If you know what Kirkland’s is then you will understand my joy. Growing up in Tidewater, we had Kirkland’s in the malls. Lots of those potpourri packets that made it a little hard to be in, home decor items packed in every inch and good prices. I think they had them in Richmond when I moved there, but I can’t remember for sure. Then they closed. Closed! What the what?! I remember the day I was talking to my mom on the phone and she was telling me that they closed. I was so shocked. They were awesome! When Dan and I moved out to Southwest Virginia I wasn’t expecting to see one, nor was I really looking. We had *plenty* of home decor and were not in need of anything. I also don’t really frequent the malls here. I try to shop more local, handmade, cheaper these days and walking through the mall usually doesn’t tick any of those boxes.
I recently discovered a shopping center in Roanoke that I had no idea existed. I’m not saying I thought I knew all there was to know about Roanoke, but I was fairly certain I knew all the shopping centers. So, color me shocked when I discovered Towne Square over by the airport. Color me EVEN MORE shocked when I saw it… a Kirkland’s sign… in a shopping center… not shoved in a tiny space in the mall, but in its own large space.
As excited as I was to see it, I knew better than to venture in without needing a particular item. That is a sure ticket to “what is my total?!” Lucky for me a friend tasked me with putting together an Autumn Decoration Starter Kit (more on that later) and I *knew* I could find the perfect centerpiece makings at Kirkland’s.
So inside of the Kirkland’s I ventured. It. was. awesome. A huge space, lots of room to move and see and plenty of air so you weren’t smothered with the smell of potpourri packets. I found what I was looking for and so much more. Instead of buying everything (which was tempting, but I’m pretty sure Dan would lose his mind, I took pictures. I only have a handful of photos, because I shortly found what I needed and my hands were full. And I only covered on side of the store. When I am stronger (i.e. not looking at things with a “that would be a good Christmas gift for…” eye), I will venture back to Kirkland’s and check out the whole store. This time with a basket and not on my lunch break.
Let’s get to the photos:
How cute are these owl containers? Perfect kitchen colors. Or bathroom colors… some cotton balls, q-tips and bobby pins. Or maybe I just have more bobby pins than the average person.
This picture doesn’t do this painting justice. In person, those colors really pop and are shiny. (Fun side note: The only large painting I’ve ever purchased was from the Kirkland’s in Newport News many, many years ago. It’s currently on the mantel.)
So many cute owls! I love the large ones on the bottom. And those cute squat owls above those, to the right.
I couldn’t pull this mat out because my hands were half full, but how cute would this be on your doorstep? I am seriously considering talking Dan into switching ours to this.
If Kirkland’s is known for anything, it’s their awesome clearance deals. How awesome looking are these soap holders and dispenser. Doesn’t hurt that it’s my favorite colors.
These are those lotus flower/candle holders that I’m sure you’ve seen everywhere. These were a pretty silver glass kind. On clearance for $4.00. FOUR DOLLARS. I picked up two for a project I’m working on.
This guy… I can’t even explain how much I want him for the backyard deck. He is SOLID concrete. If I still had my concrete Buddha man (long story), he would totally need a friend.
Zen frog is zen. And also on clearance.
That ends our shopping trip to Kirkland’s. If you live in Roanoke (and who doesn’t?), go to the shopping center by the airport. If you don’t live in Roanoke (and really, who does?) go to the website and find a location near you. [http://www.kirklands.com/custserv/locate_store.cmd]
**I think it goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway – I was not paid or perked in way to write this post. I just really love this store and sharing is caring, folks.