Category Archives: Anthropologie

“radiant with hope”

to celebrate Elizabeth’s 3rd T Stands for Tuesday anniversary last month some of us participated in an ATC swap and I was the lucky recipient of Linda’s  precious ATC (her gelli print envelope is beautiful too!)…

Art from from Linda Kunsmanshe and I share a fondness for all things French and napkins too for collage… look at these lovelies that she tucked in the envelope…French napkins from Linda KunsmanI thought of my tea and coffee drinking friends while doing a little window shopping over the weekend… Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz tea shoppe windowthe Madame Butterfly tea description almost makes me want to drink green tea…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Merrifield VAAnthropologie window displays turn everyday items into visual treats with a focus on ecology and nature…Magpie's Nest Anthro window Merrifield VAspeaking of nature here is an update on our Appalachian Trail hiker who is still going strong even though he shared recently that he enjoys the camping more than the walking…

Magpie's Nest Colin AT New Hampshirehe has already hiked more than 1,800 miles/2896.819 kilometers and worn out a couple pairs of shoes (there he is with all of his belongings on his back including his green tent)…

Magpie's Nest Colin Moose sightingright now he is making his way through the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire

AT White Mtns of New Hampshirewith some miles still to go…Magpie's Nest AT Hiker CJS

“The US has enough on-shore wind to power the country ten times over.” #ANTHROEARTHDAY

Anthropologie’s wind quote made me smile thinking of all the crazy political news here in the US lately…

Christmastime …

US Capitolit’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…Merrifield Towne Center Anthropologie (10)

such a colorful time of year…

Merrifield Towne Center LouLou Star

may your days be filled with Peace…

Nativity

Love…

Twinkling Lites 2

Light…

Merrifield Towne Center Anthropologie (3)

and goodness…Patty Szymkowicz GelliMonoprint cards

with Brightest of Blessings to all…Merry Christmas

however you say it or celebrate it…

French Hound VA

Anthropologie Tea

got out recently for a little window shopping…

always fun to see what’s new…

this store is definitely one where I Love to look around…

everything is so artfully and imaginatively arranged…

couldn’t help but notice the lovely array of cups…

and thought of you all for T today…

I am sipping a cup of Harney & Sons Darjeeling...

nothing really seemed to have my name on it…

although these teaspoon holders looked like they might do the job nicely for holding open a cookbook…

if all of this “shopping” made you tired…

just look at the wonderful necktie canopy bed they had too…

wishing everyone a very lovely first Tea Tuesday of the new year…so glad you stopped by…and a little reminder that

tomorrow is the last day to join in my New Year’s Giveaway here...

a breath of spring

we have been having a “real” winter for the first time in many years … with more than our fair share of snow

breaking snow accumulation records set back in the winter of 1898 – 1899

here is some of what is still left in our back garden which gets part sun


I have enjoyed it very much … we may get another snow or two before it’s said and done … Cat speaks so eloquently on snow in her recent post here … be sure and read what she has written as you enjoy her photography … she lives in the land of snow … a fun thing she shared with me was someone who had this to say about snow … “it’s not like it’s attacking us!” … too funny!


there is some magic in enjoying the season you’re in … embracing it for what it is … remembering  that nothing lasts forever

that said … I am a huge fan of flowers


I spotted these cheery windows recently at our local Anthropologie


fantastic what they did with recycled plastic bottles and spray paint … you can double click for an even closer look


beautiful … can’t wait for them to redo the inside of the store too … their displays are always so imaginative and lovely

speaking of a breath of spring … you will not want to miss the wonderful and magical giveaway here !!!

as we ring out the month of February … enjoy the full moon tonight

and in the words of William Shakespeare

“Why, what’s the matter,
That you have such a February face,
So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?”

~ Much Ado About Nothing