Good evening! My friend and I made our once a month visit to Home Goods the other day. I wanted a couple new dog beds for Mo, so that we don't have to carry his home beds back and forth if he stays with friends. But no. Home Goods was jam packed with other things instead---two themes Fall/ Halloween and Exotic Boho.
Seems to soon for Halloween, but I suppose retail has to cater to the autumn lovers who start putting out pumpkins the day after Fourth of July. [Like putting up one's Christmas Tree the day after Labor Day!]. Usually I don't mind, being a clothing designer I was always focused on a season either far ahead or just passed. But I love summer and try to enjoy every single day. It is hot here through early November most years.
Anyway. If you love the mercury glass pumpkins, now is the time to get a few! The lighted ones, quite large were only $12.00!
I like the tall gourds a lot, but really have so many punkins, so I said no.
Cool signs. I'd leave mine out on the deck for a few years to weather. I like the palm reader hand, the Salem one not as much as it glorifies a terrible time in our early history.
Various Halloween cute stuff, mostly [oddly] wool felt: The Jacks are a garland.
Grey Fall decor for those minimalist purists who cannot abide an orange thing in their home.
Then, Boho, which I adore.
On Instagram I follow a person who is a beachcomber in Morocco. the_sea_is_secret here and while he mostly shows his fabulous sea glass finds, he also shows foods and markets and textiles seen in Morocco. So colorful and alluring. Home Goods currently captures that look of a Moroccan bazaar, with adds of India and Indonesia mixed in:
The bolster pillows I love, recycled India textiles, kantha stitch quilting:
Lots of pouffes! poufs? [Pouffes are like cube shaped stools made of fabric, like little extra seats or stools.] The colors are so rich and amazing. Eggplant, saffron:
And subtle and textural
A few still-here Summer items. Pineapples are still in style but white. Hmmm.
These are giant seaglass bottles, thigh high/ 30" tall. For your summer wine cork collection, or beach glass and shells?
And a few darling roosters, thouh not garden stakes.
Back home, doing online shopping, I got this pair of fall sneakers in a delicious pumpkin wool. Allbirds' unusual color ways often sell out immediately. I think they will be so cute with everything. These are Pipers, a bit more support than the original Runners. scroll down for the wool sneaks. here
I've lost the knack of shopping though. Many afternoons are spent slow stitching or deadheading the zinnias. Often too cold to swim!
btw My apricot galette was just awful. The apricots were so sour, like no apricots I ever tasted. The berries were cute but seedy. The store bought and repurposed crust was delicious.
Have a good week!
gone to the beach...
*this is last year's shell art installation, made to show hope during the Covid crisis. Winter winds obscured the painted shells this second winter past but the Par Ducks lived on. Now someone has dug out some of the remaining pieces, I see my rainbow and my pumpkin there.