I Couldn’t Leave Them Behind, So I Broke My Own Rule

I couldn’t leave them behind, so I broke my own rule.

My rule of trying to re-design my interiors, using what I already had in the house.

I was doing pretty good, until I saw these.

Temptation set in, and it won.

Blue and White Ginger Jar Lamp - Housepitality Designs

I was in HomeGoods searching for a mirror for my son’s new home.

As I was approaching the area where the mirrors were, I passed the lamp department.

And there they were.

Ralph Lauren Ginger Jar Lamps - Housepitality Designs

I have some small ginger jars by Ralph Lauren Home that are currently on my mantel

and these lamps are from the same collection.

Blue and White/Sofa Table - Housepitality Designs

Actually, I have quite a few things from this collection and thought,

is it too much? Too many things “matchy-matchy” ?

Then again . . . they may not land in the same area

as the other items in the collection. And then again, maybe so.

Blue and White/Sofa Table - Housepitality Designs

The lamps spoke to me in more ways than one, and they jumped into the cart.

Blue and White/Sofa Table - Housepitality Designs

The tall scrolled iron lamps there previously on the sofa table.

They have been relocated.

My hubby loves the lower profile of these lamps.

Ralph Lauren Lamps/Great Room - Housepitality Designs

I have to agree that I love the lower profile of these lamps on the sofa table too.

Not to mention, the colors.

Blue and White/Sofa Table - Housepitality Designs

As it is always the case, once you bring  something new into a room,

the domino effect happens. Things were moved around the house a bit.

Great Room - Housepitality Designs

Love that game of Dominos.

Great Room - Housepitality Designs

I have ditched Monopoly and Dominos has taken its place this week.

Come back and see the results of the game!

Have a great day!….As I write this post, the weather people say that,

“the sun will come out tomorrow” . . . I am counting on it!!

I am joining:

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  1. You absolutely had to have them! Can’t wait to see what came next. 🙂

  2. Those look great so I am glad you resisted and broke your rule. Sometimes rules are meant to be broken.
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  3. Cheryl in kansas says

    Absolutely perfect, they are so classic and always in style! Just think what you would have missed if you didn’t buy them! Wish we had a HomeGoods here in Wichita but that’s what I get for leaving Atlanta and moving home to Kansas! Hehehe! Anyway I love all my blue and white, have been collecting for years but can’t pass up more pieces, so I love love love your pieces! By the way I love your blog…I’m in the process of leaving the blog world because all the houses are starting to look the same but I’m keeping yours! I love your style and your home! Thanks so much for the inspiration….boy did I go on and on 🙂

  4. Shirley, had I have seen those lamps, they would have been in my cart as well….great purchase!

  5. I can’t blame you for not passing up those fabulous lamps! Love them, they are so pretty! And as I type, the sun is out! Such a glorious sight! 🙂 ~Rhonda
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  6. I’m glad temptation won Shirley, they are fabulous and look perfect! Dominos will forever be on my mind now when I rearrange, it’s so much fun to bring something new into a space and see what happens. HG is my downfall, things just run and jump into my cart…
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  7. Haha, I love how they jumped into your cart – I’ve had things jump into mine too, begging to come home with me. I really like these lamps – the size, shape, and color are so nice and look great in your room. I don’t blame you for breaking your rule! Have fun with the domino shuffle. 🙂
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  8. Sherry myers says

    Such beauties, Shirley! While visiting our son in Savannah last summer, I spied these lamps but passed them up! I have regretted it ever since! They look gorgeous where you have them. I have to say, I love what those dominoes do too! Love the direction they are “falling.” They are creating quite a lovely “landing.” (P.S. So glad you are feeling better.)

  9. Love them! I love the table they are sitting on as well.

  10. They’re PERFECT! Give me anything blue and I love it… Great decision, you would have kicked yourself later if you hadn’t gotten them. xo
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  11. I see a trip to HG in my future! You know I love these! I have a smaller lamp in this line too, up in the guest room, on the dresser. These new ones look fabulous in your great room and you would have been so disappointed if you hadn’t gotten them! Hope the shingles are GONE!!!!
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  12. They are just perfect….so beautiful!!!! I would not have been able to resist them either…..

  13. Hi Shirley, your post was the first email in my box. I popped it open and saw that you have added some of my very favorite lamps to your collection. I do agree with you and your hubby that the low profile is perfect in this room. Your collection is growing and is so beautiful! xx Jo

  14. These lamps are beautiful and were meant for your home, Shirley. Love them on your sofa table.
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  15. Simply gorgeous!

  16. Never too much blue and white chinoiserie! I LOVE then! Sometimes you’ve just got to obey your heart! Hugs…Debbie
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  17. They are lovely! Wish I had your decorating skills!

  18. Mary MacKenzie says

    A huge improvement. Perfect for the space. I’d just call it upgrading.

  19. Well when they hop in your cart, what else are you to do but bring them home?
    You wouldn’t want to be rude 😉

    They look great!!
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  20. Shirley, I LOVE those lamps! I saw two large ginger jars from that collection at TJMaxx a few months ago. I’m still kicking myself that I didn’t snatch them up. But the lamps may be the very prettiest pieces from the line–good for you!
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  21. You cannot over do blue and white and your purchase are fabulous. I’ve been haunting my Home Goods look.ing for blue and white pieces, but to no avail.

  22. Donnamae says

    Those ARE great lamps! Somethings you just can’t ignore…you just had to get them! 😉

  23. I love the lamps, Shirley. They look great and I can’t wait to see what changes the domino effect brings. I am so excited because I saw a sign in my area saying HomeGoods coming soon. It won’t be soon enough for me and I hope I can find great things like you do!

  24. I think they were waiting on you.lol They look so pretty and perfect.Hope you are getting over your shingles.

  25. jeannette says

    Love love those lamps! They look terrific in your home. Never too much blue and white in my mind! lol

  26. Those look fantastic! What a great find. You must be feeling better since you are getting out and about to shop! Hooray for that. Cheers to a nice Memorial Day weekend.
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  27. Just beautiful Shirley! I love blue and white.
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  28. The lamps are perfect in your room! Some rules are meant to be broken. I never seem to leave HomeGoods empty handed….
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  29. becky in 'Bama says

    Those lamps are exquisite. I am more impressed that they have the ability to jump! ~smile~ Seriously, excellent purchase you made.

  30. Can we ever have too much blue and white! They are gorgeous and I love them on the sofa table…perfect!
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  31. Beautiful Shirley! Those lamps were meant to go home with you!
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  32. I would’ve broken that rule, too! They are gorgeous and the perfect fit in your home and on your table … they were meant to be!

  33. Shirley, I love the lamps and your wonderful birdhouse! I never get tired of seeing blue and white used in Interior design….beautiful.
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  34. That was a good rule to break for this occasion! I don’t know what it is, but Ralph makes everything better:D Not to mention, I’m REALLY attracted to the blue in those lamps! Love the pattern!!! Maybe it’s because he throws in “indigo blue” with his stuff? If I’m going with blue at all…it’s gonna be indigo for sure! have a marvelous weekend, Shirley!
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  35. They look like they just belong… Lovely…
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  36. Can you ever have too much blue and white, I think not. Love the lamps.
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