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Happy National Dog Day!

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Happy National Dog Day! We’re so excited to announce the winner of our contest with Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen: Congrats to Maple & Magnolia‘s pup Riley! We can’t wait to see how much this cutie loves her prize. Make sure your furry friend knows you love them today, too. 

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PS: Don’t forget to submit photos of your PB Pet with the hashtag #pbpet on Instagram! You could be featured on the Pottery Barn Instagram.


It’s a #PBPet Giveaway for National Dog Day!

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Are you in puppy love? We are too! To celebrate National Dog Day on 8/26, we’re giving away over $500 in prizes from Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen. Post a photo of your furry friend to Instagram with the hashtag #PBPet to enter before 8/21. Good luck! #woof

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Upload a photo of your dog to Instagram
  2. Use the hashtag #PBPet
  3. Check back on National Dog Day to see if you and your pup have won! We’re giving away over $500 in prizes for you and your pup to share!

Here is what you could score:

We can’t wait to see what you guys share with us on Instagram!

Click here for official rules.

Easy & Adorable Coaster DIY

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Looking to add a special touch to a shower or bachelorette party? We’re loving this adorable do-it-yourself project from the girls at Inspired By This. Follow their 3 easy steps and you’ll have the perfect decorative accent in no time.Easy & Adorable Coaster DIY

Written by Inspired By This and republished for Have and Hold. 

These drink coasters are the perfect fit and easy enough for an afternoon DIY! Pick your pattern and your paint and you’re all set! It really is as easy as it sounds! We love this gold and white combination on the cork background, making the coasters fit easily into any space or entertaining decor. This is a fun, cute way to get exactly what you want with just an inexpensive trip to the craft store! And when all your friends ask about them, you can proudly claim them as your own! After you’ve made them for yourself, spend just 5 minutes more to give as the perfect hostess gift!

Paint brushes
Sponge circle brush
Painters tape
White paint
Gold spray paint
Cork squares

Easy & Adorable Coaster DIY

Step 1 

Place the painters tape on the cork squares in the desired pattern.  This might require you to cut the tape in half to get thinner lines.  Feel free to try anything and everything…this is where you get to be creative!  Press the tape hard into the cork so no paint can seep through (this is especially important when trying to get crisp stripes).

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Step 2

Paint the exposed cork with either a white paint or the gold spray paint.  Make sure to coat the entire surface evenly.  You will probably want to give the paint a couple of layers to make the color really stand out against the cork!

Easy & Adorable Coaster DIY

Step 3

Once the paint is dry to the touch, gently peel the painters tape off of the cork squares.  Make sure to go slowly, you don’t want to pull pieces of the cork up!  With lines we recommend waiting a little longer than necessary to ensure the paint doesn’t bleed.  That’s it!  Now you have some fun drink coasters that are sure to impress all of your guests!

Photography: Leila Brewster

Sweets Simply at Our Local Market

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Once a month, we host a Local Market at Pottery Barn to support some of our favorite sustainable San Francisco food vendors. (It’s one of our favorite days at PBHQ!)


This year, each Local Market is also hosting a bake sale by one of our very own employees — all of the proceeds from the sale benefit the charity of their choice. This month, Nicole from Pottery Barn hosted the bake sale with her San Francisco based company: Sweets Simply.


This small, batch-at-a-time bakery bakes breakfast pastries and desserts in a kitchen in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. Many of the goodies are made without gluten, dairy or refined sugars, instead relying on coconut oil, raw agave nectar and unsweetened fruit purees.

Nicole heard about her charity of choice, Worldreader, while listening to the radio one morning. Worldreader’s mission — to eradicate illiteracy worldwide — struck a chord with her. Nicole’s mom is a reading specialist, so she grew up understanding the importance of literacy.


Worldreader delivers a library of amazing books to people who have none via e-readers. Their focus is primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Since the delivery of printed books is non existent or expensive in many of these locations, an e-reader full of hundreds of books dramatically increases access to books with relative ease. In many of these areas, Worldreader has seen the average amount of books owned by children increase from 3 to over 100. Supplying books to elementary schools allows children’s reading and comprehension skills to improve by almost 50%.


“The funds from Nicole’s bakesale will help us put even more e-books on devices for children and families in low-income countries,” says Nadja Borovac of Worldreader. “Books such as local textbooks, reading stories, reference material, health information and so much more. These books will help people learn, grow and have a better future.”

Learn more about Sweets Simply.
Learn more about Worldreader.

Giveaway: Win a Pocketwatch Clock for Daylight Savings!

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Let’s face it, Daylight Savings is kind of a drag. Is it spring forward or spring back? Do we lose an hour or gain an hour? We can never remember. For those of you in the same boat, we’re giving away some of our iconic small Pocketwatch Clocks to make the transition just a little bit easier.


Enter via the form below for a chance to win one of our Pocketwatch Clocks. Good luck!

See contest rules here.

The contest is now closed! Thanks for entering.


Giveaway! Win a Love Pillow for Valentine’s Day

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Can you believe it’s almost February? And that means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This year, we’re giving away 10 of our red Love Pillows (Aren’t they great?) for you to gift to your sweetie — or yourself!


To enter for a chance to win, simply fill out the form below. Good luck!

PS: Keep an eye out for even more Valentine’s Day gift ideas, DIYs, party tips and giveaways soon!

See contest rules here. 

This contest is now closed.