Friday, August 19, 2011

Is your new home looking a little empty?

Whoever coined the term "champagne taste on a beer budget" might as well have been directly referring to me. When my husband and I moved into our new (to us) home last year, we found that a lot of the rooms had adopted a "minimalistic" approach to the decor (which is merely a euphemism for saying we didn't have enough furniture and belongings to fill the larger spaces). Hence, I started composing my mile-long wishlist of items that we "need" for our house. I also started hunting a bit more diligently for deals...which is how I came across this AMAZING site: Copy Cat Chic. The name of the site sums up the gist of it quite well; basically each day, or so, it features a new item from a higher-end ($$$) retailer (i.e. Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, etc.) and then it showcases a MUCH more wallet-friendly knock-off! So be sure to check it out if you find yourself in a new space that is looking a little barren AND you want to save some of that hard-earned dough. (There is even a pretty cool "Tag Sale" section.)

Speaking of tag can also check out Hickok and Boardman's Yard Sale to benefit the United Way this Saturday for lots of homegoods and furniture! Stop by 346 Shelburne Road in Burlington anytime between 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. tomorrow (August 20th). All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Chittenden County.

-Jamie Wright, Realtor

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