Pretty Eye-Candy at HomeSense

September 04, 2012

The last few weeks of summer mean things are ramping up at work, so by the time I get home I’d rather do anything than type on a computer or do anything house related. I took today off to give myself a lovely 4 day weekend to relax and to work on a long-delayed DIY project, but mother nature has conspired against me - it's rather hard to spray paint outside when it's pouring rain. Boo!

Last Friday after a long week I found myself craving something pretty so off I went to a favourite source of all things pretty – HomeSense (I actually went to two locations). I’ve promised myself I won’t purchase anything until I get a little bit more decided on the direction I want my living room to go, so this was purely a trip in search of eye candy (although there were a number of items I could have easily brought home).

It looks like white ceramic animals will continue to be popular. Here are two I spotted, and I’m honestly not sure which one I would adopt - I keep changing my mind.
White ceramic moose
Bring some Canadiana into your home with a white ceramic moose - $15
white ceramic rhinocerous
What about a white ceramic rhinoceros? (similar to the one at One House Love)
I always love the lamp section at HomeSense – there are always a few lamps I love. This trip was no different.
Blue glass lamp
Lovely blue based glass lamp - $70
Orange coral lamp
I loved this orange coral lamp. Too bad I have nowhere in my house where it would go - $50
I rather liked this little console table. I think it would be lovely in an entry way.
mirrored cabinet
Pretty with just a hint of mirror - $350
I loved these mint polka-a-dot sheets by Kate Spade. They also had them in coral which were  delightful too.
Kate Spade mint polka-dot sheets
Kate Spade mint polka-dot sheet set - $60
I liked the scale of this side table – it wasn’t too big which would allow it to be used in a smaller living room. I think I may need something similar in my living room.
black side table
Black side table. Imagine a colourful band around the top - in gold perhaps? $60
I LOVED this basket. It had a rounded shape which was lovely, and was available in several sizes. I picture it beside my couch filled with some cozy blankets, all ready for winter.
basket
This was the medium sized in this style, and was $25
Finally I thought this tufted footstool was fun. I love the bright colourful fabric and pattern.
Tufted footstool on blue ikat pattern
Colourful Ikat footstool - $100
So, would you bring home any of the items above? Do you ever just go shopping to feast your eyes on pretty things – or does that just happen in my world? What are your favourite sources of pretty things?

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7 comments

  1. Those are some great finds! I love checking into Home Goods (as it's called down here) and seeing what fun stuff they have in stock. It's always a treat!

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  2. Um, at what homesense did you find that moose? I must have it!

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  3. Hi Kayleigh,

    It was at the Leaside location.

    Michelle

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  4. love the moose! i was tempted to pick up a a few blue lamps this weekend too!

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  5. I love the moose! I would have had a hard time leaving him there, even though ceramic animals aren't really my thing.

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  6. Love that basket! I'm heading to my local HomeSense to see if they have the larger size - wish me luck! And if I hadn't just bought my daughter a polka dot duvet cover from Ikea, I would be picking up the polka-dot coral sheets for her as well. Thanks for the post!

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  7. Hi Vanessa,

    Did you have any success finding the basket?

    Michelle

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