Most Pinned LALs: #10 Pottery Barn Red Mercury Glass Pillar Holders

We're approaching 3000 Pinterest followers and to celebrate, I thought I would bring you a little countdown of our top 10 most pinned look alikes, and add a review and update.

First up is this post from the holiday season of 2012.  We featured two LALs from World Market and Shop Wild Things for the Pottery Barn Red Mercury Glass Pillar Holders.  Here's the original pin, and post.

Here's the Pottery Barn Version:

Red Mercury Glass Pillar Holders

Originally Retailed for $29.50 - $49.50

Since this is a holiday item, it's not kept in stock year round.  All that is left of this year's stock is the small size, which is now clearanced to $19.99, should you care to snap one up.

The first LAL was from World Market's  Holiday Shop.

Recycled Red Glass Pillar Holders

Originally Retailed for $19.99-$29.99

They are no longer available but I wouldn't be surprised to find them back again for the holidays 2014.  They do still have an alternative item in stock at a great price.

Red Mercury Glass Hurricane Candleholders

Red Mercury Glass Hurricane Candleholders

On Clearance for $3.75 - $5.00!

The second LAL from the original post was from Shop Wild Things

Red Glass Candle Holders

Red Glass Candle Holders

Set of 3 Originally Retailed for $29.99

Sadly these are also no longer available, so I thought I would try to find another look alike that could take the place of these.

These are available from

Rossanna Red Glass Candle Stick Holders

Rosanna Red Glass Candlestick Holders

Retail for $14.99-$19.99

So there you have our review and update of our 10th most pinned post.  Stay tuned for #9.

Flash Sale LALs: One Kings Lane Indoor/Outdoor Rug Roundup

Today we're checking out One Kings Lane latest flash sale collection of Indoor/Outdoor Rugs.  I spotted this classic repeating tile pattern and knew I had seen it somewhere before.

Kate Outdoor Rug, Red/Beige

Kate Outdoor Rug - Red/Beige

Retails for $25-$345

See.  Doesn't it look so familiar?  This has become such a popular pattern it's on everything home decor lately.  The border and color set this one apart from the masses and looky what I found at Ballard Designs...

Allover Trellis Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Allover Trellis Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Retails for $89 - $429

It was like a reverse look alike search, and such a sweet victory!  Let's compare a specific size so you can get a better idea of the savings.  The upper price on each of these is for a 9x12 size rug.  So Ballard Designs is $429 vs $345 at One Kings Lane,a savings of $84.  That's not bad, but it's not great either.  I was sure we could do better.  So I gave it a go at Overstock and this is what I came up with...

Poolside Green/Beige Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Rug

Retails for $32.99 - $259.99

Having trouble with the color change?  Here, let me help...

Vale Outdoor Rug, Green/Beige

One Kings Lane Vale Outdoor Rug Green/Beige

Retails for $25 - $345

Another OKL version.  Same price and pattern just minus that border and with a new name.  Once again, the biggest size for the OKL and Overstock versions is 9x12 and the price comparison gets a little better $345 vs $259.99.  A savings of $85.  Almost exactly the same savings as the Ballard Designs and One Kings Lane match-up.

So, if we compare the pricey Ballard rug with our Overstock find, it's a savings of $169.   Now that's more like it!  I'm sure if you kept looking, you could find even more look alikes for this rug.  If you spot one let us know in the comments!

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