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This home tour is filled with eclectic gorgeousness!

Cheers to the weekend my friends!

Shelly

image via Verandah House Interiors

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It’s been a while since I’ve been to HomeGoods.  It usually takes them a good month + to restock their stores after Christmas so I usually wait until mid February or March to see what’s new for spring.  I’m fortunate that there are four HomeGoods within a 10-15 minute drive from my house. Having been to all of the store many times, I’ve learned which ones get the most stock and have the best inventory.

A couple of days ago I popped into two HomeGoods stores.  The first store was lean on merchandise but they did  one great piece that stopped me in my tracks.

This small acrylic table was just gorgeous and I imagined how great it would look as a side table, or bar cart.  I was surprised to see it in the store but at $99.00 I think the price stopped a lot of people in their tracks.  (update:  I posted this table on Instagram and like me it was a hit.  I went back to get the style number for someone and unfortunately it sold the evening that I saw it)

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The other HomeGoods I went to is my favorite.  The shelves are usually filled to the max and they always have a great selection of furniture.  Here’s a look at what I spotted…

These marble top nesting tables were stunning.  I love the two-tone marble combined with the chrome base.  I’d pair these with a pair of leather chairs to create a stylish seating area.

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This rustic wood media console was well made and the wood tone was really nice.  This would be an easy piece to mix with modern or eclectic decor.

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The color of the year, Marsala is well represented in HomeGoods and I spotted it in this sleek desk/console table.  The gold x-legs and crystal knobs just add to the style of this piece.

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There were lots of fret work pieces in the store.  I’ve seen this mirrored chest of drawers before and still love it.  It would make the perfect night stand.

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Finding oversized coffee table can be a challenge sometimes.  This wood beauty had great lines and a nice finish.  The glass top and bottom would add an airy feel to a living space.

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HomeGoods must be predicting this metal cross leg table a winner because there were about 6 of them in the store.  The height is ideal if someone is looking for a nightstand with minimal details.  I think it would also look great in a bathroom holding towels and personal care items.

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There were lots of small side tables to choose from in varying styles, shapes and finishes.

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This round brass and marble table was my favorite.

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Spring is garden stool season at HomeGoods and they continue to bring in updated styles in great colors.  Blue is definitely a trending color for spring and they has several styles to choose from.

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I loved this green stool and really considered buying it.

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This orange table/stool was so cute and would make a fun accent table on a sun porch or in a kids room.

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There were lots of chairs in the store but this is the only one that really caught my attention.  I love the detail of plaid on the back.

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HomeGoods has been carrying more and more headboards and this twin headboard was a winner.  The orange piping was the perfect detail to dress up the neutral fabric.  How cute would this be paired with that orange stool above.

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If you’re in the market for an ottoman to put at the foot of the bed or use as a coffee table, now is the time to shop.  Most of the ottomans were storage ottoman too which gives you more bang for your buck.

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The pillow shelves were overflowing.

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If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again…you can’t beat the lamps at HomeGoods.

The store I was in had a great selection of bold brass lamps

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and some really great decorative styles in ceramic and metal.  These striped lamps were killer!

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And if you’ve gotta entertaining on the calendar for spring, be sure to check out the housewares section for beautiful plates, bowls and serving pieces like the lemon plate at the top.

So, have you spotted anything great at HomeGoods for spring? #homegoodshappy

Shelly

Custom Easter Basket by ConfettiStyle (20) copy

Growing up my mom would make Easter baskets  for me and my brother.  She went to great lengths to create those baskets and would always make them more than a basket full of candy.  It wasn’t unusual for me to find slippers or crafting supplies in my basket and my brother to find socks or drum sticks.  Every year the baskets felt special and unique, and they always brought smiles to our faces.

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Fireplace Damper Hook

Hello there and welcome to spring!  

I hope everyone had a great weekend and found time to indulge in something you love.  It was pretty quiet around my parts with a good portion of the weekend rained out. One of the highlights of our weekend was purchasing a new vacuum.  After some research and trying to decide between a  Dyson and a Shark, we decided on the Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away.  Let me tell you this vaccum is awesome!  I can’t believe the amount of carpet fuzz and dust it picked up.

One of the other things I was able to do this weekend was to pop into one of my favorite thrift stores.  I literally had about 10 minutes to look around but was able to find a few treasures in that short period of time (some for me and some for my Etsy shop) and happy that I spent less than $25.

Here’s what I scored…

Thrifting Finds Mar. 2015

This gold ice bucket is a vintage piece from designer George Briard.  It was a deal at $8.00 and is signed by the artist on the bottom.  I’ll be putting this piece in my Etsy shop.

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I’ve been looking for a small accent table to place in our bathroom and came across this one for $5.00.  The style is definitely not me so I’m going to paint it black or gold, or maybe a combination of the two.

Black and White Accent Table

I love vintage brass pieces and thought this brass damper hook was a great find.  It’s going in my Etsy shop.

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And the last thing I found were these metal wall bins.  They were $1.50 each and I’m planning to stencil numbers on the front of each one and then hang them on a wall in our kitchen.

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Pretty good scores right?!

Now that spring is here,  I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of antique and thrift shopping.

Have you had any great thrifting finds lately?

Shelly

Happy Friday!

I have so much to be giddy about today.  It’s the first day of spring…I found the perfect gold watch…I’m planning a beach vaca and after 7+ months, I’m finally done with jury duty!!!  I think it’s time for a celebration.

If you’ve got an outdoor celebration planned to welcome spring, here’s an easy idea for keeping your beverages cold–planter turned cooler!

Planter Beverage Cooler

A few links you’ll love…

Spring is here and if you’re looking for a guide to help you with your spring cleaning, here’s a great checklist.

These picture frames are rustic chic and very affordable.

I couldn’t pass up the tassel or the quote on this wallet. And I’m considering this handbag.

Ideas for accessorizing the tops of your kitchen cabinets.

I love this sofa!

This will make your heart melt.

If floral patterns aren’t your thing, here’s a Anti-Floral print guide to spring decorating.

Shelly

via Robeson Design

via Robeson Design

One of my favorite decorative accessories is a starburst mirror.  I love their shape and classic yet modern feel they add to a room.

The other day I was on the hunt for a budget friendly starburst mirror and found myself on Wayfair.com.  If you’ve never shopped at Wayfair before, you’ve been missing out.

 Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online resources for furniture, home furnishings and accessories, kitchen and bath decor as well as outdoor and home improvement products.  They also carry a large selection of baby and kids items and offer free shipping on purchases over $49.

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spring flowers

Only four more days until spring.  I am super excited about warmer temps and being able to spend more time outdoors.  We got a dose of spring this weekend here in Atlanta and it was heavenly.  The sun was shining, the trees are flowering and the daffodils are in full bloom. The only downside of spring’s arrival is the pollen that will be attacking us in the next couple of weeks.

Spring Decor--plants and flowers

Today I wanted to share a few easy ideas to bring a touch of spring into your home.

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Can you feel it?  

Spring is in the air!

Here’s a beautiful room with a color palette perfect for spring and three unique design ideas:

1) Add trim to the wall to create your own design statement

2)  Consider two floor lamps instead of tabletop lighting

3)  Sometimes two coffee table can be better than one

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And here’s a few links I think you’ll love…

A new twitter follower, with a great blog all about rugs!

Teamwork makes the dream work!  Great tips for supporting your fellow bloggers.

One of the cutest darn monogrammed pillows and it’s on sale!  And while you’re shopping you might want to pick up this and these. And maybe even this!

Always remember this!

I always learn something from Shark Tank!

Have you seen her new website–stunning!

This is an amazing DIY project.

Shelly