Friday, April 13, 2012
Stuff the VASE.....with my money
Help me decide how I should decorate my house because I'm having trouble deciding if I should put flowers in the vases:
Setting up house is expensive. I know it doesn't have to be. But we decided on a smaller more affordable place so that we can set it up to make it feel like home. And since my last post was about money let's talk about how ridiculously expensive home decor items can be.
Like these green orchids for example. Should I keep them or take them back. Does your mind change if I tell you those two stems cost $34?
My owl was the first home decor item. It was $45. I bought it at Anex (a local decor shop) The magnetic globe was the same price but it came from Chapters book store.
The long glass vase was $15 from Superstore. The metallic bookends were $10 a pop from Chapters. The gray hour glass was from HomeSense and it cost $15 (too bad I cracked it on the way home).
From left to right:
pink/purpleish orchid plus vase = $55 (Sung Hyun chipped it already ;(
orchids = $34 (for 2 stems)
green plant = $20 (from HomeSense)
metallic and white vase = $15 each (from Walmart)
purple flowers = $18 (HomeSense)
AND the large white vase with the purple/ metallic green leaves that inspired the colours for this room = $50 for the vase (that was the 50% off price) + $20 for the bunches of leaves.
I don't plan to add those numbers up and you don't have to do that for me.