I feel terribly sorry for anyone who doesn't live within a reasonable driving distance of this magical place. With so much decorating goodness to behold, it can almost be overwhelming. I admit, there's been more than one occasion when I've left HG and needed a good nap, a pair of Advil, or a stiff cocktail (depending on the time of day) to decompress. Because from the moment I walk through the door, I'm like a kid in an eye-candy store. I.just.can't.get.enough.
Having said that, there is one small problem with Home Goods. One has a tendency to pick up things one does not necessarily have a logical use for.
Here's an example.
I'm a sucker for anything Laura Ashley, but stamping her name on a broom and dustpan is just plain silly. Clearly, it is just an excuse to jack up the price - a gimmick to lure
On the other hand, just picture how cute I look dusting the floor with this set.
One might even say I look Domestically Blissful.
My next purchase is even more perplexing. At first glance it looks like a ruler. And kind of it is. So why was it in the kitchen gadget section of HG?
Wait for it.....
I'm begging you to ignore how dirty my oven is...
Folks with this revolutionary un-ruler I no longer live in constant fear of losing the use of my limbs by grabbing a burning hot oven rack with my bare hands. WHY has nobody invented this before???
Finally and most rationally, I was in the market for an alarm clock for my new/old nightstand. This clock had me at hello.
It may not have an alarm, but at 29" in diameter, I will no longer have to throw myself over Big Daddy in the middle of the night to see the time.
Just look at the size of her!!! AND I had reverse sticker shock when I saw the price - $25!!
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!! I've seen smaller versions on CSN and World Market for 5 times that price. I thought for sure it would tick but not tock, but I hardly cared. It was comin' home with me regardless.
Surprise! It tells the correct time and fills up a bare wall, killing two birds with one purchase.
Bought anything lately that you don't need? Don't beat yourself up - it just may become your new favorite thing!