I've been shopping for the new house!

September 27, 2017

Hey hey! Hope your week has gone great -- I'm pumped because our house is moving along at a quick pace. It should be pretty much done (except for touch ups and cleaning) by the end of this week. We got sod the other day -- never in my life has GRASS been so exciting.

Our move in date seemed so far away a couple weeks ago and now it feels like it's coming so fast. We have quite a few things to get before we move in -- a fridge is one (I have decided on one and will share it with you soon) and some mirrors in our bathrooms. I took most of them off the list because I knew I could get them for less.

I've been really good about not spending much on the new house (we really aren't going to need much new furniture) because I want to see how our old stuff will fit in first. But I have picked up a few things over the past few weeks -- mostly because they've been really great deals! I thought I would share what I've been shopping for because shopping through other people is always fun for me. ;)

I'm looking forward to my new office -- in the last house I finished up our loft office/craft space last year and we loved working up there. Often my hubby and I would work together on either side of our big table and I will miss that. We each have our own spaces in the new house so I knew I'd need a desk. So much in our old house was built in...that's the downside of doing so much DIY! 😂

I've had my eye on the Campaign Desk from World Market for years, I've always loved the look of it:
Campaign desk World Market

It's nice and long but still plenty wide. I got it on sale and then got another five percent off for picking it up at our local store. It's currently in a friend's garage -- we legit have our stuff spread out all over the city. 😳 

I have never shopped Magnolia Market online (at least I don't think so?) but I thought these Bunsen vases were CUTE: 
Magnolia Bunsen vases

They're a little smaller than I thought they'd be but I just love them! I can see them lined up on a table, on a nightstand or bathroom vanity. They were out of stock when I found them so I entered my email to get notified when they came back in -- it was less than a week later and I snatched them up!

These are the Jordy jugs from Magnolia and I got all three: 
Magnolia Jordy ceramic jugs

The colors are so me, so I think they'll work just about anywhere. Love them!

I was in Target a couple weeks ago snooping around the outdoor clearance and found two great deals on outdoor lanterns. I've shown you before how you can easily use their outdoor decor inside and that's just what I'll do with these. I got two sizes of this brass lantern

brass lantern Target

They're not showing at the clearance price online but I got them for six and seven bucks I believe? If you like them call your local store and see if they're on sale! 

And this lantern with the leather strap was on clearance for $6 too: 

glass candleholder with leather strap
This photo doesn't do that one justice but the strap on it is too cool. I love having lanterns on tables, bookcases and/or coffee tables. You can't go wrong, especially at that price! 

I was so sad to leave the brass men and women signs on our powder room door in the old house: 
White walls and trim, black door

Our doors weren't solid and I knew I wouldn't be able to patch up the holes well. I was bummed. I found them at this local shop years ago so we stopped by the other day on a whim. I couldn't believe it but they had a set in stock! They will go up on the new powder room door right away. :) 

I was browsing on Walmart's site for something the other day and these votive holders popped up. I LOVE the black and brass/copper look they have going on: 
black and brass candle holders
I hope I love them in person as much as I do online! I bet they'll be really pretty with the candlelight. They didn't have measurements so they could been minuscule, ha! Crossing my fingers. They were $30 for the set of four. (You can search Benzara votive holder on their site to find them.) 

And finally, I grabbed this semi-flush light for our son's room: 
semi flush mount bronze joss and main

We had overhead lights installed in the bedrooms, unlike our old house. I'm SO looking forward to having more light in his room! It's the little things! We looked all over for a light he liked and settled on one from Lowe's, but I ended up taking it back and got this for less than half the price. It will allow for plenty of light and will go with whatever we do in there -- love it! 

There you go! It's been so fun to imagine how these items will look in the new house. Just can hardly, barely wait. Have you found any good deals lately? Anything good on clearance at Target? 

I really need to update you on the new house! SO much has happened since the last update, I can't wait to share how all of the details have come together! It's hard for me to get in and take pics with workers there (NOT complaining!), but I will make it happen. 

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  1. Such an exciting time! I love shopping for the home but shopping for a new home, even better!

  2. You picked up some great finds! Will have to check out our Target's clearance section. And, so happy you found the signs for your bathroom door. It's nice to bring some of your favorite touches into your new home to make it feel more like home right away.

  3. I love all your choices! Your big, open living space may ask you for much bigger accessory items. When I moved from an 8 foot ceiling house to a 10 foot ceiling house, I eventually purged all the things that used to be appealing in the old space that were just dinky in the new space.

  4. Bub's light is great! And the price! I was tempted, but the rooms that are getting new lights here are getting a fan combo.
    This is so fun and exciting! I love following along! Chrissy


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