Sunday, January 24, 2010

I'm an Anthropologist...sorta

Okay, I may not technically be an anthropologist, but I sure think that loving Anthropologie should count for something...right? 
On our weekend trip to Atlanta, we spent one day at Lenox mall.  Let me just tell ya, a girl could get used to that place.  They have everything you could ever imagine in that store.  Unfortunately, every cute dress or top that caught my eye happened to have a $300 price tag.  Until we got to Anthropologie (we saved the best for last!).  I didn't buy any clothes but I did find quaint little glass knobs for my armoir that I am re-doing.  They were originally $8 a piece and they were on clearance for $2.95.  I just love a great deal darlin (spoken in true Paula Dean fashion)!
 Honestly, I could have lived in that store.  Seth and Caleb were beckoning me to the out door but I just couldn't let my feet leave.  I finally mustered up the strength to put one leg in front of the other long enough to leave, but I didn't let my imagination forget everything I had seen.  I got some great ideas for lamp shade makeovers and a cute sweater makeover idea.  Something about inspiring clothing and housewares challenges me to go home and figure out how I can make it myself.  I find more satisfaction out of "do it myself" projects than I do by buying things.  It is just the great feeling of accomplishment at the end of all your hard work.  So much better than perfectly creased, straight from the package, manufactured curtains (and by the way, anybody can make curtains, you don't even need a sewing machine, just a little fabric glue!!!).  On that note, I will leave you with a few of my favorite anthropologie items.  May you drool in awe :)

Larkspur Capelet Dress

Lights-And-Brights Bag

Set Sail Trousers
I like to think these are Popeye inspired :)

Laudations Jumper
I'd like to think that I will be brave enough to wear this!

astrid chair, naive tropical

Ordinal Dresser
It looks sooo good in a room

Reassembled Mirror

Plumage Shade
Inspiration lampshade!

Arched Trellis Butter Dish
(Butter+this dish= perfection)

Three-Star Apron
I would wear this as an outfit!

Digit Spice Jar
You could leave your spices on the counter.  These are like art- luv luv



omg so funny you should post this when I was just drooling over that website today..a couple of the things you posted I was loving too...I really really want a romper this spring and I love the shade and did you know there was an anthropologie store in charlottesville? we should have a me you and caleb date and go!

Fallon said...

My favorite store! While many things I like are way too expensive, I can always find a deal on something I like just as well :)

Becca Ray said...

I've never been to an Anthropologie store but I have been browsing and drooling over everything online for a while now... I am in love with the plumage lampshade!!! So pretty! Have you seen their peacock dinnerware? Also super pretty! said...

Oh wow, I love that bag! I jsut came across your blog via a link to that bag on Smile and Wave. It's gorgeous here!