When I started reading event planning blogs, people were constantly referencing a mystery store called Home Goods, which I had never heard of. Mr. Lemon and I happened to stumble upon one in the Detroit area just after Christmas (whilst on an Ikea run!) and I immediately fell HARD in love. I mean loooove. If you are also unfamiliar with Home Goods, it is similar to a TJ Maxx or Marshall’s, but only has the home items, no clothing. Most things are super crush-worthy and have great prices! Anyhow, just a few days ago, I realized there is a Home Goods only an hour from my house, which I happened to be passing yesterday. I couldn’t help myself. I stopped. I photographed. I crushed. And now you can, too!
First stop: The lamp aisle. I adore dining rooms with a long buffet/console table with two matching lamps on either end. Simple, classic and elegant. However, two matching lamps can reaaally add up so scoring them at a great price is an obvious win-win.
These white beauties were $70 each. The bases were made of alphabet letters. For an English major such as myself, this was an instant *swoon* moment!
These next two were very chic and a bit glamorous, each priced at $60. They would add a lot of drama to any dining room.
For only $50 apiece, I was trying desperately to convince my friend to pick up the next pair (to be set upon a console table you’ll see in a minute…). I adore mercury glass finishes – they seem both traditional and modern at the same time.
This little stool would be great as a small side table or extra seating for $60. The white leather feels feminine, but the studs toughen it up. It’s a slightly heartier take on the very popular Moroccan pouf.
This console table was the other half of the dining room equation I wanted my friend to pick up. For $129, it was a very well built and stylish piece.
This whimsical planter would be so perfect for an herb garden on your deck or snack holder for a garden party. It was hard to leave it behind for $40, but since our backyard is still in progress, I hate to get ahead of myself!
And then there were the serving pieces! Row upon row of glass, white and colorful pieces, most of which ranged from $15 – $30. Great staple pieces for good prices.
You know I love white serving pieces!
Loads of apothecary jars! These can be purchased for similar prices at Michaels, JoAnn’s, or Hobby Lobby IF you use a 40% off coupon.
And look! It’s as though Home Goods were calling my name!
They also have discounted gourmet foods and drinks – these drinks were especially appealing because you could keep and re-use the containers after the drink was gone. For only $4, I think that is about the same price that I bought my empty bottles!
What stores do you like to frequent for good deals?
I have a Homegoods 5 minutes from my house, right next to the grocery store. My grocery shopping has been taking me a lot longer these days, ;)
Oh my, I bet! I would be in trouble if we got one in town (not that I would complain…).
I love Home Goods. I found it here in Chicago and needless to say I often find a reason to go. The problem now is I need a bigger home for my Home Goods addiction! Love your blog Rebecca. Great ideas!
Thanks Brooke! I know what you mean – I could redecorate rooms of my house that are supposed to be “done”! It’s a hobby that I love :)