Thursday, December 4, 2008

Turtlemania

With Christmas approaching, I feel that Suburban Matron is in danger of becoming a shopping blog. NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT. I can't help it--when I really like something, I want to tell. One day I'll be that old lady who rides the city bus all day, wanting to show you everything she's got in her shopping bag. Since it's Things I Love Thursday and all, I'm dying to share the newest addition to the family.

It's the Pottery Barn Kids turtle basket. I've linked to the PB site for informational purposes, but by no means are you to click over to shop. When you go the website, it will tell you that the large turtle basket (35"x22") costs $109. What do they take us for? Please, as if! BUT if you find it clearanced in the PB Kids store, the large turtle is $40. A very friendly price, especially if you took one look at the basket, like I did, and started saying, "Mine! Mine! Mine!" like the seagulls in Finding Nemo.

My mom and sister and I were having one last shopping hurrah a couple of days ago before Amy flew back to Australia (I miss my best girlfriend already). I guess I am going through a turtle phase, but I would have bought this even if I didn't have kids. I put it up in Hank's room, under his window, holding his stuffed animals. He took one look at it and said, "I can fight the turtle with my sword?" So I think he likes it. For me it's the right combination of modern and traditional, and whimsical, and wicker. And turtley. Happy Things I Love Thursday!


8 comments:

sarah said...

How fun! I love turtles. They were actually the mascot for my sorority and I had them in every shape and color. Now my girls have commandered them. A woman once told me that she wears turtle jewelry because it reminds her that she has to stick her neck out to go forward -- like a turtle.

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by to comment!

mom_of2boys said...

Those are cute! I was looking for an animal basket when my son's room was jungle themed.

Jenni said...

wow, that is one cute basket.

Sara said...

I enjoy the turtle, but I also enjoyed the image of you as a smiling old lady sitting on a bus having show and tell. That made me laugh out loud.

The Stiletto Mom said...

Those are adorable!

crazylovescompany said...

I'm pretty hot on the elephant ones in the background. I hate paying full price, send me to the clearance section any day!

thediaperdiaries said...

THese are super cute. Way cuter than the generic basket I have stuff in now. But I live nowhere near Pottery Barn. Maybe I will try ebay

Casey said...

I love turtles too, I save one from road death once every few months. That is a cool basket, I can't believe they had that much of a different price on the two sites. Jerks.