Shopping Excursion: At Home 2 comments

May 23, 2016, posted by Gina – About two years ago a Sam’s Wholesale closed one of its stores in Jackson, leaving the neighborhood with a huge empty building and a deserted parking lot. Never a good look. Finally, At Home, a home decor superstore, moved into the space and opened last week. Garden Ridge re-branded and converted all their stores to At Home; this is their third store to open in Mississippi.

at home wm

Driving up to this store, I knew it was going to be an adventure, and potentially tiring, since it’s 128,000 square feet. I have never been in a store that big dedicated to home décor, so I thought I would share a few things that caught my eye.

The outdoor section was huge. I think there were 12 aisles dedicated to outdoor furniture cushions. I mean, really, this has been a struggle for me every year but not any longer. This blue and chartreuse cushion caught my eye as well as a metal medallion that would be happy somewhere in my outdoor area.

cushions and medallion wm

I have been on the lookout for outdoor urns for the front of our home for quite some time now. There were several choices and I honestly could not make up my mind.  Maybe you can help me decide:

urn choices wm

Next, I moved on to the furniture section. I have to say that with a big store like this I was not expecting the furniture to be so sturdy nor for there to be such a wide variety of styles and colors.

monotone furniture wm

I was becoming a bit tired at this point because there was just so much to look at but I soldiered on to the kitchen area where I saw these cute carafes. I don’t know why I did not bring these home with me but I plan on returning in hopes they will still be there.

carafes wm

This utensil holder with galvanized tray and mason jars with chalkboard tags would work well for an outdoor function.

utensils wm

And these cupcake holders were so cute. After all, there are cupcakes that are pretty enough to be put on pedestals.

cupcake pedestals wm

The next few items made their way into my cart.  I have been wanting a casserole carrier as I am always toting food somewhere.  This one was very reasonably priced and attractive. The sea grass rug with its hints of blue had to come home with me as I have a bit of blue in every single room in our home. A while back I purchased new linens for one of our bedrooms. I’ve been looking for a few coordinating pillows with a pop of blue and these linen ones filled the bill. We are always in need of citronella candles and they had ones below in every color imaginable.

purchases wm

In the decor section I found a silver vase shaped like a purse. There were some frosted vases that I could imagine grouped together with the same type of flower in each. They had this candle holder in several colors and I think it would be great on a dining table with an unscented candle in it.

vessels wm

The last area I visited was wall art. Since Son 1 has a new apartment and Son 2 is moving at the end of the summer, I thought some of these would be great for them. Selfishly, I like the lab picture and while I did not get it today, I think I will have to return. It reminds me of our sweet Emma lab and would be perfect in her room.

lab wm

There was a lot I did not see even though I spent close to two hours looking around. It was a lot of fun experiencing a new store and getting to know their brand. I’m also looking forward to seeing seasonal items as well.

We’d like to hear from you. Which urn did you like? Maybe none or all of them? If you’d like to leave a comment, just click on the title of this post and the comment form will appear at the bottom of the page.

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2 thoughts on “Shopping Excursion: At Home

  • Carol walker

    Gina, thank you for the tip about the new store!!! Can’t wait to visit as I need some new cushions also! I think all 3 urns are great though I lean towards the larger one to the left! I can just see the sweet potato vine cascading over the edges with a big beautiful begonia or geranium in the center!! Happy shopping! Carol

    • Gina Diamond


      Thanks so much for your recommendation. You have such great taste so I really value your opinion. Happy shopping to you too!