Monthly Archives: November 2013

Giveaway: What Does the Fox Say?

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What does the fox say? This silly song became an internet phenomenon when it took over all of our news feeds this fall. Despite the wild video and the catchy tune, no one seems to actually know what the fox says. However, that doesn’t make our Winter Fox Pillow any less charming.

In honor of the internet’s new favorite song, we’re giving away one Winter Fox Pillow  to a lucky winner! Simply fill out the form at the bottom of the page, and we’ll select a winner.

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Good luck!

Official rules can be found here.

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed. 

Mirror Image: 9 Glamorous Mirrored Accents for Your Home

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If you’re looking for a little something special to spice up your home, look no further than these mirrored accents. These pieces will add sparkle and glamour to any space, and can make your home feel larger and brighter. Here are a few ways to use some of our favorite mirrored accents and accessories throughout your home.

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  1. Peacock Mirror. Hang this stunning mirror over a fireplace to turn your home’s hearth into a focal point. Mix and match metal candlesticks and vases on your mantel to enhance the affect.
  2. Chantal Table Lamp. The tiny mirrored tiles on this elegant table lamp will bounce light around any room you place it in. Try putting one on your nightstand for a playful nighttime glow.
  3. Dumont Mirrored Chandelier.  A stripe of mirrored tile softens the strong lines of this circular chandelier.  Try hanging it in a darkly painted room for a little extra glam when the lights turn on.
  4. Willow Nesting Tables. Mirror-topped tables with bronze legs give this sophisticated style a slightly rustic undertone.  Place a table lamp on top to light up a room instantly.
  5. Park Mirrored Tower Dresser. This tower dresser can fit into the tightest spaces and brighten up the darkest corners of your house. Try sneaking it into a hallway for some unexpected shine.
  6. Marnie Mirrored Bedside Table. Whether your bedroom style is classic or modern, feminine or eclectic, these mirrored bedside tables can fit right in with the right accessories.
  7. Etched Mirror Frame. Not ready to fully embrace the trend with mirrored furniture? Start small with a few mirror frames. The etched design gives the stylish material a slightly understated feel.
  8. Antique Mirror Medium Jewelry Box.  This elegant, geometric jewelry box has an antiqued surface treatment that makes the glass look aged and slightly smokey. Place this in a tabletop vignette you want to draw attention to.
  9. Bevel Mirror. We like to stack these square mirrors on top of each other or in grids. Light reflects off of the beveled edges, making your home feel bigger and brighter.

Tell us: How do you use mirrors in your home? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

4 Elegant Hanukkah Gifts for the Home

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Are you celebrating Hanukkah this year? Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one with family and friends, these exquisite home accessories and tableware make excellent gifts for any Hanukkah get-together. Pair these items together for thoughtful, elegant gifts that make any home or party more beautiful.

1. Star of David Branch Serving Platter plus Mini Iced Hanukkah Cookies
Heading to someone else’s party? Wrap up a plate of colorful Hanukkah-themed cookies on an elegant platter for a hostess gift that can be used right away.

2. Mercury Glass Menorah plus Hanukkah Tapers
A timeless menorah in a classic finish is a worthy present for a special loved one in your life. Don’t forget to bring Hanukkah candles, too!

3. Hanukkah Plates plus Hanukkah Dreidel Crewel Embroidered Pillow
Give the gift of a festive home to your loved ones this Hanukkah with patterned plates and pillows that commemorate the season.

4. Modernist Menorah plus PB Hand Dipped Taper Candles
A unique menorah coupled with long, tapered candles suits the more modern home’s Hanukkah decor perfectly.

Tell us: How are you celebrating Hanukkah this year? What do you plan to give to your family and friends?

More: See our “Celebrate Hanukkah” board on Pinterest for more Hanukkah home decor inspiration.

Forget the Tupperware: Wrap Up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers In Style

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Thanksgiving leftovers are a blessing and a curse. Pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes sound great for breakfast the morning after, but come day four of a turkey sandwich lunch, and you’re probably singing a very different tune. Your best bet? Pass some of that deliciousness on to your guests before it goes to waste.

Instead of piling up plain’ ol plastic Tupperware with cold mashed potatoes, turn it into a post-feast take home treat that feels a little more special. These four bloggers came up with clever, DIY packaging that gets extra leftovers out of the house in a surprisingly stylish manner.

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1. Kelly Lanza of Studio DIY worked with Striped Cat Studio to design some adorable printables for guests to take home an extra slice (or two) of their favorite pie.

2. Jenny Steffens Hobick of Everyday Occasions stuck to the basics with a simple paper box topped with twine and an elegant label.

3.  The elli blog took it a step further and amped up their leftover kit with cute plastic cutlery, a patterned napkin and a to-go cup for coffee or hot cocoa on the drive home.

4. Want to keep your leftovers to yourself? Take a cue from The Garnish Blog, which put a cute (but firm!) warning on their leftover boxes.

How are you getting rid of your leftovers this year? Are you passing them on to friends? Or do you have a favorite recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below!

More: Check out our “Cook Up a Feast” Thanksgiving Pinterest board for more inspiration. 

An Honestly Incredible Thanksgiving Table

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Erica from HonestlyYUM shared these incredible Thanksgiving photos with us, and we’re so inspired by the tableau she’s created. Of course, the addition of some Pottery Barn Gabriella Dinnerware really does help to tie the entire scene together.
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Erica notes, “The HonestlyYUM team is unanimous in our fondness of Thanksgiving. Because let’s be honest, is there a better holiday that celebrates gratitude, friends, family and food?! Heartwarming and delectable, what’s not to love?”

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Want to get the look? Start with the Gabriella Dinnerware and layer on your style with color, texture and autumnal details.

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Wowed by these photos? There are even more to admire at HonestlyYUM.
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A Fantastic Family Home Tour

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This sweet family home is perfect for a busy family, thanks in part to a variety of Pottery Barn pieces. — Apartment Therapy

Need Thanksgiving inspiration? Look no further. — PopSugar Home

8 great placecard ideas. — Country Living

Pumpkin bruschetta perfect for fall gatherings. — Sweet Paul

Mulled apple cider with a secret ingredient. — Gardenista

10 top B&Bs west of the Mississippi. — Sunset

10 tips for a fabulous Thanksgiving feast. — Taste

An Awe-Inspiring Pottery Barn Thanksgiving

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Here at Pottery Barn, we love a beautifully set table, but also know that the most special tables are the ones surrounded by friends and family. That’s why we love Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect time to reunite with all of our loved ones over a special meal.

 

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To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to revisit these gorgeous photos shot on site at a special bridge in Maine. What makes this bridge even more fitting for a Thanksgiving photo shoot is its status as a favorite wedding location. Whether for weddings or holidays, the bridge naturally lends itself to important gatherings.
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These catalog photos was staged on Sunday River Bridge, also known as Artist’s Covered Bridge. The most painted and photographed covered bridge in Maine, it’s located on Sunday River Road in Newry, Maine. Sunday River Bridge, an 87-feet-long Paddleford truss bridge, was built in 1872. The bridge was closed to traffic over 50 years ago, with a new bridge located downstream.
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Picturesque from any angle, wouldn’t you agree?

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Whether you’re holding your Thanksgiving celebration in a singular location such as this, or on the same dining table that has hosted decades of holiday meals, we hope that this holiday is filled with happiness for you and yours.
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And of course, good food and libations.
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Please do share details about your planned Thanksgiving feast with us by leaving a comment below.
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Happy Thanksgiving!
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Thanksgiving DIY: Acorn Garland Perfect For Family Crafting

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Last Friday, we showed you how to throw a fun and easy craft party, and this week we’re back with a tutorial for the acorn garland we made that night. This acorn garland is perfect for Thanksgiving decorating, and so simple you can even make them with your children.

 

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Supplies Needed:

  • Acorns and caps, separated. Acorns should be baked in a 200 degree oven for three to four hours so they are sterile.
  • Bakers twine
  • Paint and painbrushes
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Paper for covering your tableACORNS

 

Here’s how to do it . . .

  • First, select acorns and caps that match. (For instance, a large acorn should be matched with a large cap.)
  • Paint your acorns, one side at a time, until they are dry and can be flipped. It may take a few coats of paint, especially if you’re using metallic paints.
  • After your acorns are dry, add a generous dot of glue into the inside of the cap.

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  • Thread the bakers twine between the cap and acorn, and press down firmly until all three pieces are secure.
  • Repeat until you have reached your desired length.
  • Hang and enjoy!

We suggest trying them hung over your fireplace or framing doorways.

 

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Another idea? Use one acorn and bakers twine to tie together a napkin for a Thanksgiving placesetting.craftnightacorncloseup

 

 

Do you have any Thanksgiving crafts planned? Share your ideas in the comments!

 

 

The Inspired Room’s Inspired Use of the Tanner Nesting Tables

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For our PINterior Decorating Challenge, we asked  five of our favorite bloggers to style one Pottery Barn item two ways. We’re wowed by all of the inspired ways that these five bloggers used the Tanner Nesting Tables. Today, we’re featuring Melissa Michaels from The Inspired Room.

For the first look, Melissa used the Tanner Nesting Tables for a cozy reading nook.

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For the second look, Melissa used the shelves as a way to create more serving space.

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Melissa Michaels is the creator of the decorating blog, The Inspired Room. She started blogging in 2007, and has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, HGTV.com, Apartment Therapy and more. She loves inspiring readers with simple, attainable ideas to help them create a home they really love. You can check out her inspiration board here.
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When we asked Melissa for design advice, she told us, “Challenge yourself to see small spaces as an opportunity to be more creative with both function and beauty.” Vote for your favorite by November 22nd at 11:59pm PT.