Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mojo

I thought I had lost my shopping/treasure-hunting mojo, which in turn affects my blogging mojo. But sometimes it just needs a kick-start. You see, my estate sale/thrift-store/Craigslist-hunting forays have been turning up absolutely nothing. Nada. Dejected and sad, I didn't feel much like blogging. Ridiculous, I know. But, today, during a quick trip to Homegoods, I grabbed a little (well, not technically small) vase that was actually very heavy and my faith was restored. Here it is . . .
Yes, it's got some large chips (on the backside out of view), but the Homegoods people were nice enough to discount it for me. This is an Instagram photo from my phone, and while the color is not spot on, it's pretty close. I think it will add a nice jolt of emerald green somewhere (I haven't decided where it will live yet). It's currently hanging out on my mantel. It reminded me of a vase that Hillary Thomas used in a home featured in Lonny last year . . . 

Boom, mojo restored for $15. Not a bad deal. Plus, there are more estate sales starting tomorrow so there's always hope for future treasures. And, I've got a new client meeting tomorrow which always gets my creative juices flowing. Oh, and there are a couple of home projects I will hopefully be sharing in the near future, so stay tuned!

10 comments:

Emily | Recently said...

Amazing find! Yes, I love it when something comes along that instantly jolts me out of a funk. Craigslist is crappy all the time here, so I have to rely on local shops, Etsy or Ebay to get me through!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I found some stuff on Craigslist I'm considering but nothing I must buy now. I will say I do love the green on the vase. It's pretty cool!

Melissa Crochet @ The Insane Domain said...

We are going to find soooooo many things tomorrow!

Heather said...

That vase is ah-maz-ing. Can't believe you got it for $15! Thrifting/junking/estate sale-ing here has been great lately here in Indianapolis; I think everyone is clearing out their homes for spring.

nkp said...

Awesome. Glad you found something to kick-start your mojo. I was going into withdrawals. Trust me, not pretty.

xx-n.

jaimie michelle said...

First of all, I. LOVE. HOMEGOODS.

This is an amazing find, and I love that you picked it up, because I would have seen it and not known what to do with it! Maybe next time I'll be inspired to pick it up!

Jaimie
www.jaimiehart.blogspot.com

Erin said...

I feel like I need to go vase shopping at your house...

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Love your vase, Kathy - and as luck would have it, I've scored a few thrift goodies this past week. You really have to be out there looking all the time! Happy Mother's DAy!

mb said...

Oh Kathy, I love your find. Have you thought to make it into a lamp with a shiny black drum shade?
Marybeth

Kim said...

Oh, Homegoods, how I love thee. The shopping in my neck of the woods is pretty pathetic. If it weren't for Homegoods I'd definitely have to move.

COOL vase! I love how it's styled in your inspiration picture.