Scoring A Weekender Bag

In honor of Superbowl Sunday, I want to talk about a recent score of my own.

I spied this beauty at Homegoods a few weeks before Christmas. She was heavily discounted at $269.99, but I still had a few gifts left on my list, and decided it wasn’t a good time to buy.

img_1750I left, but kept thinking about her. She was the perfect rich evergreen color, she looked luxurious, and most important, she was the perfect size for the weekend. I’m fortunate to have several lovely traveling bags to hold my clothes while I’m jet setting. But they were a little too big for a quick overnight.

Fast forward to December 26. My mom and I did our annual shopping trip to the outlets, and on the way home, I decided to stop at Homegoods “just to see” if she was still there. I visualized seeing her, picking her up, and using her for weekend trips, and then…it happened.img_1907There she was! The LAST one on the shelf. I picked her up, clutched her close, and checked out immediately, using a few gift cards I’ve had for ages, just waiting to be used on the perfect gift. By the time they were totaled up, all I owed was $99.00

TOUCHDOWN!

Here’s the details-Terrida brand, Giorgione collection in Green.

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Window Shopping: Part 2

In the second part of this series, I visited HomeGoods in Collegeville, PA. This place had tons of good stuff too. Have a look!

These pretty blue chairs would look so perfect at my dining table, against my blue curtains!image-5

I just have to ask, “Where are those fabulous things from? Restoration Hardware or HomeGoods??” These linen, nailhead, and rope treats would be the perfect affordable pieces for an expensive look.

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2 rope mirror photos in one!

image-4This headboard!!! *swoon!*

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Speaking of headboards, this capiz shell “art” would be perfect behind a twin bed.

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These global inspired pieces are so eclectic. I couldn’t help but imagine a fun, bright, quirky space where these things could live together!

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And one more global piece that would be perfect with the cafe set from Part 1!

image-13It’s hard to see, but it’s a GIANT Eiffel Tower. I don’t really like it (maybe for a little girl’s room), but it was so outrageous, I had to post it.

And I had to post this too, in keeping with the outrageous/hideous theme…image-7

How are they even allowed to sell NEW stuff like this?! It should be a crime.

To end things on a good note, check out these trays. This first one is acrylic. And the red velvety coral is so fun!

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But THIS. This marble and gold tray was so pretty. AND it was $19.99. What?! image-10So, you know what happened…

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Window Shopping: Part 1

You KNOW I can’t help myself when it comes to lusting after beautiful things. I mean, that’s what I’m made to do. So, in true Huntress fashion, I spied some beauties while on a HomeGoods run for work. I snapped a few photos specifically to share with you. This will be a 3 part series, since there was so much goodness to share! #homegoodshappy

First up, these 2 fabulous “trunk” dressers. This travel theme seems so collected, like it was picked up on several trips abroad…*sigh* The lower one is actually red, even though it’s coming up pink (I’d prefer it in pink, obviously!)

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Next, animal inspired decor. These hide and antler treasures are just enough “rustic raw” to tone down a really girly glam space.

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These desks were so clean-lined. They reminded me of something that West Elm would be selling…Look for Less! See how the first one has a built-in shelving system? It looks like it should be outdoors.

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Since the summertime always connotes BBQs and laid-back festivities, I thought this extra large American flag was the perfect summer accent.

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This wooden wall art looked like it would be the perfect piece to repurpose as a summer headboard!

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And now, for some patterns. This random ikat-esque floral chair was calling out to me. Like so “grandma”, that it could pass as modern. You know what I mean, right? Just for use in one corner of an eclectic room.

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This patterned mirror was so earthy with that punchy teal. How perfectly unexpected!

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And this little bistro set was so Frenchy with that woven aqua and creamy white pattern. I want to go to Paris!

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These glam urchin accents and gold table with stone top looked like the perfect exclamation points for anyone’s home!

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And these final gems had a wonderful natural quality that reminds me of the beach 🙂

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All of these pretties were found at St. David’s HomeGoods in Radnor, PA.

On The Hunt: Treasures Revealed!

The Huntress-On The Hunt

To satiate your curiosity about what was in my bags in this post, then scroll through 🙂

I thought you might like to see a panoramic photo of everything laid out…

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And here are a few of my favorite pieces:

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Lace Rhino Head

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Flock of Birds Wall Art

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Agate Jewelry Box

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Mother of Pearl Lined Wood Bowl

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Wood Side Table with Embedded Ash

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Acrylic Crystals

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Wooden Shoe Molds

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Large Hydrangea

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Gold Ram Skull Lamp

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Mother of Pearl and Acrylic Lamps

And here are what some of the treasures look like once they were inside of the apartments 🙂

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Some for You, Some for Me…

I had a HUGE shopping trip for work this week:

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Yep, 7 carts. And that was only 1/2 of the stuff! 🙂 #homegoodshappy

That meant that I came in contact with lots and lots and lots of beautiful things. So, the obvious outcome was that I got a few little gems for myself 🙂

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I spied this acid-wash wonder as I was looking in the mirror trying on something else. She peeked out from behind me, I spun around and quickly promised myself if it was $20 or less, she would be mine. Well, feast your eyes:

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Yes, that’s how my mind works on an unintentional shopping trip…this is why I am dangerous 🙂

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I’ve always loved pigs since I was little, so this sweet gold rimmed jewelry dish (for $4.99) was the perfect grown-up homage to my childhood love.

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I’m so glad I can benefit from Jessica Simpson making the switch from music to shoes. These have satisfied my craving for *mildly* comfortable open-toed booties in a neutral color.

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And finally, this hopeful message in gold text ($16.99) just made me smile. I really feel like it’s true for me, lately 🙂 I’m really glad I took this photo when I was looking super glamorous in the reflection…

Side Note: It took me over an hour for all of my carts to be rung up, so when they got down to the last few items, I was so ready to get out of there. Anyway, there was a mirror without a visible price. While the clerk and I both searched for a tag, I half-joked that I would pay $75 for it (I estimate they would have charged $124.99). And you know what, the guy made me a tag for $75.99! Ha! Seriously, ask and you shall receive!