Wednesday, July 14, 2010

a funny site that's FUNNY!!

if you are a wannabe decorator like i am, you probably have perused a pottery barn catalog many a time. i save my catalogs and decorating magazines and reread them OVER and OVER. they are my bibles. and although i love the pottery barn catalogs, i do have to laugh at some of the room accessories.

apparently, i am not the only one. i have come across a website/blog that pokes fun at these catalog pictures. it is called "catalog living" and is described as "a look into the exciting lives of the people who live in your catalogs."

when i started reading the captions below the pictures, i just had to laugh! i have thought similar thoughts while looking at catalog photos.

here are a few favorites: (click on the images to see a larger view)

While Gary and Elaine were in the kitchen getting popcorn, the brave yellow sweater attempted its escape.

Secretly, Gary had always wondered if all these children were indeed his.

and my #1 favorite:

Elaine wasn't about to let some hot flashes get in the way of balancing the checkbook with the abacus.

hahahahaha OMG!! too funny! she kills me!
so, this got me inspired to do one of my OWN, here goes:

Wanting to wear Aunt Myrtle's swimsuit one last time, before taking it to Goodwill, Elaine searched the house, but didn't know what Gary had done with it.

Please, do yourself a favor and check out CATALOG LIVING and have a good laugh!

(all images courtesy of pottery barn)

grateful for:
1. hummingbirds
2. my computer printer
3. little boys, who when you say "be careful", they answer "thanks, i will" !!!


  1. I wanna wear Aunt Myrtle's swimsuit!

  2. Ms. "A"
    I just loved that you joked about all four of those kids being his..LOL!!!
    that would be funny, what a charming mix of children to love!

    Thank you for stopping by to bird watch and listen to bird stories :)

  3. just to make it clear, the captions under the first three pics are not mine. they are the wit of "catalog living"'s creator. thanks, joanne

  4. I checked it out! This is hilarious! Thank you for sharing it! I was laughing even before my morning coffee!

  5. How funny is that!! The yellow sweater one really cracks me up (what's up with that sweater?). They're all funny, though, including yours! Thanks for the giggle!

    Also, thanks for visiting and your sweet comment. I appreciate it!

    Have a great day,
    ~ jo :)

  6. It's funny that you posted that picture with the giant abacus because that same one is posted on the bulletin board in my classroom! Did you know that visually impaired people still use an abacus to do arithmetic problems?

  7. ha! kir, i did not know that!!!!

  8. Thanks so much for finding me Aurora (and for your vote) - I've fallen instantly in love with your blog and think we might have been separated at birth. Clueless is one of my favorite movies, 80s music, People Mag at the hair salon, etc..and your sense of humor is great. That catalog site is killing me. Particularly the abacus (no offense to the visually impared)- thanks so much for the laugh today!

  9. What a funny site! You're pretty good too. ;)