I don't visit Anthropologie very often. In fact the last time was in November when Ebby and I were in NYC. I'm still enjoying (in photos) the visual feast that was the Rockefeller Center store.
There's very little at Anthro that I don't love, but there's also very little at Anthro that's in my budget. However, the kitchen section is my weakness. Great colors, fun & functional pieces, and relatively affordable prices. One of my recent favorites is this Farmer's Market Basket ($14, comes in 4 different colors) :
As much as I loved it, I wasn't about to lug a breakable ceramic basket around Manhattan, no matter how small it is. Maybe next time. In the meantime, I do have a stack of these:
Yep, wooden berry baskets. Picked up by my dad at the swap pile no less. You just never know what you're going to find at the dump--luckily I have people on the lookout on my behalf ☺.
These little baskets have been begging for some crafty attention and this week I finally obliged...
Ooooh, aaaah, behold the transformed polka dot wooden berry basket!
I used the cheapest (thinnest) craft paint ever and didn't gesso, so it took 3 coats. No big deal, the basket is pretty small. When the final coat was dry I couldn't resist adding the white polka dots.
I pretty much declared it adorable at this point. However, my studio table is cluttered enough so this basket needed some function. It's obviously not food safe, but it is paper safe..Hello, stash of Martha Stewart labels from Staples.
I bought 5 or 6 different kinds. I just noticed there's a $5 off $20 MS Home Office printable coupon on the Staples website valid in-store thru 3/3~I could've used that when I shopped a few weeks ago...
I do have a whole stack of free storage baskets...maybe I should stock up on a few more Martha office supplies. Hmmm...
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