Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pottery Barn Madness!

First let me say, I'm sorry I've been somewhat MIA this past couple weeks! 

With my paying job coming to an end next week, it's been C.R.A.Z.Y! 

It's bittersweet.  I'm excited about this new chapter in my life.  But I've never been without a job in my entire adult life.  So for that....I'm TOTALLY FREAKING OUT! 


So, what does a girl do when she feels like she may never have an extra dollar again?

She shops of course!! :P

Ok, so maybe that's not the brightest idea...but yes, I've done some shopping.

Last Friday night I was Doodle free.  I needed to return a pillow to Homegoods, so I figured I'd take the long way (meaning not the highway) and stop at every freakin' store between work and there stop at Pottery Barn to pick up the latest catalog since I somehow have been removed from their mailing list.

I had ABSOLUTELY no intention of buying anything because, let's be honest, their stuff is over priced and I'm about to be unemployed. 

BUT....this past weekend Pottery Barn was having a sale!

Not an ordinary sale people!  I'm talking an 'out of season' bonanza!!! 

PLUS...it was an extra 15% off of the sale price!

It was like I had died and gone to Pottery Barn heaven! 

Sure, the Snooties were looking at me like Goodwill had come to the Burbs because I was buying "last seasons" stuff...but whateva'.  I loaded up my little basket with all sort of goodies!! 

Like this Indian Corn for $4.97!!  Regularly $16.99!

Oh, and $4.97 is PRE-15% off because let's face it...I stink at math and I'm so unorganized I have no idea where the receipt is that did the math for me! LOL 

It was a good deal so let's just leave it at that. ;)

Ok, so then we have the package of fall leaves. 

I'm totally not thinking fall right now (I'm pretty much just chanting SPRING at this point), so I have no idea what I'll do with them.  But I'm sure come October my head will be swirling with ideas for them. 

And for $1.37...yeah, I'll take them please. :) 

I had to really usher restraint...because I really wanted to buy the whole lot of them!!!  But who needs 10 boxes of fall leaves when they can barely find a place to put an extra bottle of shampoo. :\

Anywho...then we have this box of Sedum Clippings.  They only had one or I would have bought more of these.  They were $3.97 (reg. $16)!

Don't you just love that deep red in those? 

I got the last 2 of these FABULOUS old looking gold (brass?) bells!  I HAD. TO. HAVE. them!

How much you ask?

That's right my friends....read it and weep! 

$0.47!!  And must I remind you...that's pre-15% off!  Booyah!!

(I guess 15% off $0.47 isn't enough to 'booyah' about...but again, whateva'.)

I picked up a few of these little travel tissue holders for $0.40.  I figured they would make nice stocking stuffers or just an addition tuck in to a gift basket.

And this toile make up bag for $6.99!  Regularly $12, so not a major steal, but I'm thinking Christmas gift! :)

I got 2 candles for a song...$6.99 each!  They smell just like Chai Tea!

I'm sure the Snooties saw this little ragged edge and thought 'no way, not even for $6.99'.

And last, but certainly not least...my favoritist (is that a word?  Probably not) item I purchased.....a wooden tray for $6.97 (reg. $29)! 

I am so completley in LOVE with this thing! 

I have no flippin' clue what I'm going to do with it yet.  I've seen people put pictures and things in these and put them on the wall, but very honestly, I think I just want to lean it on a shelf as a backdrop of sorts.  I guess we'll see.

So, there you have it!  My Pottery Barn Madness!!  I know shopping should be the last thing on my list...but come on!!  How could I pass up these goodies!  

I got all this POTTERY BARN goodness, at a real live PB store for $37.33!!  They had to put it all in a.....big bag!  Woohoo! ;)


  1. Well you go girl! Maybe you can think of it as a early start on Christmas shopping for when you are officially unemployed? See....every Pottery Barn cloud has a silver lining! :o)

    Many Blessings,

  2. Sweeeeet!! I'm always up for a good sale. Great finds. I love that wooden tray as well.

  3. Yay! Shopping always puts me in a better mood...especially when I don't have to spend a lot of cash. Thinking of and praying for you as you turn this new page in your life -- what an adventure! G

  4. Great prices! You had an awesome shopping trip! The leaves would make for great garland in the fall!

  5. Great buys and a well deserved spending spree. Good for you!

  6. Bargins, bargins, bargins don'tcha just love them! Way to go!

  7. Looks like I need to haul my behind to Pottery Barn! Congrats! on all of your super bargains!

    I've been keeping you in my prayers and hoping this upcoming transition will be a smooth one.

    Have fun figuring out just what you want to do with all of your treasures!


  8. That is fabulous!!! Don't you love it when you can walk out with a big bag full of stuff and not feel guilty?

  9. Wow, great finds! I'd probably stash them away and forget about them when the appropriate season rolls around ... but I'm sure that won't happen to you. ;)

  10. You rock Erin and it totally had me excited and I wasn't even there. Thanks for sharing all your awesome-ist finds..

  11. I stumbled upon your blog and am I jealous of your pottery barn finds!