Over the holidays I went into Pottery Barn and fell in love with the boxwood globes in planters that were displayed all over the store.
I was thinking I was going to end up splurging and buy myself one as a gift from-me-to-me. When I saw the price tag of $79 – I just could not justify the purchase. Since then, I have been searching for a way to make them myself or to find a less expensive version.
I had success yesterday. I was out most of the day shopping. I hit all the stores – the supermarket, Target, Walmart, Home Depot – as my list was long. I still wanted to get to HomeGoods as you never know what goodies they are going to have, but it started to snow. On, no! – wait snowstorm until I get to take a stroll around HomeGoods. :(
It started to come down fast and heavy – covering everything quickly. I am not afraid to drive in the snow, but it was getting close to Friday night rush hour and I didn’t want to get caught in a big mess trying to get home. The lure of HomeGoods and the anticipation of what I would find was just too tempting. HomeGoods won out. I am happy that I made the decision – look what I found!
Boxwood globes for $9.99! Fake, but so were the Pottery Barn ones. I was delighted when I saw the price – then all sorts of ideas starting racing through my mind on how I could use them. I ended up buying 3.
When I got home, I shopped my basement and garage for pots to place them in.
Right now I have them in my studioffice, but have been moving them from room to room to see where I like them best. They look good everywhere :)
When spring arrives I have plans to make some new posts for them and may even use them outside.
I think HomeGoods slogan was or still is – HomeGoods – Happy. Well, I am just that – happy that I said no – to expensive and took the time to seek out a less expensive version. I have been rewarded for my patience and persistence.
Have you found a less expensive version of anything recently that you have been searching for?