buy this, not that: tuesday morning edition.
first of all, thank you so much for the responses to my first post in this series,
buy this, not that: ross edition.
here are a few of my favorite comments from last time:
and, of course, i need to put in the "disclaimer" again...
realize that by reading this and looking at
these pictures, that you are getting my big, fat opinions on all of this,
and you should not get offended if you have, in fact, bought "that".
and, hey, it's all a matter of opinion, right?
ok, so here goes!
looks like you'd want to snuggle up in it?
go ahead and buy it.
um...besides the fact that you would probably cut yourself on all of the sequins and rhinestones,
you aren't allowed to have something like this in your room unless you happen to be a 9 year old girl.
oooo...i've got you a little stumped on this one, don't i??
so, the point i am trying to make here is that if you are in the market for a
plain blanket like this one, and you have a choice, always pick the one that
has an interesting texture. anytime you can add some great texture to a room, go for it!
(no, not a pun...but if it WAS, it would be an AWESOME one.)
i'm pretty sure this soap dispenser comes with a light-up/singing sweatshirt that
plays "grandma got run over by a reindeer".
if you were ariel--as in "the little mermaid", i would totally approve of you putting these in your bathroom, if not, opt for something with a more simple and transitional shape. see above.
great colors to build a party around?
would work for anything from a kids party to an impromptu potluck to a bridal shower?
green light! take them to the register.
predictable, and pretty bleh.
step it up, paper plate manufacturers, step it UP!
the abstract florals and bright, saturated colors
make this wrapping paper vibrant, sophisticated and fun.
i'm pretty sure that a matching wallpaper border was made for this wrapping paper...
in like, 1985.
vera wang, periwinkle note cards?
classy all the way!
these are just a little...NOT vera wang-ish.
classic shape. cool texture.
great color would add a little zing to any closet or shelf.
wouldn't a candle look so pretty in here, all flickering away?
the shadows would be really nice!
this votive holder reminds me of an organ....like a brain or intestines or something else that
i never want to see with my bare eyeballs. it's a little creepy...is it just me? and wouldn't it look
even WORSE all red and glowing from the candle? eww...intestines aflame! (ouch.)
classy. elegant. really allows the photo to be the "star".
nothing WRONG here, but really nothing RIGHT either.
(and sorry for the blurry picture!)
animal prints are neutrals, so this rug could literally go anywhere. the giraffe
print would look really cute in a nursery or a screened in porch.
in an ideal world, this rug would have never been manufactured. if you, or someone in your family
loves baseball, there are classier ways to showcase that obsession.
just say "no" to themed rugs.
texture. color. pattern.
check, check, check.
uh....blanche devereaux from "the golden girls called". she wants her floral mauve brocade pillow back.
cutesy, but not too cutesy. the graphic element of the birds and branches in silhouette
make this rug a winner.
you like cocktails? and margaritas? and cute tropical drinks?
that. is. awesome.
you don't need a rug announcing it.
just walk away.
great shape, and what a fun color! even if you hated the green, you
could repaint it and still have a nice accent table/nightstand on your hands.
flutter away. literally.
i know that foo dogs happen to be trendy right now, but the strong black and white elements
of the lamp will remain timeless. a pair of them are even cuter than they are by themselves.
is there anything WRONG with this lamp?
no...it's just a little..."meh".
in my opinion, mercury glass is one of those things that will always look fabulous!
it works with any color scheme or decor and adds some shimmer and reflective
yumminess to any space.
yumminess to any space.
no.... it's green!
no, wait, it's BOTH.
again, if people were pillows...
this pillow would have all kinds of amazing seafaring adventures to share with you!
this pillow would talk about their battle with psoriasis and want you to feel the
"weird bump" on their armpit. no thanks.