Oct 10, 2012

~ anthro inspiration 2

I was reminded of one of my very first posts last weekend while at Parent's Weekend in North Carolina. Back in the day, I posted about the charming inspiration found in Anthropologie stores around the country. Since it rained literally the entire weekend, we found a friendly shopping mall for an activity. Seriously, the name of the mall is Friendly Center. Anthropologie is a wonderful place to be while it's pouring outside...

These darling mirrors were dispersed in various locations adding serious charm...

I believe they were antiques since I can't find them online. Anthro does a great job of injecting antiques into their store decor. The best part? Many are for sale!

As always, beautiful displays... 



A chartreuse blanket...


I love the creative and unusual surprises you can expect in every store...

I mean, I don't want to own this chandelier, but I want to see it...

Anthro calls this the Artemis Bow Mirror.
I call it a sconce.
Very charming either way.
 Buy it here

I have seriously considered committing myself if I am even tempted to purchase another piece of pottery ever again in my lifetime... That's how much I love pottery.

Thank goodness my daughter is almost ready to decorate an apartment in NYC... These Dripped Olea Pots handpainted with colorful splatters are by LA artist Caitlin Dinkins and are perfect for a hip New York apartment! (If there's room...) 
Buy them here.

I must admit, while perusing the website, I was surprised scratch that, shocked at some of the prices...
This charming vase is high, but still somewhat affordable at $548, here...

Affordable especially when compared to the price of this gorgeous mirror, lace-etched by Jo Gibbs at $5800! (here) A definite disappointment. (Price being the only disappointing thing about the mirror!)

  I get it. It's art. Be that as it may, it's still seems a high price for Anthropologie.

Here is a better example of what I expect to find price-wise at Anthro... 
here, here and here

I love that there are an abundance of artists represented at the Anthro stores and online. Depending on the artist, the prices can fluctuate dramatically. The good news is, there is always a nice selection of awesome and affordable at anthropologie!




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5 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOVE this post, and I am a definite anthropologie addict! :D

I like the sconce. I need to look it up!

xo,
RJ

carolyn bradford said...

I can definitely do some damage in Anthropologie! Especially if I have my daughter with me! It's so much fun, though!

BRASWELL said...

I love anthroplogie also-they even have a shoe department/shop in UK(I blogged about it when I was there. ) Great photos! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Acquired Objects said...

Anthropologie has come a long way from when they first started and I love it. Love the sconces you posted about above so I'm off to see their size for my living.

XXX
Debra~

Sarah said...

Jan, I'm an Anthro fan! I always find inspiration when I visit their stores. Like you, I appreciate that they support artists. A friend gave me a nice gift card last spring and those two blue and white vases came home with me. ;-)