Many, many moons ago, before I moved into the city, I used to come in and visit my sister. We would go on little adventures planned by her, one of which included a visit to a pottery place here on the Upper East side (little did I know then that I would one day reside in the same neighborhood! I couldn’t even hail a cab or use the subway back then). You bring a bottle of wine, pick out a piece of pottery to paint, and have a lovely evening just getting creative (and possibly a little drunk). Fun! Anyway, my sister made this absolutely gorgeous piece that I became obsessed with:
I loved the colors and the mix of dots and stripes. So much so that I nagged my sister until she gave it to me! Oh, generous sister of mine. Here it is, living on my coffee table:
Anyway, recently I was perusing the new West Elm spring items and imagine my shock and surprise when THIS popped up on my screen:
|WE Dots and Stripes Bowls|
As I was saying. West Elm copied my sister! Except IMHO, my sisters is totally better. I told her a million times she could make a business selling them on Etsy, and this just proves it!
Oh, and if you’re wondering what I made at the pottery place, let’s just say it wasn’t exactly “blog-worthy.” Or “apartment-worthy.” Or “fit to be seen by human eyes-worthy.” Not much doubt about who got the artistic talent gene in my family!