Today I want to share a number one frustration with you guys. I live in Holland and we don’t have Pottery Barn over here. Nope, no where to be found in the whole of Europe. No store, no catalogue, nothing. And looks what happens when I try to go the the Pottery Barn website.
Their server recognizes my server as being non-US and I am not even allowed access to their site!!! Come on, that is a grave injustice. How can any self-respecting home deco blogger keep up with the current trends when she can’t even do a proper Pottery Barn knock-off. I feel so disadvantaged, it just isn’t fair.
But I tricked them this time!! Ha, Pottery Barn, you thought you could keep your ideas limited to your own continent didn’t you, well I got you on that.
A few weeks ago, I saw a giveaway on the beautiful white loving blog Dreamy Whites. You could win this lovely numbered herb pots from Pottery Barn.
Image ‘borrowed’ from Dreamy Whites.
Obviously I didn’t win or you would have known about it by now. But I decided I could do something like this myself. Look at my version:
I bought mine new, and they were only 50 euro cents each. I painted them and cut numbers from the black chalkboard vinyl that I had left over from my kitchen project.
I love those little pots. They are so versatile. They would come in handy in my craft room to organize my supplies in a stylish matter.
Look wouldn’t that make you want to paint or draw immediately.
Or I could use them to send a message of love:
The pots have a hole in the bottom so I used a small glass candle holder as a vase inside.
See, you can just make out the edge of the glass in this picture. And can you believe that these are old-fashioned carnations. I just fell in love with that deep passionate red of these large flowers. I never would have thought I would ever buy carnations but I love these.
Of course I could use the pots as a subtle reminder as well.
This is one way of making sure my Love doesn’t forget my birthday! (this is Euro spelling, my birthday is in August).
Or is that a bit too much? I think I’ll settle for using them in my first spring/Easter decoration.
So what’s your take on Pottery Barn and their exclusiveness issues? Let’s meet and talk….
Watch out PB this Euro blogger is on to you!!!
PS Oeps seems like my first Pottery Barn knock-off was actually an Anthropologie knock-off. Ah well, the pots are still cute