Friday, May 25, 2012

At home at Anthropologie


This may be the first time a cup has featured on my blog. But just as nice clothes make me feel good, so too does nice homeware and this piece of Anthropologie china puts a smile on my face right now.

Fashion brands aren't oblivious to the connection. Take a look on the high street and you'll see stores like H&M and Zara have extended their brands with home furnishings, with French Connection being one of the latest.

Anthropologie, with its mix of fashion and lifestyle, is one of my favourite shops. As the sophisticated, older sister to Urban Outfitters, its grown-up yet bohemian decor – and the living wall of plant life in its Regent Street store – gives me a taste of the laid-back home I'd like to create. I could quite happily live in Anthropologie (although customers like me having a browse could prove to be a bit of a nuisance!).

One of the (many) things Anthropologie does well is china. Quirky, charming and individual, it's the kind of crockery that's perfect for building a beautiful, mismatched collection.

This little cup with its soft grey glaze reminds me of the beautiful but expensive Astier de Villatte pottery in Liberty. Bigger than a teacup but smaller than a mug, its dainty proportions and delicate detail are adorable.

It's a snip at £2.95, reduced from £8. There's plates and bowls, too, along with a sage-green colourway. Do you like it?

6 comments:

  1. That is oh so pretty, and such a bargain. Darn you for making me want to buy something I don't need!

    Penny Dreadful Vintage

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    1. Hi Penny Dreadful Vintage,

      Yes, I didn't need it either! But being so pretty and such a bargain, it had to be mine!

      Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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  2. Gorgeous! I could spend my life (and my savings) in Anthropologie!

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    1. I'm in complete agreement with you SJP! It is the most wonderful shop.

      Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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  3. So sweet. But if you had seen my kitchen shelf you would realise why there is a ban on me buying anymore teacups!!!! We are missing so many things still after moving into our pretty little abode last June….and all i keep buying is cushions and teacups!!!

    But i love this…..might have to have just a little look…..

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    1. Hey Sallytangle,

      There's plenty more at Anthropologie that you might need if teacups are required! ;)

      Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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