Hi there! I’m Lindsey, aka Mrs. Potts. I blog to keep in touch with the grown-up world amidst a life of sippy cups, diapers, and trips to the playground. By day, I’m a stay-at-home mom to my rambunctious, rowdy 14-month-old boy who we fondly call The Bear, and a wife to my wonderful husband who is currently in graduate school here in sunny South Florida. By night, I write Mrs. Potts’ Thoughts, and I maintain my Etsy shop, Mrs. Potts Vintage, where I sell all sorts of vintage goodies. You can get to know me better here, under the ‘About Mrs. Potts’ tab of my blog.
I am beyond thrilled to be working with Beth and having her as an advertiser for the next few months. I can’t even remember when or how I started reading her blog, but she has been one of my favorites for a long time now. She’s incredibly talented and creative – I aspire to be as wonderful as her!
Among many things I love, I’m especially interested in interior design. We moved here a year ago with only a carload of stuff, so we had a blank canvas to work with. I’m working on turning my bare-bones apartment into a beautiful, comfortable, and inviting home. That’s currently the focus of Mrs. Potts’ Thoughts – it’s a definite exercise in creativity trying to reach that goal on the teeny-tiny budget of a grad student family, but for the time being I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Allow me to introduce you to my bedroom:
I got this gorgeous four-poster bedframe for $40 on craigslist. I loved the way our green, red, and white double wedding ring quilt looked on the bed, but I missed my boring brown comforter. For some reason I’ve always been a little picky about bedding – this comforter, though it doesn’t look sooper hawt, is the perfect thickness. And the material is soft and cool – perfect for this Florida humidity.
So I made these pillow shams using some fabric I found on sale. I love love love the fabric and they’re a perfect little pop of color for the plain brown bed. You can find a tutorial for sewing your own pillow shams, complete with diagrams, on my blog.
This matching set of nightstands actually came with the bed frame I bought. I was absolutely positive that I was going to resell them for the same price that I paid for everything, essentially breaking even and getting the bed frame for free. But I haven’t been able to bring myself to list them yet. I don’t know if I want to keep them or not.
I bought this lamp for Atticus when we got married. He has a thing with monkeys, having owned a few as pets when he lived in South America. I love this lamp. It is so kitschy.
This is Mrs. Potts Headquarters. We were in a big hurry to furnish the place when we first moved in, so we bought this cheap desk and file cabinet set from Wal-Mart. I’m eager to replace them with something better, but they get the job done. Above the desk is my bulletin board that keeps important things (like my BlogHer conference pass!) handy.
You can see more pictures and find more details over on my blog. On Monday I’ll be posting the end result of this little table refashion:
If you’re into that sort of thing, head on over and we’ll have a party! Looking forward to seeing you.
~ Mrs. Potts
Welcome Lindsey! And I for one look forward to seeing the end product on your little table!
As I announced at the time of the giveaway, our family is now unemployed. My husband’s position was done away with and we are in the process of looking for jobs. My sponsors, right now more than ever, mean the world to me and I am honored to highlight them!
Julian & Co. is my newest sponsor and they have not yet been properly introduced. Their jewelry is just gorgeous! If you have an upcoming event that requires a special gift, I encourage you to take a look! (And the STORY behind the company is totally worth the read!!!)
DISChangers are awesome. They are little discs that you wet to activate the glue and stick on just about anything you want to hang on your wall. They are just as affordable as traditional plate holders, but do not have the ugly little metal prawns!