Tag Archives: Anthropologie

Buy This, Not That — Rugs!

Welcome to the RUG edition of Buy This, Not That!  I found some good match-ups — three pairs of the exact same rug!  Enjoy!

LOVE THIS?

[Light Wheel Rug, Anthropologie, $298 (5′ round)]

BUY THIS!

[Fair Isle Wool Rug, Garnet Hill, $178 (5′ round)]

LOVE THIS?

[Celia Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Ballard Designs, $289 (for 5×8)]

BUY THIS!

Same. Exact. Rug. $50 Less!

 [Chains Indoor/Outdoor Rug, World Market, $239 (for 5×8)]

LOVE THIS?

[Spiral Vine Tufted Rug, Garnet Hill, $678 + $20 add’l shipping (for 5×8)]

BUY THIS!

Same. Exact. Rug. $64 less!

[Vine Tufted Wool Rug, Dash & Albert, $634 (for 5×8)]

LOVE THIS?

 

[Diamond Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Dash & Albert, $288 (for 6×9)]

BUY THIS!

[Diamond Jute Rug, West Elm, $129 (for 5×8)]

LOVE THIS?

[Vintage Box Hooked Rug, Sundance Catalog, $1,200 (for 8×10)]

BUY THIS!

Same. Exact. Rug. $155 less!

[Vintage Boxes Wool Hooked Rug, Dash & Albert, $1,045]

LOVE THIS?

[Striped Braided Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Ballard Designs, $299 (for 5×8)]

BUY THIS!

 

[Chic Indoor Outdoor Striped Rug, Shades of Light, $198 (for 5×7)]

HAPPY BARGAIN HUNTING!

Perfect Prezzies: 39 Days Until Christmas!

Wait, what??  39 days until Christmas??  How did that happen?? 

Welcome to the third installment of Perfect Prezzies (click here for the first edition or second edition).  I hope you find some affordable and fabulous inspiration for everyone on your holiday list!

For the Entertainer

I have given these chic and eclectic cocktail/appetizer/dessert plates as gifts in previous years, and received great feedback.  You can never have too many beautiful accent plates!  Aren’t they gorgeous?

acaciaplates

{Boho Holiday Dessert Plates, Acacia Catalog, $54}

For Him

As I have said before, I think that men are the toughest to buy for!  I love this vintage, retro, black, steel-cased clock.  It has a great masculine look that would complement any nightstand, desk or bureau.  The description says: “It even has an old-fashioned, rise-and-shine alarm bell.”  Charming! 

sundanceclock

{Time-tested Clock, Sundance Catalog, $38}

Speaking of retro, I really like this leather, vintage-looking dopp kit.  Men are always in need of an updated travel case and this one is masculine, sturdy, durable and affordable. 

fossildopp

{Redmond Shave Kit, Fossil, $60}

For the Gardener

I love to give little pint-sized bonsais!  Bonsais are interesting, pretty low maintenance and they last forever.  Plus, this Gardenia Bonsai flowers a few times a year and who wouldn’t want their house perfumed with the scent of fresh gardenias?  (Also, Red Envelope is very customer-service oriented — I sent a few jade bonsais to family members a few years ago, and they all came in great condition, except for my grandmother’s which arrived partially frozen.  RE returned it for a fresh plant the next day.) 

redenvbonsai

{Gardenia Bonsai, Red Envelope, $49.95}

For Her

I just added this sparkler to MY LIST!  Isn’t it so delicate and feminine?  And only $42?  Yes please.  It would look great tied close to your neck with a little black dress, or tied long and worn over a turtleneck or high-necked dress. 

anthronecklace

{Bougainvillea Necklace, Anthropologie, $42}

Check out this marketing genius — who wouldn’t love to receive the 5 very best products from Bliss Spa in a cute little package? 

bestbliss

{Best of Bliss Set 2009, Bliss, $45}

For Kids

In our family, my sister and I got new matching nightgowns each Christmas Eve.  I still love the idea of receiving new, warm, wintery (and maybe kinda matching!) night clothes for Christmas.  Check out these options:

girlsleep{Girls Plaid Sleep Set, Gap Kids, $29.50}

boysleep

{Boys Plaid Sleep Set, Gap Kids, $29.50}

hanightie

{Dreamy Nightgown, Hanna Anderrson, on sale for $28.80}

hajohns

{Unisex Organic Cotton Long Johns, Hanna Andersson, on sale for $33.60}

HAPPY HOLIDAY SHOPPING!

 

Seasonal Stocking Sampler

It’s almost time to deck the halls!  In our house, each year we hang a hodge podge of stockings that include our childhood stockings and various newer stockings that we have picked up along the way.  I like the nostalgia and “vintage” look, but everytime Christmas rolls around again, I am tempted to buy a set that all match.  Here are some of the best around:

I love the muted colors of these stockings from Garnet Hill ($38 each).  How about those ruffles — adorable!  Free monogramming too!

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The Scandinavian feel of this Colossal Sweater Stocking from Anthropologie ($148) is fabulous.  I love the pom poms too! 

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Sorry for the small image, but you should check out these shell stockings from Horchow ($148).  They would be great for all of the snow birds who flock south for the winter.  The detailing is amazing and I love the neutral color scheme. 

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Speaking of a tropical Christmas, aren’t these Lilly Pulitzer stockings so much fun?

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[From WeLoveLilly on Etsy, $29.99]

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[From HickityPickity on Etsy, $22]

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[From HickityPickity on Etsy, $22]

These Vera Bradley stockings are unexpectedly preppy and fun too ($22).  I like the little pocket in the front for a bonus stocking stuffer!  (sorry for the blurry picture).

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If you are looking for something more traditional, I like these knit stockings from Pottery Barn Kids ($29 each).  The fair isle sweater vibe is Christmas cozy!  Oh, and free shippping too. 

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These patchwork stockings from Pottery Barn ($24) are pretty too and would look great hung on any mantle.  Monogramming is available and free shipping again!

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I like the homemade feel of these unique stockings from Unica Home:  

stocking10

[Cool Pointsettia Stocking, $50]

stocking1

[Birds Holiday Stocking, $42.50]

And I am loving this retro reindeer stocking from Bebesniklefritz on Etsy ($22):

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And last, but not least, my favorite stockings of the season are from Plum Cushion on Etsy ($40 each).  I found these when Plum Cushion was featured on Little Green Notebook, and fell in love!

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So, which are your favorite?  Are your stockings matching or do you have a hodge podge of different stockings hung on your hearth? 

Merry merry!

The Ubiquitous Peacock

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Are peacocks popping up everywhere you look?  From rugs to lamps to pillows and chairs and clothes, oh my!  Here are some fun peacock finds:

I just love this Round Peacock Rug from Urban Outfitters, and it’s only $58!  Wouldn’t it look great in a front hall or a library? 

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Isn’t this peacock wastebasket ($50) from Layla Grace adorable? 

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This peacock snowglobe ($29) from West Elm is fabulous — it would look perfect perched on a bookcase this winter!

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Wouldn’t these peacock glasses from Z Gallerie ($27.80 for a set of 4) look lovely on your Thanksgiving table? 

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A pair of these elegant peacock glass ball lamp ($249) from Shades of Light would be a lovely addition to any living room.

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I die for these amazing peacock menagerie boxes from (of course) Jonathan Adler ($68).  Aren’t they delightful?

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This cool peacock tote ($164) from Layla Grace is described as an “un-diaper bag” for the one-mom-does-all lifestyle.  Yes please.

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Ahhhh, I love these sketched peacock plates from Anthropologie.  Wouldn’t dessert be that much yummier served on one of these?

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And this stately little fella from West Elm is no longer available, but I just had to share him with you, isn’t he fab?

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I think that pretty peacocks provide such a whimsical extravagance!  What do you think?

 P.S. This is the LAST DAY to enter the Lexy Lu hat GIVEAWAY!  Don’t forget!  🙂

Random Things That I am Liking Right Now

Below are a hodge podge of items that I am loving at the moment with no regard to order (or price tag in some cases):

anthrocoat

I.DIE.  Bananas.  OTT.  {Insert favorite Rachel Zoe saying here.This coat ($298) from Anthropologie is perfection.

greekkeytable

I love these greek key accent tables ($179) from Acacia.  I think they would also look great with a coat or two of white or navy blue paint.

cookiefamroom

I can’t stop looking at this family room featured in Cookie Magazine this month.  I absolutely love the symmetry and the dual living spaces created in the same room.  Somehow, the “wood cabin look” works without being to country or campy.  The contemporary drawings above the hearth are beautiful and understated.  Love.

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I would love to gentley place one of these beauties on my desk and stare all day.  At $625 a pop, I guess gazing at the Maine Cottage website will have to suffice.

gapjeans

The best affordable jean of the season — Gap’s Long and Lean ($59.50).  I love the higher-waisted, trouser feel of these jeans, and the long inseam options.  They are so comfy too.

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Aren’t these tables from Unica Home ($263) museum-worthy?  I would love to use two or three of these jaw-droppers in front of a couch or love seat as a cocktail table.  Simply divine.

pbklamp

I think this table lamp ($69) would look great in a home office or study.  I would love a pair sitting on either end of a console in a hallway too.  Who knew that it was from Pottery Barn Kids?  Kids prices for fab lighting, nice!

So, what’s striking your fancy lately?

Hip or Skip?

Vintage-looking, long cardigan sweaters are a big trend this season.  And what’s not to love about wrapping up in a glorified throw blanket that covers up all of your problem spots with one big warm hug!

While shopping the other day, I came across this Tie-Dyed Foliage Cardigan from Anthropologie ($148).

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And was wondering your opinion….

 

P.S. Don’t forget to click back next week for my 100th post GIVEAWAY!

Buy This, Not That – Fab Fall Finds!

Enjoy this eclectic mix of Fall accessories to cozy up your home and your wardrobe….

LOVE THIS?

btntpillow

[Lost Garden Pillow, Anthropologie, $88]

BUY THIS!

btntpillow1 

[Linen Suzani Toss Pillow, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

btntboot1

[Biviel Tall Boot, Nordstrom, $244.95]

BUY THIS!

btntboot

[Aerosoles Lasticity, Piperlime, $80]

LOVE THIS?

btntwreath

[Autumn Harvest Wreath, Crate and Barrel, $49.95]

BUY THIS!

btntwreath1

[Fall Berry Wreath, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

btntdecanter

[Skull Decanter and Glasses, Gump’s, $98 for decanter, $48 for 2 glasses]

BUY THIS!

btnttray

 [Skull Tray, Pottery Barn, $24]

AND THIS!

btntplate

[Skull Plate, Pottery Barn, $7]

LOVE THIS?

btntthrow

[Haverhill Afghan, Garnet Hill, $348]

BUY THIS!

btntthrow1

[Pine Cone Hill Squares Crochet Throw Blanket, Layla Grace, $234]

OR THIS!

btntthrow2

[Granny Square Afghan, Etsy, $145]

LOVE THIS?

btntcoat

[Betsey Johnson Brushed Plaid Coat, Bloomingdales, $536]

BUY THIS!

btntcoat2

[Steve Madden Hooded Duffle Coat, Nordstrom, $99.90]

LOVE THIS?

btntmat

[Flying Witch Silhouette Doormat, Wisteria, $34]

BUY THIS!

btntmat1

[Halloween Skulls Mat, World Market, $12.99]

Happy Fall Bargain Hunting!

Yay for Yellow and Gray

This is not a news flash, but yellow and gray is currently celebrating its fifteen minutes of fame.  It’s everywhere!  And for good reason, it’s such a refreshing combination that can be either relaxing or energizing, depending on the shade of yellow and the placement.

So, I have decided to get in on the action.  We have a bathroom with a gray bathtub and toilet.  I want a cost-effective way to update the bathroom without reglazing the tub and replacing the toilet.  To complement the gray, and white tiled floor and shower, we have decided to paint the walls yellow.

What do you think?

bathroom6[Image courtesy of HGTV]

bathroom[Image courtesy of HGTV]

bathroom1[Image Courtesy of Flickr]

bathroom2[Image Courtesy of Southern Living]

bathroom3[Image Courtesy of Canadian House & Home]

bathroom4[Image Courtesy of Martha Stewart via Moving Designz]

bathroom5[Image courtesy of Home Sweet Home]

And a few coordinating accessories:

bathroom7[Ashley Citron Shower Curtain, Bliss Living Home]

bathroom8[Vipp Trash Can, Design Within Reach]

bathroom9[Fern Forest Bath Mat, Anthropologie]

Before and after pictures coming soon — stay tuned!!

Buy This, Not That – Lighting!

Happy Friday!  You can have chic, modern and fabulous lighting for less.  Enjoy!

LOVE THIS?

wshlamp

[Porcelain Pearl Lamp, Williams Sonoma Home, $495 + $20 additional shipping = $515]

BUY THIS!

pblamp

[Alexis Ceramic Table Lamp, Pottery Barn, $105 for base, $39 for shade = $144]

OR THIS!

pbtlamp

[Bubble Up Lamp Base and Ribbon Trim Shade, PB Teen, $49 for base, $35 for shade = $84]

LOVE THIS?

cblamp

[Marlene Table Lamp, Crate and Barrel, $279]

BUY THIS!

p1lamp

[Black Crystal Table Lamp, Pier 1 Imports, $149]

LOVE THIS?

anthrolamp[One-Lump-Or-Two-Lamp Base Only, Anthropologie, $198]

BUY THIS!

pbtlamp2

[Teacups Lamp Base and Penelope Shade, PB Teen, $69]

LOVE THIS?

lglamp[Jamie Young Luna Floor Lamp, Layla Grace, $712 for base, $175 for shade = $887]

BUY THIS!

p1lamp2[Bristol Floor Lamp, Pier 1 Imports, $150]

OR THIS!

targetlamp[Floor Lamp with Red Shade, Target, $59]

LOVE THIS?

vtlamp

[Pearl Lotus Flower Chandelier, Viva Terra, $329]

BUY THIS!

ikealamp[Knappa Pendant Lamp, Ikea, $29]

Happy and Bright Bargain Hunting!


Buy This, Not That — Mirrors!

LOVE THIS?

gumpssun

[Argentum Mirror, Gumps, $1,495]

BUY THIS!

horchowsun

[Sunburst Mirror, Horchow, $270 + $70 shipping = $340]

OR THIS!

targetsun[Gold Sunburst Mirror, Target, $69.99]

LOVE THIS?

horchowmirror

[Window Mirror, Horchow, $340]

BUY THIS!

ballardmirror

[Montego Mirror, Ballard Designs, $119]

LOVE THIS?

westelmmirror

[Essex Mirror, West Elm, $299]

BUY THIS!

cb2mirror

[Perspective Mirror, CB2, $149]

LOVE THIS?

vivremirror[Large Shell Mirror, Vivre, $1,250 + $150 shipping = $1,400]

BUY THIS!

wisteriamirror

[Oyster Mirror, Wisteria, $339.15]

LOVE THIS?

anthromirror[Angels and Orbs Mirror, Anthropologie, $648]

BUY THIS!

ballardmirror

[Octagonal Border Mirror, Ballard Designs, $299]

OR THIS!

wmmirror

[Clover Mirror, World Market, $39.99]

LOVE THIS?

horchowvenetian

[Venetian Style Mirror, Horchow, $1,195 +$165 in shipping = $1,360]

BUY THIS!

slmirror[Venetian Mirror, Serena and Lily, $450 + $15 shipping = $465]

OR THIS!

wisteriavenetian[Venetian Glass Mirror, Wisteria, $189]

Happy Bargain Hunting!