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Fridays at Home: West Elm Under $20

14th June 2013

I’m not big on catalogs. For the most part, they clog up the mailbox and require a trip to the recycling center. But each month when my West Elm catalog comes, I stash it away with my Real Simple and wait for a lazy afternoon by the pool. Even though West Elm is, for the most part, way out of my budget range, it still gives me crazy good ideas. Plus, when they have sales, I play “catch and release” online, adding items to my shopping cart only to usually close out the page, convincing myself I don’t really need that gorgeous throw.

But today! Today I got an email that they’re having a sale, and on top of that sale, if you use the promotion code JUNE15, you get an extra 15% off. So I’ll just share some of the great sale items that have popped out at me.


The favorite throw – depending on the color or stripe variation you want this throw is on sale for $19.99. I love having a throw on my reading sofas in case it’s chilly or I’m in need of a reading nap. 🙂 Plus, they look nice and can cover all manner of sins, ahem, a stack of books or papers on a chair if company drops in.


I love this outdoor pillow for $19.99 in Sunburst/lemon curry. In fact, I really want it for the bed in my guest room/office. Pillows can be so expensive, but they can also make a great difference on a bed, chair, or sofa. One thing I’m super strict about is my bed. I make it every morning. In fact, I won’t get into bed at night if I haven’t first made my bed. Strange, I know, but part of that is the pillows. I love my decorative pillows and don’t feel the bed looks “finished” without them.


One of the things I’ve learned through many trips and the big purses I like to carry is that smaller bags to corral like items are essential. Depending on the size these Metallic Zipper Cases range from $5.99 to $7.99, and you can add a monogram for $7. These are extra great for moving lotions, sunscreens, etc. from a purse to a beach bag for an afternoon poolside. They make my organized self happy.


These Bright Shapes Melamine Plates in orange, fuschia, and yellow are only $2.99 and great for rounding up earrings, bobby pins, ponytail holders or whatever. I keep pretty bowls or plates on my nightstand, on the edge of my tub, in my favorite reading places. I find the places where I naturally remove those things and stick a bowl there. Makes it much easier to locate errant knick knacks. we2 we1

The Belize Stripe Hand Towel and Hammam Stripe Hand Towel are both $7.99 (you can add the monogram for an additional $7) and really lovely. These would be great in a kitchen or bathroom and would look nice sitting on an island or countertop. Though I use heavy duty, relatively inexpensive towels for heavy use in my kitchen (I don’t use paper towels for environmental reasons), I love having pretty hand towels as well. These are great!


This Owl String Holder is so cute for $9.99. Even if you’re not crafty, I think he’d be adorable on a collage wall. Plus, I love white ceramic animals.

The best part of all these? Free shipping! And don’t forget the JUNE15 code for an additional 15% off. Also, please know West Elm isn’t paying me. I’m sure they don’t even know who I am. I just love a good sale and thought I’d share!

So do you see anything you have to have, or will you just play catch and release? Hope you had fun window shopping. 🙂