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HomeGoods {Part 2} + Gift Cards Giveaway!

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HomeGoods Fall Finds + Giveaway

Winner Update: This Giveaway is now closed. While we wish all of you who entered could have won a $5o gift card to HomeGoods we had to randomly pick 4 winners. So congrats to MeganF who said, “LOVE homegoods! Would love to put together a gorgeous Christmas dinner table, or I’d want those martini glasses!!! Fab!“, Danielle, who said, “I adore Home Goods! Unfortunately the budget is so tight this year that there’s no room for anything new in the decorating budget. I’d LOVE to get some new sparkly things for the holidays and to change out my old, drab color scheme! Thank you so much for the giveaway!“, Tiffany, who said, “I LOVE LOVE LOVE HomeGoods!!!! I’ve got my eye on some seriously cute pillows that this would be great to use for. BUT I do love those plates and they have so many fun things.“, and Cynthia, who said, “I love all the items shown above…ESPECIALLY all the gold and purple items. HomeGoods ROCKS!! Once again congrats ladies!

As a follow up to PART 1 of the HomeGoods challenge featuring the Owl-themed Fall/Thanksgiving Table… here’s a recap of some other fall entertaining trends and favorite finds discovered along the way during that same shopping trip. Some of these finds actually made it into the cart and are awaiting their debut at an upcoming party… like the cool wooden bowl displayed in the very top pic, which actually already made a holiday debut! :)

Hope you enjoy this little photo recap, complete with caption bubbles to help illustrate the “shopping in party mode” thought process a little better… and if you’d like to go shopping too, GOOD NEWS! HomeGoods is giving away $50 GIFT CARDS to FOUR lucky readers this week. (And the cool birdie jewelry holder/statue below was only $9.99, so $50 can go a long way!) See details on how to enter at the bottom of this post.

HomeGoods Fall Finds + Giveaway

HomeGoods Fall Finds + Giveaway

Have you ever eaten at one of The Palm Restaurants? We’ve been to the ones in San Diego and Las Vegas (Caesar’s Palace) and the food is always AMAZING! So imagine my surprise when I first saw their collection of white dinnerware, white serveware and cooking tools lining the aisles at HomeGoods… super cool designs and great staples for entertaining! I’ve been coveting these particular plates for a while now:

HomeGoods Fall Finds + Giveaway

Another party staple: pillar candle holders! Rarely do I use these for candles though… they more often get paired with a plate topper and serve as pedestals/risers for appetizers, mini desserts, party decor, and even picture frames. Such a great/affordable tool for adding height to whatever you need to prop up…

HomeGoods Fall Finds + Giveaway

More of the cool wooden bowls discussed above. These are kind of surprisingly expensive in general, so the nearly 1/2 off prices at HomeGoods were a welcome change. I picked up a medium sized bowl this time, but love the one with the “basket handle” too… maybe next time!

HomeGoods Fall Finds + Giveaway

A color palette I’m seeing all over the place these days… very popular for the holidays this year:

HomeGoods Fall Finds + Giveaway

HomeGoods Fall Finds + Giveaway

Love this cake server. That’s all…

HomeGoods Fall Finds + Giveaway

My shopping partner isn’t as big of a “window shopping” fan as me yet…one day she’ll get it. ;)

HomeGoods Fall Finds + Giveaway


HOW TO ENTER the gift card giveaway:

Post a comment below, mentioning something you’d like to shop for if you win OR one of your favorite pieces highlighted above.

Giveaway ends Sunday, November 20th at midnight PST. The FOUR WINNERS  will be chosen randomly and announced here after they’ve been notified via email and accepted the prize. Good luck!

P.S. HomeGoods recently opened a new store in Point Loma, San Diego! Now shopping for these great finds is even more convenient with 1 more location close by! If you live in the San Diego area this store is located in Loma Square where Rosecrans and Midway meet. Don’t forget about the other fabulous locations in Poway and Encinitas too! 


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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

696 responses to “HomeGoods {Part 2} + Gift Cards Giveaway!”

  1. Alison says:

    I love the bird stand! Homegoods always has great stuff!

  2. Brittney says:

    I’d love to shop for some chairs to go at the end of the dining table I just got done building!

  3. Giulia says:

    I’d love more cake stands and pillar candle holders. Spending money there is no problem at all – so many lovely things.

  4. LindsayG says:

    I would love to shop for my friends baby shower! love home goods so much!

  5. Carolyn says:

    i LOVE LOVE the elephant!

  6. Vanessa Potrony says:

    LOVE home goods! Such an amazing store. And I’m loving all the purple vases and those restaurant style plates are to die for! Crossing my fingers!!

  7. Michelle J says:

    Love, love, LOVE the wooden bowls! They’d be great for a woodland themed Thanksgiving!! I may just run out to my nearest Home Goods today to see if they have any in stock :-)

  8. Kim Whipple says:

    I love the cake stand and all the purple vases and all!

  9. Amy says:

    I would love to shop for the “Cake” stand! Too cute!

  10. i could live in homegoods! i like the martini glasses

  11. sarah k says:

    I just got a set of Ralph Lauren sheets at HomeGoods that are soooo soft. I would love to get another set with this gift card!

  12. Ibett says:

    Oh how I’d LOVE to win this! I’m JUST starting my own party designing/planning business, and I’d love to add glass domes to my collection (with and without pedestals) ♥ And I need atleast 2 more apothecary jars – ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you for the chance to win!!!!!! ♥ Absolutely love you!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Katherine M. says:

    We just moved into a new condo and I would love a HomeGoods gift card to start accessorizing the place!

  14. Erica OBrien says:

    I love Home Goods! I always shop there for cake stands!

  15. Becky Branch says:

    I would love to win! I would love to buy some cake platters or Christmas decorations for my house.

  16. maddie cote says:

    i would but decorations for the house. but i must say i love the candlesticks in silver.

  17. Diane says:

    I love Home Goods! I would definitely start working on my Christmas list with a gift card.

  18. Monika says:

    New pillows for the couch would be fun!

  19. Laura says:

    I adore the cake server highlighted in the post!

  20. Karen says:

    I am in love with all the wood decor! Would love to go shopping!!!

  21. loridiloreto says:

    I love everything, the frames, the birdies on a branch, the dishes are wonderful. I can’t even let myself walk into Homegoods if I have no money. The temptation is just too much to handle.

  22. Lauren says:

    Love this giveaway! If I won I would run out to buy that sweet cake stand and then hunt for accessories for my newborn son’s nursery.

  23. Tiffany Mazzara says:

    I would love to find some end tables/lamps for our living room or maybe some cute holiday decor.

  24. Jenni says:

    I LOVE Home Goods…..would love to have money to shop!

  25. Maureen says:

    I’d get seasonal items – they always have great stuff!

  26. Stefanie says:

    Love love the white dishes!!!!

  27. Cat says:

    I want that cake stand. Adorable!

  28. Elise M. says:

    Love the cake stands! And love this giveaway!

  29. I love buying all my white serving pieces there! I am on the look out for an upcoming birthday party as well!

  30. Yanneris says:

    I go to Homegoods weekly in preparation to my daugthers vintage/shabby first birthday party. A gift card would be great.

  31. Kimberly says:

    I love HomeGoods, you can always find something fun for your house, even if you didn’t go in looking for something! First holiday season in our new home, very excited to start decorating, and that gold wreath would be a perfect start.

  32. Kristynvan says:

    Love Home Goods, best place to find unique pieces

  33. Bryn says:

    I absolutely LOVE Homegoods!! It’s my fav go to store for party planning and home decorating! I’d love to shop for items to do a beautiful Christmas dinner table, Happy Holidays!

  34. Teresa Hemsworth says:

    I Love Love that cake server that says Cake!

  35. Katy says:

    Love the candle pillars! I could do so many cute things with them!

  36. Melissa says:

    Oh, I need some new lamps in the WORST way! Love me some HomeGoods!

  37. kelly g says:

    I LOVE Homegoods!! I love the ‘CAKE’ cake plate and dome!

  38. Vilmarie says:

    I would LOVE some cake stands! and maybe some nice dinner plates!

  39. kellyg says:

    I LOVE Homegoods!! I love the ‘CAKE’ cake plate and dome!

  40. Linda S says:

    I cannot get enough pillars, i have lots of gold, now looking for silver, LOVE!