Thursday, September 11, 2008

What's In A Name?

Okay, this California girl is going to admit something, I had never been to Hobby Lobby before today, and I cannot believe what I have been missing. I could have stayed in there for at least another hour scouring each aisle, but time was not on my side. You see for the last 3 years the name has kept me away, it reminded me of the 80's ducks and powder blue (sound familiar?), but I could not have been more wrong. Scroll down below to see some of the treasures I picked up today....
An etched mercury glass vase for $5.00, two iron crown hooks for $3.00 each, the crystal and fleur de lis decorative piece for $3.50, and my favorite, the cut glass container....$15.00.
Hobby Lobby is like Home Goods, Michael's and Garden Ridge all wrapped in one, but even better! On my way back home, I stopped at Home Goods and nothing compared to what I had just walked away from, and since they got a new shipment in today, I will have to make time to go back tomorrow to see if I can find any more treasures....I cannot believe that I lived here for four years and never went in!
Now, I will admit, the cut glass container did not come this way, I added the crystals to it myself. When I was on vacation back in CA this past winter, one of my best friends had pieces like this all over her home, and she let me know that they were expensive and she could only get them from a home show that another friend of hers had occasionally. Well I was bound and determined to find them and scoured the wholesale Mart in Atlanta and not one vendor had them. My mother in law, being the extremely intelligent woman that she is told me that she was pretty positive that those had been bejewelled by the seller herself, so when I came across this gorgeous piece today, I could hardly wait to get home and get to work! Now that it is all done, I think I will fill it with some pretty pink bath salts and put it by my spa tub so that I can see it each day. The moral of the story being, don't judge a book by it's name, or its cover for that matter, since in this case, their logo does their store no justice. It is worth going ladies!



debbie barnett said...

Hi Sanya,

We have a Hobby Lobby back home in Louisville - I love to go there! Where is the one in Lexington located? Thank you for sharing the beautiful pieces with us - I love the jewels on the etched piece.


Sanya Pallos said...

Hi Debbie,
It is just across the Jessamine county line in the new Brannon Crossing shopping center off Nicholasville Rd.
Have fun!

Sandi said...

I cannot believe you have missed that store all these years. It has been a favorite of mine forever it seems. The closest one to me is about 40 minutes away and I am going with a friend this week. So glad you found it !

Holly said...

Hey Sanya, The Hobby Lobby that was closest to me recently closed and I have been in DEEP mourning. It's a great store! Holly

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Sanya ~ I am delighted to say that a Hobby Lobby opened up not two minutes from my home. It's been there for about a year now and I'm addicted. Their sales are unreal! The best thing about the store is that if you like something and it's not on sale, it soon will be 50% off as they rotate their sales all of the time so keep that in mind. Glad you found it! I've mixed in LOTS of HL stuff with my vintage decor and it looks beautiful! ~Stacy~

Tutti Chic said...

Lucky you sanya to have such a great place nearby!! Your pieces are gorgeous!xo chris

Sandra at 7th St. Studio said...

Here in Texas, we just run the name all together "Hobbylobby", you hear it often when you say "ohhh I love that", they reply got it at Hobbylobby. One of my clients had never been there and now she goes weekly too!! How can anyone live without Hobbylobby! Now we have a HomeGoods too and I love it almost as much!!! You can always find a treasure of a deal at both!!!! -Sandra

Girly Stuff said...

Hobbylobby was the first store I went to when our community started to retrieve power after Hurricane Ike. I didn't have a lick of electricity or refrigeration at my house...but I really needed some Fall Picks! It's a disease...