Tuesday, August 27, 2013

{GREAT FINDS} AT GARDEN RIDGE


Do you have a Garden Ridge in your town?  We've had one for many years, and it used to be one of my favorite places to shop, years and years ago.  For at least the past 5 years or so, it's been a major let down almost every time I've visited.  It seems like it got junky, cluttered, and full of just cheap stuff.  

Still, I'll still check it out occasionally when I am looking for something specific and have exhausted all other possibilities.  Last week I stopped in looking for something like this.  No luck there, but I was surprised at how much great stuff I found!  I thought you might like to see, too.

Sherry would have loved the aisles and aisles of ceramic animals they had.  All of these were really nicely sized and around $20 each.


These reminded me of some very similar (and pricey) products from Pottery Barn, and came in several different colors.


These little side tables were such a fun shape, came in a variety of colors, and would be great nightstands in a tight spot.



There were countless lanterns to choose from, big (some gigantic!) and small.




Outdoor furniture cushions abound, and they had several using very current fabrics.




Looking for a mirrored furniture piece?  They had a huge variety with great details to choose from! (the orange is a reflection of the floor)




Maybe it's strange, but for years now I've wanted a pair of concrete lions for my front porch.  Can't explain why.  I'll be keeping an eye out for a great deal, but these resin versions were pretty nice.  



So, if you haven't been to Garden Ridge in a while, it might be worth a trip!  And guess what they were doing?  Putting out Christmas!  Whoa....

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For those of you who remember a few posts (here and here) and prayed for him, our little friend Xander lost his 9 year battle with cancer this past week.  I attended his funeral yesterday and it was such a tribute to the incredible little boy that he was, and a joyous celebration of his life.  Please keep his Mom Ricki Lea, Dad Doug, little brother and 2 little sisters in your prayers.  We are confident Xander is whole and rejoicing in heaven with Jesus, but we are sad that he's gone and I know his family will miss him every second for the rest of their lives until they see him again.  It's so nice to have that blessed assurance that death isn't the end if you're a believer and follower of Jesus.


Go here to see a local news clip about Xander.


20 comments:

  1. i wanted pigs on my porch for the longest time. i found two at a similar store! they are such a conversation piece :)

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  2. We don't have one, but I would love it if we did! i need the horse head for my mantle!

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  3. So sad to hear about Xander. I remember you sharing about him in Sunday School. Praying for his family for sure. I always forget about Garden Ridge. I might need one of those tables for my daughters room!!

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  4. First of all, I'm soooo sorry to hear about Xander, but I adore your wonderful bit of testimony. It really touched my heart. Secondly, I've had the exact same opinion of Garden Ridge as you - used to be a great place to shop, but not so much anymore. Based on your pics though, looks like I need to make a trip there! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I am headed straight to Garden Ridge. On a much more serious note, your friends are in my prayers!

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  6. Why do we not have that store in my area??? Aside, from that, I am sorry to hear about Xander. It's good to know the truth and have Jesus, but my heart aches for that family. xo Kristin

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  7. So sorry to hear of little Xander's passing. Yes, we too have a Garden Ridge but it has become junky as well. Haven't been in awhile.

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  8. Bummer, no Garden Ridge here! You know they're in my prayers, I remember your post about Xander well. What a beautiful family, it's reassuring to know they have hope in seeing him again.

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  9. I check Garden Ridge every once in a while, it's definitely hit or miss but I've found some great finds there! My heart aches for that family, I can only imagine how tough that would be. I will keep them in my prayers!

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  10. Looks a little like the Homegoods we have up here--but better!

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  11. The Garden Ridge here is very similar...just hate that it's changed so much. You did find some great items!

    My heart breaks for this family and I will definitely hold them in prayer. I know what a huge void this loss will mean to their lives. You are so right though ~ we will definitely see our loved ones again! God has His reasons for calling them home although we don't understand right now.

    xo
    Pat

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  12. So sorry for this family and their loss. We lost a 16 year old student and friend this Sunday to an asthma attack / cardiac arrest, and are still reeling. My heart breaks for these Momma's who no longer have their children on earth. I will definitely be praying for this
    family.

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  13. No...have never heard of Garden Ridge, but I want one close to me now! ;) I am so so sorry to hear about this family. My heart breaks for them and as a mom, I cannot even imagine. It sounds like Xander was quite a boy...they will be in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for sharing this.

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  14. Jennifer, I guess I've missed any post that mentioned Xander. What a beautiful testimony you gave about hope and faith in our Savior. I will certainly keep the family in my prayers. I can't imagine what that is like.

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  15. So sorry for this loss! I can't even imagine! Praise the Lord he knew Jesus so we know his family will be comforted to know He is with Him now! Love the finds at Garden Ridge.

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  16. Such a sad thing about Xander and the loss. I am sorry for the family. Some great goodies there. We don't have any of them around here.

    Cynthia

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  17. I love that ceramic elephant. I scooped 2 up at an estate sale for $80 and I thought that was a screamin deal. $20 is amazing!!

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  18. We don't have a Garden Ridge in our town, love all the white animals.
    I'm so, so, so sorry to hear about Xander.

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  19. Jennifer, so very sorry about the loss of your young friend. I will pray for his family; what a loss to bear.

    I'm on the hunt for some big lanterns, wish I had a Garden Ridge near us!

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