So continuing on my trend of finding cheaper versions of an original (on Monday it was a blanket), I owe today’s post entirely to my hilarious (and apparently bargain-hunter) friend Audrey. Remember just a short while ago, I coveted this overpriced garland?
Guess what? That isn’t even the original! FOOLED YOU. This is a suspiciously similar tassel garland available on Etsy, for almost $100 cheaper. And you can’t even tell the difference. You guys. I just bought 6 of them. Kidding! But I might! I just might do it!
When I first posted about this garland, several of you kind, deluded souls suggested I could craft something similar rather than shell out $130 for something as frivolous as tassel garland. But that required more effort than I’m willing to devote to something like this. And given my recent luck at being an absolute Shopping Master (need I mention the West Elm light??), I knew if I just held out long enough, I’d either forget about wanting it altogether, or a cheaper alternative would appear magically, as if delivered by elves. (Yes, Audrey, I just called you a magical elf).
This is the original. Can you tell the difference? No? Neither can I. You know what can, though? My wallet.
I’m not usually a fan of direct knock-offs, but in this case I think I can make an exception. It’s not like it’s a fake Louis Vuitton bag or something. It’s some tissue paper hung from string. I’m not sure if any intellectual property is being infringed (fringed! get it?) upon with this cheaper version. Still, pretty spectacular find, if you ask me. And where did Audrey find it? Why, Pinterest of course! What did we ever do before Pinterest? Something productive, I bet.