Pottery Barn Rug and Sea Shells

I have wanted this rug to put under my dream table…I didn’t want to pay full price…

I’m just like that.

While I was taking a break from painting this week, I found myself wandering around thrift stores.

That’s how I relax, by searching for more stuff to paint.

Pottery Barn Rug and Sea Shells

and this caught my eye =)

Could it be?  Yes, it was!

Can you imagine walking in and finding the rug of your dreams? I love the look and feel of this rug. It’s soft on the feet and the neutral color goes with everything. We don’t have a formal bone in our bodies, and all the spaces in our home are casual. You can feel comfortable anywhere, put your feet up and relax. That’s just how we live.

Pottery Barn Rug and Sea Shells

And it’s the 8′ one.

Pottery Barn Rug and Sea Shells

and it was 1/4 the price,

Pottery Barn Rug and Sea Shells

The Pottery Barn rug looks amazing under the round table!

Yes, inexpensive dreams do come true.

If you are patient and lucky and thrift as much as I do.


The crazy thing about the day I found the rug,

I also found this:

Pottery Barn Rug and Sea Shells

You can never have enough bent lamp shades

and sea shells.

Pottery Barn Rug and Sea Shells

I opened up the base of that lamp,

poured out my treasure

and separated the shells.

Pottery Barn Rug and Sea Shells

I put some in this fish bowl and some in a dough bowl.

Pottery Barn Rug and Sea Shells

I took a step back, looked at the rug and looked at those shells

and smiled.

I think the table smiled too.

Pottery Barn Rug and Sea Shells


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  1. 1
    Gina says:

    What a lucky find! I’ve been wanting that rug for a while too!

  2. 2

    GreaT finds! It’s rare to check something right off your list like that! Good for you!!

  3. 3

    You scored some nice finds I’d say!!! Love the shells in the doughbowl! I have 3 seagrass rugs from PB and LOVE them. They hold up and clean up so well. They’ve survived 4 messy kids and a dog for 8 years so far.
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  4. 4

    I love when good things happen to good people! I have a PB Seagrass rug in our living room and seashells outside my door. We could be twins! LOL
    Your Friend,
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    Diane says:

    Wow…How lucky can you get! I bet you keep pinching yourself!
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    Martina says:

    You scored big time on that rug, it looks great in there! Pretty vignette with those shells too. I love that last shot!

  7. 7

    LOVE that rug, oh yes!!! It looks perfect with your table & chairs too! I like the lamp as well, I have sooo many bottles of beach treasures and I’ve been looking for a glass lamp like yours in the thrift shops – hopefully I can get one too soon!!
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    Gina says:

    It was meant to be then…rug & seashells! Maybe not the bent lamp shade though. lol
    The rug is a perfect addition to your dining set.
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    debbiedoos says:

    Loving the rug and the great texture and interest it adds to under your table!

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    Vanessa says:

    Double score! The rug looks beautiful Debbie and I’m totally gonna steal your “inexpensive dreams do come true” phrase. LOL!
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  11. 11

    Yowza, you SCORED!! Love it when patience pays off. Have a great weekend, Debbie!
    xo Heidi
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    Holly says:

    Nothing is more satisfying than finding what you are looking for at a steal of a price….you were drawn to that rug. The lamp shade – lol! Love the round rug under your table – beautiful!

  13. 13

    Oh my, how awesome are your finds!?!?! I love it when I find just what I want for a steal. And you really can’t ever have too many shells!!

    And look at your with your photography skills, love that last photo.
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  14. 14

    Wow, would I love to go thrifting with you!
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  15. 15

    good things come to those who wait…especially those who wait while checking out thrift stores! ;)
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    Ann says:

    You did great, Debbie. You have a good eye for finds like that. They both look wonderful in your beautiful home.
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    Susan says:


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    kim says:

    Wow, what great deals. Love the rug and I don’t pay full price for their stuff either. What a great way to get a nice shell collection.
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    Shannon Fox says:

    What a fab find Debbie!! That rug couldn’t be any more perfect :) And what a great haul on the seashells. That is a ton~o~shells lady. You sure displayed them pretty :)))

    Don’t ya LOVE thrifting?!
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    Bethany says:

    You are one lucky thrifter! :)
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    Jo says:

    WOw great finds Debbie! and yep your table is grinning from ear to ear ;) Jo xx
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  22. 22

    WOW! Lucky you! Such great finds! Giving you a big high five! That looks fantastic!
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