Dear Pottery Barn

5.15.2012








Dear Pottery Barn,

Why oh why would you create bedding with dandelions all over it?? Oh, if you only knew how much I despise dandelions. It is an aggressive WEED with one heck of a root system that makes it hard to kill and hard to dig up. I have blisters on my hands and at least 100 holes in my front yard where I am trying to get rid of these nuances.

Yes, some of the other flowers on the duvet may be pretty, but you could have used a yellow flower like daisies instead of these dreaded weeds. When those little white fluff balls get a good wind blowing through the seeds can spread for miles and then the process starts all over again. Next spring my yard will be covered again because I have neighbors up the street whose entire yard is covered in these things and the seeds will be sure to show up in my yard.

So anyway this will not be showing up on my bed unless I want to have nightmares about how to get rid of the dandelions. I am at war with these things.

Oh, and one more thing. I was all ready to order one of these, but of course it is on back order and is catalog order only. Oh, how I wish it was in the stores.

 I will still keep shopping with you, even though you carry dandelions on bedding and are out of these baskets, because I am always buying bedding and pillow covers from you. It's an addiction.

Sincerely,
At War with Weeds


See y'all tonight for Wow!


Pictures found at potterybarn.com

57 comments:

  1. Oh Kim you are so funny. I do love that bedding though, in spite of weeds, it sure is pretty.

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  2. Oh, give the poor dandelion a chance. We love them at Dandelion House! I think that new bedding is beautiful!I just might have to order it for my spare bedroom! If you ever get tired of fighting your dandelions, try making dandelion jelly, dandelion wine or dandelion syrup! They are useful!
    Dandelion Wishes,
    Deb

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  4. I have purchased a beautiful duvet from Pottery Barn. You think you are at war with the weeds, wait until you fold back that beautiful duvet and then remake the bed with a duvet made from 100% cotton...a constant big wrinkle!!!

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  5. Kim, you crack me up!! That is a great post!

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  6. I am at war with weeds too. I would never buy that duvet either.

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  7. LOL! I am not a fan of real dandelions, but that bedding is really pretty....

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  8. I'm with you. Not a dandelion fan.

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  9. I agree, they could have used a number of yellow flowers. Anytime I try to order anything from PB it's on back order. But, I will never stop for me it an addiction. Pottery Barnaholics Anonymous!

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  10. I haven't had good luck with Pottery Barn lately either. I had to wait a month for one item I ordered and then when it got here it looked different than shown in the catalog. I kept it anyway. Then, I ordered something else from them. They were the wrong size, so I had to return them and "eat" the shipping cost. Ouch! I think I'll shop in person from them instead of online from now on. We aren't having a problem with dandelions at the moment. I know they can be VERY difficult though.

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  11. This made me chuckle. Plus what is the deal with all the good stuff at Pottery Barn always on back order??

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  12. Love this post it made me crack up. You are funny.

    Cynthia

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  13. I don't think I'll be ordering that bedding anytime soon either!!! We have had a hard time with the dandelions too! I haven't ordered anything from PB for a while since the last thing I ordered wad towels for the bathroom.....the wash cloth was back ordered for SIX months! Ridiculous..... in my opinion!!!! Can't wait to see your new bedding :o)
    ~Des

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  14. Too funny! I'm at war, too. Every year, I head out to the lawn with my weed popper thingy thinking, "this is the year I win." It's never the year. Love that basket, too! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. That Pottery Barn can make you fall in love with the darndest things!

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  16. I have a love/hate relathionship with dandelion. Not a fan of the weed, but a fan of the property of the flowers, as I have to drink tea made from dandelion roots (for kidney stones)

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  17. Kim, funny post., I think this bedding is really a conversation starter. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I'm not a fan of dandelions either but I leave that part of the yard (grass) to Mr. Bird Nest and Scott's Weed & Feed.

    Gretchen

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  19. You are TOO FUNNY! and oh so true in the dandelion category! I was watching them multiply RIGHT BEFORE my eyes and decided "WHY NOT EAT THOSE BUGGERS"! The ground hog LOVES them and serves as my private little weedwacker of the back yard.
    I LOVE POTTERY BARN Bedding and usually they have GORGEOUS Prints. I have never bought any "YET"! Do they wrinkle easy??? I hate bedding that wrinkles the minute you lay on it(which is MOST BEDDING TODAY)???
    Have a fun week,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  20. OMGosh Kim I feel your pain!!! I too am at war with these nasty weeds. I have a boat load to dig up out of my flower beds and from my lawn. I will say that since my hubby had started airating the lawn the weeds have begun to lessen. But why put these evil things on bedding??? I suppose it's anyone's guess!
    Thank for the laugh!!!

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  21. I love dandelions, and so do the kids. My Katie gets so mad when there are no "dandies" in the yard. Remember you can always eat them if you have a bumper crop. They're quite tasty!

    I love the bedding, but PB is way out of my budget.

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  22. yes, so true!!!!

    we own so much PB stuff that you should see the stack of letters i have for them. if i ever have the chance of getting to know a high-up person at PB, i would love to sit and tell them about all of the issues we have had with their furniture. :-)

    and also tell them how much i love them too - i'm an addict! :-)

    you are too funny!!!
    samantha

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  23. Love the basket on wheels, but I'm with you on the bedspread with weeds. It's pretty but I don't want to sleep with images of weeds. Funny post!

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  24. Maybe PB will succeed in turning dandelions into a desirable cottage flower. Then we can give up the fight and embrace their yellow fluffy charm. :@

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  25. dandelions certainly are an interesting choice!! When we moved to our new home, I was happy to see not a single dandelion on our 3 acres. However, we have a new weed enemy: thistle. ugh. not only are they plentiful and hard to get rid of, they are very painful/thorny!!

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  26. Too funny! I have 5 acres full of weeds,dandelions being one of them. I admire that you have blisters from trying to rid yourself of them. Me, I cheat and use Roundup spray...it's the only way to keep things under control here! See you tonight for WOW.

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  27. I don't get it either. Obviously the designers are city gals who've never spent a day with a weeding knife and gardening gloves and bucket full of pulled dandelions.
    I love that basket!

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  28. Kim
    Even though dandelions can have their place, in your yard may not be the best place...
    Have you tried vinegar??
    Yup, I use vinegar to get rid of weeds. On paths just pour on, on lawns you need to direct the vinegar, say with a sprayer. Use straight white vinegar. It works!!
    No more blisters!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  29. What a horrible lot in life for the Dandelion!!!! They really are the scourge of the plant kingdom... and thistles too!
    Kim I have that exact basket. I got it about a month ago at the PB outlet. I am using it under a bed that does not have a bed skirt. Great for magazines!!!!

    We tend to buy many of same things!!!
    Well, let me compliment you on your great taste (giggle)!

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  30. Funny post Kim!! In spite of the weeds that is a pretty duvet!

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  31. LOL. Poor Pottery Barn, they just weren't thinking that while the fabric might be soothing as silk, the subject matter would make some people itch!

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  32. LOL... I actually like dandelions..

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  33. You know, a year ago in September I was at Lowes and they were selling goldenrod, aka ragweed!! I was so surprised. The check out lady was less than happy to have to stand by it all afternoon! I have had a lot of stores be out of things and you have to wait for it. The choices of some items; such as fabric, has shrunk too. That basket is cute!
    Sherry

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  34. I agree with you on the dandelions. What's next kudzu?
    Love the basket. Could you find a similar and attach small roller feet from your local Home Depot or Lowe's?
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  35. i'm surprised more comments didn't suggest you making a rolling basket yourself. When I first saw the picture I thought you had! I would imagine it woulnd't be too difficult. I challenge you!!! I agree, the bedding is beautiful minus the dandelions! I think most of us have a love/hate relationship with PB!

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  36. So funny, Kim! And, I KNOW you can recreate the basket on wheels yourself. :)

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  37. This post made me smile...not a dandelion fan either! Love your humor....Angie

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  38. LOL! Oh, Kim, good luck with your war. I have to confess that Little Man and I do love to blow them and unfortunately spread the weeds. :( blessings ~ tanna

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  39. Yes, I saw that beautiful bedding too and contemplated buying it, but decided against it. NOT because of the dandys, though, but because of the pricing. PB is lovely to look at for me, but my boys eat me out of house and home!

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  40. I'm sure you can recreate that basket too!!! This was a funny post! Loved it!

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  41. I have to agree.I hate those things and I pay big bucks to have a service come to make sure they are not growing in my yard LOL.
    Anne

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  42. Reading your blog is always so much fun. I hate those weeds, although they were really fun to blow, when I was a child. Never, again!! Hope you win the war!

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  43. Love this post...now..I love the basket..but could that be a great DIY project?...As long as no power tools are required...I'm in....

    Love Pottery Barn..so much that they know me by my first name...boy that was a killer when I walked in that store with my hubby and they greeted me by my first name...He was not surprised as he see the PB bill often...gotta love that 10% rewards program!!!....

    Dandelions...I am with ya on that, but that duvet IS really cute!!

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  44. Thanks for hosting, great features. Hugs, Marty

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  45. LOL- Can you imagine- Not my idea of great bedding!!! Love that little wicker thingy on wheels! Hope you had a great day- xo Diana

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  46. You are too funny Kim! That is awful bedding indeed! I have a $100 PB GC that I am trying to decide what to get with. I keep looking at the trio of frames, hardware for the master bath cabinets, smocked drapes, or a pair of ruffle linen Euro shams. I just can't decide.

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  47. Too funny!! So you don't want to see weeds inside your house??

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  48. LOL, I think you secretly want the bedding!

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  49. So funny! It's allergy season so that would be like putting nasty acacia on my bed:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  50. This is cute...but, I love the bedding! I think that is the perfect place for dandelions...so much better than in the yard!

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  51. This was cute~yes I hate the dandelions too...and this year I will have more I am sure! I thnk the basket for the mags is great too!! Can you make one yourself maybe?

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  52. It *is* a pretty quilt, Kim! But I have the same trouble with dandelions each year.... and not from my own property (I have ONLY gardens and not one inch of lawn) but from the neighbor's!?

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