My last Shopping Trip post was at the beginning of March before Utah closed down because of Covid. Aside from grocery shopping and camping in the middle of nowhere, I pretty much haven’t left our house… and I most definitely haven’t been shopping for fun. Utah allowed retailers and restaurants to open last month, and I hadn’t ventured out until yesterday. I was on my way to grab groceries and noticed a huge sign at my local Tuesday Morning store. Sadly, it’s going out of business (thanks to the pandemic) and they were having an “everything must go” sale. So sad! The parking lot was empty, I had my mask and sanitizer in the car for grocery shopping, so I pulled in to take a quick peek. I know many states are far worse and aren’t in the phase of reopening yet, so if you’re itching to shop (but can’t), maybe you’ll enjoy this post. After things open back up, this might also be a good guide on what to look for at your local Tuesday Morning… I’m sharing my styling & shopping tips for each item, too! Click through!
*This probably goes without saying, but… as always- please be cautious and follow the rules & regulations your state has in place. I’ve avoided shopping posts altogether because I didn’t want to promote shopping in-person during the pandemic. If your state is open and you’re shopping, please be sure to wear a mask for the safety of others!
Funny thing before I dive in- I get a LOT of emails and inquiries from people thinking my brand and blog is called Tuesday Morning, or I’m somehow associated with them. Haha! I suppose it’s because they’re well known, and I’m not… plus we’re both in the interior space- it seems like a reasonable correlation to assume we’re connected. Obviously I have nothing to do with them, nor is this post sponsored, but I do enjoy shopping there. I probably should have planned this post for a Tuesday, so it could be all things “Tuesday”, right?! I know, I know… my blog has a funny day-of-the-week name. I still really love it after all these years, though!
#1 // Rust Colored Ginger Jar
This ginger jar was $20, after discounts, and I just couldn’t say no. I love the pattern, the color, and knew it would be a versatile styling piece that fits the aesthetic of our home interior. Doesn’t it look beautiful styled in our formal living room (in the intro photo)? If you dig, you’re often able to find classic ceramic pieces at Tuesday Morning. This was in the kitchen section.
#2 // Non Slip Clothing Hangers
I’m one of those people who likes having an organized closet with matching hangers. This is typically what I shop for at Tuesday Morning or discount stores similar to it… basic, everyday items that feel cohesive.
I have these exact hangers and they’re my favorite! My clothing stays put, they look intentional, and it keeps my closet looking nice.
#3 // Basic, Unscented Pillar Candles
I always buy unscented, plain white or ivory pillar candles. They’re timeless, beautiful, and can be styled in so many ways! I’ve found Tuesday Morning to be a great, inexpensive resource for these.
I often style them in a glass hurricane lantern (like this ribbed one). Above, it’s styled on the patio bar cart, but most of the time it lives on the living room coffee table (see it in this Noteworthy post). If you prefer your regular scented candles or no scent at all, this is a gorgeous option without the fragrance. I love lighting these for parties or hosting, too. Have you been seeing more pillar candles in glass lanterns lately? I have! I think it’s becoming a new interior trend.
#4 // Large Calligraphy Brushes
I spent a LOT of money on vintage and decorative calligraphy brushes these past few years. I started collecting them and have them styled throughout the house. I just think they have so much character, and I love the texture and interest they bring to a space. They make great conversation pieces, and I can’t believe I was able to find four(!) at Tuesday Morning. I grabbed two of them for $25… a total steal!
#5 // Embroidered Detail Bed Sheets
I’m a sucker for classic bedding, and embroidered bed sheets are one of my favorite ways to dress a bed in an elegant way. Believe me when I say, you can find amazing bedding at Tuesday Morning (even better than HomeGoods, in my opinion).
You can catch a glimpse of how I styled embroidered sheets in our guest bedroom. Don’t they feel inviting and crisp, without being too stuffy? I’m a fan of those little details!
#6 // Monogrammed Towels
Much like bedding- good textiles of all kinds are easy to come by at this store. I’m a fan of monogrammed home goods. It feels personal, classic, and given my background is in print design- I’m always a fan of inserting beautiful typography.
After sharing our budget friendly laundry room makeover last year, I received SO many questions about the monogrammed towel. The secret is out… it was $5 from Tuesday Morning.
#7 // Ceramic Cookware
I’m always able to find kitchen and cooking items here… whether it’s a dish, a serving platter, an oven mitt, or a utensils- I always come home with something for the kitchen. This pretty ceramic baking dish was only $12 and it had such a unique shape.
If you’ve read my dishes, glassware, and kitchenware post, you already know I’m a fan of buying classic, white items that will withstand the test of time.
#8 // Bathrobes
Tuesday Morning tip… Peacock Alley is a high-end designer brand they carry and if it’s in stock- it’s always really amazing quality at an insane price. Did you notice the price tag above?! As a designer who used to work for a firm that carried this brand, this robe retails for $150! The Tuesday Morning price is $25 (not including the store closing deal). It’s nuts! I snagged this white Turkish bath robe that is super duper soft and luxurious.
I like to hang my bathrobe on a towel hook or the backside of the bathroom door (this is our previous bathroom), but they’re also nice for house guests. You can catch my tips and printable checklist for stocking a guest bathroom for visitors. I have a few white, hotel-worthy robes that I keep available for friends & family when they come visit.
#9 // Down Bed Pillows
Fun fact… all of our bed pillow inserts come from Tuesday Morning (literally every single one). They have a wonderful selection of down, down alternative, and memory foam bed pillows. Emmett and I always buy down, but that’s just our personal preference. You can find high-end brands at great prices.
I also like down pillows because they retain their shape, last an incredibly long time, and are easy to fluff!
#10 // Wood Candle Holders
Funny story about these candle holders… I noticed them in the store, loved them, obviously photographed them, talked myself out of them (do I really need MORE candles?!), got home… then immediately called the store and asked if they could hold them for me. Haha!! I had MAJOR regret that I didn’t buy them, so I went back. I just kept thinking of them in our basement against the navy. They were too good… and only $8 each! I’m so glad I realized my stupidity before someone else snagged them. Another shopping tip- if you feel it in your gut, you know something was meant to live in your home.
So that’s it… my first shopping trip, post quarantine. Sadly, it was to a store that was closing because of the pandemic. What a crazy, unbelievable year! Have you ever shopped at Tuesday Morning? I’d love to hear about the treasures you’ve scored. Happy Thursday, friends!