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Friday, December 21, 2012

Today in menopausal decorating


Pottery Barn, the Coldwater Creek of home decor retailers, debuts its spring introductions on December 28th. Included is the New York Closet Collection, pieces which will magically transform any empty nester's spare bedroom into a chic personal clothing boutique. What better way to passive-aggressively tell your broke-ass recent college graduate that returning home is not an option than by turning his or her room into a tidy repository for your stretch matte jersey and Crocs?

18 comments:

Cathy Wall said...

Love your post title, I opened it so fast I think my hot flash did a double take! I have been contemplating how I would tell my kids they can't move home after college, now I know!

Margaret said...

I don't see a "Depends" holder.

My Interior Life said...

Oh dear. The "Coldwater Creek of home decor retailers" was scathing and so right on.

DaniBP said...

Raina thanks for cracking me up yet again. I took over my son's closet but not his room. Never! He didn't use his closet anyway even before he left for University, being more the "floordrobe" kind of guy.

Stacey said...

LoL! Love the reference"...Coldwater Creek..."

eddielicious said...

I also heard CC referred to as "Forever61" I just started following your blog, I love it. I recently unsubscribed from several blogs, because they were as you described far too clap happy. I'm like for realz who purposely builds a fake fireplace mantle......and were supposed to clap for you?

Raina Cox said...

Cathy Wall, My Interior Life, DaniBP and Stacey - I calls 'em as I sees 'em. ;)

Margaret - Patience, Darling. Methinks they're saving it for the fall collection.

eddielicious - Welcome to this deliciousness, Dumpling!

Sherri said...

Bahaha!

Anonymous said...

The new photo: You look like Encyclopedia Brown's big lesbian sister.

Raina Cox said...

Anonymous - Aw, Mom, I love that you read the blog.

Margaret said...

Mothers do "love their little 'lesbians'", Anonymous..jealous much??

hush said...

"stretch matte jersey and Crocs" = perfectly said. Thanks for the laugh today!

The Down East Dilettante said...

"the Coldwater Creek of home decor retailers"

Hilarious!!!

Sarah Greenman said...

My screen is covered in coffee from the spit take. Love your posts and your wicked sense of humor. xo

life, in small chunks said...

Hilarious! Thank you!

wellfedfred said...

OK I finally stopped laughing long enough th say thank you.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Raina,
So very funny!!! Really, a dozen college kids moving back home or an empty room would be better. Now where did I put my Coldwater Creek holiday theme sweater!?

court. said...

ahem...."New York closet collection???"

last time I checked my New York closet wasn't awash in neutrals, wicker, and wrought iron. perhaps I should let PB in on what my NY closet looks like and that it's overrun by my stoner roommate's gargantuan faux fur coats and contains the deep dark secrets of the other's hunter boot fetish.