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Monday, June 30, 2014

A good shopping day

Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe that I actually get paid to shop. Today was one of those days. I really don't enjoy shopping for myself - especially if it is for clothes or shoes ... but walking around Homegoods to pick up a few things for the upcoming weddings is just more fun than anyone should have while working.

It is not always like that ... sometimes there is not much to be found and it takes more effort. But today I hit the jackpot. 

When I style a wedding, I like to put mock gifts on the gift table to make it look pretty even before the guest arrive.  I also have a little wrapping paper addiction going on. I was able to satisfy both today. At $2.99 a roll you really can't go wrong!

I also found these napkins to use during the cocktail hour for a rustic/vintage wedding next month. $2.99 each for 20 napkins. I wasn't sure which ones I liked better so I got them both.

And they had the most amazing rugs today ... This 9x12' wool rug was on clearance for $249. It killed me to leave it hanging on the rack. 

It takes a lot of self control to not buy all the amazing things I find. Even if I don't need them I am always tempted to get them and put them in my inventory. I am usually pretty good, but today there was one piece I just couldn't resist ... 

It is neutral and just the right size. And very lightweight which is a huge plus when I am styling a wedding. I think it will make a nice seat for a sweetheart table and can work for a rustic wedding and also for one that is more elegant. 

I love the detail on it. 

And I'm going to pick this up tomorrow. I found it on Craigslist. 

Once the upholsterer gets ahold of it, it is going to be a partner for this chair. 
Not a bad shopping day I think and a good start to the week. 


Town and Country Gals said...

great scores at Homegoods! Love that store, so sad we don't have one close! When ever I'm visiting my BF in GA, we go to the one in Hilton Head which always has the best stuff!

StagerLinda said...

Love your treasures! Home Goods is like going back to the Mother Ship. That bench is fabulous.