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As part of the spring contest I’m judging for Homegoods, they were kind enough to give me FIVE $50 gift cards to give away to my readers! Knowing how psyched you all were the last time I had one to give away, I am delighted to be able to offer you more opportunities to win! However, there is a catch.  I’m going to run my own little contest in which I want to see your most exciting, best and proudest bargain purchase for your home!  You know, that item you got for next to nothing that everyone compliments?  The one that makes you gleeful when you get to tell people just how cheap it was knowing they won’t believe you? Yeah, send me a pic or two to eosgiveaway@gmail.com of your best finds, how much they were and where you found them and the top five winners (as judged by yours truly) will receive gift cards!

Now, the items don’t have to be from Homegoods, but I bet a lot of yours are. I went this weekend looking for lamps for the charity dream room project I am installing this week, and not only did I find the PERFECT lamps, I found THIS:

IMG00458Oh hello grey and cream imperial trellis rug! You are comin’ home with mama! Can you believe this? I said out loud in the aisle “you have got to be KIDDING ME”. The grandmother looking at bathmats next to me gave me glance suggesting I was crazy.

$50. Now in my bathroom. Holla.

Also spotted were about 100 incredible lamps, my favorites being these with the black and cream ikat shades:

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And this amazing mirror (which could look stellar painted white, black or a bright color):

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I forgot to take pics of the other stuff I actually bought: a killer Buddha statue for the office, geode book ends (also for my office) and great Missoni-esque pillows for the old wing chairs in my office that make the chartreuse old upholstery look somewhat chic.  I also spotted some great bedding, lanterns, grey velvet modern club chairs and faux imperial trellis pillows, but I had to restrain myself a bit.

So email your entries to eosgiveaway@gmail.com by Thursday at midnight and the winners will be announced Friday! I can’t wait to see what you’ve got!

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