Saturday, June 2, 2012

A lesson learned!

 I made a trip to Home Depot yesterday and found this pretty hanging plant. I fell in love with the planter more then the plant that was in it. I splurged and bought it for $40. Today I had to make a trip to Lowes and while looking around their garden center I saw they sold just the planter, so I went over to take a look. Guess what the price tag said $6.99!!! 
 I could have bought the planter and some flowers, and made my own for under $20! 



 At least I can save this pretty planter and reuse next year. I have this hanging under my back deck.


                     Have a super weekend!!
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31 comments:

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I saw those planters last weekend and wanted one too!
You know, sometimes it pays to buy the larger hanging baskets and sometimes it doesn't.
I had three or four flowers in my cart to put in my large urn by the driveway and when I added up the pots, (and they were those 4" pots called Proven Winners or something) it was going to cost more than me buying a hanging basket that was super hardy for only $14.99.... so in that case, it worked for me!

But you just never know.
Have to do our homework, don't we?!!

:)
xoxox
Thanks so much for coming by today, Martina.

Daffodil Hill said...

I hate it when that happens! It does look pretty, though.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, I know you would have saved $20.00 but you did not have to deal with all the mess of planting it. I am just offering the "bright" side!
Either way, it is a lovely hanging basket.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's really pretty, Martina! I just saw that shape for the first time this year. I've got no more space for hanging planters here at the new place, which is probably for the best. : )

Heather said...

I saw those too at Home Depot and absolutely fell in love with them. It was worth the splurge!

Lori said...

hubby was over my shoulder just now and he wants one. I was headed to Lowe's tomorrow so hope they have them in stock.

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

I just hate it when that happens. Darn.... It is a cute planter though and can be used for several years:)

Tanya@takesix said...

Oh BUMMER!! That is one beautiful planter, Martina.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That planter is gorgeous. Live and learn!

Debbiedoo's said...

Gosh, I hate when that happens! Sure looks pretty though Martina. Enjoy the weekend.

NanaDiana said...

Don't you just HATE when that happens? Or you buy something on sale (clothing, etc) and you go back two weeks later and they are clearancing it out and have it in YOUR SIZE for 1/2 the price you paid originally? Drives me nuts!

However, even though you paid more for it-it IS very beautiful. I have one out front that I have had for several years and it stays out year round- Blessings to you-xo Diana

The Other Me Is Sane said...

good to know the better buy is at Lowes. Thanks for the head's up.

Gretchen said...

I still love the planter and flowers. Who among us hasn't done the same thing? You bought something you love and that's what is important.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I would take the one back to HD. That is a crazy price difference. Love the look.

laurie said...

it really is a lovely planter,

Gina said...

That's a big price difference! I hate when stuff like that happens.

The planter is very pretty though...great shape to it.

myric andreasen said...

Oh well. That happens to me all the time, exept when my hubby interfere :P At least you have a lovely planter.

I would love for you to share your lesson learned to linky party I am having now :)

xo
Myric

Pam said...

Darn it! It is beautiful though!

Have a great weekend!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Lovely! Now I just might have to head over to Lowe's in the morning...

reFresh reStyle said...

I hate it when that happens! But it looks wonderful! I love the shape. Have a great weekend!
Debbie

Gail said...

Oh I hate when that happens....but it sure is pretty though! Enjoy your weekend, Gail

Kelly said...

I'd be mad after seeing that too! It just shows how much mark up there is in pre-planted pots. I like that cone shaped basket. Very unique.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love the planter...thanks for sharing your lesson learned...now I will go to Lowe's :-)

At The Picket Fence said...

Well, it is absolutely lovely if that's any consolation! I adore it...but I have to admit now that I'm going to head to Lowe's and see if I can find it! ;)

Heather

Cozy Little House said...

Don't you wish you'd just never run across the second one? Hate that.
Brenda

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Well, as they say in France, c'est la vie! And it looks very pretty. x Sharon

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Martina,

It sure is a beautiful planter. I'd take it back to Home Depot and go buy Lowes. :)

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Very strange! I got the same hanging basket for $29.99 at home depot in Sacramento on Friday! It is a really well done basket, so just enjoy!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I know, I hate when that happens. What a mark up! At least it is beautiful and reuseable, too.
Sorry:(
Patti

Meegan said...

Love your new plants!!
I stopped by to thank you for the sweet comments your when I was the "Newbie Spotlight" at DebbieDoos.
Thanks for being so kind! Your blog is beautiful!!
Meegan@whatmeeganmakes

Bliss said...

I hate when that happens and unfortunately it happens all the time to me!

~Bliss~

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