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Whenever my mom comes to visit me, she always inquires about certain items displayed throughout our place. To my surprise, I always end up telling her Goodwill! As most designers know, Goodwill is the spot for cute and quirky home furnishings at a ridiculously low price. Not too long ago, for some reason, I had it in my head that I really wanted a bust of some sort. Why? For no other reason than it's pure chicness. So I found myself browsing through Goodwill, and lo and behold stumbled upon the famous Roman general himself. I picked this guy up, gave him a good bath, and styled him right up!

Of course no vignette is complete without plants or Kroger flowers! I also picked up the swirly white vase from Goodwill.

Here they are again with a Missoni by Target candle that I also picked up from... you guessed it.

Would you believe me if I told you that I got this super fresh bunch of Gladiolus flowers for $3? They had a whole bucket full of bunches for $3 each. Too bad I wasn't picking up flowers for a wedding or baby shower! Anyhoo, check Caesar out with a snack bowl from Target that I've started to fill with wine corks. Side note, I can't believe how many we've accumulated in two years. We already have a 34oz jar completely full. Makes me feel like such an adult! 

Oh, and if my bust looks a little familiar, you probably remember that I used him in the ASO Decorator's show house space we did. What can I say, this guy is way too chic not to share!


  1. Ah, I think back fondly on the days we took trips to the downtown Goodwill in high school. :)


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