Monday, October 27, 2008

amy, the spy

First of all, it's even more cloudy and grey now than it was this morning. It looks like we'll have to wait until tomorrow to take pictures of all this lovely stuff.

I met my friend Lorraine for lunch today. First we popped into Anthropologie.

Now you probably know that you're not allowed to take photos of the displays at Anthropologie. But when I was there last week with Hope I asked and they said that I could. Today I brought along my camera and asked again immediately. The nice girl who greeted us agreed. "Sure...why not..."

So just look at this fabulous installation of a doll house...

I think they've seen my basement...
And just look at little miss with her cake in the kitchen...
And I wanted to take more pictures...more, more, more...
But just then I was reprimanded. "No photos of the store!" said two tough and severe managers.
While Lorraine was in the dressing room, with the camera in my lap, I did stealthily take these pictures of the lovely things hanging from the ceiling...
Cardboard tubes, currogated cardboard finials, and tiny dowels bent to fit in holes in the cardboard tubes. Stuff like this ought to be shared and celebrated and blogged. It just has to.
I think I may have a future as a spy. Mrs. Polifax, look out!

13 comments:

Doreen said...

That is one of my all time favorite stores! We had one very close in Orlando, but I'm not sure where one is here. Fun day!

Sarah and Jack said...

I LOVE that store, but sorta hate the no photos thing. It makes me a little panicky in there, like how am I going to ever remember all these great ideas if I cant take a picture?!?!
They are certainly marketing masters....

madrekarin said...

Oh. Mrs. Pollifax had best watch her back!! You are one super spy. lol I love the doll house. Maybe because I have my own built into my living room wall! I'm not sure why Anthroploogie does not want their things photographed. Really, why would you not want to have all of those wonderful ideas be noted?
Thanks or the sneaky peek. It was fun.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That store is amazing with their displays! I love to go there for inspiration. thanks for sneeking out some pics for us!

Saucy said...

Oh Amy, you are just a doll for snagging those photos for us! They always catch me. Guess what? My mother in law (who is the most law abiding, nicest woman ever) gave me a tiny digital keychain camera that I could take into stores for spying! Isn't that neat?

The Fab Miss B said...

I think they are really hurting themselves by not letting bloggers go wild with pics in their stores. I mean, its free advertising for them! I've definitely seen clandestine shots of Anthropologie stores on blogs before- you are joining an elite league of sneaky spies! Myself included! Hooray for the camera phone.

Cheers!

B

Annette D said...

We have a brand new Anthropologie store here in Indianapolis. As soon as I'm over my foot surgery, you are making me die to get in there!

Colleen said...

You are a sneaky spy. Aren't their displays amazing? Hope you and Lorraine had a wonderful time? I will miss seeing you two at Silver Bella this year. Tell her Hello....
xoxo

Colleen

copperseal said...

anthropologie is an art gallery for sure! i could browse in there for hours just dreaming of a faraway place :)

Jerusalem said...

Oh I haven't been to Anthropologie in too too long! I miss it! Silly that they won't let you take pictures - I agree - their loveliness and creativity should be shared far and wide! Thanks for our little peak : )

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

That post really made me bust out laughing! Ok, I have TWO anthropologie stores nearby me in Dallas and I'm going first chance I get, to sneak pics! If I get any, I'll send them to you :)))

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Oh! I love Anthropologie and now I think I might soon have to go get me a fix!

I just stopped by to shop at your store and found it quite empty! Are you restocking soon?

Brooke said...

Very clever picture taking! Anthropologie is one of my very-favorite stores-I could spend hours there!