Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday Tip

I think many of us, whether we are designers managing tight budgets or home owners looking to make little updates, watching for sales is an often necessary part of design.

My pick today is Anthropologie!  I have a long standing affection for this store.  It has an eclectic array of merchandise that appeals to a broad range of ages and tastes.  I do however, have a great deal of trouble paying full price for items that are often deemed unnecessary.  I shop their sales and pick up items that I can use in my own home, design projects, or to give as gifts to friends and family.  So, with the 20/10 rule in place, here's what I found:

Woodland Creatures Pot Au Chocolat:  I am certain any hot chocolate will taste divine poured from this pot, as well as delight both young and old with this whimsical design!!!  At $19.95 it is the most expensive item of my lot, but who could resist???


Love Bird Salt & Pepper Shakers:  For spring luncheons, Mother's Day, a friend's birthday, a collector, or dining alfresco in the summer.  At $12/pair, a very sweet tweet-tweet!


Laurel Leaf Bowls:  Wonderful raised details and a soothing blue color to compliment many dishes already in your cupboard.  And if you have glass front cabinets, like I do, your dishes need to be pretty and practical to hold up to everyday use.  These bowls are a good deal at $7.95 each because they are microwave and dishwasher safe!


Olive Picks:  These look like miniture tulips!  Made from olivewood, each one has its own unique characteristics.  At $3.95 each, buy them to encourage good manners!!!  Add your favorite jar of olives, a beautiful ribbon and you just created the perfect 10 minute hostess gift!  They would also be great tied on packages or dropped into stockings.  I wish I had bought more....so hurry!!!

11 comments:

  1. You are right, we all love a good sale. And you certainly found the cream of the crop at Anthropologie. It makes me want to go there now. :-)

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  2. I love your finds! Anthropologie is one of my favorite spots for browsing for home items and gifts. I love how all their items feel special and not at all like I bought them at a chain store.

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  3. I love the finds in Anthropologie. I have some wonderful white porcelain bowls and journals that I love.

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  4. Very fun stuff, I lovvvvve Anthropologie, They have the coolest items for the home. I love their embellished silk lamp shades, to die for. Thank you for stopping by my new blog, I really appreciate your comment. So now I know it is for the photo shoot, they would probably have to arm wrestle me to keep from making it straight. he he, Kathysue

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  5. Oh, Oh, Oh, how I love a sale at Anthro!!
    You found some great items...
    I was there the other day and did not see those particular finds. Lucky you :)
    I did take some photos while I was there...it's hard not to. It's such an inspirational place.
    Our store, located in Berkeley did a take on a Chihuly installation made out of recycled plastic bottles.
    Thanks for sharing. Terri

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  6. Those olive picks are very cool! Hey congrats on your mention at Things that Inspire!

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  7. Another blogger posted "exercising the plastic" just today at Anthro and I love that store. I am on a budget to refrain from spending as we are about to embark and a major addition and a "studio" for me~ I adore Anthro because it tickles my artsy side.
    pve

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  8. You can always find great things there. Loved your picks.

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  9. Hi Rebecca, thought I should drop by for a quick hello! Been hearing about your blog and need to add you to my links. I have been around the decor blog world for a long while though not blogging nearly enough these days! Just wanted to say a quick hello to you - you have a lovely blog and I need to do some catching up on you!

    xo Terri in Canada

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  10. Thank you everyone who stopped by to express some Anthro love!

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  11. villaguna@gmail.comFebruary 5, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Loved your choices! Yes, this store is always a "must stop" for me when I am near it. While other patrons try on clothing, I head straight to the furnishings area to check out new, unusual items. The most interesting thing I ever saw was a collection of handwritten business logs, in a beautiful handwriting, filed and sold by month in leather booklets. Cool. And so bizarre.

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