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Thursday, December 7, 2017

How To Take Inspiration And Make It Work Within Your Budget

Terrain is a place of great inspiration for me.  I love the plants, the greens, the homewares.  But I don't love the prices. They are not a store within my budget for many things.  

However, you can take ideas from their displays and look around at stores with in your budget, you can recreate the look you want.

For example - 

These are zinc houses at Terrain.  Concordville Zinc Half House, Medium

This is a metal house at Christmas Tree Shops


Here is a lovely string of lights at Terrain


Same kind of lights at Christmas Tree Shops (sorry for the weird photo!)


However, I did see the best artificial tree I've ever seen.  Even to the touch it is soft and amazingly life like.  The price is amazing too!  The 7ft tree is less than $200!  There is nothing I've seen like this tree!


Anyway, I hope this post encourages you to take your inspiration and make it work in your budget.  

Here are a few photos I took today of things that caught my eye -

I always like their outdoor living inspiration, even for winter!

 I liked these colored bottle brush trees with the faux birch bark tea light holders.  

 They had a lot of metals in all colors in their candle holders and vases.  They all looked great on the shelves and that showed me that I could mix colors like this in my own home and it would look great, too.

It's always crowded at Christmas, so pardon the people in the shot.  I really love this lighted sphere, and the shot of all the trees with the lights on them!  So pretty!

Let me know what you think, and we'll chat in the comments!


  1. I've never been to Terrain, but your post makes me want to find one! There are so many places to find inspiration: stores, magazines, home blogs. Why blow the budget?!

  2. I've never heard of Terrain. Inspiration is everywhere, especially on blogs! It's fun to adapt and figure what one can do with what is on hand or reasonably priced.

  3. I loved shopping at The Christmas Tree Deanna....I could always find the neatest things! Terrain sounds like a beautiful shopping experience!

  4. I've been to that shop! We pass it on the way to Longwood Gardens! Yes, a great way to get ideas. I would love to eat at their Cafe sometime also...must plan ahead in the budget for that!

  5. Beautiful! I have never heard of Terrain, but I love what they have. Those zinc houses are adorable.

  6. I wasn't clear which was the cheaper shop since I haven't hear of Terrain. But usually a bargain is possible if you work at it!


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