It’s been way too long since our last window shopping adventure. Apologies that I don’t have some amazing, little known boutique to share with you. Nope. We’re back at Home Goods and Target. We definitely plan on branching out when it comes to sharing places we love to shop with you guys, but… Target and Home Goods are minutes from our house (i.e. we go there often) and they had some amazing stuff going on last time I were there. Just to be clear, we’re not paid or given anything in return by the stores for these post, not that I would be opposed to that in any way. ::coughTARGETcough:: Also, I’m not really comfortable (yet) with whipping out a big DLSR in the store, so all of these photos were taken with my cheap-y camera phone. It’s still good. Promise.
Let’s begin, shall we?
The first place I go to in Home Goods is the dishware section. I swear that they have some of the best looking plates / bowls. I also like that most of their items are handmade in places like Italy or Turkey or Portugal.
This cake stand ($14.99) immediately caught my eye. I love the pearlescent finish! If only it had been a top of some sort to go with it. I don’t understand why cake stands are sold without tops. Who wants to store their cake uncovered? Give me a cover or give me — just the whole dang cake, because we can’t leave that out overnight uncovered.
These bowls look very similar to the one I scored at Target a few years ago. I used it to hold onions and garlic near the stove in our kitchen. I love that bowl, but I can tell you at $12.99, these bowl are definitely a lot less than I paid for mine.
If these bowls had been bigger (they were the size of cereal bowls), I would have grabbed one to replace the fruit bowl I lost a few months ago. Despite the size, they’re pretty fancy looking for only $6.99, am I right?
Before leaving the dishware section, I found this gem on clearance. Again, not the right size. But the label says it’s spill proof –Yes, please!
I am dying to get one of these vintage style fans. No lie. I have gone to Home Goods multiple times just to check to see if they’re still there. I haven’t bought one yet, because we don’t have $50 for a fan in the budget right now. But even though $50 seems a little steep, I’m certain they’re worth every penny. They have a nice, heavy construction, and man, do they blow!
We already have a headboard, but if we didn’t, I would have been all over this one ($129)! The perfect neutral color, the nailhead trim… Really, it doesn’t get any better.
Heading over to Target, it was all things summer. Point in case, this great outdoor dishware. I know. I know! I’m a sucker for dishware. I love that these were plastic, thus making them outdoor and kid friendly.
The color of this beverage dispenser is puurrfect! We already have something similar to this, so it didn’t come home with me, but I definitely caressed it a few times to console myself.
Target is not shy when expressing its love for summer. “Hello, summer” indeed! These mats would look great in front of any door. I actually came home with the bicycle one, because our current one was past its prime, and I had a 20% off Cartwheel coupon. Purchase justified!
Here it is at our front door:
Obviously, these candles were pretty popular (there are so few left). The bright colors would look awesome in groups at varied heights on an outdoor table. I think the fragrances were things like ice cream and lemon dream. I don’t typically like overly sweet smelling candles, but I would still buy they just for the bright colors.
I hope you enjoyed the virtual window shopping. I always like seeing what people have in their local stores, even if it a main chain. I’m hoping to get to a few thrift stores, eventually. Have you guys found anything awesome while out and about at your favorite store? Do you have any suggestions for places to go window shopping here in Austin? Do tell!