This post brought to you by Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.
A few weeks ago, I was given a Pier 1 gift card to spend. And if there’s one thing I do well, it’s spend. Seriously…just ask BC. Or my mom. Or the ladies that helped me at Pier 1. Let’s just say I *might* have spent 3 times more than my gift card…plus $15. Oops.
And that was with my trusty assistant in tow.
Think of the damage I would have done if I’d been kid free!
We headed inside and were greeted by a host of helpful employees. One of them asked if I was a photographer on account of the fact that I was wearing my camera around my neck. Aside from one tiny little problem with that scenario (that my pictures sucketh), an actual photographer would have made sure that her battery didn’t die approximately 45 seconds after that.
Random fact: Pier 1 smells GOOD. Go in and sniff stuff if nothing else!
One thing I LOVED, but did not buy (for a whole host of reasons known as “my children”), was their new Tastings Party™ Collection. I think a tasting party would make for some fabulous holiday entertaining. Can’t decide what to make? MAKE IT ALL…only tiny!
Cute, right? Those wine glasses are under 6” tall.
Are you more casual in your holiday entertaining? I bought a 3 tiered basket for chips that I can pair with a festive bowl of dippy goodness for any occasion.
In addition to a few things I plan on gifting, I picked up the following to do a little holiday decorating:
What’d I do with them?
All the placemats became pillows.
I already had the aqua linen and the white cotton, so the total cost of each snowflake pillow was the $2.95 for the placemat. I cut 18” squares and stitched down the center of each snowflake “point”. I made envelope backs so that I can store the covers flat and reuse my pillow forms all year long.
And the wreath and glittery trees were just the push I needed to finish a project that’s been on my to do list since, oh, May?
Bye bye awkward hole above my fireplace!
In addition to being a great place to pick up some gifts and decor, Pier 1 is doing something awesome this holiday season. For every new person that “likes” Pier 1 on Facebook, they’ll donate $1 to Toys for Tots…up to $100,000! You can also drop your Toys for Tots donation off at any Pier 1 location or make a donation at the register.
Thanks Pier 1. I’ll be back soon!
(I totally already have been.)