For months I’ve had my eye on Restoration Hardware’s preserved boxwood globe’s. I love that they look fresh and add a bit of nature to the house without requiring the maintenance of a live plant. What I don’t love is the price…$64 for the one I want and that’s it’s sale price!
So that brings us to another thing I love – bargains! Not just for the savings, although that’s always good, but also for the thrill of the hunt. Combing through the shelves and racks to find that hidden gem brings a rush of excitement. As much as I’d love to by the “real” thing, sometimes it’s just not in my budget. And honestly, there are time I can’t even tell the difference between the real and the generic knockoffs! Though admittedly, I am a bit particular about about the quality of knockoffs. I like items that ARE cheap, not that LOOK cheap!
So today was a great day for me, as I came across a preserved boxwood at a bargain price! While browsing through my local HomeGoods, I spotted a boxwood globe that is almost identical to the one at Restoration Hardware but for a fraction of the price! Both are 11 3/4″ tall with an 8″ diameter, but HomeGoods had it for sale at $16.99 versus Restoration Hardware’s price of $64.
Never hesitate to shop at discount stores. You might have to work harder to find things, but you never know, there might be a hidden gem (or boxwood) waiting for you!