Pottery Barn Fall Catalog 2012…Cue the Holiday Music and Make-Believe Elves

 

I know. I’m late with this installment. Welcome to my life. I’ve had this post envisioned for over a week now.

So, FINALLY here I sit, in my yoga pants, no make-up and Pandora rocking the confines of my office as I hum along to Mr. Mister. <— Remember…I’m an 80’s girl fanatic!

The unrealistic photography of Pottery Barn continues to boggle this Texas girl’s mind. Let’s look over page 20, class. I’ll wait while you get your catalog. {drumming fingers on the desk}

1) I’m not sure why they chose Snow White’s house to use as their backdrop. 99.9% of us don’t live in house like this. If I did, I’d never leave…because it looks AWESOME…and expensive. I bet one of the Kardashian’s lives here…or Mick Jagger.

2) The pinecone wreath on the door is fabulous, despite the $99 price tag. I’ll just walk over to my neighbors house, steal their pinecones out of their yard, and make the same wreath. Minus the ugly gold deer antlers glued to said pinecones. What do antlers and pinecones have to do with one another? I wonder if a vegetarian would hang this wreath on their door…..

3) The lanterns on the steps are interesting. Especially since they are lit with tea light candles during the middle of the day. I want to know what housewife would go out every morning and light these suckers! Oh, and the lanterns are $69 for the medium size and $129 for the large. According to this photo, said housewife spent $852 on lanterns for her PORCH. I’m guessing she’s single. If I spent this much on lanterns, my husband would kill me. I would do the same to him if he bought a “make your own beer” kit at Home Depot…

4) A sleigh with perfectly wrapped brown paper and twine presents sitting on the sidewalk. UPS missed leaving these parcels on the porch. He must of been afraid of breaking the $852 lanterns left carelessly on the steps. {rolling eyes}

5) Two words ~ Fake Snow. Someone got a little crazy with the cotton candy machine on this one…

We will be discussing page 35 next week. OH YES, it is worth discussing. {giggle}

Cheers {and Pottery Barn high-fives} ~

VSK

Comments

  1. You are so freakin’ brilliant!

    And, by the way, I, too, (boy that’s an awful lot of commas in a short amount of space, isn’t it?) a total 80s girl! Yet another reason (on the long list of reasons) why I love Valerie!

    I love that you have completely taken apart this page and I would have $hit snowballs spending $900 on LANTERNS… LANTERNS? Seriously? Those wouldn’t last a day with Benji.

    AND, I totally cracked up on the whole idea of “would a vegetarian hang this on their door” BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!! That’s PURE GENIUS! Literary gold!

    ❤ ya mama!

  2. I just stumbled on to your blog and am SO glad I did! Thank you for the morning laughs! It truly brightened my morning!!

    • Welcome, Kristie! I’ve been a bit behind with blog posts lately as I’ve been busy writing my next book, but I’m so glad I was able to brighten your morning with this post! Your comment brightened mine. ❤

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