Friday, October 22, 2010

Get Ready to Party!

In case you missed it at the bottom of yesterday’s post, I’m going to make the announcement again.  Based on the on-going popularity of my Pottery Barn Knock-Off Party  (plus, it was an awesome party and a lot of fun!) from back in February, I’m going to start hosting one every last Friday of the month!

This time I’m going to open it up to Ballard Designs and Restoration Hardware in addition to PB.  I know there are others out there, but I feel that there must be some restraints or it just ends up as anything-goes and the original idea is lost.  If you feel strongly that I should include another catalog, make a suggestion and I’ll consider it.

I have a stack of old catalogs, some of them 4 or 5 years old.  It’s perfectly fine to knock-off something that they don’t sell anymore, but I would like you to have a photo of the original item, either scanned in from an old catalog, or if you’re able to find it somewhere on the internet, or a photo you took in the store.  I don’t want something totally unique that you made that you think has the PB, BD, or RH “look”; that’s awesome, but it’s doesn’t fit this party.

So, the rules:
  • your knock-off entry must be made by you
  • you must include a picture of the original item from the catalog so we can compare
  • it must be a specific comparable item, like my lamp shade, and not just a “this kind of has the PB look to it”
So, the first monthly PB/BD/RH Knock-off Party will be Friday, October 29.  Grab your catalogs, get inspired, create, and meet me back here a week from Friday!


Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I am racking my brain and will try to come up with something Holly! Love this idea!!

BabiesandBargains said...

I cant wait!

stephaniegiese said...

I'm so excited! I finished my project yesterday. :)