Thursday, January 25, 2024

HomeGoods Score

Scalloped Wicker Urn

I have been admiring wicker urns for a while now. The larger ones I have seen online cost hundreds of dollars. I was in HomeGoods yesterday and spotted this beauty - very sturdy, scalloped and 21" tall. It was even hand woven by artisans in Indonesia.

And it was $49.99!! That's what I love about HomeGoods - you never know what you might find. These urns look great with ferns or flowering branches or left empty. 

This one at Mainly Baskets, for example, is the same size as mine and is $488.

Braided Square Base Urn

It's very pretty, but costs about 10 times as much as mine.

If you love wicker/rattan, I highly recommend this book Rattan by Lulu Lytle. 

Rattan by Lulu Lytle

"Long fascinated with rattan's versatility, designer Lulu Lytle examines the enduring appeal of this sustainable tropical palm in RATTAN: A WORLD OF ELEGANCE AND CHARM. The first book in decades to examine the history and craftsmanship of rattan furniture, this insightful tome showcases rattan's appeal through archival images of beautiful interiors including Madeleine Castaing's winter garden in Paris, Michael Taylor's own Californian beach house, the Titanic's Café Parisian and the Billy Baldwin designed Mr. Kennedy's beauty salon in New York City. Rattan's many personalities are explored through its inclusion in settings as diverse as Impressionist paintings, flamboyant nightclubs and pared down contemporary drawing rooms.

A reflection of its inherent beauty and longevity, antique rattan furniture from the nineteenth century is highly collectible, as are rattan pieces created by giants of modern design such as Josef Hoffmann for Thonet, Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Jean-Michel Frank for Ecart, Renzo Mongiardino for Bonacina, Arne Jacobsen for Sika, Paul Frankl and Donald Deskey. Rattan pieces have become iconic and highly prized, including Hiroomi Tahara's Wrap Sofa, Franca Helg's Primavera Chair, and the many iterations of the beloved Peacock Chair. RATTAN also highlights some of the many tastemakers who have embraced rattan--from Marella Agnelli, Babe Paley, and Cecil Beaton to leading interior designers including Jeffrey Bilhuber, Veere Grenney, Axel Vervoordt, and Jacques Grange."


  1. Love wicker, but I love your turquoise chair even more. Can you share info about it?

    1. Thanks - It's an antique chair I bought in Alexandria, Virginia and had the cushion done in a strié velvet.

  2. Beth, the thing I miss most about visiting my late mother-in-law in Sarasota (besides her, of course) is that fabulous Home Goods on Bee Ridge. She lived very nearby on Tuttle. None of the stores here in S.C. are remotely as great as that one. You are so lucky! BTW, I made a special trip to Target and purchased the last two tuberose candles. It is such a wonderful, delicate fragrance. Alas, they were out of rose.

    1. Shipping is free @ Target with a $35 order! My HomeGoods in Venice is even better than the Bee Ridge, but both are great.

  3. Speaking of books and HomeGoods I visited my store this week and found a copy of "Slim Aarons Women". I didn't know if you knew about this book, but it's been an interesting read so far.

  4. Please tell me about that fabulous zebra table skirt!