Monday, April 7, 2008

a letter to my love

Dear Pottery Barn,
Every time I walk into one of your stores, I feel like I am at home. The gentle aromas of your candles beckon me. The soft lighting and soothing music call my name. I want to relax in your puffy couches and sink deep into the throw pillows. Each time I get a catalog, I envision myself living among the pages. I study the arrangement of furniture, the contrast of colors, and the use of accessories. I collect your paint samples and use them in my home.

This year my mother-in-law blessed me with a gift certificate to your store. I was so excited. I studied each new catalog. I devoured the website. I watched. And waited. And then I went to a store.
And I came out with this bag. A very full bag. A bag filled with treasures that I debated over for about 30 minutes.
You had to use the large bag. My purchase had to be wrapped in paper to keep it safe.
I had a great visit with you, PB. Please write back and say you enjoyed it too. Please forgive the fact that my husband fell asleep in one of your chairs while I was shopping. Ignore the fact that I only bought sale items, but droooooled over the full price ones. I had a wonderful time. I love you, PB, and I wish I could be with you every day. I wish I could afford all that you have to offer. If you ever open an outlet, I will be there, first in line. See ya soon.

Your fervent admirer,

Ok, on to more pressing matters. I took all your suggestions and looked at some swatches. Here are some that I thought went well. I think the gold swatches on the left look the best, but we'll see. I need to look at them in some daylight!! If you see anything here that you are in love with, just let me know. For example, third stick from the left, second square from the bottom, etc.

Oh, I haven't forgotten that I did not share what's in the bag. My little treasure for just awhile longer. Maybe when I get the room put together, I will debut my PB items. Seriously, I love that store and wish I could afford everything in it. I have lovely leather furniture that is a knock-off from PB, and I bought it for that reason. Ahhh, to dream.


Sniz said...

I like the third stick from the right, top color, and the last stick on the left, second from the top. What cha painting now? You already know I love your kitchen. Hey, how's work going?

Debbie said...

Pssssst, Sissy, there is a Pottery Barn outlet right near my house.

Heather said...

My vote is for the second stick on the left, third from the bottom. I like the gold very much, but it might be too matchy matchy with the chairs. You need a little bit of contrast to make them pop.

It's killing me that I don't know what's in that bag.

Rebekah said...

Pottery Barn! Ooooohhh I LOVE Pottery Barn!

I like the shades on the second stick from the left.

Caroline said...

FYI - Pottery Barn has an outlet in Gaffney, SC, about 45 minutes south of Charlotte. Its great fun and you should be able to find some good steals. My sister found silk full length curtains originally like $200/panel for about $40-80/panel. Like I said...STEALS! Happy Hunting.

chickadee said...

can't wait to see what you got. i love the magazines.