Retail Therapy: Dish Spotting and Holiday Whiplash at The Mothership, aka, HomeGoods

Retail Therapy: Dish Spotting and Holiday Whiplash at The Mothership, aka, HomeGoods | © #retailtherapy #homegoods

Regular readers know HomeGoods is my favorite haunt!

It’s dangerously close by, in a shopping center with a Target,

which makes it oh so easy to stop in when I’m there to see what’s in store.

Home is Where the Haunt Is, HomeGoods, The Mothership

I visited HomeGoods this week, or as a reader, Betsy, refers to HomeGoods . . .

“The Mothership”.  :)

Everything ranging from Halloween, to Harvest to Holiday is in

 their stores, and it’s the time of year when I have holiday whiplash!

Halloween merchandise at HomeGoods, The Mothership

While I love to celebrate the seasons and holidays as they come,

(especially Halloween,) it’s hard not to get caught up in ‘Christmas in October’

when everything is sparkling and twinkling at you!

Christmas in October at HomeGoods, The Mothership

While Christmas merchandise arrives by early October

to fill the shelves, there are still fall

and Harvest goodies to be found.

Turkey Tureen at HomeGoods, The Mothership

I spied a gorgeous turkey tureen which would make a beautiful centerpiece

for a Thanksgiving table or sideboard.

It was generously sized, but not too large, at 10 x 12-inches and priced at $49.

Pumpkin Tureen at HomeGoods, The Mothership

Along with this pumpkin tureen, for the same price.

Royal Stafford plates, Chantilly, Fox

I always cruise the dish aisles to do some dish scouting and spotting when I pop in.

There was a wonderful selection of Royal Stafford plates, including this Chantilly pattern,

with a pair of foxes and some with a handsome stag.

Royal Stafford plates, Chantilly, Stag

The 11-inch dinner plates were $5.99 . . .a bargain, especially when you consider that

one plate is the same price as your Starbucks Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Royal Stafford Haunted House plates for A Happy Haunting Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape

I found my Royal Stafford Haunted House Salad Plates at HomeGoods last year.

You can see them at A Happy Haunting Tablescape.

Royal Stafford Christmas dinnerware at HomeGoods, aka "The Mothership"

Look at this tempting display of Royal Stafford Christmas dinnerware!

I love to set a table with plates that you can mix and match, as in my

Thanksgiving Table with Turkey Plates, Plaid and Pumpkin-Oak Leaf Runner.

Royal Stafford Christmas Village 

Royal Stafford Christmas Village

Royal Stafford Christmas Toy Shop, lantern border

Royal Stafford Christmas Toy Shop, lantern border

Royal Stafford Christmas Eve

Royal Stafford Christmas Eve

Royal Stafford Santa's Sleigh. lantern border, at HomeGoods

And Royal Stafford Santa’s Sleigh.

While Santa’s Sleigh and Christmas Toy Shop have different borders,

I wouldn’t hesitate to mix and match pieces for a holiday or Christmas table.

All 11-inch dinner plates were priced at $5.99, a bargain compared to

$16 – $19 each, at Replacements.

Stag wine or beverage chiller at HomeGoods, The Mothership

I spied this handsome stag / deer wine or beverage chiller.

I love pieces that are multi-purpose and thought it would make a great container for evergreens

or a flower arrangement for the holidays or winter.

Copper bee beverage chiller with Paris laurel leaf design at HomeGoods, The Mothership

This copper bee bucket with Paris laurel leaf design was in stock again. . .

Copper bucket with cider for a fall pontoon picnic | © #boat #pontoon #picnic #fall #lake

I purchased mine several years ago, used

 as a chiller for a Fall Pontoon Picnic.

 A Touch of Copper Fall Alfresco Tablescape #fall #autumn #tablescape #tablesetting #alfresco #lake #copper #flowers

And as a container for a flower arrangement for a

Touch of Copper Fall Alfresco Tablescape.

Christmas vehicles hauling trees at HomeGoods, The Mothership

Lots of cute vehicles and trucks hauling Christmas trees,

to make an easy centerpiece for a Christmas table . . .

Red truck Christmas table with tree salad plates, buffalo check and tartan plaid | © #christmas #truck #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

Noel Farms Red Truck Christmas Tablescape

Harvest finds at HomeGoods, The Mothership

If you’re looking for roosters for your kitchen décor,

these 18-inch roosters on the top shelf

would make a handsome addition.

Halloween treat containers and baking cups at HomeGoods, The Mothership

There were still plenty of containers and baking cups for sharing

 Halloween treats with little ghouls and goblins. . .

Holiday baking supplies and goodies at HomeGoods, The Mothership

And all kinds of goodies are arriving for holiday baking. . .

Find 20+ recipes to bake your spirits bright and make your holidays extra sweet! Additionally you'll find easy, no-bake treats for bars, snack mix and cocoa mix too. #christmas #baking #recipes #cookies #nobake #foodgifts

Find 20+ recipes to bake your spirits bright and make your holidays extra sweet, HERE.

Additionally you’ll find some easy no-bake treats and food gift ideas too.

Charcuterie and cheese boards for entertaining at HomeGoods

You can find charcuterie and cheese boards,

including some with cheese knives . . .

Charcuterie and cheese boards for entertaining at HomeGoods

Find cheese board and charcuterie inspiration to create your own

from The Art of the Board.

The Art of the Board: Fun & Fancy Snack Boards, Recipes & Ideas for Entertaining All Year by Olivia Carney, Gibbs Smith Publisher

Cute wooden Christmas advent calendars with cheery scenes and LED lights at HomeGoods

I loved these cute wooden Christmas advent calendars with cheery scenes and LED lights. . .

sure to keep you Grinch-proof while counting down the days until Christmas. 🎄

Cute wooden Christmas advent calendar with cheery scenes and LED lights at HomeGoods

Have you visited The Mothership recently?

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Retail Therapy: Dish Spotting and Holiday Whiplash at The Mothership, aka, HomeGoods | © #fall #harvest #thanksgiving #halloween #christmas

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  37 comments for “Retail Therapy: Dish Spotting and Holiday Whiplash at The Mothership, aka, HomeGoods

  1. October 8, 2022 at 6:19 am

    Oh wow! Fabulous eye candy!

  2. Peggy Ott
    October 8, 2022 at 6:31 am

    GM Mary, Road Trip for sure! Like a kid in the candy store…or my husband at Home Depot! And they always have just what you are looking for…and soooo much more!! But it’s always a day of fun prepping for holidays that Chris, my daughter and I share. Your pics, I HAD so much fun shopping! Onward we go,….

  3. Susan Martin
    October 8, 2022 at 7:14 am

    Great post, with lots of fun ideas as always. I love that you call home goods the mothership it is too appropriate. Thank you as always for your creative flare.

    • Terry Wallace
      October 8, 2022 at 7:06 pm

      How wonderful. I just got the book The Art of the Board and it is super. I am glad I don’t have a Mothership close to me. Thank goodness. Have a great rest of your weekend.

  4. Sandra Brown
    October 8, 2022 at 7:55 am

    Oh Mary. You naughty, naught girl! I NEED to go shopping now! You stirred the addiction!!! #mothership 😂😂😂😂😂

  5. Kim
    October 8, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Wow, thanks for the shopping trip. Our Home Goods is never this stocked with awesome stuff. I will have to run in next week and see if I can find any treasures. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Rita C.
    October 8, 2022 at 8:30 am

    It’s such a crazy time of year – feast or famine from every angle, whether buying, selling, purging, gathering or just getting out to enjoy shopping, leaf peeping, fall fairs, etc.. Love all the plates and even have a few of those.This gives me just a bit of anxiety, knowing Panoply sisters should already be tagged and ready to insert Christmas into our booths. We have the goods, plan to spend next weekend tagging. Love that stag chiller, hope you bought it, and the bee bucket is awesome too. The Advent calendars are great! I need to find time to go shopping!

  7. October 8, 2022 at 9:13 am

    *sigh* The Mothership is the perfect name for HomeGoods…I won’t let myself even go into one any more, I never leave without spending at least $100, and with 2 houses overflowing with “stuff” I just don’t need one more thing!! But I loved your virtual tour and have been pouring over the photos, knowing I was in no danger in putting anything in my cart…So I am dying to know, what did you buy??

  8. October 8, 2022 at 9:20 am

    Wow, I loved shopping through your eyes!!! The Stag Chiller idea was wonderful using it to hold a Christmas arrangement. I found one like it a couple of years ago thrifting, now I am inspired to shop the florals to make it ahead for Christmas. Everything you pointed out was so much fun, golly I love your blog!!!

  9. October 8, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Beautiful displays at a home Goods, also a favorite store. So many fabulous deals. The Stanford plates are gorgeous. My husband would wonder where I would store any more plates. Love the copper bee bucket. So many lovely things to tempt us. Thanks for sharing the eye candy this morning.

  10. Maureen
    October 8, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Love your virtual tour! The motherload by my house is never this stocked but I don’t need any more Christmas items as I need to parse out collections to my children. I love looking at all but need to refrain from buying! Wish HG existed when I first married in 1976!

  11. Judy
    October 8, 2022 at 9:56 am

    My favorite store for the home! My heart skipped a beat looking at all those beautiful things. Our store sells out of items so fast, that you better buy it…if you like it…it won’t last long in Huntsville, Alabama. LOL!!

    • October 8, 2022 at 11:03 pm

      LOL I posted then went back to read the other posts. Seems we all are saying about the same, but I just had to say, Huntsville is my store too! Now we have two – the new one in Jones Valley. You make me wonder if you could be one of the countless women I have met at Home Goods and sent to this blog. :) Gotta share the good things! Happy fall to you and yours!

  12. Clara
    October 8, 2022 at 10:05 am

    Mary, Your Mothership has some beautiful items! Those fox plates are gorgeous! I really must visit ours soon to compare. Thanks for sharing; my creative juices are flowing now after seeing so many pretty things. Clara❤️

  13. Donna
    October 8, 2022 at 10:20 am

    What well stocked shelves, mine does not have this much inventory. What a visual feast. . . . . and your narration is quite convincing that a few more things will make a table even more festive. Like other comments, the biggest issue is where to store. Thank you for the morning tour without spending a dime. Yet.

  14. October 8, 2022 at 10:28 am

    Wow! Your Home Goods is so much larger than mine and so many more products!

  15. Dorinda Selke
    October 8, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Hi there Mary ~ wow what a holiday extravaganza! My 3 grown children call Home Goods “Mom’s World” !! 😂 LOL, Dorinda

  16. franki Parde
    October 8, 2022 at 11:03 am

    It is a “home vacay!!!” Luv!! franki

  17. October 8, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Mary, I love looking at your posts. You have such a wonderful talent of combining things and creating new looks with some of the same items. But, where, oh where, do you store all these things when not in use? Do you have a separate shed (or barn) to house all your goodies?

  18. debracommonground
    October 8, 2022 at 11:54 am

    Oh golly, I haven’t been to HG is ages. Clearly I’ve been missing out. So many great holiday goodies! I’m such a sucker for fall dishware. Happy Saturday, Mary!

    October 8, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for the tour. HomeGoods is definitely the Mothership LOL Love my downsized living but hate the lack of “collecting” space. Now I just have to save to Pinterest and enjoy there rather than in person.

  20. October 8, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you for giving us a tour of HomeGoods. Luckily for my pocketbook, HomeGoods isn’t on my normal route for errands. I have too many decorative items and dishes, so I sublimate my acquisitive urges by enjoying your shopping vicariously.

  21. Victoria Nuckols
    October 8, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Mary, Happy Fall to you all at Lake Norman. I am sure it is getting beautiful with the leaves changing colors daily. I went to the “Mothership” closest to my home today but couldn’t find any of the plates you showed us. I would love to find the stag ones and some of the Lantern border Christmas plates. Will go out next weekend and continue the search😊Take care and enjoy the Fall days. 🍂🍁🧡

    • Cyndi Raines
      October 9, 2022 at 1:17 am

      Temptation city! Lol! The nearest Home Goods to me is almost an hour away, good thing, haha. But we do have a nice TJMaxx and that is also a hard one to pass up. I love that stag wine cooler and yes, I can see you using it for a beautiful floral arrangement. I bet it went home with you to match those darling deer napkin rings that you have and I love. I was sick for about 10 days with bronchitis and so I’m behind in decorating inside, but slowly getting there. What is it about pumpkins that just make ya smile! This is what I call the start of “the cozy time of year”, beautiful throws and puffy pillows, nice flannel shirts or warm sweaters and the start of evening fires. Yes, fall brings it all together in ablaze of glory. Happy Autumn Mary!

  22. Julie Cade
    October 8, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Cheap junk from China that will be a landfill or environmental disaster in the near term.

    • October 8, 2022 at 7:13 pm

      What a difference in opinion we have. BTW, All Royal Stafford is made in England.

  23. Melody M Reed
    October 8, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Your HG store is much better than the one in my neck of the woods. I might need to venture a little further! lol

  24. October 8, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Yes I have! Home Goods is definitely my happy place and this post allowed me to joyously window shop your store too! What a fun post. You store looks so much better than mine, but I love it anyway. Where else can we find such warm and happy things to feather our nests with? I also enjoy when you share your past recipes as I look through, made that, made that, made that, want to make that… :) Simply fabulous and still, after all these years, the only blog I follow. Happy fall to you and yours.

  25. Pamela
    October 9, 2022 at 7:45 am

    I adore the title of this post! 🤣😂🤣😂 SO true.

  26. October 9, 2022 at 8:58 am

    Oh how fun! How can you walk out of that store with an empty cart? When I go back to Arizona… when I go to my hairdresser… She is close to everything Home Goods, Hobby Lobby and Target… all in the same parking lot! I have a fabulous day when I get my hair colored.
    Will we be seeing anything in your future posts from this outing?
    Happy Sunday!

  27. Betsy
    October 9, 2022 at 11:10 am


    I’m so glad you shared my “Mothership” nickname for Home Goods! What can I say, when the Mothership calls…must visit.

    What an amazing variety of offerings in this post! I’m especially drawn to the pumpkin tureen and copper bee ice bucket. Hoping I can find them as it’s late in the pumpkin season, by shopping standards.

    Love the preview into Christmas! I used my red and white trucks for fall, but I’m confident that your photos will inspire me to redecorate them for the holidays!

  28. October 9, 2022 at 11:34 am

    I have not visited the Mothership lately, but mayhap I need to take a trip over there in a hurry! Lots of cute things in stock right now.

  29. Paula shoaf
    October 9, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    Hi Mary ~
    Wow your store location always seems to have the best , probably knows you will be in !!! We finally have one in the area yaya !! have you ever purchased furniture from them?? Thanks for sharing, I hope to make it into the store before it is picked over :(


  30. October 9, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Thanks for the virtual retail therapy, Mary. I have tried to avoid HG as I sure do not need anything new:) But I do go and just browse when I am nearby. I hope you have had a great weekend.

  31. October 10, 2022 at 8:30 am

    WOW!! Just what I don’t need is to see more beautiful dish ware!! I really love the Stafford Christmas village but I already have Christmas dishes (Spode)…I also have thanksgiving dishes, plus many many others!! You’re lucky to have that nice of a Home Goods in your area! The one close to me never has things like you show! And, their displays are unattractive! But that may be a good thing for me because I already have too much stuff! LOL! Nevertheless, I sure enjoyed your shopping trip!!! Thanks Mary!!! ❤️

  32. Annie Scott
    October 10, 2022 at 9:07 am

    I was in your part of the country this past weekend at Blowing Rock Chetola Resort. You live in the most beautiful part of the country. I saw the most beautiful fall leaves. I am jealous…I love when you post photo’s of Lake Norman. I live in Texas, it is still hot here.

  33. October 10, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    Yes, I was just there last week, at the “Mothership”. However, mine has a TJ Maxx connected to it and I was specifically looking for a rolling bag to take to my gym. I did see those charcuterie boards and serving knives and thought they’d make great gifts. I’m in love with the Christmas dishes! ❤️

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