Pottery Barn Faux Fur Score

August 4, 2014

I'm just as perplexed as the next person when I walk into a Michael's or a Hobby Lobby and see pumpkins and Christmas decorations on the shelves in July. You think I'd be used to it by now, but it still shocks me a little each year when it happens. How about you?

I don't think this qualifies as being quite as egregious as all THAT, but I did recently pick up something at Goodwill that has me itching for fall. It just happens to be one of my favorite home decor items: a pillow cover. But not just ANY pillow cover.
A Pottery Barn pillow cover.

The (faux) fur kind. 

Here's their $39.50 version (and that's the cost without the pillow).

Faux Fur Pillow Cover - Caramel Ombre

Here's a screenshot of the same sale page online.

And here's my $2.99 version (pre-pillow insert).

I'll admit that my photo skills are nowhere near as good as Pottery Barn's.
But I can say that in person it looks really soft, fluffy and brand new.
And while I couldn't believe my good luck in finding it tucked away amongst all the other Goodwill textiles for sale,

 I still felt somewhat funny about bringing it home on a hot July day. 

But after I filled it with an Ikea down pillow insert I already had (crazy inexpensive), I no longer felt funny at all.

The kids are already fighting over it (not to mention the blankets).

What do you think? A match made in heaven or what?

Not to rush the seasons or anything,
but it almost makes me pine for a nice, cozy fire
and a cup of Earl Grey.

(Sorry that the color's a little off. I just can't seem to get a decent picture in this room. Ever.)

Oh, and one more confession. The other night I found myself lighting a candle.

But not just any candle.
The flavor was Salted Caramel. And to me, that's a quintessentially fall flavor for sure.
Uh oh.
Maybe I do have more in common with those craft stores than I thought.
Bring it on.

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Unknown said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Linky Party.
House on the Way

Anonymous said...

I'm so ready for Fall! It is so hot and humid here. I love your pillow and throw! You look ready for Fall and have me dreaming of it!

Vanessa said...


That is a great find. I love it and you can't tell that is it not PB. Great find.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good and great price!
Nope - not ready for Fall. I remember all to well what follows. Have not been to any of the craft stores in a while, but figured they already had holiday decor out.

At Home in English Valley said...

A Pottery Barn Thrift score is my favorite. I am also ready for some cozy evenings. Love the cooler temps and the snuggle factor of your new pillow. Take care my friend. Love, Penny

sweetvintageofmine said...

Hi Kathleen, What a great find!! The pillow looks beautiful with your furnishings...you can't go wrong!! We are having beautiful summer weather here in Ohio....cooler than last year. Fall is my favorite time of year and yes, the stores are trying to entice us with their seasonal goodies! Though I have to admit, I'm looking forward to changing out my window boxes for Fall! Blessings~~~Roxie

Kelly said...

Your pillow looks just like the expensive one! Great job. Yes, I can see why you might be ready for Fall now.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm ready for fall too, but not ready to see it all over the stores yet!! Love your furry Pottery Barn pillow and I love the price!

Southern Sassy Sweetheart said...

I am so ready for fall! And now you've got me wanting furry pillows!

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