We got the house!!! As soon as we found out, I immediately started planning the decor. We have most of what we need inside, but this house has an amazing backyard that I can't wait to spruce up.
I knew my first purchase would be string lights. The owners actually have some up that they are taking with them, so I started my search as soon as we found out, since they are a seasonal item and won't be around much longer!
First I went to Target. I found exactly what I was looking for. And the price was right.
But then I read reviews online and apparently they shatter too easily.
So then we went to Home Depot, Lowe's, and Homegoods. We found some pretty ones, like this
I love the paper lanterns but I don't think they would hold up well outside.
Then I try Pottery Barn and JACKPOT! I found the perfect ones!
The strand was really long and they are a great price! I was sold. So I add them to my cart to only find out that they are on backorder until OCTOBER! If you know me in real life, you know that I have about zero patience. So obviously this was not going to work. I get all sad for a minute then continue on my search.
Enter: partylights.com. They have the exact same ones, for a better price, that they can ship to me today!
Now that this important matter is taken care of, I can concentrate on patio furniture. Craigslist and I will be spending a lot of time together! :)