Country Living Look For Less


With the amount of current “virtual” tools available (Pinterest, Google, blogs, etc) it’s super simple to search for tips, ideas, and design DIY’s. Type in just a few words in your tool bar and poof…you have oodles of information at your fingertips.

But I find myself hanging onto the old days cause I still like to browse the good old fashioned paper magazines.  I don’t subscribe to as many as I used to but there is one for sure that I look forward to receiving in my mailbox every month – Country Living. Every edition is jam packed with country style home tours, lots of design inspiration and my favorite – vintage collectible features!

The cover of a recent issue featured a bright & colorful (and I might add absolutely…G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!) sunroom that was all decorated for Spring. I fell head over heels in love with the entire look! And if I had it in my budget, I would have run right out and bought every piece.

So I hopped online and searched out some budget friendly alternatives that offered a very similar look.

Take a look at the wonderful items that I rounded up:



 Caribbean Blue Sette / World Market / $349.99

Wood & Metal Tray / World Market / $24.99

Blue Semi Circle Pillow Cover / / $29

Yellow Buffalo Check Pillow Cover / Etsy / $20

Blue Vintage Style Mason Jars / World Market / $14.94 (set of 6)

Safavieh Blue & Bone Rug / / $42.49

Spring Birds Floral Pillow Cover / eBay / $11.71

Turino White ceramic pitcher / Kirkland’s / $9.99

Wicker Ottoman-Table / / $128.99

Vintage Books / Local thrift store / $.25  – $1.00 ea.

Total cost: Only $635

I was able to put together that desired look with a total savings of several thousand dollars! Now that makes my bank account a little happier.

What do you think of my budget friendly alternatives? Let me know in the comments below, and come find me on Facebook, & follow me on Instagram!



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