Well, I felt really guilty for a little bit and tried to think up something productive I could do, but I just couldn't, so I decided to go for it: I went to Anthropologie and walked around for a LONG time. I figured that, heck, my kids are going to be out of school for the summer in a few weeks, and after that Claire will be officially homeschooling (I think) so I may never have an alone morning again in my life! So, I wandered. And I tried on dresses that looked ridiculous on me, and then I resigned myself to only looking at the home stuff instead of the clothes.
I love that store. I love every piece of clothing and accessory and shoe and home stuff. I love the little matreshka looking measuring cups, the flouncy aprons to cook in, the dishes, and...the bedding. Which, by the way, happened to be on a huge sale.
So, I did it: I bought a whole set for the new house that we may or may not ever move into. I want my next house to be more whymsical...not so pottery barn or stuffy. Right now I walk this fine line between pseudo-Pottery Barn and a little of what my grandma had left when she moved out of her house. But now I want whimsy.
I think that is especially appropriate for a house that will be a work-in-progress for a long time. I think it's easier to pull off a sort of bohemian mis-matchy look in a house that needs work than something too classical. So, I bought this set. It's called "Flowering Quince" and I think it's amazing. It has these little ruffles and ribbons and it's so fun! But then, I got it home and had a realization that I don't think I'm cool enough to pull it off afterall. Am I? Claire said: "well, I like it...but it's kinda wild." She's only used to seeing beige around here.
So, I don't know. I might return it. I might not. Maybe I'll work on getting cooler in the meantime and maybe I'll get whymsical enough for it. But, regardless of what I do with the duvet, I will not, absolutely ever, return the beautiful shower curtain I found there. Isn't it fabulous and scalloped and fun? I think I can pull it off. I think. What do you think?