Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bittersweet

Sweet because these images and items are beautiful....Bitter for reasons already discussed (which I am really not trying to bring up again)....
I will take two of these mirrors please.

Images Restoration Hardware

16 comments:

Fabulously french said...

Fabulous items, love the colours also.

Leeann x

LindsB said...

They will be out again soon and you can love them again for being all your own and different. I'm hoping that happens with things I love too :)

3 Peanuts said...

I am WITH YOU 100%. Many years ago my husband and I wanted a Fortuny silk chandelier from Italy. We finally found a place here (Houston) that imported them and we got on a waiting list. We finally got it and installed it only to have Pottery Barn sell reproductions a few years later. It KILLED me. I cannot even tell you how many people have asked if it is from PB. I am not a snob but it did diminish the "specialness" of a piece we saved for, hunted for and waited for. We have moved that chandelier to 3 different homes and I know we will always have it and pass it to our kids long after the cheap PB ones are gone.

I try to look on the bright side in that I can supplement our decor and an antiques with trendier mass produced pieces that are less expensive to freshen things up. But at heart, I am a traditionalist and do not like the mass produced copies.

paula said...

you make me smile:)

Flick, said...

So beautiful, those chairs are amazing!
:)

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

I have the same fear, but at least is isn't a bad 'trend' like the powder pink of the 80's. The images are beautiful and calm.

Jennifer said...

I somehow missed the first post, so I just left a comment on it six months late! oh well.

that rug is so darn pretty!

Greet said...

Beautiful pictures! And I do love the carpet! The style and the colours of it!
xx
Greet

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Fabulous sneak peak- thanks. I love when new spring lines come out. :)

A Perfect Gray said...

just went back to the older post you referenced. great post. a friend and I came up on about 10 wheeled industrial carts out of abandoned textile mills and sold them to antique and retail home stores. One day we open up RH catalog and see the exact same thing. newly made. gasp. I am so with you. as an antique lover and former dealer, it is distressing...

Trouvais said...

Ah...my 19th century canopy chair has been morphed! Well, my husband thought I was crazy when I bought it 2 years ago...perhaps "that'll show him". Trish

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Oh my gosh!!!! We are on the same path today. I had quite a reaction to a certain piece of artwork they are now reproducing!
It made me tos and turn last nite and nagged me ALL day.

Just posted on my "issues"...we are ceratinly on the same path.

I'm off to read your post and comments from before....

Sarah said...

you are so funny. Your comment about Restoration Hardware's new look makes me think of that episode of friends where Rachel tells Phoebe that the coffee table she bought is an authentic apothecary table (she really got it at Potter Barn)! Such a funny episode.
I agree with you...even though I LOVE all their new pieces. But, it takes away from the "hunt" of finding stuff like this.

Averill said...

I adore those mirrors!

Katie said...

Love that!

kanishk said...

They will be out again soon and you can love them again for being all your own and different. I'm hoping that happens with things I love too :)
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