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Apologies to Anthropologie

Possibly the only thing more thrilling to me than junking is a visit to Anthropologie. It's such a great stop for inspiration and picture taking - If you can sneak them! Have you ever been caught taking pictures in a store? I have honed my sneaking skills and will share my secret: I walk straight in holding my camera in plain view, give the cashier a nod, stop right in front of her and get the lay of the land. I find a corner to start in and say, "Thanks so much! I'll start over here." If they question me at all, I totally cave and blame it all my blogfriends! =) Here's my collection of contraband photos smuggled from the borders of Chicago.
Everytime I go to an Anthropologie store, no matter which one it is, I think "Ooooo I could LIVE here!" So I thought I'd give it a whirl...
I made a makeshift ANTHROPOLLYGE in my own nest, a menagerie of display-perfect corners (Oh, come-on, you know you want to try it sometime). Pretending my tarnished crowns and tattered quilts might be adored by onlookers.

Somebody could poke their eye out!

16 comments:

  1. Your fabrics make me drool. I think I have that same pink rose tablecloth, second one on the right. In fact, I have it in two different sizes:>) I would come shop in your house any time. I've never been to Anthropologie!

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  2. A D O R A B L E - my sweet chickadee! Best place to hide is in plain sight and best way to covertly take pix is being up front and act like you're a pro and not afraid of "ANYONE OR ANYTHING"!!! That's my style also. I've also been know to take a much cheaper mug of soda pop into a fast food place and just order their hamburger. Embarrasses my friends but hey, I'm buying their food and saving money on the drinks!! Hah
    Connie

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  3. Oh my, you have so much going on, I just could'nt read it all today. I want to be in your Friday Flea Market, what do I need to do. I simply adore everything you have.
    Hugs, RoseMarie

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  4. Great picture taking strategy! I'll have to try it sometime...

    Would you like to trade web links with me on my site? I have BellaRosaAntiques.com

    Your site is very cool!

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  5. You are to funny! LOL Can I come on your next adveture, looks like you live in the land of Plenty! Have a wonderful day it looks like you already are! FUN,,,FUN! xxoo Diana Lyn

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  6. Well, from one who is still a bit shy about taking pictures....great strategy! Just be up front and do it! I like your style!

    Jan

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  7. Oh thanks Polly the lavender color is pretty isn't it ..I seem to change color with the theme (:)
    Your Anthro shop is fab love the pink bird in the nest..and I laugh as I read your ''sneak shots'' ,,, I have done that afew times and usually say something to the staff ..but the thing is ''they probably think we are just trying to steal their ideas.. (:)
    well hope your day is a fabulous one..hugs Patty

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  8. This onlooker is adoring your AnthroPollygical corner...
    I've never been near one of those stores.

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  9. I am always too afraid to even ask if I can take photos Sis! Everywhere I go - I am nervous they'll say NO! Get Out! And I am ashamed to admit it - I've never been to an Anthropologie store! It looks like my kind of place!!
    xoxo Sher

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  10. I've never been in an Anthropolgie...ever!

    I love yours though!

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  11. I wish I lived near an anthropologie. You have an award to pick up at my site.

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  12. Polly, you are a wonderful photographer! I LOVE your pictures! Hmmm, wonder if I could walk in a store & do that?!?!

    Is that a little salter spoon I spy in the 3rd pic down with the little crown topper on it?

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  13. I love that store! I always feel inspired to sew after visiting. :0)
    ~Kelli

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  14. Too funny! I just went to Anthopolgie for the first time on Tuesday. I was wishing I had my camera. Oh, I love their stuff. I told my hubby that I wanted to go home and "start over" with all new stuff from Anthropologie. Of course, I didn't...but there was a thought!

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  15. I love the store as well!!!
    its a great mix. Just bought a great shower curtain there that im redoing my bathroom around.
    smiles,
    Sandy

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