Sunday, February 26, 2012

Use vintage inspired lighting to create Anthropologie Style....

If you look at any Anthropologie catalog
one common theme in any of the
house and home pages you will see
is vintage inspired lighting.

Lighting creates a mood in
any room of our home
and using vintage,
salvaged and unconventional materials
in your lighting
creates the Anthro look!!! 

Pendent lights are sooo
whimsical and very popular
right now..

The pendent lamp turns
this bathroom into
a very romantic place

One of the well know pendent lamps from
anthro is the one with basket
as the shade...

Luckily there is DIY instructions
for you to create your very own

Step 1: Cut off basket handles and bottom middle wire (to center pendant).
Step 2: Spray paint basket and outlet cover.
Step 3: Adhere an ordinary outlet cover to bottom inside of basket. I used Liquid Nails, but any strong glue would work. Since the outlet cover is on the inside of the basket the glue will not be used for strength just keeping the cover and basket in place.
Step 4: Turn basket over for glue to dry.
Step 5: Add weight on top of outlet cover while glue dries.
Step 6: Spray paint it all.
Step 7: Connect it to your pendant light

Seems simple enough...I have the perfect
basket picked out, but I have yet to try it..

Just the Edison bulb pendent lights themselves
look amazing..

The one above can be purchased for under $100

Another popular handmade light that
seems to be popping up
a lot is the mason jar
pendant light...

This one can be purchased
on Etsy

Recently spotted in an Anthropologie store display

Another display

There are of course DIY instructions to make
the mason jar lights
out there for you crafty girls

Anthro has many lighting ideas out there
here are some of my other faves using
the industrial type lights

And of course there are some softer ideas...

Love the hanging lanterns in the one below

Remember when your doing your room re-dos
do not forgot the lighting
it can add so much
Anthro to your decor

Monday, February 20, 2012

My Vintage Robot Birthday Party

So recently I did a blog on decorating for parties...
knowing my honeys 40th birthday was coming up and
he has a love for vintage robots and sweet things..
Assisted my my lovely mother, we rented a house
at the beach and spent the weekend celebrating!!!

The vintage robots were purchased on

The straws, paper fans, and striped candy bags were all bought at:
She has some great party items!!

I found the cool retro robot stickers on Etsy
this gal has every kind of
sticker imaginable
and even throws in little gifts with your purchase!
sooo sweet!!!

Candy/Treat bars are amazing when
you have a lot of kids or people
who love to graze on treats!!

These Marshmallow pops were so easy
and were surprisingly easy to make

I also found amazing party items on BHLDN
Anthropolgie's wedding site
go to Decor and find all the party goods
you need for weddings/parties

Me in front of my creation!!!
I had just finished the cupcakes
so don't look at the flour on my shirt...
ha ha ha..

Friday, February 3, 2012

Love Anthropologie Style...

Inspired by Anthro

With Valentine Day approaching
Anthropolgie,BHLD and Urban Outfitters
have some items
to get you in the mood for

****I also added songs that make me think
of love to my playlist****

Anthro has some great bedding to get your bedroom ready for romance..

 Anthro knows how to create romance
with their retro inspired underpinnings...

In my experience Anthro undergarments
maybe a bit pricey but wash and keep
amazingly well!

Lovely Jewelry also shows ones romantic side...

Set the table for two...

Enjoy Your One True Love this Month...