Saturday, February 11, 2012

Crochet Is Cool. Anthropologie Says So.

If you haven't yet hopped on the crochet/knitting bandwagon you'd better hurry before you miss out on all the coolness. If you still think it's something that grandmas do while sitting in their rocking chairs waiting for their numbers to be called, then you need to get out more. It's everywhere, it's trendy, it's young, it's hip, it's fun, and like most trendy things its coolness is probably temporary so your time is limited.

I browsed around in Anthropologie yesterday since I was in the area and had some time to kill. This is the one located in CITYCENTRE and is the larger of our 2 stores. There's one in The Woodlands that's not too far from me but I haven't visited that one yet.

I marvel at the artistry and ingenuity of Anthropologie's displays and I'm still waiting for them to realize how much they need me to help them with those. I feel sure that I am the peanut butter to their jelly.
Anthropologie measuring spoons
Not only are their displays fabulous but their products are too. They carry clothing, accessories, furniture, and home decor items. Most are from their own private label but they do carry other brands that you've probably never heard of. Everything they have is exclusive, artistic, high quality, and expensive. I admire the creativity they put into their stores and their products but I can't afford to buy them.

Well, I did pick up a small giftie for myself this time and I did splurge since it was overpriced for what it was. But look at them! Are they not the cutest measuring spoons ever?! And I'll tell you this: I made Belgian waffles for breakfast this morning with my new measuring spoons and they were best waffles I've ever made. I think it was the spoons.

That was the only thing I bought but it wasn't the only thing I wanted. It was just the only thing I wanted and could afford. As I was browsing around the store I couldn't help but notice how many crocheted and knitted items they had available. There were not only sweaters but dresses and bedding as well. I'm telling you, crochet and knitting is hot right now.

Here are a few pictures of some of the things that caught my eye:

Quirky Heirloom Throw
Crocheted Throw
Bottle Tree
Antique Jar Candles
Celluloid Dream Lamp
Vintage Inspired Dentist Lamp
Rhododendron Chandelier
Seed Pod Lamp
Crochet Dress or Shirt
Field Biology Maxi Dress
Hidden Glow Pullover
Chained Lace Bib
Ladder Display
Tshirt Fringe Display
Big Wire Horse
Window Display
Abstract Window Display


1 comment:

Lynette said...

I love everything in the Anthropology shop and the crocheted bed spread with the roses on is divine. Ever since I've seen crocheted roses I've fallen in love with crochet, it just looks so feminine. I do think crochet is cool these days, there are a lot of contemporary ideas and wool's, etc that can make modern items which are great for cheap gifts.
I've crocheted a little bag my mom can wear as a necklace and I stuck a big red felt heart on it for my mom's cell phone. She's frail but needs her little Tracfone SVC for seniors to phone me if she needs anything or in an emergency. The phone is light so it's not heavy to carry and it cost $15 and the service is $7/month.
I haven't seen any hearts crocheted on any items on the bloggs. Is it difficult to crochet a heart or is it not in fashion?