OK...so maybe 29, almost 30, isn't that old. But as I've grown up, I've realized that my tastes have changed. When I was younger, I could never understand why adults could get excited to buy furniture, or a new area rug, or a shower curtain. I always felt that money was better spent on new clothes and a nice car. You know, the fun stuff!
But, then DH and I bought our first house, and I got caught up in buying stuff to make it feel like home, to showcase my style...and to make others feel welcome when they came over. At the time, we didn't have a lot to spend, but I'd pick up some pieces here and there. I became obsessed with what my next purchase would be for the house. My wardrobe was lacking, and my car was a just a point A to point B vehicle, but I was happy that my money was going towards my house.
It was around that time that I told my mom "I can tell I'm getting old when I get excited to buy new curtains."
That was a few years ago. Since then, DH and I have since moved and purchased a new home. Nicer than our last...and with much greater potential.
I soon began to delve into Pottery Barn catalogs for hours at a time. The first time through, I'd just glance at all the pretty pictures...and imagine what it'd be like to live in that picture. Then I'd start back at the beginning again, circling items that I liked, imaging that I'd actually be able to afford them all. And many times, I'd start at the beginning AGAIN, this time star-ing items that I REALLY liked and might potentially purchase in the near future.
You think this is bad...I'd then spend hours, days, even weeks, obsessing over these items on the PB website, adding and removing things from my cart. Trying to decide if I really NEEDED this stuff and if it would really look the same in my house as it did in the photos.
I recently ran across this article about Pottery Barn and couldn't believe just how much I could relate to it.
Despite the fact that I really don't need ANY of the stuff PB offers, I just can't help myself sometimes. I just want to add some touches that make my me want to come home after a long day at work...and snuggle in to a soft blanket and a pile of pillows!
On that note, I just bought these pillow covers and blanket, all for somewhat crazy prices, but I LOOOOVE them. They add interest and coziness to my couch that wasn't there before. I think this may be the beginning of a pillow obsession :)
|Spiral Shell Embroidered Pillow|
|Jewel Starfish Pillow (I also bought the matching shell pillow)|
|Textured Linen Pillow Cover (I bought this one at the Outlet)|
|Grand Chenille Throw (I bought this one at the Outlet for $55)|
|Grand Chenille Throw (I bought the ivory one...softest throw EVER!)|
This is an item I love and want, but $600, really? DH would kill me!
And I've also recently found a couple things I want to update my bathroom...not from Pottery Barn, but from Anthropologie (which is a whole 'nother post in itself!):
|Sculpted Mums Shower Curtain|
|Favored Treatment Bathmat|
|Favored Treatment Bathmat (shown in room)|
I could go on and on posting pics of things that I want...feel free to follow me on pinterest
I'm always looking for new ideas and for new things to buy :)