, kitchen island in a gorgeous, white-with-dark-wood-accents kitchen. I just noticed that vintage Coke tin next to it. That’s pretty cool too!

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Paint dipped baskets are super popular right now all over blog-land and Pinterest.  This one was super cute and would be cute in a kids bedroom to hold toys or in a living room for extra  storage.

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I loved this white-washed storage box with the Moroccan inspired stamp, however, they were a little pricey for me. The biggest was $34 I think.  This could easily be recreated with a cheap wooden crate from Michaels, some white paint and then a simple stamp in a fun color.

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I am a total sucker for heavy, cozy blankets. I would buy every warm blanket I saw if it was feasible.  This white throw looks a little crazy in the picture but in person it was really heavy and cozy, but seemed light enough for summer weather. I patted it lovingly and walked right on by!

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The mirror section at HomeGoods is always one of my favorites because they always have HUGE, gorgeous mirrors…..like this one on clearance for $149.  The architectural elements are awesome! I would have took that home immediately if there was even REMOTELY a place to put it in my tiny house!

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There was also this HUGE gold quatrefoil mirror. I think this one was only $149 as well.  The picture doesn’t really show it, but this joker was HUGE! It was as tall as I am.  It would look amazing in a huge, two story family room over a fireplace, or up a grand staircase. SIGH…..someday!

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Now, unlike the clearance mirrors, I never really find much in the furniture section. I think the stuff is way overpriced and nothing really ever catches my eye; however, the day I was there, this chair looked so cozy and rustic to me.  It would be great on an enclosed porch or in a sunroom.  But again, I think it was over $300!  And this curved bench was gorgeous, but $249!

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I totally fell in love with this light but I went in to this shopping adventure telling myself I was going to be good – for my wallet’s sake!  I loved that when the light was off, you couldn’t see the lightbulb so it just looks like an awesome white ceramic vase. I totally am still crushing on this light for my living room. I think it was only $19.99!

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The art section at Homegoods is usually hit or miss for me – more often a miss.  There was, however, lots of inspirational wisdowm floating around this day. I felt like HomeGoods was a self-help book!  My favorite, Fake it Til You Make it!  

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As you can see above with those journals, the stationary aisle is usually a treasure trove of things I want but never really need, like lots of thank you cards, blank note cards, etc. Makes me want to get back to handwriting notes and mailing them to people rather than email and text messages! But the journals they have are great. I wish I could buy one for every day of the year there were so many to pick from. Like these gold beauties…..

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I may or may not have bought the gold polka dot notebook (it was only $3.99!!!!!)

Wow, this is getting long, but there was so much goodness at these two spots! Just a few more……you hanging in there?

Storage of any kind makes my heart beat faster! Its a sickness. Organizing other people’s messes especially! These boxes were so unique. They were made out of recycled rice and coffee sacks, so each box is different.  There were all different sizes to really fit any storage need. They smelled a little funny due to the material.  Luckily you can’t smell that through the computer screen!

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Okay, industrial, rustic pieces seemed to be very common at HG this time around. All of these pieces were great……

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One of these things above came home with me…….and I really wish it were the two Asian statues to stand guard by my front door. But instead it was the $9.99 metal magazine rack. SO CUTE!  If I lived in a cottag-y house with more room, i would hang those gardening pitch forks on the wall (they are actually meant for gardening, not decor) along with that circular shelf.

And last but not least were these pretty pillows. I totally wish this was my living room color scheme and not my future bathroom scheme. I thought long and hard for a way to use these pillows in the new bathroom! But sadly I just patted them and walked on by.

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Whew! That was quite a trip huh? Hope you enjoyed virtual shopping with me. The next time I do this, my goal is to spend $0……likely to happen? Probably not!  Tell me in the comments what was your favorite thing you wouldn’t have been able to pass up buying?!?!

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6 thoughts on “HomeGoods Happy

  1. Thanks for the tour around a H. G. store. I think they should pay you for advertising for them. I also love those stores and could identify with what you were saying. I now think I know your gym and where that Home Goods store is. LOL

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