Wednesday, August 31, 2016

HomeGoods Halloween 2016

Sam and I ventured to a couple of HomeGoods 
this week to see what they had to offer 
for this Halloween.
Lots of serving pieces.

 This year they are mixing the table servewear 
in with the decorations.

Lots of skulls to be found!

 There's a turkey! very scary.

 Cool bat hanging candle lantern.
Awesome tombstone cookie jar.
Really large dragon sculpture!

 Close to life size tin scarecrow.
 More details of the dragon.
Overall, seems like a lot less Halloween 
then previous years.  
Still some very spooktacular items!
Thanks for stopping by
and happy hunting!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ahoy Matey! What's Cookin' ?

That's what's cookin'!
 Doesn't that look delicious?
 And here's the chef to serve you personally. 
He knows his lobster is the best in town.
 Actually, this is the 
"What's Cookin' " cookie jar 
from Clay Art.
He joined the Ozark collection
 last year from Ebay.
I was instantly inspired to transform the
kitchen into a summer seaside village. 
It morphed into sort of a Nantucket theme.
Although, I have a feeling he was 
intended to be more of a New Orleans 
themed cookie jar.  
It's a bit muddled, but I like the result.
HomeGoods came in handy around June,
when all their nautical gewgaws and 
gimcracks arrived.
a wooden seagull & plastic whale.
 The stained glass chicken light was replaced 
with a stained glass lighthouse light from Ebay.
This melamine "Harbour View" tray 
by Paul Brent encapsulates the perfect 
setting I'm trying to convey.  
A weathered All You Can Eat! 
Lobster sign was a perfect
 discovery from HomeGoods.
Sam found this distressed plate shelf 
at Hobby Lobby, simply to showcase the 
salad plates I found at West Elm this year.
They are the summer sea life edition 
of their "Dapper Animals" line 
designed by Artist Rachel Kozlowski.
I just love the whimsy. 
I mean who wouldn't love 
a Shark in a bikini?
But Mr. Lobster really caught my eye.
Sam doesn't share my love of the plates
but she puts up with my "vision".
I also picked up this Burton & Burton
"Nantucket" teapot by Paul Brent from Ebay.
It features a lobster on one side...
and a blue crab on the other,
with lots of colorful wood planks.
This crab shack birdhouse complimented
 the theme perfectly, so I hooked it 
from HomeGoods too.
Six years ago Mrs. Fields Cookies 
introduced this red 
"Beach House" cookie jar.
I found one on Ebay last year
and added it to the village.
Let's leave the shack and 
swim over to the tablescape.
Kind of a departure from the seaside village,
and more of a tide pool or coral reef vibe.
We find a pop of color with the beaded coral 
napkin rings on clearance from Pier 1,
along with the blue napkins with 
red-orange embroidery.
 Pier 1 melamine "Coral Reef" salad plates
really tie in all the colors on the table.
These blue rimmed stoneware dinner plates 
came from Walmart for 88¢ each!!!
The galvanized chargers where another 
clearance item from Pier 1.
For some reason galvanized steel just
says seafood shack to me.
There be lobsters here Cap'n!
See how I tied it to the theme there?
This runner is called 
"Coastal Breeze" from Wayfair.  
The nautical flatware also came from Wayfair.
They really do "Got What I Need!"
The blue rimmed glasses were sitting right 
next to the plates at Walmart for 96¢ ea.
We eyed this clam vase while
wading through HomeGoods and thought
it would make the perfect centerpiece.
This cute little siren lures sailors to their
sodium overloading doom with her salty melody . 
Found her on Amazon and knew she 
would add a little more whimsy to the table.
These delightful little Adirondack chairs are
 actually place card holders
We found them on clearance at Pier 1
along with their "Wallace the Whale" pitcher.

For a whale of a good time,
he'll be happy to spit up your favorite beverage
quick as you can say ambergris.
That concludes our voyage around the table
here on Ozark's isle.
Thanks for stopping by
and as always, happy hunting.

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