By far, my most pinned photo on Pinterest is a Gilmore Girls sweatshirt. Unfortunately, it isn’t available via my original source, so I thought I would look for something similar. This led me to a plethora of Gilmore Girls stuff for sale on Etsy. Any of these would make amazing gifts for yourself or your Gilmore Girls obsessed friend! And if they haven’t watched the show yet, pair one of these with some DVDs! Now on to my faves!
I have always been a Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls shopper from way back. I am always surprised when I talk to someone who has never been in one. I feel like I always see something I can’t find normally at mine. I know some people don’t like the search, but that’s the part I love. You never know what is right around the corner. This is not a sponsored post by the way, they have no idea who I am and all opinions are mine, I just love to shop at these stores!
I popped into Home Goods this weekend to see what they had out in the way of Christmas decorations and I was not surprised. They had a ton of unusual items and I seriously saw something down every aisle, not to mention gifts galore. I ended up buying a silver wreath and when I got home my husband pulled out a nearly identical wreath I bought last year. D’oh! Apparently I really liked it!
Example one, this amazing Advent calendar. It was about 5 feet tall with wicker baskets for each day. I do think you could DIY something really similar for the price. I think it was about $129ish. I don’t have a use for it, but thought it was a cool décor piece for the season. You can see the aisles upon aisles of Christmas stuff in the background.
This fancy floral garland was beautiful in person. I don’t think the photo does it justice. The flowers were made of a fuzzy material and were really lux looking. I am a little sad I didn’t buy this one now that I look at it again. Again, you probably could DIY this and make the flowers to add to a pre-light garland. I believe it was $24.99. Making it yourself would allow you to use your personal décor colors, but I love the gray and silver tones.
This is another piece that was amazing in person. It was ice covered faux coral and driftwood. It was super heavy though and I know it wouldn’t have stayed on my front door. I pretty much live in a wind tunnel, so I have to be careful what I put on the door doesn’t become a weapon! I love that you could keep this up all winter. It’s so dreary once the Christmas stuff comes down, so I like a wreath you can keep up for all of winter.
I started seeing driftwood Christmas items a couple years ago, and was sort of over it, but I have to say I am in love with these angel wings. They were $24.99. Unfortunately, I didn’t have anywhere to put these or I would have snatched them up for sure! I may have to see if they still have these when I take my wreath back!
I didn’t take many photos of the gift items since I bought some of them and didn’t want the recipients to see them on the blog. One I didn’t buy but may go back for are these Jonathan Adler throws. Actually, there were tons of throws I wanted to buy for gifts.
Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Do you check out Home Goods, TJ Maxx and Marshalls ? What have your finds been? Tell me about it in the comments!
I am a complete and utter Pinterest addict. I pin late into the night and most likely need a 12-step program to recover, but it relaxes me. I think it is equivalent to what gamers do, though most gamers would probably freak at that comparison. It’s just my way of getting into a zen mode. If you haven’t followed my Pinterest boards yet, please do! I have a Pinterest button on my sidebar. I thought it might be interesting to see what I am pinning lately, since my pins will most likely fuel my next Pinterest experiment!
I have a giant wall in my living room that I haven’t ever been able to find the right piece for and thought a gallery wall might be a good solution. My sister started me off with a set of frames and I have been adding to the pile ever since. I have a major phobia of hanging things on the wall for fear of hating them and wanting to change them which then involves, filling the holes, touch ups, etc. I am trying to convince myself it isn’t the end of the world and just do it. To help with my phobia, I have been pinning some fantastic gallery walls featuring photos, typography and various found objects. Here’s some of my faves!
I love how symmetrical the gallery above is and how all the photos appear to be close up portraits.
I do not know the source of the above photo but found it on Pinterest, if you know the source, please let me know, so I can credit them. I love the idea of using shelves allowing you to easily switch out photos and frames without the need to drill holes. I also like the mix of color and black and white photos and frames.
The above example is from Pottery Barn. Again, great use of shelves to display photos. I am leaning towards black and white photos with black frames, but could be persuaded to have a few color photos thrown in. Ugh! It’s so hard to decide! Way too many choices!! Check out my Pinterest Photo Galleries board for more ideas.
Do you have a gallery wall? Is it something you think you would like to have in your home?