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.
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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  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!

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

  3. Hi Kayleigh,

    It was at the Leaside location.


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

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

  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!

  7. Hi Vanessa,

    Did you have any success finding the basket?



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