April 6, 2011

Ode to Anthropologie

My friend Samantha calls Anthropologie, aka Shop From the Heavens, her “temple of loveliness.” Truer words were never spoken. I know it is probably wrong to worship a retail store but I am going to anyway.

I want to LIVE in Anthropologie! When I win the lottery, everything I wear will be from Anthropologie, everything I eat and drink from will be out of Anthropologie, and my home will be a giant shrine to Anthropologie. (At which point my husband Andrew will move out.)



EVERY YEAR I ask him to buy me a Christmas present from Anthropologie. HE NEVER DOES. He says he cannot for the life of him figure out which $50 door knob I want. Silly goose. I don’t want a door knob. I want everything else!

He could buy me one of these. ANY ONE OF THEM.



(Andrew says: Holy *%@#! I did buy you a teacup from Anthropologie. Do you not remember?)

Well I guess after 10 years of constant nagging, it finally paid off. Moving on. Look at these! VERY French Provencale!



I think this Monet-inspired dress and Parisian bakery scene tea towel are Very Necessary To My Happiness:

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(Andrew thinks this dress looks like someone threw up flowers.)

One needs tea towels . . . .



. . . to wipe plates like these!





Check out the coolest coloring book ever, by illustrator Herve Tullet, who is apparently known in France as the ‘Prince of Pre-School Books.’



(Andrew here again. I beg to differ. This is the coolest coloring book ever.)

I almost, almost bought this, but I am going to wait until we are going on a trip.





I also found this classic gem by M. Sasek –-



Um, that’s a very interesting mustache you have there, Mr. Postman. (I think he was actually modeled after French president Charles de Gaulle.) There is a whole series of these children’s fact and fun travelogues – London, Rome, Ireland and Venice and more. (I would say for ages 5+, there is actual history discussed.)





Le sigh. J’adore.



I was rushing out the door when I saw this, I have no idea what is inside --



But I am guessing it is really an Anthropologie catalog in disguise!



( I see you looking at me suzani chair. I love you too! )

(Andrew’s comment has been deleted as spam by the moderator.)

All things lovely from Anthropologie can be found here. I did compare the pricing of the books against Amazon, and sadly, Anthro does not win in the price department, so if you fancy the books, I would order them from Amazon.

3 comments:

  1. 6am posts! Gasp. This is no part time job my dear! I love this place too! I need to have a set of those tea cups ...perfect size and cute too.

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  2. I love the dress. Flowers should throw up more often. Keep up the good fight! I think you should drape paisley scarves across your couch and grow lavender in little pots along your 2nd floor landing. That'll learn 'im.

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  3. The man thinks the word "flower" is a 4 letter word -- what the heck did nature ever do to him?? tee hee.

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