I was in HomeGoods this past weekend looking for a large mirror for one of the many bare walls in our house. I was also looking for an interesting lamp to put on the table that the new mirror would be above. I was looking at a lamp very similar to this:
It was industrial and silver. Perfect. I unplugged it and put it in my carriage. I put it back on the shelf to first find the mirror. If the mirror I ended up getting was a different style, I’d need a different lamp (Yes, I know, I’m a fickle pickle). My thinking was, large item first then smaller accessories. Stupid. A soon as I put it back, some girl snatched it up, and put it in her cart!
I followed this poor girl and her mom around the store like Mary’s Little Lamb, hoping that she would change her mind and put it back. An hour later, I saw the mom without the lamp in her carriage! I asked her if she put it back because I NEEDED it. She nicely told me her daughter had it in her cart. Grrrrr. I didn’t sleep that night.
This part of the story is sad. I swear, I still feel like throwing myself on the ground and kicking my legs like a full blown tantrum fit for a 2-year-old. I spotted a mirror that I loved, but I wasn’t sure if it would work above the table. I searched the store to find a table that resembled my table at home. I wanted to get a better idea of what it would look like. Here’s me trying to figure it out. I need help. Seriously. It was so heavy I look like I’m going to topple over!
I was so revved up from the lamp “stalking situation”. I wasn’t sure if the mirror would “go” in my already wood heavy dining room. I strategically hid the giant mirror, just in case I went back the following day to buy it. All along I was thinking nobody would
find buy it.
I searched online for something similar to put into a moodboard. I found the exact mirror on Restoration Hardware for $395 AKA $300 more than what I would have paid at HOmeGoods. UGH! I also saw it displayed prominently on the dining room wall of Entourage’s Adrian Grenier’s house.
I made this moodboard on mydeco.com (which, by the way is the coolest site I’ve found in the past week) and decided it was perfect!
I went back a day & a half later. I searched every corner of the store. I asked the worker if he’s seen it anywhere. He told me he put it back with the mirrors because it was in a weird spot (hiding under some colorful throw blankets 😉 ). It was gone.
I’m so sad. I called every HomeGoods in the tri-state area & nobody had it. So so sad.