I took a vacation day yesterday to take a visit to the Happiest Place On Earth.
What? No, not Disneyland, silly......HOME GOODS!!!!
My plan was to hit up Michaels, Marshalls, and Home Goods....and possibly a gourmet food market I love that is on my way home. I made it only to Michael's and Home Goods.
Living up here on the mountain top we don't have any of those super amazing shops close by - they are all about 40 miles from home. I can't just pop in for a nosy any time I feel like it - I have to plan a special trip.
I had a long list of items I was looking for on my trip and ended up with a whole bunch of stuff that was NOT on my list and very few things that were actually on my list! Eek!!
Home Goods is just a terrifying store. In a good way. I just want to take the entire store home with me. But I try and remember to stay away from things that really don't work with what I already have.
For instance, I don't have a set of all white china....so why would I get all white pitchers or serving platters? All my serving items are red. And my dishes are warm colors - deep red, brown, rust, beige. So I try to stick with what works with my china.
Let's face it, I don't have room to store multiple sets of china to swap out just because I feel like looking at something different every now and again.
Unless of course I got them at a SUPER amazing price, like in a thrift store. Then I would make room.
Until then, I'm holding out.
I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet but there was SO MUCH Christmas stuff - I couldn't help but get sucked in a little! They were even playing Christmas music. Yikes!! So, end result? More than half of the dining room table was covered in Christmas stuff.
I can't help it - I am really, really excited to decorate my house this year since it's the first Christmas in my new house!! And since I'm planning on staying here for eternity and I have a bigger space to decorate I need to pick up a little bit here and there as I go along.
Like these tree decorations....I am putting a second tree in the lower level family room this year and have ZERO decorations for it yet.
I told my daughter it's up to her to pick up ornaments in the millions of thrift shops she frequents but I have no doubt she has not even looked for anything yet. And now that we are so close to the holidays you know there won't be a thing to be found. So, these sets will at least mean the lower level tree isn't totally naked.
And the cocktail napkins are just super cute, don't you think?
Since my sweetie has a thick mustache and lovely silver hair this made me think of him....he's my Sweetie Santa Clause. Kissa!
Home Goods always has wonderful prices on candles - I never leave without a few. It's nice to be actually able to pick up the candle and give it the sniff test - I miss that when I order them online!
These hand towels will be so beautiful for the winter in my new master bath.
And just look at this adorable Tea Towel - that pom pom fringe and rick rack trim is to die for!! I'm regretting I didn't pick up two....I might have to go back for another one.
Seriously - so cute! I can't even!!
Check out these beautiful sparkly runners and beaded placements - absolutely lovely and I can use these not only for the holidays but all winter long.
I'm a sucker for anything that sparkles....I think I'm still a 12 year old girl on the inside.
And come on - how completely adorable are these guys? They go on the bottles on the bar...I already have a few but had been looking to add to my collection - I couldn't pass these up!
I did pick up a few items that were not for Christmas - look at this gorgeous Autumn runner - and this beautiful tablecloth. Oh, I did tell you about my
obsession fondness for table linens, right? Yeah.
The autumn runner is already on the dining room table.....once I cleared away the haul. Loving it!!
But wait....there's more.
Two more table runners. Chenille, heavy weight - they feel like upholstery weight. Gorgeous for the winter - and that gold color will feel a little brighter after all the heavy fall and holiday colors.
And of course I couldn't come home without something for my little fur babies - they are going to have so much fun ripping this little soft squishy cow to shreds and leaving pieces of him all. over. my. house.
And I will be so happy to watch them do it. That's tonight's entertainment. In my other happiest place on earth....home.
What's your happiest place on earth?