Do you get that horrible feeling in the pit of your stomach in late December or early January when the Visa bill shows up in your mailbox? You know, the one with all the Christmas gifts for everyone (and yourself), holiday decorations, and dining out? It all sort of makes you feel like following the trend and giving the gift of a memory next year.....like ice skating.....for 5 dollars at the local pond.
All kidding aside, I think most of us start out the new year wanting to scale back on our spending yet still wanting to shop. I always have the best of intentions to have a bit of a spending freeze for a few months to recover. And in the midst of the freeze, it never fails that I come across many things I want to buy. For me, not shopping also must involve not browsing because I am likely to find something to buy wherever I go.
Browsing online shops isn't much fun when you aren't allowed to purchase anything. It is kind of like window shopping without permission to actually go inside the store. To make my shop hopping a little more fun and worthwhile, I decided to focus on the beauty and creativity of the items I was finding with the realization that many of them are things that could be recreated with supplies I already have or could find inexpensively at the thrift store.
Today I've gathered a collection of twelve rustic industrial items from my favorite shops that I'm totally wishing I could buy right now.......but could actually make myself for very little money.
Of course, if you aren't trying to save a little cash now that the new year has started, feel free to use the links under the image to shop away!
one | Vintage Bottle Centerpiece from Linen and Boxwoods
two | Mini Numbered Clay Tags from Simple Home Life
three | Antler Pillow from Royal Scout and Co.
four | Farmhouse Mantel Mirror from Painted Fox Treasures
five | Wood Stool from Scandi Concept
six | Laundry Bag from In the Attic
seven | Conifer Study Art from Vol25
eight | Wired Bottle from Home Decorators
nine | Decorative Felt Basket from Target
ten | Everlasting Grace Sign from House of Belonging
eleven | Nest Framed Print from Pottery Barn
twelve | Tobacco Baskets from Rust & Honey
Are any of these items something that you'd like to buy for your home? Or are you more of the DIY mindset as well? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below or on Facebook!
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