Product Type: Elliot & Buttons in Homeware
Newest Review: ... Amazon UK. The average price for this money pot is £9.99 but it does vary a little. ~My Thoughts~ My family would say that I am a 'mon... more
My Pretty Money Pot..
Elliot & Buttons Pot of Dreams Money Box
Member Name: angelboouk
Elliot & Buttons Pot of Dreams Money Box
Advantages: very pretty, solid, price, quality
Disadvantages: wide slot, too pretty to break
*Please note that I suggested the 'Spending Spree Pot Of Dreams' to dooyoo and they have asked me to put it here as they won't add individual designs*
'Pot of Dreams' is a range of pottery money pots. The pots are available in various designs including 'Sports Car', 'New Home' and 'Wedding'.
This money pot measures 15 x 15cm (approx) and is designed to be a 'one use' money pot. The pot features a wide slot which allows you to save up coins and notes. It is recommended that when you place your first coin in the pot, you make a wish. To get the money out of the pot, you need to smash it open.
The 'Spending Spree' money pot is cream coloured and features glitter decorations and images of handbags. 'Spending Spree' is engraved on one side of the pot and the other side features a little saying..
'A pot to help you save,
your pennies, pounds and more.
So you can buy all the things
you really do adore!'
This money pot is available from several websites.
and Amazon UK. The average price for this money pot is £9.99 but it does vary a little.
My family would say that I am a 'money box addict'. I have to agree - I love them and have various tins and fancy banks floating around the house with spare change in them. I personally bought this 'Spending Spree' money pot from a local business attatched to a Post Office. I paid £7.99 last year but would happily pay £10 for another. They are a little cheaper than Terrimundi pots but do serve the same purpose. I also have a pot from B&Ms but this one is much nicer in my opinion!
~Design, Appearance and Quality~
I love the design of this money pot. It isn't massive but it is really pretty. The pot is curved with a flattened base which allows it to sit neatly on any surface. I have my pot in my living room and it fits in well. This pot has a high quality finish. The writing is neat and the pictures are precise and pretty. The actual pot is cream but the colours used on it are really lovely and not OTT.
The pot has a polka dot design with pink, green, purple colours and there is a small amount of glitter around some of the dots. The glitter has fell off a little in the few months that I have owned this pot. Attention has been paid to the small details on this pot. The handbag drawings have little gems on them which are simple yet classy and add to the overall appeal of the pot.
I love that there is plenty of design options to choose from. I personally chose 'Spending Spree' as it sounds 'versatile'. These pots would make lovely gifts and are presented in a box. They are very solid and fairly heavy when empty.
~Saving My Pounds!~
These sort of money pots are perfect for saving up for special shopping trips or occasions. As they fill up quite quickly, I prefer to save my higher value coins and notes. I keep my smaller change (1p, 2p, 5p etc) in my Coca Cola bottle. I am currently saving up my coins in this pot for a special trip with my Mum and sister. We are going to go on a trip to the Christmas Markets next year and I would like to have a little amount saved up. If I have access to money I normally spend it so this pot is perfect!
This is basically my 'Spending Spree' fund for the markets! The slot is wider than many other pots I have seen. I don't think it really *has* to be as wide as there is a chance coins could slip back out if the pot is turned upside down! All the coinns fit it including £2.00 and make a satisfying 'cling' as they hit the other coins inside. The notes fit in with ease - no tearing or clogging the slot.
The wide base of this pot means I can fit lots of coins in. The pot obviously becomes heavier as it fills up but never heavy enough that I cannot lift it. I have been popping odd coins in for the past few months and would say my pot is 1/4 full. If my estimations are right, I have around £50 saved up so a full pot could accommodate up to £200 of mixed coins. Not bad really and you get a pretty looking pot to have sitting out.
I will keep saving in my pot until October. I love this pot - so pretty and I am not tempted to destroy it for the money no matter how skint I am - it would be a waste to destroy it! Overall I can recommend this money pot and the Pot of Dreams range in general.
Thanks for reading :)
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