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Think Spring: Seasonal and Easter Instagram Photos From Our Pottery Barn Fans

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We’re big Instagram fans, and are always happy to find images from Pottery Barn customers and fans posted through Instagram.  If you’re an Instagram fan, too, we’d love it if you followed Pottery Barn on Instagram. Want to share your Pottery Barn favorite finds? Tag your posts with #pbstyle and you might just see your Instagram photo on our blog! Here are a few Pottery Barn Instagram photos from our customers that are wowing us this week.

 

Instagram user demache17 shared details from her master bath. We love the gray and yellow color scheme!

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Hippity hopping down the bunny trail . . . right onto michellesmits‘ sofa.

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Instagram user cashcowan wrote, “So I think my new Easter banner is a wee too long. What is a girl to do???#buntingproblems #easter#potterybarn” 6a389fc4841811e2bab822000a9f3c25_7

 

We love how missustasty placed her Pottery Barn ceramic bunny on her hearth. She explains, “White Rabbit on guard and chimney gatekeeper.”

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Instagram user jenkins showed off photos of her lovely roses and Scroll Tile Rug at her home.
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Instagramuser justycornell created a fun bunny tablescape, explaining, “Time to bust out the Spring/Easter decor! Thanks to a few of my favorite stores!” (Find her bunnies here.)

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Instagram user keelowitt  wrote, “Well… y’all knew this was happening! #ilovechickies”

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Want to share your Pottery Barn favorite finds? Tag your posts with #pbstyle and you might just see your Instagram photo on our blog!

Passover Stories and Our Seder Plate

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For millions of Jewish households,  Passover is the time to gather together to commemorate the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.  Passover begins on the 14th day of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, and Passover seder marks the perfect time to celebrate and observe the Passover story with family and friends over a good meal.

 

 

We reached out to a few friends and Pottery Barn fans to hear about their favorite elements of Passover seder. Here’s what they told us:

  • “Every Passover I join my family and good friends at my parent’s house as we read the story of Passover and share a beautiful meal together. I always volunteer to set the dining table with beautiful linens and special place settings. This year, I am going to surprise my mother by bringing home a new matzah plate. It will be a perfect addition to our family’s Passover table for years to come.” — Leslie
  • “The Afikomen is so much fun. It was great as a kid zooming through the house trying to find it and now it’s great watching my kids and my sisters’ kids hunting around.” — Robin
  • “Passover is always my favorite time of year to gather around with my family. This holiday is almost as much about the people sitting around the table as it is about the food you are sharing as everyone brings their own spin to the more traditional classics. It doesn’t matter how old everyone gets, finding the Afikomen is still a childhood tradition that we keep alive within our family. Passover brings out the inner Child in everyone!” — Jacqueline
  • “The second night of Passover we had an interfaith seder with friends and family. It was an opportunity for us to share believes with those who were not otherwise familiar with the tradition. We encouraged everyone to taste the elements on the seder plate if they were unfamiliar with them. There was a younger member of the dinner who decided to try the horseradish. We may have mentioned the texture was carrot-like. Well the poor child bit in to it like a carrot. Her face was red and tears welled up but she was otherwise ok. We all were horrified but after she recovered we all laughed about it and still tease her to this day.” — Meg
  • “Last year I hosted my first Seder and was so excited to put together the ingredients for the Seder plate. As we approached the part in the Seder when we taste the horseradish root, we all got quite the surprise . . . I had bought ginger root instead of a horseradish root!” — Jenna

 

To celebrate Passover with our fans, today we’re giving away 10 of our Seder plates. The Pottery Barn Seder Plate was designed to mimic the look of a leafy branch — a family tree branch, if you like, for a special family gathering. For a chance to win one of our Seder Plates, simply fill out the form below by 11:59 pm PT tonight and we’ll pick 10 winners at random.  (You can read the official rules here.)

Thank you, this contest is now closed.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Win One of the Rio Leather Cosmetic Bags

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To celebrate the holiday, we’re offering 20 Rio Leather Cosmetic Bags to our readers. The Rio Leather Cosmetic Bag is the perfect size to slip in your purse and will hold your favorite lipsticks, brushes, blushes and other daily necessities. The Rio features hand-stitched leather trim and a bright red color — perfect for Valentine’s Day as well as any other day of the year.

 

Want to win one of the Rio Leather Cosmetic Bags? Simply fill out the form below by 11:59 pm PT tonight and we’ll pick 20 winners at random.  (You can read the official rules here.) Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Thank you, this contest is now closed.

Get in the Valentine’s Day Spirit With a Love Mantel

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  • We’re in love with this idea for a Valentine’s Day mantel. — Folk Magazine
  • What an inspiring way to remember generations past — with a chair. — Apartment Therapy
  • These before and after photos are inspiring us to redecorate the dining room. — Front & Main
  • A guide to some of the great places in Knoxville, TN. — Design Sponge
  • Fold a heart-shaped book marker for your favorite Valentine’s Day bookworm.  — How About Orange
  • Instant art with . . . embroidery hoops? — Sweet Paul Magazine
  • Stylish ways to display black and white photographs. — Centsational Girl
  • Find a new favorite winter beer. — The Blender
  • Some great inspiration for arranging a staircase photo gallery wall. — Pottery Barn Design Studio

20 Unique, Romantic and Utterly Charming Valentine’s Day Cards

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While everyone enjoys receiving a thoughtfully picked Valentine’s Day gift, sometimes a well-chosen Valentine’s Day card can be equally touching (especially if it accompanies a pretty bouquet).

Whether you have a special sweetheart this Valentine’s Day or are single and mingling, there’s always someone (or someones) on your list who deserve a sweet card. That’s just one of the many reasons why we love this set of Valentine’s Day cards featuring original hand-drawn illustrations from artist Melissa Baswell Williams. With these 10 eco-friendly cards, which are printed on recycled kraft cardstock, you can send cards to everyone from you best friend to your sweetest niece. All of the cards feature Melissa’s designs in black and red, with the inside of the cards left blank for your own special greetings. Choose from a mix of the cards shown, and if you like, you can even  specify a different card amount if you’re feeling extra generous this year.

We’ve rounded up a variety of cards for your perusing pleasure. Most are romantic, all are charming and a few are just the littlest bit cheeky. Can you find a favorite among these selections?

 

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Sneak Peek: The Easter Bunny Makes an Early Appearance at Pottery Barn

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Pottery Barn just added a selection of Easter decor to the site, and we are crushing over all of the absolutely adorable bunnies. From table runners to egg cups, there are a variety of themed choices to create a woodland fairytale of a table this Easter.

 

Like many of you, we were curious as to how rabbits became associated with the Easter holiday. According to History.com, “The exact origins of this mythical mammal are unclear, but rabbits, known to be prolific procreators, are an ancient symbol of fertility and new life. According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called ‘Osterhase’ or ‘Oschter Haws.'”

Over time, this charming custom spread across the country, until the legend included the Easter Bunny’s delivery of candy and gifts to children. However this tradition evolved, we’re happy to add a variety of rabbits, in the form of cotton, ceramic, and metal to our table. See the slideshow below to shop for some of our favorites rabbits for your Easter table.

 

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Festive Ideas for Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Home

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Three Unexpected Ways to Make the Bubbly Last Well Past Your New Year’s Eve Party

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Whether you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve at a bustling party or are planning a more cozy gathering closer to home, chances are you’re likely including a bottle of champagne in your festivities. We were curious if there were any innovative ways to re-use the cork once it was popped off the bottle of bubbly. Here are a few of our favorite ideas to upcycle that most humble element of the New Year’s Eve party. While these three projects are available for sale, you could easily DIY your own cork project, too.

 

This Succulent Magnet Planter plant contains a Crassula argentea compacta, or Mini Jade, paired with Crassula lycopodiode. It only requires a light misting of water about once a week for care. Fasten it to your fridge or any other magnetic surface that will receive a bit a sunshine.

 

This Champagne Cork Wreath from Gary Coon provides a festive alternative to an evergreen wreath. Gary told us that each wreath takes about 400 bottles of wine or champagne corks to create. While the wreaths on his Pinterest account are already sold, you can also order custom wreaths from him.

 

If you’re more interested in fashion than decor, we’ve found a very fun way to take your love of the bubbly to the next level. This party-wear-worthy bauble would fit right in at a New Year’s Eve bash. Can you think of a better conversation starter? The Champagne Cork Ring is created from immersing a slice of the cork in resin. It comes with an adjustable band and is available in a number of different champagnes.

 

Have you seen any innovative ways to decorate with champagne corks? We’d love to hear about them!

7 Holiday Instagram Snaps That Are Inspiring Us Right Now

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Whenever we need an instant source of decorating inspiration, we take a few minutes to browse Instagram. These holiday photos in particular caught our attention. Take a peek at the lovely decor and holiday decorating ideas we found that all incorporate Pottery Barn pieces.

 

“Our Christmas table, Pottery Barn martini glasses and all,” writes Instagram user faithallure.

 

We love how Instagram user jacqpeterson used some of our Florentine Angel Bath Towels to outfit her bathroom sink. The mini poinsettia is a great botanical touch as well.

 

Instagram user Nolan I. Miranda notes, “My room is ready for colder nights.” (Love the pillow on the left? You can find it here.)

 

Instagram user megpieinthesky used mercury glass decorations and glitter letters to decorate her tree this year.

 

“My in-laws gave me this Partridge in a Pear Tree Salt and Pepper Shaker from Pottery Barn. I just love it. So adorable!” writes Instagram user kelly_irons.

 

“Family Christmas tree!” explains Instagram user natcoronado.

 

 

Instagram user rhsmith419 decorated with these lovely Pottery Barn mercury candles. They create a lovely festive glow!

 

Do you have some beautiful decorating moments you want to share with us? Tag your Instagram photos with #potterybarn to help us find your snaps!

 

An Elegant Winter Tablescape Perfect For the Holidays and Beyond

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Today we’re featuring a lovely holiday tablescape from Dawn at Inspired Living. We think this tablescape would also look gorgeous for any elegant winter dinner party.

What’s your decorating philosophy for holiday dinners and dinner parties?

“I don’t believe you have to go overboard decorating every last space to have a dramatic and eye catching home for the holidays.   A few simple, well thought out choices will go a long way to create a festive environment and to make your guests feel welcome and warm.  For example, the hurricanes and Pottery Barn candlesticks I used on our table were all of different heights and sizes, which keeps the display visually interesting.  All of the items were made from the same material, which unites the display.

Also, you can never go wrong with candlelight and greenery to add a little holiday warmth to the home. From there, you can layer in an additional element or two to add interest; on my tablescape, I stuck with mercury glass and silver. After all, keeping your decor simple will allow more time to focus on preparing for your guests and welcoming them to your home.”

 We know that you love to mix in vintage pieces — what’s your advice for making these pieces look beautiful and part of an overall decorating scheme?

“I like mixing new and old.  For this tablescape, I paired thrifted vintage low ball glasses with china we received as a wedding gift to create an elegant place setting.  For serving dishes, I might use my Pottery Barn Claro Cake Stand along with my grandmothers silver platter — another wedding gift — both of which spend most days displayed in our china cabinet.”

What’s your favorite aspect of decorating for the holidays?

“I love creating a warm and festive atmosphere that encourages our family and friends to gather around the fireplace to relax and enjoy company. I want people to come into my home and feel like they want to linger for awhile and stay.”

What do you appreciate about Pottery Barn’s pieces (like the Clarissa chandelier in your dining room)?

“Pottery Barn’s merchandise is eyecatching and beautiful; I’ve used my Pottery Barn purchases over and over again for years now. Furthermore, I feel that many of the items have a timeless quality. If you don’t have time to search out that perfect vintage find, chances are Pottery Barn will have something at the ready.  Numerous guests have asked me if my Pottery Barn Clarissa chandelier is an antique!”

 

Check out Dawn’s tips for creating a beautiful tablescape similar to hers!

  • Layer your linens. “For this tablescape, I used two tablecloths to create yet another layer of interest. One served as a traditional tablecloth while the other was folded to be used as a runner.”
  • Group like objects for an impactful display.  “In addition to the glass hurricane and candlestick display, I grouped several milk glass serving dishes and pedestals to create an interesting display to plan Paperwhite bulbs this year.”
  • Think outside of the box for the items you already have in your home.  “Next year, I might serve you a salad out of the very same milk glass dishes being used as planters this year.  Hope you don’t mind! Additionally, I plan to use the low ball glasses to serve a small appetizer on Christmas Eve. These same glasses currently serve as votives in other areas of our home while on other occasions they are used to serve a festive beverage.”
  • Go outside for more inspiration.  “My son loves bringing home acorns and pinecones.  I’ve used these to fill hurricanes and bowls around the house in the past.  This year we brought branches and greenery inside from around our yard.”

Source: Photos courtesy <Inspired Living