Anthropologie held their exclusive Christmas home and gift Preview event this week at the utterly fabulous Regent Street store in London. We headed down to see what treats are going to be in-store for Christmas! We’ve been a little bit obsessed with Anthropologie for a while now, they always have the best home textiles, very well selected range from delicious scented candles to cookbooks, not to mention the clothing!
True to form, the Christmas range was bursting with individual treasures designed by an eclectic mix of independent artists. We grabbed ourselves a cookie and made our way around the preview, squealing and gasping, all the while making a mental shopping list of the items, we need to buy for Christmas.
We got talking to the fabulous Charlotte from Anthropologie, who we quizzed about where the marvellous ideas come from for the weird and wonderful items that make up the irresistible Anthropologie offering. Charlotte informed us that Anthropologie source independent artists and crafts people from all over the globe to create individual pieces for the range, these can range from hand painted plates to more unusual textile art sculptures from the likes of Mister Finch from Leeds. The Anthropologie design team will collaborate with the artist to create a piece for the range that can be produced in large quantities at reasonable prices, whilst retaining the artists style.
We loved the Rebecca Robouche illustrated plates which came in a range of animal illustrations with floral designs, they’d make the perfect gift or look great on a Christmas table, as the colours reflected the festive season. There was an almighty selection of cushions and home textiles including work from super talented designer Charlotte Taylor, who’s clothing design is every bit as impressive as her home-ware.
True Christmas pieces included, mini glass Christmas Ornaments and elephant shaped felt tree decorations. For Christmas morning we couldn’t think of anything better than eating cookies out of the Mind blowing Dachshund in knitted jumper Cookie Jar. It proved difficult not to fall in love with these gaggle of geese measurIng Cups priced at £36, they’d look great for serving nibbles at a dinner party lined up down the centre of the table.
Thank you to Charlotte for a lovely time and the cookies! For more treats and to shop the upcoming Christmas range, visit the Anthropologie website HERE
Christine + Theresa