I was on a mission to Garden Ridge to find outdoor pillows. Why outdoor pillows? For the outdoor furniture I don’t have. But I’ve seen some orange and yellow geometric pillows one a few blogs lately (like these pictures from C.R.A.F.T. and the below one from Its Overflowing), found they were from Garden Ridge, and thought I’d check things out. So basically, the trip was totally pointless (it didn’t wind up that way, but I can’t say I had a good reason for going).
Garden Ridge is one of those crazy hit and miss types of places. In one store, you can find Christmas trees in July…
… scary ass lawn decor…
… and handheld bug zappers shaped like a tennis racket. I wouldn’t call myself a redneck, but there is NO WAY I could handle this
toy tool in the house and not attack someone with it.
A long time ago, I even found my dining room rug at Garden Ridge for $50. The deals are definitely worth searching for if you have the time. The store is huge – definitely not a quick in and out sort of place.
Still, after spending nearly an hour looking at life-size London phone booths, Adirondack chairs in every color, and finding new storage containers for the panty (more on that project when I give it the ol’ makeover), I found myself wondering, “Where the heck is that pillow aisle?”
Then, I found it.
And five or six more. I lost count. I was a little overwhelmed.
And yes, I stood in that aisle taking a picture of myself. Several times. No shame.
Can you believe out of all of these, I still didn’t buy a single pillow? I did buy a few other things, some of which I’ll share tomorrow. Later this week, I’ll also be sharing some finds from the I <3 Thrifting event. Here’s to the start of a thrifty week!