Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I Want To Live A Pottery Barn Summer.....



When I look at Glamour or Self Magazines, I feel inadequate about my body, skin, hair, wardrobe, etc.  But to a certain extent, I can make noticeable changes in my life with regards to healthy eating, exercise, attitude and thrift stores.  LOL  But when I look at a Pottery Barn catalog, I feel completely helpless!  The only way I could ever live the Pottery Barn life is if I win the lottery.


Perusing the latest summer catalog, I absolutely wanted to jump into the pages and live that life.  It never ceases to amaze me how, year after year, season after season, holiday after holiday, they can come up with so many items which just resonate in my soul.

I decided to share some of my favorite "swoon worthy" items from their latest collection.  Hello Summer!


SHARK!  Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the kitchen, I am in love with this shark drink holder.  He looks so ominous and spectacular!  You could use him to hold drinks, shots, bowls of chilled salads, fruit, etc.  OMG I need him to swim into my house NOW!  C*H*O*M*P!


I'd like to be... under the sea... with an octopus drink dispenser ... in the shade.  How fantastic is this?  And this could also be used for Halloween too with some questionable purple drink inside.  Little Mermaid movie night.  Love it!


Doesn't this look heavenly?  I can just hear the splash of the water and feel the sun on my skin.  This raft is also pretty nifty and navy blue is my favorite color.  I just love this picture!


I LOVE whales and I love orange juice and lemonade.  Alas, this whale juicer is a must get!  How can I ever use a regular juicer again?  LOL


These barracuda snack plates are SWEET.   Why put olives and tid bits on a regular round plate when you can carry around this bad boy during your next summer soiree?  Unfortunately, I am not sure I could purchase these only because of the barracuda scene in Disney's Finding Nemo.  And we all know how that turned out - how could you Mr. Barracuda?

NOT NICE Mr. Barracuda.  You ate Nemo's mother and all of his siblings.  No table setting for you!

Sailboat place card holders?  Really?  Like these couldn't be more adorable.  "Honey can you please run down to the beach and get some shells so I can use them for place cards?  Thank you.  Um... yeah that is never happening in my life.  At my house we just look at each other and say - "You sit there!"  LOL  But I could totally use these for food descriptors or little messages.

A sailboat fruit bowl - this is adorable!  I would even name the boat like SS Antioxidants or SS Fruitcase!  I am sure the fruit tastes so much better in a sailing vessel rather than a plain old round bow. And I am not even kidding.


I am not normally a melamine (aka plastic) plate person.  I understand the whole unbreakable thing and they just scream summer but I would really prefer ceramic.  BUT - that being said - I would totally make an exception for these little beauties.  Nothing screams AMERICA like, well.... AMERICA.   Although I am guessing these may not be huge sellers in Alaska & Hawaii - just a thought!  ;-)


And these recycled glass chandeliers?  SO pretty.  I can't even!   And the price.  Um... no.  Just no.

So those are just a few thoughts on the Pottery Barn Summer 2015 collection.  So many adorable things which inspire me to go thrifting and hacking.
 I did buy the whale serving tray last year and the boat salt and pepper cellar which I absolutely love.  I found them on clearance in September so that made me VERY happy.   And I am going to totally keep an eye open for anything and everything featured in this post.  I may not live the Pottery Barn life but I can most definitely enjoy a glass of lemonade made by a whale.  Happy Summer!

3 comments:

  1. Ms Tracy You have made my evening so enjoyable and even made me feel abit more courageous! I have inherited burnt orange countertops (Yikes) and like you had dreams of replacing them with granite . Haha Yet you have totally inspired me to be brave yes very brave and go for the painting granite!! Your taste and mine are very similar and like others have said, I think we'd be great neighbors !?! I am sure we'd be covered in paint but laughing all the time. You have a beautiful home and spirit. I am looking forward to following your creativity. Did you paint your cabinets the white color they are now? This is my first task and yes I am abit scared. Yet you give me a great go get it attitude. Smiles Laughter n Blessings to you ! : )*

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    1. Oh my what a sweet comment! My cabinets are cheap and white and they came that way but they work for now. LOL Good luck and please update me on your progress!

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  2. Ms Tracy You have made my evening so enjoyable and even made me feel abit more courageous! I have inherited burnt orange countertops (Yikes) and like you had dreams of replacing them with granite . Haha Yet you have totally inspired me to be brave yes very brave and go for the painting granite!! Your taste and mine are very similar and like others have said, I think we'd be great neighbors !?! I am sure we'd be covered in paint but laughing all the time. You have a beautiful home and spirit. I am looking forward to following your creativity. Did you paint your cabinets the white color they are now? This is my first task and yes I am abit scared. Yet you give me a great go get it attitude. Smiles Laughter n Blessings to you ! : )*

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