Monday, November 30, 2009

What's Old is New

Target began the trend a while ago with retro cookie packaging. Walmart's candy packaging followed. Pepsi released their "throwbacks" and Target's board games have jumped on the boat as well.

It now seems that every time I walk through a store there is a vintage package on the shelf. Even though it's a trendy marketing ploy, I do love it. Those who have followed this blog know that I tend to like simplicity, so these packages suit my sensibilities quite well. But I wonder what others think?



(images courtesy of TheDieline)



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Thursday, November 12, 2009

I heart Anthropologie

I have to say, I haven't been shopping for clothes much lately. Mostly because I can't fit into anything cute for the season, and I don't want to spend any money on maternity tents :) However, I went into Anthropologie yesterday to pick up a gift for a friend and was reminded of how much I really love the store. Even though I couldn't enjoy any of the clothes, I spent a good hour perusing their jewelry, accessories and home decor. They have such an eclectic mix of goodies. It's almost like shopping at a flea market, without all the junk.

Take a gander at these lovelies, and gear up for the shopping season!
These fabric bound classics would make a stunning bookshelf collection (whether or not you actually read them).
Original framed collage by Trey Speegle. Anthropologie has teamed up with various artists, and you can now shop their "gallery" online. I love that they are supporting artists and giving the public a great venue to buy original artwork. You can view the gallery by clicking here.

I love, love, LOVE this mirror made out of old found mirrors. I've been looking for the perfect one to hang over our fireplace, and this may be it. I think it's a project I could even accomplish myself.

Seriously? A wool sweater clock? Could this be ANY cuter?

Ok, I'm probably the furthest thing from a 1950's housewife. But I can't help finding these aprons terribly charming. Now all I need are some pearls...

I'm afraid I could be here all day pulling gorgeous items to oogle, so I'll stop now. Just know that there are hundreds of other gorgeous items just waiting to be discovered. Have fun!

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