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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I finally GOT IT...

GIRLY ROAD TRIPS...
don't we love 'em !
 When my daughter and 2 grand girls went on a 
GIRLY ROAD TRIP
for 3 days to BIG DALLAS TEXAS,
I WENT TO POTTERY BARN...
my first trip in to see them.
OMGOSH....
they had so many pretty things, I kept having to go to the bathroom 'cause all the prettiness was
working on my olden bladder.
Every where I looked was something I thought I couldn't ever be able to live WITHOUT.
BUT...
funds...or rather, LACK of funds, made me zero in on something I COULD afford...
 (Pottery Barn image)
See that large, beautiful, awesome and TO.DIE.FOR. 
LANTERN
 (Pottery Barn image)
I've been in luv with it for several years now...
nearing $100.00 in price, however, has made me just 
admire it in the catalogs.
The store I was in had only ONE of the largest lanterns left
and they sold it to me for
$40.00

My YUM # 1 
May I just say I tore my wallet up, getting the money out fast enough !!
Of course,
selfish me...I want the other two but...
they are sold out, I think.
I added more candles around the lantern (My YUM #2 )
but I would 
LOVE to have some sheet music that I can wrap around the candles...
JUST LIKE IN POTTERY BARN
O, I am such a shallow COPY CAT....
:(
This photo and the ones following were taken using my
candlelight setting on the camera...pretty cool .
See the little olden book in the left corner of the table...?
The most PRECIOUS little leather book of
DICKENS....
won it on Ebay for just a few dollars.
YUM #3
LUV big, 4 wick candles....
YUM #4
The little brass candle holder in the back is a favorite of mine.
Picked it up in a cottage flea market in Amarillo, Texas  
a few years back.
"You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light." Psalm 18:28
French pastries at the
GALLERIA MALL in Dallas...
we had a HARD time choosing...
ummmmm
(Web image)
I forgot to take a photo of OUR pastries
but this photo is much like what we had.
YUM #5
I am linking with
Thanks to all our lovely hosts...
HOPE you will all go by and see the beauty going on...
THANK YOU for coming by today.
Love you all....
xoxo bj

51 comments:

Robin said...

Such pretty candlelight, and I love that lantern - what a score!

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You mean you have never been to Pottery Barn before. OMG! I live ten minutes from one and it is dangerous to have it that close, but I try to refrain from buying much there. They do have a big white urn type bowl I want and I may just bite the bullet and get it. I hope it doesn't sell out before they go on sale. Love your new lantern and your pretty candles and that Dickens book is awesome. I have an old one, too.

Picket said...

Ohhhhh weeee BJ that thing is gorgeous...love the csndle light effect and I love the idea of sheet music around the candles....we don't have a Pottery Barn around here...but I would love to drool in one!!! lol Glad you found such a great treasure....have a great week sweetie..Picket

Lounging with a Latte said...

Thanks for showing a picture of Pottery Barn, I'm from Australia so we don't have it here, but so many US and Canada people talk about it on their blogs. Looks like my kinda store! What a great bargain you got with that candle holder. You've made a lovely home for it.

Madeline's Album said...

We have a Pottery Barn and I love there merchandise. Your Latern is just beautiful. I love all the candlelight. Enjoyed this post and all the great photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

BJ, sounds like you had the best of all girls trips... a "generations" girls trip! Oh what fun.
Love the lantern and the scripture! I have 3 on my mantel, lanterns, and just love the them!
Awwwww, BJ, you were a PB newbie! It is very very addictive. That and HomeGoods!
I'm so happy you ended this post wth a wonderful pastry. NOw I am starving!
I makes me want to go shopping with my daughter!
xo Yvonne

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

You must just have been a kid in a candy shop at PB for the first time! Love all your pictures!
Thanks for coming and visiting me, so glad you did, now I get to meet you!
XO
Kristin

Julie Harward said...

How did you get that for $40.00? You must have batted your eyelashes or something! You can wrap the music around the candle yourself! Lucky you having girl time and good deals! ;D

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beeej,
Glad you had your girl trip! Hope you are having a good week, xoxo

Susan said...

Your pottery barn lantern is so pretty! I love the vignette you made with your purchase of the lantern!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wowzers! What a bargain, BJ! And I love what you have done with your wonderful find! You do have some great yums there! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Vee said...

Candlelight is always so pretty and especially so on an artfully arranged table. Love the lantern. ♫Give me oil for my lamp, keep me burning...♫ Couldn't give you the sheet music so had to settle for the song.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats on your new lantern BJ, it's beautiful! What a fun setting on your camera, the pics look great! Enjoy:@)

Rita said...

First that pastry looks wonderful! and Congratulations on getting that lantern; love to finally getting something you have been longing for. Girls outing are ....the best.
Rita

Shug said...

Oh My...Pottery Barn is one of my favorites. As a matter of fact, they have a Bed Cover that I want right now...but, of course I want all the other stuff that is displayed with that Bedding ensemble.
Your table looks beautiful and I know you will enjoy the lantern for years. Think of all the things you can do with that thing!!
Enjoyed your lovely post..
Shug

Bev said...

I am crazy about Pottery Barn! Love your purchase.

You can go to some websites with free sheet music - especially the classical music - and print it on scrapbook paper that looks aged. There you go...instant sheet music.

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Love, love, love PB. It is my favorite style. I get the catalogs and will look at them over and over. You got one heck of a deal on the lantern. I know you could not your money out fast enough! It was meant to be. I do love their lanterns. Your pics are amazing. Love the the 3 wick candle.
Hugs, Sue

Deanna said...

Hi sweetheart! Lovin' your lantern..very glam indeed! I try to stay away from PB because I tend to walk out with mucho merchandise.

OMG on the pastries!!

44 degrees in Lubbock???? I miss the cool weather....(heavy sigh)

Deanna :D

La said...

Good for you, BJ! I'm happy you were able to get the lantern you have admired from afar. It is gorgeous.

CHERI said...

Congrats on your PB bargain. I get their catalog and just drool but oh those prices!!! Never been to a store. My favorite is going to TJ Maxx or Ross' and finding wonderful bargains that sometimes look like PB! I too love candlelight and your pictures turned out beautifully.

Amelia said...

Love the lantern...I am sure you will use it in many different settings over the next few years.

Mimi said...

Ohhhh, lucky you!! I'm so glad you got it!! I, too, have been in love with it almost as long as I have my "Nest" pillow. Your prize looks beautiful on your mantle with all your other candles.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, that is a beautiful lantern. And the price makes it even better. Way to go girl. You rock! I hate to say this but I have never been in a Pottery Barn either. I just drool over the catalogue and on line. Thanks for sharing your great buy. Hugs, Karie

The Tablescaper said...

What a great score and wonderful vignette. You're sure to remember that shopping trip!

- The Tablescaper

janis said...

$40? LUCKY DOG! Don't you love when something you have been admiring for a long time becomes available?
Yay! Sounds like a fun Road Trip!
You did a lovely job making the Lantern such a show piece! It is truly beautiful♥

Debbie said...

I love the lantern, BJ. The Dickens book is even MORE my style. I can't seem to keep my hands off old books.

But now that final yum is definitely the yummiest.

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, my goodness! A post filled with YUMS! I love your new lantern and what a great deal you got on it. Now you've really set up a pretty vignette using it and all your candles and holders.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

What a fun trip, BJ! I love taking girly trips with my daughters and granddaughter too. Love the lantern you got and the beautiful vignette you created....Christine

SellWoWAccount said...

That was a fun trip for sure. You obviously enjoy going around and looking at those good stuffs. Gratz for having the lantern at that price.

Sell WoW Account

Theresa said...

I have never been to a Pottery Barn but LOVE looking thru the catalogs! Might I say that you do an exellent job with the "copy cat" thing:) I think they would be proud of your work! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Becca said...

PB is addictive. I try to refrain from going as much as I can (especially because the one that we have here is NOT an outlet)! Love the lantern ... wonderful choice! And, those yummies look absolutely delicios! *Becca*

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Rettabug said...

SCORE!!! What a wonderful bargain you found, BJ & I love how you incorporated it into your own home. Copy away, my Dear, so I can copy YOU, too!! We call it "benchmarking" LOL

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Beautiful, and I like your display so much better. My eyes went to your beautiful tree/bird candle holder. Do you think you can find sheet music on the internet to print off on off white paper or give it the old look by wiping it w/ coffee/tea? I've never been to a PB store either. There are none around here but I sure would love to.

~~Carol~~ said...

All I can afford at Pottery Barn is the free inspiration that I get there! So glad you were able to get that lantern. It really is YUM!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

Marites said...

such beautiful things...you're lucky to have that Dickens book.

Zondra Art said...

Soo pretty candlelight, I love it!
Kisses and greetings.

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

I had never been to a pottery barn either. Love your lantern and how you've put your special touches around it! ENJOY! What fun ~ a girls trip ~ I LOVE girl time. ~Blessings

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I love visiting pottery barn, don't love their prices, LOL. Visiting from Outdoor Wednesday.
~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva
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Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Hooray for finally getting something, you've loved for a long time! :-)

As to the sheet music to wrap them in.... Could you find picture of maybe vintage sheet music? And print it out and wrap it around?

\\*.♥~♥.*//

Kathleen said...

Glad you had so much fun! I got my PBarn lantern at the outlet, then found a set of 3 just as nice at CTS for half of what I paid! Always bargains to be found for sure!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Now that is some major yumminess, BJ!

I'm thrilled for you that you got your lantern, and what a great price! It's so neat.

And I love all of your other goodies, too.

Sending you great big hugs today, and I am really happy that you got a trip with your girly side of the family. That had to be great fun in and of itself! You are the bestest...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Angela said...

That book by Dickens,,oh my!! what a pleasure it was when I got here to see it was 'you'. Haven't been around in ages..Blessings and good to 'see' you again.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
I've never been to a Pottery Barn store...like you , I drool over every catalog I receive from them! I can only imagine what being in their store must be like. What a bargain! Lucky Lady! That dessert you ate. I learned how to make that this past week taking a class from Martha at Lines from Linderhof. Ours had lemon cream...Yummy!
Fondly,
Pat

Ido said...

I'm sooooo glad we don't have a "Pottery Barn" in Utah, no temptations, yujuu! Beautiful pictures. Happy Wednesday!

mcs said...

Looks like you and your girls had a great time in big D. Another
wonderful family memory. Your new lantern was a great find. Bet you have lots of fun with it.I always
love visiting your blog.
MCS

SueLovesCherries said...

Congratulations! On your first trip to Pottery Barn, and for your most gorgeous lantern! The candlelight setting on your camera makes the pics so beautiful!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Girly trips are such fun. I'm glad you got the lantern you wanted and at such a great price! You did good!

Pam said...

Congratulations on your Pottery Barn find. I love thos ebig old lanterns too, but am looking for a cheap, cheap, cheap knockoff. BTW, I cut some scrapbook paper that had a music sheet design on it and taped it around some candles to get that look. I think the scrapbook page was about 50 cents each at Hobby Lobby.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

You really scored a deal on the lantern. It looks beautiful amongst all your other pretties. I love everything PB has, but like you, don't like their prices. I like to go there or look at their catalog for inspiration. Love your blog! Come visit me at
http://cottageatthecrossroads.com

Tanya said...

love the lantern and also the bird candlestick next to it. What a find!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

See; patience pays off! You got your lovely candle lantern and paid less than half to boot! I bet you had a blast on your girly road trip, too. ;)

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/