I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! As for my weekend, it consisted of the usual Easter activities in addition to a little shopping with a friend, getting a much needed haircut, finishing up reading The Hunger Games (oh em gee!), and cooking a big dinner for the fam. All in all, it was a great relaxing weekend!
By the way, off the subject of today’s post but have you read The Hunger Games yet? I just finished last night and I downloaded Catching Fire faster than a a speeding
bullet arrow. The only thing is that I now have an urge to learn how to use a bow and arrow and change Bentley’s name to Peeta. I don’t think he’ll mind. Okay, moving on…
During my weekend shopping excursion, we stopped by World Market. This isn’t a place I typically go in on a regular basis like Home Goods or Target – which is more like an every-other-day-basis! But I came across so many awesome pieces, that I’m definitely going to make it a point to stop in more often. That may prove to be a good or bad thing – depending on if you’re name is Greg. Ha! Lucky for Greg, I ended up bringing home only two things, but here are a few things that caught my eye:
The very first thing to grab my attention when we walked in were these dining chairs ($219.98 for 2). I love the simple rustic design with the combination of the nailhead detailing.
I’m not necessarily a “cupcake lover” but I really like this sign ($79.99). The colors are fun, it’s distressed, and big enough to make a statement. If any of you love cupcakes and have a place for this in your house, please buy it so I can live vicariously through you. Thanks.
I also like this Antiques sign (on sale for $39.99!). It actually gave me some inspiration for a project I have up my sleeve for down the road.
Speaking of projects, I’ve never sewn a thing in my life, but I imagine this shower curtain ($29.99) would make a few great throw pillows. The coral looks like a close match to the chair in my office so I ended up buying one for such a project down the road – now I just have to get the courage to sew!
As I’ve mentioned a few times lately – I’m currently obsessed with reclaimed wood furniture. So this Youkoso Coffee Table ($449) tucked away in the corner had me at hello. Even though it’s not technically “reclaimed wood” (I don’t think!), the rustic look with the huge rivetts are the best of both rustic and industrial styles.
Going a long with the whole rustic meets industrial vibe, I love their Aiden table collection ($289 for the coffee table, $289.99 for the console table, $259 for the etagere). By the way, you could make a great entertainment system with the console table, and a etagere on either side.
This loveseat ($449.99) is definitely one of those if-we-had-a-place-for items that would be in our house right now. Even though it’s clearly Victorian-inspired, the mix-matched buttons give it a whimsy/Anthropologie/modern look. And it’s called “Cute as a Button” – haha!
Ya’ll know how I love me some mercury glass. This salad serve set ($19.95) is surprisingly heavy and definitely worth the $19.95 price tag.
Aren’t these graphic tea towels fun? Coming in at just $9.98 for a set of 2, they’d be a great way to add some color to a kitchen. I particularly like the blue, green, and grellow one.
I was really impressed with their lighting section. Some of the fixtures are very Anthropolgie-esque but a fraction of the price – like this pendant for only $69.99. I love the blue peaking through the underside and I bet the inricate design makes a really cool shadow on the wall.
In the back of the store is a huge, glorified International food section. They have everything from Pocky to Vegemite (which I tried when I went Australia when I was 17. Not a fan!). We ended up picking up some hard-to-find shortbread cookies for Greg. He had them in Scotland and World Market is the first place we’ve been able to find them. He was a happy camper. They also had a big selection of nostalgic foods and drinks with cool vintage-inspired packaging. This section along with their large selection of baskets – it’s the perfect place to put together a gift basket.
On our way out, I spotted these barstools ($109 each). I kept going back and forth wondering if they were a good fit for our peninsula. Even though they are really cool, industrial and the perfect height (they twist from counter to bar height), we decided we want something with a back – not only for comfort but to add some visual separation from the living room to the kitchen.
With shower curtain and Scottish shortbread cookies in hand, that about wraps up my weekend World Market trip. Any favorite pieces? Are you a World Market fan too? Come across any good finds lately? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment!
I got too excited and forgot to take a photo of the outside of the store, so the first image is from here.