Sunday, June 12, 2011

Welcome, HomeGoods, to the Upper West Side!

We're so happy you're here!

When I was growing up one of my favorite day dreams was that I could go to the toy department at G. Fox & and Company, the nicest department store in Hartford, and pick out anything I wanted. Anything! We weren't wealthy -- far from it -- but I wasn't deprived either. But there were lots of things in the toy department -- the entire 11th floor of a big store -- that just weren't on my parent's list for my birthday gifts. I might have chosen an elaborate wooden doll house or one of the Madame Alexander dolls I loved looking at. 

I haven't thought of that memory in years but it came back to me after a fabulous shopping spree at HomeGoods on Saturday morning a week ago. A branch of one of my favorite stores opened several weeks ago across the street from my local Michaels. Thanks to one of the nicest bloggers anywhere, Pat of Mille Fiori Favoriti, I was part of a promotion from BlogHer and HomeGoods.  It was my shopping fantasy grown up and come true. 

What a treasure trove! I'd been thinking about what I would choose and was pretty sure it would be new bathroom hand towels, but it was a tough choice. 

There was a wonderful assortment of serving pieces...

Sophisticated black and white dishes...

And adorable baby things. I did fall in love with a sweet pink teddy bear and I took her home for baby Gabriella, who is due in September. 

I did find my towels and picked out two pair. They are on the bottom shelf on the right and go with the green in my bathroom. 

The best part of the day was meeting Pat and her terrific family. If you are not a reader of Pat's blog, I encourage you to stop over and say hello. 

It's not often I have the chance to live out a childhood fantasy and meet a great blog buddy! Hope you all had fun this weekend and have a good week ahead. 


Barbara F. said...

I think it is great when you can live out a childhood fantasy! What a store that HG is. Wish I could have been there with you guys.

Anonymous said...

I love HomeGoods - what a fantastic shopping spree and wonderful to meet up with a blog friend. Love the towels and how sweet to have a pink teddy ready for the sweet little one. Have a wonderful afternoon.

Country Dreaming said...

How exciting for you! Shopping AND meeting a blog friend!
I bet you were in heaven.
It is always fun to meet blog friends!!!

Glad you had a fun time.


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thanks for posting this, Buttercup, and for finding a good photo of me to!

I'm sorry about the snafu from Blogger with this going back to the original date you posted it. I'm not sure if you can change it.

Please let your readers know that BlogHer and HomeGoods are giving a chance to win a $100 HomeGoods gift card to anyone who leaves a comment on my review blog post here:

Thanks so much! I loved meeting you!

Hugs, Pat