Another quickie post! (yesterday’s was a quickie protein waffle post.) This time, it’s for housewares.
Adam’s cousin has a blog called Lofty Goods where she features how to save and find steals and deals for home goods and clothes etc. She is always on the lookout for a good deal, and shares it on her blog or Facebook. Last christmas there was a warehouse sale she told us about at Torre and Tagus. It’s a home goods store that doesn’t usually open to the public, however they have two big sale each year. I never actually went to it in December, however Adam stopped by on his way home from work and picked up a few goodies. So, when I heard about their June sale I knew I had to go.
We went early this morning for the opening day – and were not disappointed. We found a few good deals, everything is 50% off! As the two weeks go on the markdowns get better, up to 75% off, of course the stock goes down as well and the ‘good stuff’ usually goes within the first few days/week. But I might think about going back closer to the last day to see what’s left. I would have left with several more serving plates, however, Adam made me limit my intake. Apparently we have enough already ;)
We had more in the ‘box’ to begin with, but as we kept looking I changed my mind on some things, and found new things with each stroll down the aisle. They have hosuewares, home decor, big items such as side tables, lamps, barstools etc.
If you want to visit, Torre & Tagus located in Richmond, at the corner of Steveston HWY and No. 5 road. (Suite 150-11188 Featherstone Way.) They are open 7 days a week, 9-5 until June 15th, or until stock runs out.
I must say – it is also the most organized and well run sale I’ve ever been to. The parking lot is spacious with people directing cars. The inside is well stocked, and you get a big box when you enter to ‘fill up’ like a cart. Bonus – the lineup moves quickly. They have one cashier per person, with two people telling them the price, and a third person packaging and wrapping up the items – needless to say it is a smooth and easy checkout with so many people at each register.
** You do need to bring a non-parishable item to enter, donated to the food bank **
Didn’t buy these guys, but Adam said he would have had he seen them (I just snapped a pic) – 6$, now $3 each, and only $1.50 for the little one now
A food bloggers paradise – I use a lot of white dishes, but these beautifully coloured ones would be great for food styling! I also wanted to get a domed lid / slate combo for cheese, but Adam put the kibosh on that (too much stuff!)
Our box – loaded up.
Here’s what we bought:
White clock – reg $16 (got for $8), two wood platters *under clock* $14 (got for $7 each), bamboo salad tongs $6 (got for $3 each), wood serving bowl / dip & chip $20 (got for $10), and three green and three white bamboo bowls $5 each (got for $2.50) and White Metal Stools $60 (got for $30 each!!) to match our barstools, thought we could use these on the patio and end of our dining room table for extra seating!
green candle lanterns $8 (got for $4), white rectangle cake plate $30 (got for $15), white heavy flower candle holders $20 (got for $10), random pieces of driftwood /wood $1.50 (got for .75 cents each), Green water pitcher $12 (got for $6), white bowl $25 (got for $12.50) small matching bowl $6 (got for $3)
And my FAVOURITE thing – the cooler – I have wanted one for the deck since we moved in, but Adam never let me buy one ;) they are usually pretty expensive for just the basin at homesense etc, but here it was $50 for the stand and basin, which we got for $25! Major steal for both items!