Chasing Davies: A Perfect DIY Party

May 16, 2013

A Perfect DIY Party

Such a fun little event I went to last week, that I just had to share. Finally, Kansas City area Anthropologie had a store party event (at least the first I've heard of) after seeing many of other bloggers scattered across the country share their local Anthro's event happenings. Finally, I get to do the same.  The lovely (seriously, lovely in every since of the word - sweet, smart, gorgeous) mama's of Ampersand Design Studio co-hosted the event's DIY event success. 

And because it was the Thursday before Mother's Day, we fittingly painted clay pots to plan succulents within. It sort of felt like a grown-up Kindergarden class, where for every holiday we had our DIY projects to turn into gifts for our family members. But this was definitely more grown up as we were provided tape of different widths, paint in pretty pastels and customizable tags.  

Besides the fun DIY and delicious macaroons (in which I had many), the store was in tip-top shape.  I always find Anthropologie so inspirational in just the decor and displays themselves that it's fun to just go in and take a look - and this time was no different.  Even took home a few goodies...

oh, and hanging with other bloggers-turned-friends is pretty rad, too 
{Lisa, Me - in case you didn't recognize me behind the glasses & Erin}
psst... wearing this Anthro dress over a polka dot chambray shirt (similar)

And now for the in-store inspiration...
Stone centerpiece? BRILLIANT. I love this table look completely. 
Easy DIY candle sticks - painted centers in rope candle holders.

Um, how crazy-amazing are these chairs?

These Anthro monogrammed mugs are the best (can use as a vase or for drink) and make perfect gifts... 
Love these towels, too - all the mixed colors layered.

I picked up this tumbler glass and turned it into a vase for my Mother's Day flowers.... 
These would be amazing drinking glasses, too, obviously.

Do you just love going into Anthro to look how they have the store decorated?  I just love it! And of course finding treasures... like this dress, the above glass turned vase, a couple gifts and a giant paper mache elephant head for the wall!