Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Long Weekend

Hope you all had a nice long weekend. We left last Thursday for Chicago to visit Mr. Fanatic's mom and stepdad and drove home Monday night.  13 hours each way. Oy. It was freeeeeeeeezing cold and windy. And....while we were gone, Charlotte had beautiful weather. I mean gorgeous weather. 
We took the girls shopping in downtown Chicago on Saturday and it was sooooooo cold. I couldn't stand it and finally found a Starbucks and had our girls come and find us when they were finished. 
We met my cousin for dinner on Sunday night which was really fun, but other than that, I was miserable all weekend. Remind me NEVER to go to Chicago again in the Winter.
This is sad, but I really was excited that there was a HomeGoods near my mother in law's home and I stopped in to see what they had. Mr. F. reminded me that we didn't have room for a club chair in our car. Guess what they had? Lots of cute chairs!
I loved these:

Thought this was nice, too.
There were some nice lamps, too...

This HomeGoods had a fabulous section of dishes. I would have taken more photos of them, but I was too busy drooling!  I thought this store had really great displays. Here's one display that all of you rooster lovers will like...

They also had several upholstered items in toile fabric.

I was really good and only spent $10 on a small glass cake pedestal that made it home safely.
So glad to be home!



  1. I tell ya that is a rough time to go there for sure. We went in the Summer, it was the best vacation we ever had...so much fun. Looks like you hit some good shops though.

  2. Charlotte did have some amazing weather. So glad you made it back safely...with only a cake stand!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  3. Pam make sure to visit Chicago in the summer we really have fun in the summer, and the shopping is awesome. I really hate our winters here in Chi-Town. I know all the nice spots to shop. Did you visit Jayson Home & Garden?

  4. Next time you come to Chicago I'll take you shopping!

  5. Wow, that is a looong drive for the weekend!!! Love Home Goods!!! And on yoru previous post..I am a huge fan of Craig's List. I have bought several things, and sold too.

  6. Ughhh... I know you had to be miserable! I can't stand to be cold anymore! It was in the 40's here and I thought I was freezing! I don't know how I lived in Michigan for 6 years! I love Home Goods! We don't have an official one, but we do have T.J. Maxx and Marshalls so we are covered! Glad you made it home safe and sound!

  7. Winter and you are not at your place..It is always miserable for me . Hope you feel more and more better now...
    What tempting pictures Pam, Love the upholstered material most and obviously the crockery rack... Oh yes also I can see a rack of cushions... looking beautiful too... And the bird cage lamps... so cute they are...
    And I think next tablscape will be with your that beautiful cake stand:)...
    Hope you would like to spare a little bit of your time for my new post, it’s something different I hope you will enjoy …

  8. The chairs are cute & definatley gives me food for thought with my chair upholstering project, white would is definatley on the cards I think & some light floral fabric, I just love the ones you have found. The white istressed cabinet is also gorgeous

  9. Glad you are back...it was beautiful here! Loved all those chairs, especially the black toile!!!

  10. I'm so sorry you were here while the weather was miserable. Come in the summer, you will love it!

    I really like Homegoods a lot. I have a ball when I am there and always come home with the best things. Now that I think of it, it has been awhile!! ;-D


  11. A visit to HomeGoods is a nice way to psych yourself up for that 13 hour drive, yikes!


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