Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pottery Barn Knock-Off. Way Off.

I love Pride and Prejudice.  A&E's Pride and Prejudice to be precise.  Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy.  Colin Firth IS the quintessential Mr. Darcy.   There can be no imitations.




I am lucky enough to own the mini-series on DVD and my daughter and I watch it every few months.     One of my favorite quotations from the movie is when Mr. Darcy declares his love to Miss Bennett:     "You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."    Swoon.

So last year I saw that Pottery Barn had this charming little jewelry holder with that sentiment.




I dearly loved this little beauty but of course there is no way I could ever pay that much for a frou-frou for myself.   So I tucked the idea away for inspiration.

So today I decided to create something using these lovely words.  I pulled out this little thrift store tray and some pretty scrapbook paper.




My finished project doesn't have much in common with the PB other than the quote, but I do love it!!






It will sit on my dresser holding jewelry and loose change and make me smile whenever I see it.  


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29 comments:

  1. I am a fan of Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy too. It is about time that I watched it again! I love your project. It is really cute!

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  2. Well I have to say I like your "take" on the presentation of the quote better. The quote makes my heart flutter. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. I think your tray is lovely! In fact, I'd take it anyday over the PB version:)

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  4. Love the tray! Love the quote.
    Visiting you from Funky Junk.

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  5. another love love love it .... need it need it need it ....

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  6. Love, love, LOVE this! One of these days I am going to find a creative way to use that quote, and I have not seen that version of the movie. I am definitely going to have to check it out!

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  7. Aw, that makes me smile. Cute idea!

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  8. Oh, Renee, this is beautiful!! I almost made it through all of Pride And Prejudice, the book and the movie {sorry, the most recent one}, but it is the quintessential romance! You did a great job!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. That turned out great! I love that quote - and Colin Firth, too :)

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  10. Oooh, I love Colin Firth too! Swoon is right! I am swooning over this lovely tray you made. Fantastic job...I may have to recreate one for my dresser.

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  11. You had my attention with Mr. Darcy... oh how I loved that mini series! I remember that quote very well. What a lovely quote to put on your tray. I think you must be a true romantic!

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  12. It's lovely! I agree with you that Colin Firth is the best Mr. Darcy.

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  13. Such a sweet tray~ I love the quote on it. Great job! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  14. Love it!! I am a Pride and Prejudice fan as well...only Colin Firth will do in my book!!

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  15. Yours is so much better than the PB! Cute!

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  16. Wow! I really love this! I am a Pride & Predjudice fan too! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

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  17. So Cute!
    Love it and I'd love for you to join me @ the Glitter Link Party!
    http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-with-glitter-5-link-party.html

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  18. Hi Reneé! I just found you tonight and thought I would say hello. I love your idea for the tray. But then, Pride and Prejudice happens to be one of my favorites, too!

    I would love to have you join my linky party, as well. The new link goes up on Wednesday nights. Simple rules: link anything family friendly, link back to my blog, and have fun! ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com./

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  19. I love all BBC period dramas and most especially Pride and Prejudice! Your tray is so lovely! I love how you made the fancy fonts and how you made them different sizes. It is much better than PB's version!

    Amanda

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  20. ok, I just realized the Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth is A&E, not BBC :) That is my favorite version too, even though I like the BBC one too.

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  21. Hi Renee, I just found your blog today at Coastal Charm and I'm now a follower. Your tray is just amazing. I have a link at CC too. I'm # 138.

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  22. Pottery Barn, move over, right?! I like your tray more than their version. You are so going to enjoy this! Thanks for sharing over at Show & Tell. Oh, and I "followed" your blog.

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  23. Love it! I'm gonna try this one! I'm your newest follower!
    ~Heather

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  24. Very well done! I love the quote and love how you made the tray so beautiful with it!

    I'm visiting from Pink Postcard's party and am your newest follower. I'm looking forward to seeing more posts.

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  25. so cute! I love Colin Firth. I like that you made it your own. Thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!

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  26. Featured this today!

    http://www.wildflowersandwhimsy.com/2011/04/sew-crafty-saturday-features-x-2.html

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  27. This is really beautiful, Renee! Love the tray, love the quote and I love the papers you used!

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  28. Lovely tray :)

    Jen
    www.dishesandsocks.com

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