Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I Made A Big Mistake Today !!



Yes, I did!!! I went into Pottery Barn ! Of Course ... That was a huge mistake.. I always try to stay out of there. Today I was killing time, waiting on the time for my doctor's appointment. I ended up going into Pottery Barn. First thing to catch my eyes !!! These pillows !!

I had to nearly sit down when I seen the price for just the pillow cover... $49.00 - Just the cover.. The pillow insert is another $16.00 for the down pillow form or $39.00 for the Feather pillow form.. Finally Cost - $65.00 to $88.00 a pillow.

You want to know what I did... I left there went to my doctor's appointment. Finished there and went to Joann's Fabric.. They had different textures and sizes of Linen fabric on sale at 50% off. I got a yard of 3 different linen colors and sizes. Price $ 2.99 a yard. Guess what I am going to do? You guessed right!! I am going to find some transfers on the computer and print them on to transfer paper and put those suckers on the linen and make me 3 pillows just like these.... Well not just like these. But they will be almost like. I figured may cost me about 12.00 a pillow with pillow insert. Wish me luck !!!

Oh by the way... Pottery Barn's January Catalog is right along my lines of decorating !!! I love everything in it!! They have a round coffee table that is almost just like the one my mom has had since the sixties... Cost $599.99 for their table... Mom's $0.00 if no one in the family is using it... Now that is another story... lol My family of Aunts pass around furniture like recipes.. If you can't remember where you misplaced that dinette... Try one of the Aunts... or that end table.. call an Aunt. The end table in my sun room was my Aunt Judy's.. It was sitting on her carport.. I have it now... The sewing machine cabinet was Aunt Debbi's.. It ended up at Aunt Judy's and then out onto her carport... I have it now... I just need to go by Aunt Judy's every so often and see what is on her carport. Do a slow Drive By....

I have not done much stitching .. Rather, none at all. Daughter and grands have been here staying all week. Something has died in their wall or floor. They had The exterminator out to check it out.. He said it was not a mouse.. maybe a squirrel, raccoon, or cat . He was not allowed to do anything to find it because he could be libel for any damage.. DUH.... Where is Billy The Exterminator when we need him !!! It is bad smelly down at their house.. Poppa thought he would help by putting some Spearmint Deodorizer underneath the house and along the framing.. Well now it smells highly of Spearmint Rotting Death. lol Well.. no babies of mine are going to stay in that smell. Son in law came in off the train tonight... He cooked some wings in Bar-B-Q sauce and Raeanne says it nows smells more like Rotted Spearmint Bar-B-Q Wings... Hope no one is trying to eat while they are reading this... This has been my week so far. Sorry to type ya'lls ears off. I have been confined to the house till today... One more look at these beautiful Pillows:

15 comments:

Myra said...

Those are pretty pillows but I'll betcha yours will look even better. Can't wait to see them.

Marian said...

I LOVE Billy the exterminator! Most of my friends think I'm crazy!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Girl, you're killin me~LOL! Great post:)

Michelle May said...

I know your pillows will be gorgeous girlfriend! I can't wait to see them.
Ok...spearment rotting death?? Hello!!! LOL, LOL! You are so funny!
xx, shell

Deb said...

Isn't it ridiculous what they charge for some of their things. Yours are probably going to look much, much better!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Love Billy...he really makes that show bearable...I can't stand rats!! Don't mind the occassional skunk, mouse, or gator...but NO RATS! LOL!

Love those pillows, but I think I will like yours much better...can't wait to see your finish.

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

Rachel S said...

Great idea to make those pillows for yourself! Can't wait to see how they turn out.

Mary said...

Can't wait to see your pillows. That would kill me to pay those prices at PB!

Littlebit said...

Lesson #1, stay out of Pottery Barn! LoL! I had my eye on 12 Christmas ornaments in there..I bit my tongue to keep from paying $80 for them. So I went online to look at them after the holidays, and I needed to bite my tongue again because they had been on clearance for $30 and I didn't look soon enough to get them. SICK!
I bet your pillows turn out fantastic, and I can't wait to see them. Maybe Pottery Barn will want to buy them from YOU! :)

Blue Creek Home said...

I am so glad you stopped by to follow BCH. I wouldn't have met ya otherwise.
I make a lot of pillows, so I know how you feel when you see a retail price!! Ouch.
I know your pillows will be lovely.
Rhonda

Tammy said...

I'd be doing the same thing! I know you can do that--yours will be even more beautiful because you can tailor them to your heart's desire!

Donna said...

You are so funny. We had something die in our walls before in the kitchen, We had to put up with the smell though until it decomposed,gross!!. Cant wait to see your pillows.

Leslie said...

.... ohhh I love them. I've been behaving badly with the internet shopping. Errr.

Leslie said...

btw~ happy 100 followers

Jenny said...

Wow! What an awesome idea! You really have to show us how your pillows turn out. Maybe a tutorial...? Hint-hint ;-)