Bye Target

So long Target

My favourite Target finds that will too-soon be gone.

Dear Target,

It’s really too bad it didn’t work out in Canada. Although I single-handedly tried to keep you afloat with my regular visits, it clearly wasn’t enough. I would have spent more, if only you had more for me to buy.

I will however have very fond memories of you.

Like the ritual Theo and I had of visiting your store on Saturday afternoons. As soon as hockey practice with the other seven-year-old rink rats was over, we’d set off for some recreational shopping. Theo would always jump over the big red concrete balls at the front doors.

To keep my charge occupied, I’d treat him to hot chocolate topped with a mound of whipped cream from your in-house Starbucks. I’d have an extra hot, extra foamy latte. How very civilized.

What fun we’d have as we scoured the aisles to see what delightful things we could find. And, dear Target, you never disappointed.

Some say you were too expensive, but I always found a deal or two and things that were different, that were of value. Especially when it came to my favourite section – home and decor.

Oh how I’m going to miss Nate Burkus (really miss). And Threshold. Even the Beaver Canoe line with its Roots wanna-be vibe started to grow on me. I’d always come out with another vase, pillow or candle. Your cheap chic made it so easy.

Now, I guess I’m going to have to find another retail partner to hang with. But it won’t be the same.

So long Target, it was great while it lasted. I’ll see you in Buffalo soon.

Live beautifully,


p.s. Here are some of my favourite Target finds that will too-soon be gone.

Nate Burkus office scissors. Gorgeous and a good cut.


Nate Burkus decorative gold urchin. Reminiscent of Kelly Wearstler at a fraction of the cost.


Bella ceramic electric water kettle. Rather unique and only $49.


Fruit basket from the Threshold line. So French for so little.


Beaver Canoe wooden urn. Not reclaimed maple, but a versatile cheap thrill.


More from Beaver Canoe. Simple of-the-moment tarnished brass tea light candle holders.


Where else can you get Flamenco-inspired, ruffled drape panels for under $20?


Gold drum table. Use it indoors or out. Is $39 too much for a little glam?


Each season Target added to its animal candle collection. Adorable.


  • I’m also sad to see that Target has gone, but more than that I’m disappointed I never tagged along on one of your shopping trips to borrow your eye for spotting something beautiful! I often dashed in and out with my daughter on my hip and really missed out on the great bargains for home decor. Let me know when you find another store in the area that might fill the void :)

    • I sure will Lisa. Any time you want to go shopping….I’m always up for it!

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