Sunday, July 31, 2011

Trip to Home Goods.

While I was in Oak Ridge for training, I hopped over to Knoxville one night on a pilgrimage of sorts - to go visit Home Goods. If you haven't ever been to one, a Home Goods store is a branch of TJ Maxx. So basically imagine the back of a TJ Maxx but instead, a whole store of it (the same size as a TJ Maxx so huge). We don't have Home Goods in Memphis (which is probably a good thing) and so it is a big deal to visit the one in Knoxville. 

I shopped around for a while and resisted buying most things. Here's some things I thought were interesting:

My mom would love the massive amount of baskets they have. Here was one aisle of baskets:
 I loved this runner. The yellow goes perfectly in our dining room. But I didn't need another runner...Alas.
 As soon as I saw this though, I called Jake and let him know I would be breaking my self-imposed "no spend" rule. This huge canvas was a whimsical painting of the world. Perfect for me!
 I found myself liking a lot of the stuff in the kids' section and this pillow was one thing I found - my guest room is going to be a light aqua and have pink accents so this pillow is perfect.
 I also found this doll crib that I thought was just too cute. I have several friends who are having or had girls and I thought of them:
 I loved this fun take on the silhouette trend:
 Oh and Home Goods has amazing furniture. Mostly accent pieces but they also have some substantial things like couches, chairs, dressers, etc. I loved these chairs:
 I thought this console table was really fun too and didn't look new like it is:
 Home Goods also has great mirrors for really good prices. I liked this one a lot:
 And their lamp selection is fabulous. This guy was interesting to me:
 In the end, I followed my self imposed rule with my one exception and walked out of the store with only my map, which I thought was a steal of a price so I rationalized it was a good thing. To show you how big this map is, here it is in the car:
Yeah, he took up the whole back seat! I'm thinking he'll go in the guest room. I'm toying with the idea of taking him to school but I'd hate for something to happen to him. 

So that's that about my Home Goods trip! If you've got a Home Goods near you, you should totally check it out. I'm jealous. 
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Our Volunteer Family said...

I wish we had a Home Goods here, too! And - I would have totally bought the baby bed :) Hope you have a great first week back!

My Take said...

I've been searching for this "whimsical" world map! I was hesitant to purchase it at home goods when I saw it but since then they've sold out and now I regret not purchasing it when I had the chsnce. Would you by any chance know who the artist or maker is?? That would really help me! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Hi! Unfortunately I took the tag off it to hang it and there isn't anything on the back about the maker. I wish I could help more!

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