Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Opening Day

Well, the big buzz last week in West Michigan was the opening of the new Home Goods store in Grand Rapids!

 I wasn't there on opening day, but I did have to drive over with my friend Kelli last week for a peek at what they had to offer. I could tell that some of you Chumps had beat me to the punch.  The shelves were picked over and pilfered through but I still managed to find a $40 lamp I love for my living room and a set of white coffee mugs (which I actually ended up returning 'cause I found bigger ones at World Market). 

The prices were incredible! We ended up drooling over a few pieces and as usual I thought of you Chumps as I walked through and snapped some pics of things I thought you'd like too! 
Here's a sampling of some of my faves:

Butcher Block Island that I could have incorporated in my own kitchen design last month.
A day late and a dollar short. 

Airplane print (in triplet) for a little boy's room

I'm a little biased with signs. I prefer the handmade variety, :) but this one I thought was great-style and saying.

Super long metal console/side table.
Need an urban space to pull this look off, but I thought it was unique.

Kelli and I both liked this one. Would be cute in a cottage kitchen.

Nautical vibe without being over-the-top nautical. :)

Weathered narrow console table. Great piece for an entry or large foyer.

LOVED these over-sized rustic framed mirrors
I'm always on the hunt for unique clocks for you Chumps.
This is seriously one of the largest mirrors I've ever seen. Which one of you Chumps has a spot for this in your foyer? Sorry, I should've had Kelli stand in front of it for you to get perspective. It was taller than I am, (which doesn't take much I know) but it was BIG!

And what do you Chumps think about my new wing back? I don't know, somehow I just don't know if the scale is right.  Wink Wink.
Kelli and I both agreed that we were a little disappointed by the lack of selection and small accessories. 

 Knowing that the TJ Maxx and Home Goods were now combined there, we expected to 'get the gimmies' and get 'em good, but we walked away with wallets still full and a sense of relief that we weren't tempted to buy half the store. 

We hadn't quite gotten our shopping fix so we headed to World Market in Grandville on our way back to Zeeland. 
More stuff from the "Stuff Mart":
 Rustic Wood and Metal Desk
All in all, a fun morning of browsing.  Let me know if I can offer you a fresh eye and new perspective this spring as you de-clutter,replace outdated furnishings, update with new ones, spring clean and edit your living spaces for a new season. I'm anxious to and lighten and brighten my interior spaces as well. It's just that time of year, isn't it?  Remember a little change goes a long way.
I'm here if you need me. (Actually, I'll be in Florida if you need me, but I'll be back soon and then I'm all yours)! 


Barb said...

Hey - I went into Not So Shabby today for the first time. Cute things. Saw your both and got your blog address. Cute blog, nice ideas, but what's with the "Chump"? Read through quite a few older posts. Again, like your style and your blog but...can't handle the chump. Just saying.
For whatever it's worth.

The Changing Room said...

Hi Barb. Sorry if the "chump" offended you. You'd have to scroll further back to get the scoop. Thanks for your honesty and your nice comments about my booth. Looking at your blog name, I would think you can appreciate me just babblin'! :)

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