Monday, March 4, 2013

What would Ms. Wearstler think?

 
When you live in the middle of Connecticut, something as simple as the opening of another new Home Goods store can be pretty big stuff.

So, when the new one opened last Sunday, you bet your bottom dollar that I fought the traffic and crowds to get there by 8am to try to see what type of killer inventory was on hand.

Courtesy Kelly Grant Biskupiak
My first mistake was bringing my entire family to the event.  They weren't feelin it quite like I was and after 5 minutes, they'd retreated to the SUV to watch repeats of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and text me incessantly every 10 seconds to see what was taking me so long. 

Needlesstosay, trip 1 to the store scored me 2 mirrors that I bought on a whim because I felt caught up in the frenzy and compelled to stand in the line that wrapped around the store just so I could say I was one of "the first".  Sorta like the bragging rights I earned when our new CVS opened up with a drive through pharmacy and we were literally THE FIRST family to go through!    (I still pray they've forgotten by now that EG asked if he could stick his butt out the window and get a flu shot "to go"). 

 
Introducing, my finds from my second trip to the store that same day (sans family)...

I scored these Geometric Lamps with Black Shades for $39,99 each. 
I see great potential for these babies.  They immediately reminded me of Kelly Wearstler .
I am thinking I may repaint the silver to a gold leaf instead (so they look sort of brass). 
I also plan to use them in our guest bedroom where I want to make the room navy, in which case, I would recover the shades in a dark navy.    Or...I may keep them exactly as they are.  I just love them as is. 



I have them sitting in our mudroom right now and I like how the black shades pop against the Chinoiserie paper in there.  For a split second, I thought about finding a nice black lacquer console table and putting it in there along a vacant wall and putting the lamps in there.    But that's sort of random for a mudroom.  Still, I'm trying to think outside of the box and do things that are unexpected and not necessarily predictable (as long as I can justify that I could use the space). 

More to come on my plans for these lamps....

xoxoo Heather | Vivid Hue Home

13 comments:

Karen Albert said...

Love your lamp score Heather! Come and visit when you have a moment.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

StagerLinda said...

Thanks for the belly laugh over the flu shot to go. Love those lamps As Is--hope you can find a place to use them without the changes. They are great!

Smooch said...

score. Homegoods is right in my vicinity and I haven't even been yet (covers face with shame).

Jennifer Essex said...

Just read your blog for the first time! Love your "about me" section...hilarious!!!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

WAhoo!!! Totally worth the long lines I say. I love the lamps. And the drive thru flu shot - hilarious. :)

whitley hamlin said...

SCORE! Those lamps are so awesome. KW would most def love them, especially after all that creative you are going to put on them. Congrats on the awesome find!
Whitley
www.thequeencitystyle.com

designchic said...

Love your lamps - great find at Home Goods!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

What a great find. The lamps are stunning! I am like you. I see pieces in a room (that wasn't planned), see how great they look, and then rearrange the entire house ......to make it work. It's a disease!

The Governors Daughter said...

I do love anything drive thru! a flu shot- ugh- but to go! why of course:)

I agree, those lamps look really fantastic up against the wall paper.

My Crafty Home Life said...

I love these. All it takes is one bad experience of family shopping, to never do that again. So glad you went back.

James Curtis said...

Your lamps are elegant; they will add a new look to any room.

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Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Great lamps....gotta love HomeGoods!

Nancy said...

Oh boy, now you'll be a HG stalker like me! I just went there today for my weekly peek. Those lamps are fabulous Heather!
xo Nancy
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