Posts tagged ‘HomeGoods’

December 3, 2010

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like … Mercury Glass?

by Cait

Hi, my name is Cait and I am a mercury-glass-aholic.  I think it started when I was looking at Pottery Barn decorations back in September.

From Pottery Barn, no longer available

Thankfully my mom remembered that I wanted large ornaments for our porch and my paternal grandmother (who is probably part of the reason I have a love of all things crafty and DIY) was cleaning out her closest, so I now have some similarly sized ornaments of my own, one of which is already silvery and two others that can be painted to look like mercury glass.  I’m glad I didn’t cave and buy some of these while they were still available, especially because our petite porch may have been overwhelmed by the slightly larger PB ones.  Also, I recently I saw some similar but not quite as large ornaments at HomeGoods for $3.99 and I’m equally smitten with them (and their lower price!), so I may snatch some up for other areas of the house.

On left from Pottery Barn, right from West Elm

Shortly after I saw PB’s oversized ornaments I saw these mercury glass votive holders (on left), which I LOVE.  They’re a bit pricier than the West Elm version (bottom right of right-hand picture), but I have visions of one of the smaller PB ones with two of the West Elm ones.  Sadly I can’t find the WE ones on the website anymore, so hopefully I can run to West Elm and snag some before they’re gone, because $5 each is about what I’m willing to pay for them and they’re super cute.

As for what I currently own?  I bought a mecury glass hurricane from HomeGoods in the fall, and yesterday I stopped in to look at Christmas decorations and left with a mercury glass Christmas tree.  I’m telling you, it’s a sickness!

Has anyone else been bitten by the mercury glass bug?  What else are you currently loving decor-wise?

September 19, 2010

Fall Foliage Update

by Cait

As I mentioned in the last post, I was kicking around the idea of doing more with out centerpiece, so with a little inspiration from Young House Love, our backyard and another trip to HomeGoods I changed things up with the centerpiece.

The seeded glass (we like seeded glass a lot) hurricane was $12.99 from HomeGoods, the corks were free from my mom, and the branches were free from our backyard.  We may add more cork or more branches later, or just use some to change up the mantle.

Has anyone else changed their mind on about design decisions recently?

September 17, 2010

Fall Foliage

by Cait

A brief post to say that we decided it was time to freshen up our tables for fall (because, you know, now that it’s a chilly 79 degrees here in Florida some mornings it’s fall).  We hit up HomeGoods for some fall table linens and shopped in the decor store that is our house for center piece items.

We picked up this pack of napkins and placemats for $9.99

A second pack of the same napkins (sans placemats) was $5.99, and we got two 2-packs of placemats at $5.99

Everything else we had on hand already.  The wooden basket, salt shakers and drip coffee maker were wedding presents, the candle and candle holder are clearance Target purchases from last year, the trivets were made using 25 cent tiles from a local home supply outlet, the bronze-ish ball is from my mom (I was tinking about painting it white until now) and the things that look like puddles on the living room table are coasters we bought on Amazon.

Total cost: $27.96

We picked up a few other things while we were at HomeGoods that I’ll probably do a short post about later.  I also want to make our front door wreath a little more fall-themed, and I debated about making the centerpieces for out tables a little more Pottery Barn-esque.  I may work on that in the coming weeks, but for now it’s a lot better than the spring&summer-y linens we had on the table.

Have you made any fall decor changes at your house?