Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lunch Break Loot

I have a dangerous situation at work: 1) I am one of the few pharmacists in the profession who gets a true lunch break some days; 2) I am walking distance to Marshall's, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, and World Market.  The combination can be lethal... to my budget.

Two days this week I huffed it over to Marshall's and Home Goods and found lots of treasures.

I found one of these platters at Marshall's and one at Home Goods not realizing they matched.  I must be consistent.  Altogether, they were around $15 and will be nice to anchor a collection of plates on a wall.


Such a nice detail.


I also found these two salad plates on clearance for $2 each...


the edge is very similar the pattern of the ironstone set we have.


These sweet little plates will also look nice alongside the platters hanging on a wall...


I'm in love with the little pearl detail around the rim.


Seen under the plates is a set of four farmhouse-style placemats for $12.99...


Somehow in three moves this year, I can't manage to find most of our dish towels, but these will be nice replacements.


They're also absorbent.  We're picky about our dishtowels, evidently.


This sweet basket is going to be ideal for bathroom storage, which at $7, was a deal compared to its antique lookalikes.


This basket also called to me.  I've been looking for some way to store extra towels in the half-bath, and this basket fits under the desk-turned vanity nicely.



The vanity in that bathroom may or may not have a sealed top, so I've been looking for something to keep water and stray soap off the wood...


This little slab of marble (which beckoned me with its resemblance to soapstone) is perfect under the soap dispenser to preserve the wood.

I found this camel- colored linen down-filled Ralph Lauren pillow for $17 and thought it would be perfect for a chair in the den...



In fact, I liked it so much, I bought the same pillow  in a lighter color for the master bedroom.



I'm going relatively monochromatic in the master right now, and this pillow works nicely with the bedside lamps (a wedding gift)...


... and the throw at the foot of the bed.


Lastly, after much searching for a neutral shower curtain for the basement bathroom, I stumbled upon this one...


for $8.50!  I like that it's fabric... and that it was cheap. (Never mind that the brand was Tommy Bahama. Weird.)

These stores are great to peruse every once in a while because they change out merchandise frequently.  The quality is always higher than the price lets on.

I'll post pictures once all these pieces have found a home.
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