This is a similiar rug in a very popular catalog selling (Can I name names? Hint: C&B) for $800.
(Images from Crate & Barrel)
I am sure it is probably much better quality than my rug but honestly, I bought that rug cause I liked how it looked not for the fiber content or how long it would hold up. & because I spent $50 on it & have been using it for a couple of years, I won't feel bad when I decide (as I often do) that I am tired of it & want something new. But if I spent $800, it would be there until it rotted away!
This is an iron tiered stand I bought to put fruit & vegetables in for my kitchen. I thought it was cute & useful. I spent @ $15 at TJMaxx about a year ago.
Here is a very similiar stand in a catalog I just got a week ago for @ $45. That's about 3 times the price. Yes, it is a beautiful stand but I'd rather keep my 30 bucks.
(Image from Ballard Designs)
Look around you. What do you have that you absolutely love, not because it was trendy or you
spent a fortune for it but you just love it because it is an expression of you?
See, I knew you were awesome too!