Thursday, November 17, 2011

Anthropologie dreams...

Remember when just this week, I posted about  my mom teaching how to make folded magazine Christmas Trees?
I almost couldn’t believe my eyes when I visited the Anthropologie store last night.
Yup… Folded Magazine Christmas Trees.

And bundles of folded newspapers. Which I would have never thought of as an accessory, but I will probably have on my coffee table by next week!

My thoughts..feelings? Emotions about the first Anthropologie visit?

I was blown away. I don’t know if I can say much more than that…Blown away by the creativity, craftsmanship, uniqueness..the prices.
Blown away by the inspiration of it all. Like, who on Earth could think of putting a tiny tree inside a salt shaker?

You can bet I'll have these on my Christmas table!

I wish I could quit my day job and just create. Or I wish I could just live at the Anthropologie store…I could easily sleep on that fake bed under the Rivulettes Bedding while reading “The Gospel According to Coco Chanel”  and get takeout from the food court to eat on their Curious Deciduous Dinnerware. I would spend my days folding magazines into Christmas Trees and knitting chunky Nubby-knit Christmas Stockings  while I listen to ”A Very She and Him” Christmas Album under the drifing aroma of the Capri Blue Volcano Candle Tins.

And my summer home would be Pottery Barn.

Okay, wake up Lynne.


  1. It would definitely be lovely to just sit and create! Work just gets in the way of life! Somebody actually gets paid to envision (create) all these wonderful ideas. Hmm... how does one get a job like that?

  2. I'm afraid I share your Anthro fantasy. Did you sign up for their birthday club? a great coupon in a creative and crafty holder, different each year.

  3. You are going to have to Occupy Anthropologie ;-)

  4. I made Christmas tree's out of Readers Digest as a kid too!! And then spray painted them. My parents also used the cards used in programing computers (remember those?), kind of making cones and created a wreath out of all of it. Again, spray paint and glitter. Excellent memories.

  5. Love the folded paper Christmas trees. I made one in 6th grade. Spray painted it green and sprinkled it with multi-colored glitter. I put a red glass/pipe-cleaner ball on the top. I think it was made with either a Sears or Penney's catalog. Smaller ones were made with the Readers Digest. I am so happy you posted this. What fond memories of some of my first ever crafts.


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