Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thanks for Coming!

That was an awesome party—I’m still recovering!  Thanks so much for participating.  Every time I refreshed the page there were new links!  I also got several comments about what wonderful party guests you were, and how nice it was that everyone made a lot of visits and left a lot of comments.  So again, thank you….that’s what a linky party is all about!

I’m going to showcase just a few of the wonderful projects you all did:

Inspired by some vintage typewriter prints from PB, Pam at Bibbidi Bobbidi Beautiful made these stretched canvas prints for her sewing area.

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The Rustic Wall Organizer was the inspiration for Becky’s bulletin board at Beyond the Picket Fence.

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Remember the numbered jars PB had not too long ago?  Nancy at Nancy’s Tidbits recreated them.  I like her vintage version better!

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N at The Cozy Chateau built these bookshelves by herself!  She got the plans from the amazing Ana at Knock Off Wood.  I would be remiss if I didn’t mention her, as several of you used her plans to build PB inspired furniture.

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I’m seriously impressed with all your creativity and resourcefulness.  We are not PB haters…to the contrary, we love Pottery Barn, just  not the prices, so we get busy and create it ourselves!  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…

This was a such a success that I’m thinking of repeating it, maybe on a regular basis.  Maybe it wouldn’t be limited to PB, though.  We like Ballard Designs and Restoration Hardware too!  What do you think?

14 comments:

Paula said...

I enjoyed the party and hope you do another one. It really is fun to see bloggers creative copies.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I think it was wise (and kind) to mention that we do LOVE Pottery Barn...just not the dent it makes in our wallets. ;)

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Thanks for posting about my project! That seriously was such a fun party. I copied Becky's bulletin board last night! I'll post about it soon...

The Cozy Chateau said...

Thanks for featuring my project Holly! I linked up to your site on my blog. Great party!!

Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell said...

It was so fun! I'm actually woring on another DIY idea inspired by Pottery barn, so I do hope you'll make it a regualr occurence. Maybe you can make it all encompassing like you said--a "Restoration Pottery Designs" party! ;)

ANDY, JEN & KIDDIES said...

I'm game!

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing the highlights. Those projects look terrific! I'm not crafty enough to do any of that, but fortunately, my family doesn't mind. A friend once said, "You've been in that house for seven years and your walls are still bare!" We're still deciding what to do, I guess. :)

bec4 said...

Thanks so much for posting my knock-off. What a fun party, let's do it again :)!

Symone's Mommy said...

You should be proud! Well done.

Tricia said...

Hi Holly.
I am sorry that I did not make it to the party. My project is sitting in the basement. Cut, glued, nailed, and naked (no paint), no installation. I did so enjoy visiting everyone.
It was a greatly successful party.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Thanks for inviting us. We had a great time. I'm amazed at how people can actually BUILD things. I would have FLUNKED shop class in school if it weren't for boys in class doing the work for me. These women are seriously impressive!

Loved it! Thanks for having us over and next time i will bring CHOCOLATE bundt cake. :)

The Bearded Lady (Laura) said...

Thank you for hosting the party!! It was a lot of fun to see everyone's creations and get new ideas!!

I love how you included that we aren't PB haters but LOVERS!! Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right??

We DO love Ballard, Restoration, etc. Let's do another party so I can stay motivated to get my stuff done!!

It was SO encouraging to get to know other bloggers and glean from their ideas!! Thank you to everyone for sharing!!!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Yes it was so fun! Thanks for hosting this, I found some new great blogs and projects through this party!

Xazmin said...

I DEFINITELY think you should do it maybe monthly! I so want to join in if you do it again! And including the other decor catalogs as well is a fab idea!