1.27.2010

Exercising the Plastic

I dont need to tell any of you how great Anthropologie is. While they have amazing things they tend to be kinda pricey BUT they also tend to have great sales. And by great sales I mean 40% off the lowest marked price...aka the Anthro Home Sale Event. Score.

Of course as soon as I walked in I knew I would be giving my plastic a little work-out, even if it did not want it because its been sooo tired lately.

I had to take a few pics of the cool things I saw, duh



Antlers, these have been everywhere lately. I only like the animal friendly kind...I really hope these were from an animal who died of natural causes or was killed by another animal as food and not by a human. At least that's the story in my head.



Initial mugs...love these for the office worker bees. I have a look-alike L mug, you can see it here (Sometimes The Christmas Tree Shoppes have these, that's where I got mine...just a heads up for all you bargain hunters)

Can you see the glass beakers and Erlenmeyer flasks there too, up on the top shelf. Yea I love those too and want to curate a collection asap.



Anyone looking for a statement piece in their family room? This swan/bird thing was made out of rolled paper is creepy cool...kinda the same technique that Christina from Full House did with her awesome sunburst mirror project.

I like her kind of rolled paper better.



Some more dainty initial mugs and pretty colored glasses...I love the old armoire these were all displayed on but I didn't get a picture of that because it was so big



This magnifying sconce is fun, and at only $48 each a pair of them would be a great addition to any room. I wish I got them when I was there because I can't stop thinking about them now...don't you hate that feeling?

So what did I come home with??



Two of these funky-so-ugly-they-are-really-cute dog head candle things at a whopping 85% off the original price.

It made my whole day.

What good deals have you scored lately? Do share.

23 comments:

shoestringliving said...

I really haven't been shopping too much, but a recent trip to the fabric store had me saving $167 and spending $37.

Jenna said...

Well of course LOVE Anthro. I have those candle sticks!{xmas gift} all 3 sizes. On my mantle now...

xo

Haven and Home said...

I haven't had any scores lately, maybe I need to head over to Anthro. I love the candles!

pve design said...

I am on a strict budget and not exercising any sort of plastic, except my tennis racquet and my sneakers....
I cannot step into Anthro, it is my favorite store!
pve

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I am with PVE at the moment....January is a self imposed spending freeze in our house. But, these deals are tempting....

LindsB said...

Patricia and Susie- I'm following your lead and putting mine to rest for awhile...plus I think my house might bust at the seams if I bring one more thing home :)

paula said...

I so wish I knew about this sale:(

Jaime said...

Great sale! I love the mirrors.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

PVE tipped me off to you Anthro love! I posted about it too! So nice to visit your blog :)

Southern Aspirations said...

No big finds of late, but would love to go to the sale. I am pathetic, but Anthro here is in a busy mall with terrible parking and sometimes- even for Anthro- I can't drag myself in there. Shame, shame.

Ms. Bright said...

I would be in trouble if I went in there! My budget has also been quite limited of late...
I saw those funny doggy candles over at Peacock Feathers and wondered where in the world she'd found them. I should've known! Glad you got such a steal!

modGIRL said...

how come atl anthro home sales never look this good???? WOW, great sale:)

Full House said...

Perhaps I need to shimmy on over to Anthro...Haven't been there in quite a while. I did notice the big ostrich at Christmas though....that was fun to see that you posted the sunburst mirrors. I bet you made your plastic very happy.

Deliciously Organized said...

I'm so bummed I missed out! Love your pick up!

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charm home said...

Anthropologie is the greatest. I love that place. I actually saw one of those paper bird things being made in the Georgetown Anthropologie last year. It looked so tedious. Hope you scored some great things while you were there. xo, Cristi

Creategirl said...

oh I didn't know about the sale! My feet just might take a detour over to Boylston Street today...I LOVE all of Anthro linens and tableware!
PS thanks for the comment over at CG today : )

North of 25A said...

I love the idea that we all are more mindful about spending, less waste, etc. But, when I saw those initial mugs in Anthropologie for $6. I knew I was SAVING money on future token gifts - at least that is my story & I am sticking to it.
Love your blog!

Tamstyles said...

LOVE THIS STORE...I CAN NEVER GO ALONE THOUGH AND BE THERE ALL DAY..I LOVE THE DOGGY..GREAT FIND AT 85% OFF.

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Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

so much great stuff. they've had an incredible sale on their knobs online but, sadly, the ones that i bought (of course!) were not on sale.

ah well.

kelly

Freckles Chick said...

There are times when I pop into Anthro & pretend I live there, their decor is so divine. Until security gets called b/c I'm caught welcoming customers into my "humble abode".

Ha! I adore the darling/funky/maybe-ugly-but-darn cute tchotcke!!

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