Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pottery Barn Craziness

Oh Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn . . . why do you do it to me?

In case you're not sure which object in these photos I adore, let me show you a close up view.

Yes . . . the bird's nest chargers which are selling for $16 each.

Six chargers = $96.

So, I called my friend Lori to have her ask her husband Kelby (who knows everything), where I could get some grapevines.

One week later, these were in my living room.

Last night, I had trouble getting them all to fit in my bathtub to soak (not to mention I was making a big mess).  I kept going into the bathroom every half hour and rearranging them so that every inch of them would get wet.  I took one out and tried to bend it, but it broke.  It was clear to me that these were going to need to soak much longer than I had originally thought . . .

and people need to take showers in my house . . .

and my upstairs shower isn't complete yet.

 Jason, who hates messes, came up with the genius idea of putting them in a garbage can and filling it with water.  This way, they could soak for an extended period of time.  God, I love that man.

So there I was, standing in my kitchen at 11 o'clock at night with a big garbage can full of grapevines.

I got to thinking . . .  maybe $96 isn't so much to pay after all.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This table is beautiful!

  2. I'm sure you can do it ;)
    Don't know why the rest of that didn't show up on my first comment...

  3. You can do it!!! :) And $96 is too much to pay! Can't wait to see em -- they are gorgeous in PB...

  4. You lust after the charges; I'll lust over the plates. I've been lusting over those plates for months now. Sigh. I can't wait to see how your chargers come out!

  5. The Pottery Barn catalogue is a blessing - and a curse around my house! Too many things I'd love to try.

  6. if they don't work out, i'm doing a pottery barn $25 giftcard give-away on my blog next week. :) at least it would help.

  7. My motto:
    If all else fails...


  8. Love these chargers!!! Let us know how they turn out-I'm sure they'll be great :)

  9. See there would be no personal satisfaction for the $96 ones - this way you get to pat yourself on the back when yours are done (and get a couple of blog posts out of it).

  10. uuuh that table is to die for...itll be worth all the work!

    (stopping by from SITS)

  11. Hahaha! Hilarious! But if anyone can pull it off (even better than the original), it's you. Can't wait to see the reveal! I absolutely love those chargers.

  12. Wow - you all believe in me far more than I believe in myself! Thanks for the support. I will let you know how they turn out!

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  14. Your blog is WAY cute. I am a follower and love the Pottery Barn goodness you highlight!! I love decorating too. Thanks for the cute blog! Stopping by from NFF.

  15. svinch@twcny.rr.comApril 10, 2010 at 11:25 PM

    Hahah I beleive if you put your mind to it you can make these chargers and they will not come anywhere near $96. You have the imagination, and you can do it!

    Bending wood is never easy...but it can be done.

  16. When I'm in a grapevine making mood, I soak them in a small kiddie swimming pool. Works great.


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