Sunday, February 17, 2008

Home Goods




Ahhh....took a nice relaxing trip to Home Goods today to get my creative juices flowing and to see what's out there this week. Hubby has had the flu since Valentine's Day and I was due for a little "me" time.

Some of you might think it's a bit strange to shop to relax, but I find it so inspiring and a wonderful creative outlet. I have even set up my own prop's in the store, pulling together things I love and putting them together on a tabletop, a chair, or wherever my design eye leads me. I have always loved set designing, decorating and creating new and unusual arrangements, so to "play" in the store, keep's me from spending a fortune and allows me to have fun... I just don't get paid for it!

Whenever I go there, I always find the most unusual and adorable decorations for the holidays, and Easter is no exception. The store has had tons of Easter items for the past few weeks, so when I see something, I pick it up. Needless to say my collection is growing and I have gotten such a sweet assortment of items over the years.

Here are a few pictures of the finds I picked up. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do, and hope you have a Home Goods near you, Their prices are amazing! xxxooo

18 comments:

vivian said...

Hi ruth... er holly.. hmmmm....
I'm gonna google home goods and find out where the closest one is. There may be none around here. but I will have to take a trip to Marshalls soon. I dont have room for much more stuff though!! Actually I have been thinking I needed a new easter arrangement for the mantel!!
Love your blog! Will be back again soon. If you dont mind, I shall add you to my list of places to visit! stop by and visit my blog soon also!!
hugs!
vivian

Jen r. said...

Gotta love Homegoods. I think I might have to head over there tomorrow after seeing the finds you got! Thanks for visiting earlier. I love BM glaze and tints. I use them all of the time too, sometimes I'm just too impatient to finish a project and have no glaze! I love thier primer....it goes on so smooth. have you tried thier lusterstone finishes? that's one thing I haven't done yet and am curious. If you have I want to pick your brain....
Jen R

bj said...

Hi, little Holly...I just saw your picture on your profile and how beautiful you are!!
I will pray that your hubby gets better very soon. The sickness is sure running around our part of the country, too. seems everyone is ill. So far, we have missed it.
I LOVE all the things you bought. We don't have a Home Goods here but do have a TJ Maxx that I love.
Take care and hugs,
bj

Holly (Nickname) said...

thanks Viv, Jen and BJ...
so good th hear from you!

Tara said...

Thanks for sharing...I am forgetting Easter really is in March this year! Home Goods is near me and you can never fail to find something wonderful!

Holly (Nickname) said...

oooooooh, have fun Tara!

Amy said...

In my area, it is TJ Maxx that I love. Just like Home Goods there are lots of great home decor items at unbelievable prices. I just love it! You new blog is very nice. Keep up the good work! Amy :)

Mary said...

Hi Ruth,
I love it that you set up vignettes in Homegoods! Do you leave them in place, or return the items to their original shelves, or do you then purchase everything? I've never thought of doing that! Love the bunnies, especially the running one. :)

Have a great week. Hope your husband is feeling better. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Holly (Nickname) said...

Hi Amy and Mary...
Amy, hope you did good at TJ Maxx~
Mary, I don't put everything back once I put it together...although I should! :)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love Home Goods! Your Easter decorations are precious..
Penny

the feathered nest said...

Love TJ Maxx and Homegoods! Those bunnies at the top are so cute - I didn't see them there last week. I'll have to go next week to see what new!

Manuela

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi again Ruth!
To answer your questions about the black transferware and toile lamp on my blog....here is the link to my website and the page it is on. It has the price and the size...you can email me if you need more info...
http://www.lavenderhillstudio.com/shop/product.php?productid=16265&cat=252&page=1
Hugs,
Penny

Nan said...

That's one of my favorite stores.
Thanks for sharing your treasures.
Hugs,
Nan

Hope said...

Hi Ruth,
Just wanted to stop by for a minute and say hello.

I love all your great bunny finds! I have never heard of Home Goods before. I'm almost certain we don't have one in this area but I'll find out. I can just imagine you gathering up all those goodies to make your own display! :o) Maybe you'll get discovered and offered a job doing just what you love!!

Hugs,
Hope

Susie Q said...

Such sweet, pretty things! I love them all. I always love decorating for Easter and Spring. My rabbits can all come out to play! : )

Hugs,
Sue

Abbie said...

Hi Ruth!
Isn't Homegoods so much fun? I haven't been since the Easter stuff was displayed, I guess it's time for a trip! hop eyou had a marvelous weekend and that your hubby is feeling better..
xo~Abbie

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Home Goods is the best, isn't it. The closest one to me is about 45 miles but so worth it. I try to go at least 1 to 2 times a month. I got the cutest vintage bunnies there this year. They had adorable Easter decorations. Love your finds!

LeAnn :)

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Your easter decor is wonderful. I need to get busy decorating for the easter bunny. I love visiting your blog. Be sure to hop on over to mine and register for a set of pillowcases to be given away March 5. Have a blessed day, RoseMarie