You guys, something happened last weekend.
I fell in love.
It was love at first sight.
It was like a fairy tale.
It was like fireworks and trumpets and sparkly eyes.
I went to Home Goods for the first time ever.
Oh. My. Goodness.
Have you ever been to a HomeGoods before???
If you have, you totally know what I mean.
As I walked through the sliding doors and saw tables and shelves of gorgeousness, I was pretty sure I died and went to Heaven.
And the prices are AMAZING!
I’ve been wanting a white cake stand for a while but I haven’t been able to find one I like that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Until I went to HomeGoods.
They literally had 12 different white cake stands.
So I came home with one (and a bunch of other things) and started brainstorming what to do with it.
I tried grouping three little potted succulents on it as a bright and springy display.
It looked super cute.
Until Anakin decided they were there for his chewing pleasure.
Then I tested it as a pedestal for serving wine.
How cute would this be for a romantic dinner at home?
I also tried it as a filler on a shelf to give a stack of books some extra height.
The crispy white really gives the dark wood and old books a nice contrast.
I just got a new shipment of products for the Market and this utensil caddy looked so pretty on the stand.
I tested out a mini dish buffet and I have to say I’m loving the napkins in the dessert cloche!
That table runner came from HomeGoods, too.
Seriously, their prices are unreal.
Of all the ways I tested the stand, this one really takes the cake.
Cheesy pun (totally) intended.
That’s for you, Brad. Because you’re the king of puns.
The dish makes the perfect home for soaps and bath salts.
And speaking of bath salts, that stuff in the glass cup is pretty stinkin’ awesome.
I saw it in a restaurant bathroom in Pigeon Forge, TN.
They didn’t have soap, only this scrub.
It made my hands so soft and smells delicious.
At the risk of looking like a crazy person, I asked our server where I could get some.
Turned out, they sold it there!
Lucky for me, there’s a website on the jar for reorders. You can check it out here.
No post would be complete without an Anakin photobomb.
He’s such a ham…
Whoa, way off topic.
Anyway, in conclusion, HomeGoods is the best store ever, cake stands are super versatile, and restaurants have the best body polish.
So I’d like to know about your first time at HomeGoods.
Or what you use your cake stands for.
Or the weirdest thing you’ve ever bought from a restaurant.
Or what you had for breakfast.
Because we’re friends. And friends have the most random conversations.
I mostly use my cake stands as risers for decor.
Brad Gandy says
That’s a great choice, Pamela! Thanks for sharing that extra tip.
Where did you get the cute little birds from?
Lela Burris says
Hi Nikki, I got them from a little street market in Charleston SC on my honeymoon.
food display units Queensland says
Cake stands can be used in a lot of things not just cakes. You can use it to display things in the kitchen that you want.
Did you get the scrub from The Alamo in Pigeon Forge, TN. I have some from there
And it’s wonderful!
Lela Burris says
I did! One trip into the bathroom to wash my hands and I knew I had to have it! The Isle Of Luxe website has a bunch of other scents and products that I stock up on every year. So funny that you knew where I found it!
I collect cake plates. Any ways you can suggest to use them can help. I have 8. All bought thrift stores- hard to find!
Lela Burris says
They are definitely hard to find at thrift stores, but that’s the way to go for sure! I bet you’ve collected some really great ones so far!
I just found 5 more clear glass cake plates at antique store going it of business! None nicked & high pedestals- I now have about a dozen! I’m going to loan one to my church for their seasonal displays. Can’t wait to see what they come up w/!
Lela Burris says
Wow, that’s great! I bet the clear ones are beautiful! I’ll have to keep my eye out for one of those.
Cheryl Tieszen says
I love that you included the imperfect pics of your cat. It made me chuckle.
Went thru the chart on home styles and I’m afraid mine is absent. We live in a basic 1000 sq ft bungalow that has no redeeming architectural interest. I am trying to decorate with cottage style.
It has the basic big living room window on the right, narrow front door above a basic concrete step, then 2 bedroom windows to the left… and that’s it… no gables, no porch.
I’d send a pic if I could figure out how to attach one here. But I’m sure you can imagine without much effort.
Cheryl in Saskatchewan, Canada, eh?
Hi Cheryl! A lot of homes tend to be a combination of styles, and most newer homes don’t fit one specific style. I think if your home has no architectural character and you like cottage style, then you basically have a blank slate to create that cottage look! ???? To get the look without having a porch, maybe some shutters and window boxes? That would be a great way to start and it wouldn’t cost much if you built them yourself. If you’re interested in a design plan, I’d love to work with you on an exterior update project.
I thought the feline was another way to decorate the cake stand, LOL! Great post!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
Creative uses for cake stands! Love them all and LOVE Home Goods too!
Thank you so much Wendi!
Wow – I never knew until right now that I needed another cake stand in my life. & since you’ve given me a bunch of ideas on how to use it for things besides cake, maybe I will spring for one!
Thanks Gina, I say go for it! I can’t wait to see how you use your new one!
I love Home Goods also. And I have been to the restaurant in Pigeon Forge that has the scrub.
Makes your hands so soft and smells good too!
Oh Margaret, please tell me you had a steak from there. They season them so well!
Sandra gandy says
I love your post. I so, want to go to a home goods . love the pics of baby boy. he’s so precious?