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Friday Favorites – a shopping trip to World Market!

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you all had a good week.  So excited about my Friday Favorites post today!  I decided to take you all shopping with me.  Fun, right?  Do you like to shop?  I love to shop.  I’m a good shopper.  My husband loves this about me.

One of the last three sentences might not be entirely true.  I’ll let you figure out which one.  :)

Anyway.  Like I said, I love to shop.  But I also love living in an organized home without clutter and items I don’t really love or need.  So ever since I moved into the new house and started decorating I’ve developed a new shopping method.  If I find things I really like but I’m not sure if they will fit or work or if I’ll still like them tomorrow, I just snap a picture with my phone.  Then I can go home and measure or figure out where the item would work.  If I think something will be a perfect fit, I can go back for it.  This method also helps me to know if I really love something because if I do, I keep thinking about it.  If I forget about it.. wasn’t meant to be.

Lately I have been loving World Market.  (This post isn’t sponsored by them btw – I just really love that store!)  It seems like a few years ago World Market was hit and miss for me, but lately I go in there and I want one of everything!  I have to work hard to contain myself.  On my last trip I took so many pictures that I was laughing!  I practically photographed the whole store.  I thought I’d share some of my favorite finds along with a few favorite items that I had pictures of in the past and then they eventually ended up coming home with me.  :)

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The first thing I spotted was this farmhouse chalkboard.  I’m going back for this.  I LOVE the frame and I found a fun spot for it.  I keep thinking about it so I know it’s a keeper.  :)

Love this “Life doesn’t have to be perfect..” sign.  It’s a good reminder for perfectionists.  Not that I know any.  :)  I was actually thinking about how fun it would be during December when I have lots of reds throughout the house.  Is that a weird thought for July?  Still debating this one.
I’m loving these gray wood candleholders.  Thinking they might be fun on my mantel in the formal living room?  Or in my bedroom.  They are a great price so I think they’ll end up coming home with me on my next trip.
World Market is my favorite place to find fun bath towels.  I think their towels look like they are from Anthropology but for a fraction of the price!  I have these Mosaic bath towels.  (This is an old picture!)  I bought them for my bathroom and then ended up getting mint rugs and went a different direction with color, but I love the pattern and we use them all the time.
These Katia Sculpted bath towels were tempting me this trip.
See the towels in my bathroom right now on the left?  Those are from World Market too.  They don’t have them in the store or on-line anymore and I’m bummed!  I want to pick up some extras because they match my rugs so well and we use them every day.  They are favorites!  Hoping they come back.
Of course you know how I feel about this wooden bottle caddy!
Perfect for art supplies!  Or a million other things.  I used it at a BBQ a couple of months ago to hold plastic utensils and napkins.  You could also use it too hold and open bottles like you are supposed to, but where’s the fun in that?
I’m so in love with this 3-shelf wooden rolling cart!  They also have one with 4 shelves.  It would be perfect in a home office area to organize craft supplies or papers or just about anything!  I don’t have a place for it.  Kinda sad!
But here’s a fun wooden organizer I DID have a place for!  I loved these so much they had to come home with me – no “debate picture” needed.  :)  These are the wood and metal Sebastian 2-level tray.  Three of them fit perfectly for this space by the window in my office!  I’ve been decorating this room and have a few things to finish before I share some progress.  But it’s coming along!  I’m thrilled these trays not only have the industrial/farmhouse look I love, but they will also be perfect to help organize all of the endless paper piles we have going on in this space.  Wood and metal 2-level trays for the win!
I really liked this hexagonal metal clock.  I actually love all of the World Market clocks!  They have a fun selection right now.
These Ryan Pedestal clocks also caught my eye.  Great for a bookshelf.
This Love the Journey sign was in my cart for a while and then I decided to make sure it would fit for the gallery wall I’m working on before I buy it.  Still need to measure, but I hope it works because I really like it and it’s only $16!  We love to ride bikes and I’m always telling my husband that life is about the journey (he’s a destination type of guy) so it has some meaning too.  :)
Can’t express enough love for these Clear Barcelona Vases!  I have two of them already and I’m thinking of picking up one more to group the three together.
Another favorite I’ve shared before are World Market’s Blossom Flowers.  All of their faux flowers are great, but the blossoms are my favorite.
I have the “green velvet plum” blossoms (far left) which is funny because they don’t look green at all!  They look ivory.  Not sure how they came up with that name.
Here they are on my table in one of the Barcelona Vases.
A set of two is only $16!  I like odd numbers for things like this so I used three in this vase.
I’ve always loved World Market’s kitchen towels!  Aren’t they fun!?
I also ADORE these stacking mugs.  They come in so may fun colors and patterns!  Cute present for a coffee or tea drinker.  They make me happy.  :)
Of course two of my long standing favorites are this Mason Ceramic Cookie Jar and the matching Ceramic Utensil Crock. So inexpensive and they add such a fun pop of color in my kitchen!
They were fun to decorate with in the Fall.
And in the summer.  :)
We still love our World Market popcorn bowls.  I gave these to my girls last year for Christmas with American Girl Doll DVD’s and popcorn inside.  Such a hit and we use them every weekend!
I had to snap a picture of these French Bistro side chairs and the matching counter stools.  I really like them both and I discovered them after I’d already found something else for our house.  These have such a fun look for a great price!  I think when I’m ready for a new look I’m going to get the counter stools for our kitchen island.  I love the clean lines and they look comfortable.  As comfortable as you can get on a wooden stool.  :)
Of course you all know this Marcelle Tufted Ottoman is a favorite of mine.  It’s on sale right now for such a great price!
It was one of the very first things I bought for my house!  But it didn’t work in my family room and to be honest, it doesn’t fit great anywhere.  Ha!  But I love it so I’m going to make it work somewhere!  Just give me some time.  I’m tricky like that.
This is a peek at World Market’s Modular Kitchen Wall Storage Collection.  You have to check out the on-line picture of everything put together.  Be still my heart!  This is an organizer’s dream!  Functional and SO pretty.  I’ve thought about putting it on my pantry wall but I don’t really need more storage.  But I want more storage.  If it looks like this.  :)
I also adore this wood and metal Teagan desk!  And it’s on sale for only $299!  And I’m looking for a desk/console for my bedroom!  But this is too big.  :(  Hoping one of you will buy it.  Because it’s so much fun.  And that will make me feel better.

Another item that I have wanted for a long time that doesn’t work in my space is their Emerson Shelving.  I really love it and I’m looking for something similar but I need it to be smaller in depth!

I stopped in my tracks when I spotted this Metal 3-tier stand.  I think it’s a new item because I haven’t seen it in the store before.  And clearly I know this store!  Pottery Barn also has a similar Galvanized Metal 3-tier stand but it’s $69 and the World Market stand is only $39.  A better bang for your buck.
But I’m holding off since I already have this 3-teir stand from Pottery Barn.  It’s ok to have two though, right?  Tell me it’s ok.

See!  This post was a book! I have so many favorites from World Market right now.  Hope my little shopping spree gave you a few decorating ideas!  I’m broke inspired every time I go in that store.


Enjoy your weekend friends!

xoxo, Erin
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24 thoughts on “Friday Favorites – a shopping trip to World Market!

  1. I’m headed to world market this morning after seeing your post! I too always found it to be hit or miss but your picks were great. I must have the three tier metal stand.

    1. Yea! Thanks Beth! Feeling better about not picking up that metal stand right now if you are! :) Happy shopping sweet friend! xo

  2. Erin, I loved finding this post this morning! With kids in tow all summer, I have not been shopping (for myself) in an actual store…in weeks. This made me feel like I had a fun shopping trip, and you picked out some awesome pieces that I can target quickly (no browsing with kids in tow!). Thank you so much :).

    On a side note, they are framing the walls for our sunroom/mudroom, with lockers you inspired! One day I will have some good pictures to share. Keep up the great posts!

    1. YEA! This made me so happy Noelle! I completely know how you feel about not being able to shop during the summer! I hit World Market when I had a rare two hour window during a one week summer camp and felt like a new woman after! ;) Exciting news about your sunroom/mudroom! So glad my lockers inspired you! Definitely send some pics when they are done. I would love to see them! xo

  3. What a fun post! I love it! World Matket is 2 hours from where I live, but you definitely just added some items to my wish list for the next trip I make ;)

  4. What a fun post, Erin! There is one of these stores near where I live and I’ve seen a few of the items you posted. You do have great taste. I have a very hard time determining if something would look good in my space. I would “need” someone like you to come along with me (after I win a million dollar sweepstakes that is) to show me how to put items together so they look good. LOL Like the blossoms on your table. Looks fab! But I never would have thought of it. LOL I have a feeling you would be very fun to shop with! Thanks so much for the fun post with great ideas. Have a happy weekend. :)

  5. I love World Market! I’ve found so many things I’ve taken home from there like our outdoor furniture and pillows, as well as night stands. I had no idea they have towels too. I’m curious if you like using the textured towels. Isn’t it rougher and harder to dry off than a normal plush towel? I love the colors and designs but not sure if my hubby will like using it. I also like those vases and been waiting for them to go half price, hopefully they will. Those blossom flowers look great with the vases, but isn’t $16/for 2 a bit pricey? I usually get fake blossoms/flowers at Hobby Lobby. I do love your house, and can’t wait till you post a House Tour!

    1. Hi Debbie! Thank you so much! I know – World Market really is great. The textured towels aren’t as soft, but I really like them for hand towels. To me the blossoms look so much more real than the craft store flowers that they are worth paying a little more for! Oh and I’m working on updating my house tour this weekend! :) Thanks for your fun comment! Enjoy your weekend! xo

  6. Hi Erin. Love this post. Our World Market closed. I was so bummed. It was hit and miss when I shopped there too but, It looks like that have a lot of rustic/industrial stuff now. I guess I can order online. ;). I just ordered the orb chandelier. I can’t wait for it to be delivered. Virtual shopping was fun with you. :)

    Have a great weekend.

    1. Yea!! I want to see a pic of your orb when you get it hung! SO fun. Thanks Cathy! Wish we could go shopping together! I have a feeling the two of us could do some major damage. Ha! :) xo

  7. Love this post! You should do more of these :) Great tip about taking a picture and deciding later. So neat!
    Happy Weekend!

  8. Erin, such a great post…LOVE your style and LOVE World Market, so the two combined make for such a fun read. Is it wrong that I feel like you just did some personal shopping for me ;)?! Definitely going to snag some of these great finds of yours. Such a fan of all of your blog posts, style and I drool over your organization and color scheme!

    1. Kim your sweet comment just made my day! It means a lot to me that you like my blog posts and style! And I’m thrilled that I helped you with a little shopping too. ;) Thank you sweet friend! xo

    1. SO fun to hear from you Sam! I spent some time on your site today and you’ve got me all fired up to attack my garage! LOVE what you’ve done with yours! xo

  9. Oh, so many pretty things! Love the signs…I agree with using it at Christmas. The Journey sign is perfect! Love that ottoman too…Would it work in the mudroom? You probably have a bench in there, can’t remember…it’s just so pretty that I’m grasping at straws for you, lol.

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