ever walk into a store, and see something fabulous, and then, right next to it,
is something that is the SAME price, but it is frumpy and, well...not fabulous?
that happens to me all the time...and i wonder to myself...
"why would anyone buy THAT, when they can buy THIS, and it's
at least 10 times better than THAT?"
and so, this post was born.
realize that by reading this and looking at
these pictures, that you are getting my big, fat
opinions and you should not get offended if you have,
in fact, bought "that".
ok, here goes....
buy this, not that:
makes people think that you went somewhere cool to buy this?
yep, yep, yep.
every college dorm in the country probably has one?
no thank you.
simple, clean lines.
nice, reclaimed-wood top.
ummm...kinda looks like it belongs in a palm-readers hut?
do not buy.
just walk away.
strong, simple, substantial.
frilly, weird flowery things on it,
and kinda dated looking.
(no, that was NOT a pun.)
fake "antiqued" face.
and the makers name is waaaay too big.
again, having something like this evokes a feeling
of being well-traveled. bonus points if you have actually
BEEN to thailand or....wherever this is supposed to be from.
(as you can tell, i am NOT well-traveled.)
hey, i love king tut as much as the next person...
(i was actually completely obsessed with king tut when i was
in grade school), but this just looks like something
someone might have picked up at a vegas gas station.
simple, clean vases like this look great filled with
rocks, branches, or other decorative filler,
and when filled with flowers, really let the
arrangement be the star.
this is 1986 calling.
you have our vase....we need it back for the
filming of "howard the duck returns."
a simple, solid throw in a bold color like this
(the orange was much softer in person by the way)
looks great as a punch of color at the foot of a bed,
or on a sofa or chair.
just don't buy this.
pillows should really be fun and interesting.
if this pillow were a person, it would be
the talkative, attractive person at the party that makes
everyone laugh and feel good.
if this pillow were a person, it would
want to sit too close to you on the couch and
talk about bunions and taxes.
happy shopping y'all!