So my hubby and I moved into our new place in February of this year and have slowly but surely been decorating. We both had furniture from our previous homes, some of the stuff we had since high school, so we decided that since we were starting our new lives together in our new home that we would get a fresh start with new furniture as well – so out with the old and in with the new. As most newlyweds know, when starting out in your new place most do not have a lot of money to buy a bunch of new furniture and home goods. I had a plan in mind that majority of the stuff I purchased for the home would be second hand/thrifted and that I would recreate it to make it look like new. The only things we purchased brand new so far that we refused to get used was our sectional sofa and our new king size bed (which is a must if you sleep wild like me so my husband says lol). Even with purchased décor if it’s not second hand/thrifted then it must be on sale and/or discounted. This pushes me to be creative and think outside the box. I could easily shop online or go to the stores I know would have exactly what I’m looking for, but when you’re on a budget and trying to save coins you have to find things that are within your budget.
I recently found two Craigslist dressers that I will discuss in a separate post. This post is about plant pots I found at Home Goods – my new favorite store. Home Goods isn’t exactly cheap, I would say it’s somewhat reasonable. But if you’re looking for thrift store prices then that’s not the place. As I mentioned before, I’m seeking out sales and discounted items so that’s what led me into Home Goods. I have been looking for pots for two plants that I recently received and I just wanted to see what Home Goods had. (Quick side note…I did scope out some full length mirrors that am going to watch for price reduction.) So, in the clearance aisle I saw one large blue and white pot that I knew would fit perfectly for my perennial plant. I looked at the price and saw it was $12 instead of the original tag price of $20 and immediately put it in my cart. I started looking for a smaller one that would work for my aloe vera plant and then found a matching smaller pot. It looked like it could possibly fit the plant size, but for $10 instead of original tag price at $15 I couldn’t pass it up.
Here are my new plant pots for my babies 🙂
So, if you’re looking for home décor and don’t mind spending more than you would at a thrift store, I would definitely recommend Home Goods especially their sale and clearance sections. You may have to look around for a bit, like you would in a thrift store, in order to spot those red stickers on an item that pops out at you. I was in the store for a min and walked down the same aisle twice before I saw these two pots. Check out your local Home Goods and let me know what you find!
Until next time…