Hi friends, today I want to talk about my recent Cost Plus World Market visit and what I actually bought for our home. Remember when I told you about the local opening in my post HERE? So last Thursday was the day and I invited one of my bestie to come with me. Retail therapy with a great friend is always a good thing. Like I said before, this was my first visit to World Market. I’ve shopped there online but never at an actual store. And I do love a good personal experience. There is just nothing like actually looking at the items and touching them. I already had one thing in mind when I knew I was going and it was the Dexter Floor Lamp. Love the look and lines and we needed different lighting for our new man-cave sectional (click HERE if you missed the post).
It was an amazing time for sure since I got to hang out with my amazing fellow local bloggers which we don’t get to do often enough. There aren’t many around our neck of the woods in PA. That’s for sure! Oh and only Kelly is from Jersey but that is really close as well.
Not the most flattering photo of me in the photo booth:
I also loved getting to know some of the great people behind World Market:
Denise (The Painted Home and Kelly (Eclectically Vintage):
Carrie of Making Lemonade shopping with her adorable kiddos:
Here are some of my favorite groceries which we always have in our house.
I’m passionate about this stuff!
While browsing the isles I also found THIS copper tub which several people stopped me for to see where I found it. I found another one for Monica but no more after that and when I tried to find it online I noticed that it is sold out online. Bummer! But you might get lucky in a store. It’s perfect for more of my hubby’s magazines.
Look at how I loaded the tub up with food! The fluff was my friend’s though. My kids are obsessed with Japanese mochi and also love the Dutch DeRuijter Chocolate Sprinkles. My dad used to eat them as a kid over buttered bread and they are picking up that tradition. So so good and much better than the US sprinkles. Oh and do you spy “Kinderschokolade“? It’s our favorite chocolate ever. You must try!
So and here is my basement work in progress with the lamps and copper bucket:
(taking photos of this dark space with no natural lighting is definitely very difficult)
That ceiling light still has to go. I hate it!
You can find the sectional HERE.
Oh and YES we’ve finally hung my old dining room chandelier over the bar. We both love it. You might think it’s not the normal man-cave lighting (which is true) but when I told the hubby that I was getting a new dining room fixture, he wasn’t all that happy because he loved this one. So when I told him we’d hang it over the bar he was content again.
I placed my real plant here in the photos which could never really survive in this dark basement but I love the look, so I’m now looking for a nice faux option. We still need to repaint the room because you can’t tell in the photos how bad the walls actually are. And I’m not showing the other side/half of the room which is horribly disheveled with shelving, a TV and huge drum set. I might have to reveal the ugly truth in another blog post.
And also after almost blogging for 4 years, I have never revealed how I built the above bar for my husband. It was on my list of things to blog about but I just never did since I don’t really have photos of the process.
This post is in collaboration with Cost Plus World Market and of course all opinions are 100% my own.