Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pottery Barn // Diederichs Barn

Warning: This post is oozing with sarcasm.

While eating my lunch today, I looked through the Pottery Barn catalog.

And I kept thinking, "Who lives like this? WHO?"

So since I'm home sick today, I thought I'd entertain myself by finding pictures on the Pottery Barn website, then taking similar pictures from my house.

I call this a recipe for entertainment!

Stupid PB outdoor furniture ...

Or this amazing furniture?!?

Lame PB dining room table ...

Or cheap IKEA dining room table!?!

WAY ugly PB desk all organized and boring ...

Organizational genius ala Diederichs!?!

Stupid clean living room with drab natural light and (dumb) windows ...

AWESOME hand-me-down couch w/cushions complete with worn-in look (and dog toy on floor ... next to more couch pillows on floor)!?!

Cheap PB entryway table ...

Cheaper entryway table with complimentary Christmas decorations still up?!?

Chaotic Zen-like bathroom ...

Well-loved bathroom with toothpaste smudges on mirror and cough syrup ready for next use!?!

Spring-like happy bedroom ...

Super cozy bed with Kleenexes and laptop at the ready!?!
You be the judge ... but I'm thinking my house is pretty great.

WAY better then Pottery Barn.

Right?!?

11 comments:

Eve said...

I couldn't agree more. Your home is REAL and I'll take REAL anyday!

Joe said...

Holy crap that is hillarious!

Diane Davis said...

i can so tell you are bored and have some time on your hands! but i love it... so funny.

Jodie Howerton said...

The answer is..NO ONE LIVES LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!! I always throw the PB catalog away because it makes me so depressed!
I wish there was a magical Pottery Barn Fairy that would come make my home as beautiful as the catalog......Then, I also need a magical cleaning fairy...

Suzi said...

Love it. Very clever!!

Christina said...

I just happened upon your blog and must tell you that this made my WEEK! Love it & so glad I'm not alone.

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious!! I always feel this way about my house! And yours in way nicer than mine!! haha!

Anonymous said...

came across this searching for bathroom ideas and Thank You for reminding me that other people also do not live in Pottery Barn homes! :)

Anonymous said...

Don't know what bandwagon is following you but, you seem bitter and hurt that you, in fact, DO NOT live like this. My home is not quite like pottery barn, but I do have many pieces from them and decorate according to my own style and taste. Your house is clearly uncared for and unkempt to say the least. I can see where you're getting your laughs from with this blog article, but to make a lame joke about people who ACTUALLY live like that is classless. It's your own prerogative if you choose to live the way you do and not take pride in your home and make it look appealing, but don't shame those who care and take the time to make their home look presentable. Just throwing it out there. Maybe Santa will bring you some new throw pillows(;

Lisa said...

Dear Anonymous,

I came across this quote today: "If you're not kind on the internet, you're not kind."

Resonate with that much?

Maybe Santa will bring you a stocking-full of sense of humor and a sack of kindness.

Theresa said...

Lisa you are too funny!