So it's come to this. Pottery Barn's new catalog is not-so-slyly exploiting and exposing our weaknesses. Oh, sure, PB has always preyed on certain weaknesses (vintage-inspired or not), but who thought we'd see the day when they targeted HOARDERS? Who else but me has a bazillion framed things junking up their walls? OK, so mine aren't so carefully cultivated, but my basement has loads of merch-in-waiting on the walls—just not so thoughtfully grouped.
And what junker worth her ironstone doesn't have every.single.shelf in her home jam-packed with stuff? OK, so just not so prettily.
They're even onto the trick of stashing junk UNDER junk. Seriously, they're just indoctrinating the unsuspecting general public into buying more stuff. They just didn't need to go so far as to expose what we all do:
Vainly believing these tattered books are worth keeping.