Monthly Archives: November 2013

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 table
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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.

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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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Wouldn’t you love to curl up here with a great new novel? 
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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.

Miss Mustard Seed’s Clever 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 Marian Parsons of Miss Mustard Seed.

We love how Marian used the Tanner Nesting Tables for a petite child’s desk.

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Marian’s first book, Inspired You, was published in November of 2012. Her work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Women’s Day, Cottages & Bungalows, Flea Market Style and Romantic Homes.

 

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For her second space, Marian used these tables in the kitchen. (Please note: these products were not designed for use as or tested as shelves.)

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When we asked Marian for decorating advice, she told us, “If you’re not sure where to start when decorating a room, start with a fabric you love. Use it to set the color scheme, style or theme of the room, making it easier to then pick out paint, furniture and accessories.”

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Make sure to vote for your favorite by November 22nd at 11:59pm PT!

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To see Marian’s inspiration board, click here.

 

Perfectly Imperfect’s Outdoor & Interior Styling 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 Shaunna West from Perfectly Imperfect.

For her first space, Shaunna created an incredible outdoor vignette. We’d love to spend some time here, wouldn’t you?

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Libations and good books . . . what more could you need?

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For the second look, Shaunna moved the Tanner Nesting Tables to the bath.

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We’re in favor of adding a spa-like environment to your home bath, and Shaunna hit all the right notes with this look.

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When we asked Shaunna for decorating advice, she told us, “Don’t decorate for anyone but yourself. Surround yourself with a space that’s completely you, and one that works for your family. Fill your home with things you love and pieces that matter. Then remember to sit down and enjoy it.”

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Make sure to vote for your favorite by November 22nd at 11:59pm PT!

 

To see Shaunna’s inspiration board, click here.

 

Decorchick Adds Versatility With 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 Emily Allison from Decorchick!.

 

For her first space, Emily used the tables for an entryway vignette. We love the way she styled them with fall foliage and mercury glass.

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For her second space, Emily used the tables in a cozier manner.

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When we asked Emily for decorating advice, she told us, “Whether black, charcoal gray or a bright, fun color, painting an interior door will add richness and depth to any room. It’s a quick and easy project that instantly adds a designer element to your home.”

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Make sure to vote for your favorite by November 22nd at 11:59pm PT! 

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To see Emily’s inspiration board, click here.

 

Home Stories A to Z Adds Coziness to 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 Beth Hunter —Home Stories A to Z.

For her first look, Beth used the Tanner Nesting Tables between a pair of matching chairs.

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We think this space seems warm, cozy and welcoming. 

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For her second space, Beth switched it up and used the tables for dual level coffee tables.

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The multiple levels add plenty of room for displaying treasures or stashing gifts. ‘Tis the season after all! When we asked Beth for her decorating advice, she told us, “Don’t let fear or a restrictive budget hold you back from creating affordable luxury decor for your home. When it comes to decorating, be passionate about what you really love — embrace it and pursue it.”
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Make sure to vote for your favorite by November 22nd at 11:59pm PT! You can also see Beth’s inspiration board here.