Dear Pottery Barn…
As is my tradition, I was thrilled to receive your new Pottery Barn Fall catalog. I saved it for an end-of-the-week treat and accompanied my reading with a glass of wine, mais oui. And there, to my delight and surprise, was a catalog full of crows! Oh, Pottery Barn, how did you know I needed more crows?
I embraced the crow as my key design element for Halloween 2009, going Goth with my front door and personal costuming in my attempt to win Halloween on my very competitive block. I’ve added to my murder of crows over the years, seeking out sales and steals off season, but your new extensive crow product line is impressive! Crow doormat! Crow luminaries! Crow crows! Be still my black heart.
I only hope that your embrace of the crow doesn’t mean copy cats in my ‘hood. I already have a hard time competing with the professional magicians that live up the street.( Yes, actual professional magicians!) And don’t even get me started on the theme park ride designer that turns his house into a haunted mansion for the night. (Yes, just like that very famous haunted mansion!) But, on my end of the block, my crows have made an impact, along with my dead vines, black candles, and candelabra. Should I be stealing the Pottery Barn catalog out of neighbors mailboxes to insure my originality?
Embracing my chaos, Lian