Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Inspiration: Pottery Barn

Ah, Pottery Barn, one of the leaders in home goods inspiration, and I mean *just* inspiration because their shit is too fucking expensive for this mama's wallet.

But inspire they do, and isn't that the best? To see something that makes little sparks go off in our brain because we just KNOW that we can make something like it for far less moolah.

Check out this pretty pillow:
I know the colors would look great on my burgundy sofa, but would I pay $29 for it? Hell no!

Or these darling distressed lanterns:
I'm even more distressed because there's no way I'm paying $49 to $99 bucks for one of those! I have my eye on a couple of cheapo lanterns that I plan on painting white and faux-distressing.

However, I do have to stop, put my hands up and cry Uncle when it comes to their bedding:
I want this shit - I mean, these sheets - so bad, they're perfect for my neutral-toned master bedroom. I love paisley motifs more than floral Laura Ashley type stuff, and let's face it, I can't exactly go out and make my own sheet set for less than the $99 a queen set of these would cost me.

It might just have to be a splurge later on, because these babies are calling to me. "Come buy us! We're soft and cozy and go with your lovely neutral-toned bedroom!"

Orissa Paisley Sheet Set, I got my eye on you.

3 comments:

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

"I want this shit..."

OK, that made me laugh outloud!

I'm down with the questions - fire away. And how SWEET of you to think of me! I will link up anything you do!
Fondly,
Angela
ParisienneFarmgirl.com

The English Organizer said...

Yes, PB have a knack, and they do what they do very well. I love to visit the store... but I only buy very occasionally!

Melissa said...

I love getting the Pottery Barn catalogs. I drool over them, because there is no way in hell I'll be affording anything from them any time soon. I do, however, have a Pottery Barn Kids plush toy that was given to us. But...I just can't bear to put it on display because as cute as it is (it's a plush stacking ring...thing) the post is far too phallic looking! O.O