Thursday, May 26, 2011

You Had Me At Hello

....along with everyone else! You know what I'm talking about: Anthropologie!  This past weekend when Alyssa and I went down town, I couldn't help but go in my favorite place ever.  Aside from trying on bridesmaid dresses for Alyssa's wedding next summer, we also took a look at their dishes that were on sale:




I may be back soon {and not exercise my self-control} to buy a few bowls like these.  Dontcha think pretty bowls and plates would be perfect to house my jewelry on my new dresser?? 

Such a cute monogrammed mug:


Another reason I love going in Anthro is because they have so many unique ideas for the home.  This is my new favorite idea for a kitchen:


Stenciling your favorite recipe on the wall! 


Loving the chandeliers: 

This gallery wall going up the winding staircase is a collection of architectural images:


I bet someone could DIY this same lampshade for way cheaper! 


Always looking for cute letters: 


Ahh, Anthro. You never fail us.


What have your favorite finds been lately? Anyone brave enough to stencil a recipe on their kitchen wall? I could see it as a backsplash or just a feature wall, too!


Love,
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48 comments:

  1. This stuff is amazing. I wish Anthro wasn't so expensive! :(

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  2. it's SOOO dangerous for me to step foot in Anthro because I immediately want to spend my life savings :)

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  3. Wow! How do they do it? Such talented visual merchandisers! I'm not evening a DIYer but that lamp makes me want to try :)

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  4. Love, love, love Anthro! I'm jealous, yours is two stories??? Love the recipe stencil on the wall. I've seen a few in blogland (Miss Savannah has one in the back of a niche in her kitchen).

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  5. Such cool shots of anthro - their decor is hands down the best!

    The stencil wall is my fave!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  6. Love Anthro! They have the cutest things for home!

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  7. Anthro rocks, I need some new bowls and those are just too purty!!!

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  8. A friend of mine is Italian, I went over to her grandma's house one day and had amazing spaghetti. I asked for the recipe and she told me it was a secret. She had a recipe stenciled on the wall in her kitchen and I asked her about it. She said it was a fake one... When we left my friend told me the stenciling is the family recipe I asked about but nobody ever puts it together. :) I love the idea too!

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  9. oh my gosh - the lampshade with the grey background & bright flowers is gorgeous!

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  10. Those bowls are too cute! I love Anthro, but their prices just make me cringe.

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  11. Why does anthro have to be so pretty???

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  12. I need to get myself to Anthropologie, stat!

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  13. I would be brave enough to stencil a recipe on a canvas to place on my kitchen wall! Does that count?

    I love Anthro - but sometimes loathe their prices. Which is why I'm loving that you featured the sale dish items. So my style!

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  14. Hi Michaela I am also a huge fan of Anthropologie! So you moving to LA? What major you will be taking at FIDM?

    Hugs & kisses from Rio!
    http://acasadava.blogspot.com

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  15. OMG that lamp shade is ADORABLE!!! So many fun and whimsical things to stare at!

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  16. I was in there the other day with my mom...pretty sure I wanted just about everything. BUT I LOVED THE LETTERS. I am going to be doing my little girls nursery soon and I think the letters may just HAVE to be incorporated!

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  17. I've been thinking of picking up some cute bowls from Anthro (or something like it from a thrift store possibly) to house the baby pacifier's in, in her lovely drawers! I'll have to see what I can come up with.

    What I love the most is the tea cup lamp - absolutely adorable! :)

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  18. Looking forward to an Anthro trip this weekend, can't wait! I think I'm going to get some plates for a wall mural. Hope dishes are still on sale!
    W.

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  19. Oh anthropology goodness!! It's all gorgeous!

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  20. Everything is Always amazing there! They never get it wrong!

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  21. Anthro is such a great place for inspiration! I love the base of that lamp made out of saucers and mugs... so cool. Your dresser could really use some of those pretty bowls to hold jewelry... not that I'm encouraging you to give up some self-control, but I think those bowls are preeeetty. (:

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  22. As much as I love Antrho..I've never once bought anything from there (shocking I know) I usually come out so overwhelmed and giddy that I can't settle on one thing hah!

    And I saw a diy for that lamp a while back...I can't seem to remember where it was though.

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  23. i definitely want to try making that lamp! what a neat idea :)

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  24. I love them all! And I shall buy them all! Yeah!

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  25. although it usually deeply saddens me to not have an anthro here in vancouver (yes its true, i don't understand either) i think sometimes it's for the best. i love the bowl idea!

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  26. Anthro always makes me weak in the knees. Would LOVE to have cabinets full of their dishes, bowls, etc.

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  27. This store is the best! I just love browsing and looking at everything. That lamp is awesome and those bowls would look amazing filled with your jewelry on your new dresser.

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  28. Awesome! Very inspiring! Love the teapot/teacup lamp. wow. I'm feelin' a summer project! Thanks for sharing. I, too, love finding quirky, unique letters (have a collection of "K"'s).

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  29. i heart everything about that place! sigh.

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  30. ohhh anthro. so wonderful. i like the stenciled recipe idea, but i also really like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/28173962/

    found it yesterday on pinterest of course! i heart chalkboard paint, and...in different colors: YES PLEASE.

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  31. ugh. those dishes. seriously. I definitely think I need those dishes.

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  32. I am always enamored with their lampshades. It is one of my all time favorite places to shop . . . the sale area is always awesome!

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  33. love love love that kitchen!!

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  34. LOVE this! Especially the stenciling the recipe on the wall idea. I'm always looking for things to write on my walls...seriously!!!!

    xx
    Rebekka

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  35. Its always so breathtaking! Thanks a for an inspiring post!

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  36. Crazy major confession: I have never been to Anthro.

    I think I told you that before, but still...crazy. : )

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  37. i always want to take pics in stores but since i just have a normal digital camera and not a fancy cam i feel like i look creeepy! haha. LOOOOOVE Anthro! best. store. ever!

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  38. I love me some anthro too! My most recent purchase is the cute ikat bowls that everyone has blogged about! Love them!

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  39. I absolutely loooove their homewares. So unique and colorful! Thanks for all your sweet comments this week. You are the best!

    Anna

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  40. Love that stenciled recipe wall - I'm thinking of doing that on some fabric for my kitchen!

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  41. Blast you Anthro! Why do you have to be so fabulous??? I have a serious problem every time I step foot in their doors...like I can't ever seem to leave and completely fixate on half the stuff I looked at. It's a problem. (c;

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  42. Love all of your highlights! How fab are those bowls in the second picture. I eyed them for a while, then decided to get a couple for display and they were all gone!

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  43. Love Anthro! I want one of their monogrammed mugs to use on my desk! And that teacup lamp is fab!

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  44. I could LIVE in that store!! its so welcoming, inviting, beautiful and smells marvelous with the candles burning throughout the store!

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  45. Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores as well! So many creative design ideas there. I bet it's eye candy for you :D

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