Tuesday, February 8, 2011

been there, done that...

Have you seen the latest Pottery Barn Bed and Bath Catalog for early Spring yet?  I spied these in there...
photo ~ Pottery Barn


I remember seeing similar images over at The Graphics Fairy so I put these together using some old frames I already had...
Not exactly the same but I like them...
I thought these would look cute in the princess suite but I think I want to find frames with a little bit more detail (and she suggested black).  So I brought them into the shop...
I think this catalog is the best one they have had in a while.  I must admit I was excited when I saw a few things in there that I already have in my nest that I found treasure hunting ~ and I got them for a lot less money too.  Like these old frames...
photo ~ Pottery Barn

You might remember I have a few similar frames in my Paris Hotel Suite...
As well as many other places around my nest.  Then of course there are the book bundles...
photo ~ Pottery Barn

Been there, done that too...
Now I want something like this for my den makeover...
photo ~ Pottery Barn

I know I will find something just as wonderful for a lot less money while treasure hunting. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I am joining Kathleen for White Wednesday, a bit early.  I am off early tomorrow morning and did not want to miss out on joining in on one of my favorite parties of the week!

Oh...and don't you miss out on my giveaway (a personalized sign from Castle and Cottage) ~ it ends Wednesday at midnight!

37 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

That is the thrill of the hunt. I love looking at magazines and catalogues and finding a similar treasure for pennies ~ the joy of thrifting ;-)

time worn interiors said...

I like you chair photos with frames better cause they are white!
Theresa
aka:tot

Faye said...

I love finding old picture frames, I see you have a lot of beauties on your blog! Happy WW!
Faye
(wildrosevintage)

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Sandi,
I adore the way you did your chair photos much more than P.B.!! And I'm loving how your house is coming along, it's beautiful!!
Have a great night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Ozma of Odds said...

...such a good eye!
Not only can you spy it, you can duplicate it!
Love it all:)
xo, Rosemary

Victoria said...

Oh Sandi, I love those pictures!!! Do you think you'll make any for your Etsy shop (subtle hint). I never peruse PB but I know they're very expensive and I think the stuff the bloggers make is much nicer:)

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hahaha! It's almost as bad visiting linky parties and not being able to sleep because you have so many ideas bouncing around in your mind!!!

Been there...done that! lolol!

Just adore the decor path you're on, Sandi! Go get'em, girlie! :)

xoxo laurie

Vicki said...

I'm so with you. Every time I open their catalog I feel like I've already seen it on Etsy or in blog land! I want to be a PB scout!

Susan said...

That's so true Sandi! PB catalogs are fun to peruse, but we know where to get the look cheaper. I think PB gets lots of its' ideas lately from blogland. :)
Great job on the frames!
- Susan

NanaDiana said...

You know- I really like your framed chairs better than the "designer" ones. They are wonderful. I love the hunt too- I think it is the best part of thrifting. Hugs-Diana

Gracie's Cottage said...

Frames...who can resist? Those are wonderful.
(Love the chair prints too!)

Jan

Jane said...

The catalogs are great for inspiration but I like the thrill of the hunt too! Looks like you're ahead of the Pottery Barn curve!!
Jane

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

I totally agree. I love the Pottery Barn catalog but I am tickled when I see items in there that I have.

Here On Crow Creek said...

I like your version better than pottery barn. Turned out amazing!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Pottery Barn is always copying us stylish blogger girls, right? Haha! The chair pics look really cute framed.
Michelle

Lisa said...

Love those frames, and everything. I can never find nice old frames like that anywhere. Love what you did with the chairs.

Cheers,
Lisa x

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Sandi, your pretties look just as nice as the ones from Pottery Barn! take care,Maryann

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Sandi, your prints turned out so pretty! I have not seen the PB catalog yet, so thanks for the sneak peak! From the preview you have given us, I think it must be a very nice edition of their catalog. Was the big giant scary bird in this one?

Your white books and prints look nicer, in my opinion. :D

Have a great day!
~Ricki Jill

One Cheap B*tch said...

I love your framed chairs Sandi! When I saw the catalog I thought the same thing: doesn't the Graphics Fairy have similar chairs?! And you are right, this catalog was a good one - lots of great ideas to knockoff!

Jeanine

Petite Michelle Louise said...

you are one up on PB for sure! :) everything is gorgeous. good luck with that last project. i am sure you will find exactly what you are looking for!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Looks like they just search blogs and then copy what's already out there and put a huge price on it and call it there's? Hmmm, I think we could call them copy cats! I do love the frames though. Have a great Wednesday, T

Sandi said...

Hi Sandi,
LOVE your chair photos. I am going to have to visit the Graphic Fairy and find those. Too cute!
Love the latest pottery barn catalog too. I just sit and drool over it and like you I know that I can find a lot of things similiar for much less money. That shelf is gorgeous!!
Blessings~

Donna said...

I love your framed chair prints! They will sell fast for sure! Don't you just love getting ideas and inspiration from the PB? And we can do it for alot less, too:)!

Tracey said...

I love how PB has incorporated so much vintage into their catalog these days. Doesn't look like you need any of it though...what you have is so lovely...all great finds!!

xo

:) T

Betsy said...

Your frames are just beautiful and I'm loving what you did with the graphics. Always so much eye candy!!

Liz said...

Ha HA! How Funny! I did a post on this beautiful catalog several weeks ago. You have really got some beautiful things in your home!

~Liz

saltbox treasures said...

I have not seen the new PB catalog; I'll have to check it out. It's interesting that they are now showing things that bloggers are already doing; instead of us copying them :).
Love your chair pics! They would look great anywhere.
Happy Valentine's Day!
~ Julie

Passionate for White said...

You did a great job with the chair/frames...and of course I MUCH prefer them in white!!

June said...

Isn't it funny that a lot of us bloggers seem to be a few steps ahead of the big PB? I love it when I spy something in a cataloque that I have already done.
I love your little chair pictures!
sending hugs

Rose said...

i love the white frames as well as the shelf. simple but beautiful. rose

Gracefully Vintage said...

Love the Chair prints- Im such a Big Vintage Chair junky..
Must Try that..
Thanks for sharing...
Karryann
Happy new follower

michelle said...

I love those images, very pretty!! Old picture frames are one of my favorite things when I go antiquing and your are so beautiful!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Me thinks Pottery Barn is blog stalking....

bikim said...

Love them!
Gorgeous!
Rosa

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Too funny - I just did a post on the book stacks! I really think they copy artist out there and jack up their prices! Your chair photos are great... hmmm... I wonder if I should tackle that next???? Ha!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Jill said...

I love the chairs in frames. I have a thing for chairs...doors..etc. Obviously, you do too!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hi Sandi ~ Yup! I agree. That has been one of PB's best catalogs so far. Mainly because we already have tons of the same stuff and got it for a song;) I love your frames, and those chair prints give me such inspiration. Now if only I could find one of the PB sectional sofas tossed out on the sidewalk somewhere:):):) Enjoy that day off ~ warmer weather is right around the corner....

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