Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pottery Barn Love

Are you like me?  Do you blow kisses as you walk by the PB store windows?  Do you run up the driveway when you find a new PB catalog in the mail and burn supper while you drool over every page?  Do you dream about getting locked in the store overnight and lounging on those comfy sofas? If so, you might appreciate my attempt to create a little Fall PB love on a Jennifer budget.

This is the inspiration photo - I scanned it right out of the little love letter booklet titled "Fall Decorating 25 easy & inspiring ideas" that arrived in my mail last week.


At first I just wanted to copy the cloche with old books.  So, I pulled out my cheap less expensive cloche purchased at Hobby Lobby this morning for 50% off and got to work. The way I figure it I just saved my husband $52 by not buying it at PB and I should be rewarded.  



So here it is all put together and on top of my wood candle stand.  Isn't she lovely!  I knew I had a reason for buying all those old vintage books over the years - next time my husband asked about that I will tell him I was collecting them so I could one day make a cloche book display.


After I finished making the book cloche I just got carried away and began gathering stuff items from all over the house to create this little vignette. I decided not to use the wood candle stand and used an old silver tray underneath the cloche instead.  The best part is that since I had everything on hand but the cloche I only spent $17!



I am going to link this up to the CSI Project's Pottery Barn Challenge and to the falling parties: Thrifty Decor Chick's Fall Inspiration Party-, This Blessed Nest's Fall Festival party,and to Craftaholics Anonymous' Fall Frenzy - why don't you go check them out!


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30 comments:

Josalyn said...

Awesome! It looks so similar. I also loved the branches all over Pottery Barn's stuff lately. Did you just get that one out of your yard? Or did you have it around from something else.

Lori said...

I think your arrangement looks prettier than Pottery Barn's. Very clever!

Ruth H. said...

That looks great! I never would have thought of putting vintage books under a cloche. Love your display!

Chic Creations said...

Love your vinette. It looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Cristie said...

Very pretty!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Very cute vignette!

Tricia said...

Very impressive. You did a great job of pulling this off.

Heather said...

Very fun! Would look great in an office!

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Wow, beautiful! I love your version. Great job. :)

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

Your version seems more real and liveable! It looks really good all together!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Your display is so beautiful! I love how you put it all together and it's all very doable! So pretty.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

LOVE IT! I must get myself one of those huge cloches. Awesome!

Southern Fried Gal said...

I never noticed that detail in the catalog! Very cute and I love your interpretation! Also love all your SLAH stuff!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

AMAZING! Love love love it

Susan said...

Love it! You did an awesome job!

Barb said...

Great job! I love the bushiness of the branches. Did you choose them because they fit the space better or because that was what you had? I also liked the colors and texture of the corks in the vase.

Natasha said...

What a stunning arrangement! I hope you will be sharing more of these images and ideas as we don't have a PB over here and it is one of my favorite American stores (just a little bit behind Anthropologie and Williams Sonoma!)

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Meghan said...

Fabu. Simply fabu!

Sandra said...

Love the book stack...great idea...I am going to have to look closer at the PB pages! I love to decorate for fall...thanks for the great ideas. Come say hi.

1bellastager said...

Love it, girl! So great for Fall & Back to School. Hehehe! Good job!

Debbie said...

Very cute and creative....I really love it!

this blessed nest said...

your tablesetting is magazine worthy! i am so serious. you did a great job. AWESOME!

thank you so much for linking up with the FALL FESTIVAL! i appreciate it so much!

HAPPY SEPTEMBER!

kellie

Tardevil said...

Love the look & the white vase. I've been wanting that for a while, but have been hoping it will go on sale. And yes, I'm a drooler too over PB catalogs. In fact, I keep them for inspiration.

Karen said...

I love your Fall decor ideas! I always want to buy old vintage looking books, but don't know what to do with them! Enjoyed your blog. Saw you on craftaholics. Stop by if you get a chance:
www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

This is so beautiful! What a great job you did taking the Inspiration photo from PB and really making it your own! Just gorgeous!
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com
P.S. I'm a new follower!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love your writing style and your PB inspired table. Beautiful!! You did such a fabulous job!
This got me wondering where my little love letters have been...its been forever since i got a new one. i think i need to give them a call.
new follwer.
Londen

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love your writing style and your PB inspired table. Beautiful!! You did such a fabulous job!
This got me wondering where my little love letters have been...its been forever since i got a new one. i think i need to give them a call.
new follwer.
Londen

the cape on the corner said...

loving those books under that giani cloche. gotta find me one of them! i also like that you used corks since i'm starting my own cork collection. wish i'd been saving them all these years!

PC said...

Love that cloche with the books - how unique! Thanks for sharing,
Paula fromhttp://bucketsofideasforfall.blogspot.com/ Idaho

Blogging by Pictures said...

love the decorating! i am your newest follower! come join me. :)