|I love Anthropologie. I guess it’s the vintage-hip-bohemian vibe that draws me in. Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s not like I buy anything there except for the occasional little decor trinket. The clothes are way too expensive for me, but I get so much decor and fashion inspiration by just perusing that store. We’ll just focus on the decor inspiration for today, particularly in regards to Christmas styling.|
|I do have to say that I don’t really like their catalog. If you get it in the mail, I’d really like your opinion of it. I realize they are trying to be arty and avant garde, but it just isn’t a very helpful catalog. But the store . . . it’s like a wonderland of ideas.|
|Is that vintage wallpaper snippets in the back of the handmade fireplace box and in the back of the shelf niche? Why, I think it is!|
You could totally make your own version of these candles-in-teacups with vintage teacups or mugs and some crafty wax candle kit from Michaels. Great teacher gifts for Christmas! These from Anthropologie are around $10 a piece.
|These tea towels are $18 and can be used in the kitchen, of course, but why not use them in the guest bathroom?|
|Just look at the details – the embroidery, the color combinations, the textures, the trim! I could base an entire child’s bedroom scheme around one of these beauties.|
|I fell in LOVE with this snowy vignette in the Green Hills Anthropologie store. After snapping these pics, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. The next day, I decided I’d try to apply the inspiration to my own holiday decor.|
|Anthropologie sells the old-fashioned sparkly snow for $10 a box. Love the retro graphics on the box, but I really didn’t want to spend $10 on fake snow.|
Among my Christmas decor that I wasn’t currently using I found a bag of sparkling snow that I had bought at Big Lots for about a dollar several years ago. Perfect! I gathered some large vintage children’s storybooks, a pink retro Christmas tree, and small fake mini- trees and started to create my own vignette on the top of a piece of furniture in my dining room. I decided to forgo the globes – I’m not a COMPLETE copycat!
I think the trick is sprinkling the snow from above so that it lays on the tops of your landscape: the tree limbs, the tops of the books, in the glasses – and then letting it pile up all around your items, like real snow does.
I’ll take inspiration wherever I can get it. How about you?
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