Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New store in Saskatoon - Anthology Home Collection

There's a new home décor store in Saskatoon and I couldn't be happier.

Anthology Home Collection opened in November, but they're having their grand opening this Saturday December 7. I checked out the store a few weeks ago and was completely wowed by their beautiful displays and unique products. I shouldn't have been surprised though, as the owners are the talented people who brought us Blossoms Living on 8th - already one of my favourite flower-slash-furniture-slash-home-décor shops. Just try and leave without buying something - it's impossible.

I was smitten with their aprons. They're so gorgeous that you wouldn't want to remove them after cooking. The ones on the right even look like adorable sun dresses.

They also carry beautiful bedding by Designers Guild. I saw so many gorgeous DG products on my London trip, so I'm happy to see their products right here in S'toon. 
I loved their antique-looking cabinetry - this would make a great wine bar set up. Although it looks like an antique, it's actually new and painted to give it an aged patina. 

I was excited to see they had a lot of Dwell Studio furniture in stock, in a wide range of colours and patterns. They also carry a line of knit scarves, hats and mitts by Avoca - an Irish family-run business that's one of the longest running manufacturers in the world. When I lived in Dublin, the Avoca store stood directly across the street from the restaurant where I worked; I'd often run over on my lunch break to drool over their home wares and accessories and grab a delicious salad from their basement food hall. 

I loved the lime and cumquat trees seen below on the floor. How fabulous would it be to pick a fresh cumquat off your own tree and have it for breakfast? As I lack green thumbs, it probably wouldn't survive a month in my house.


Another favourite brand they carry is Rifle Paper Co. I love this company's cards, calendars and stationary. Anthology even had their whimsical Cities calendar that I picked up at Liberty in London. The great thing about their calendars is that the images are pretty enough to frame and hang on your wall when the month is over - which is what I did with my Khristian Howell desk calendar this year.

I'm a big fan of the combination of chartreuse and turquoise, which means I'm often drawn to pretty peacock prints like the pillow below. For now, I'm holding off on décor purchases until our new house is finished. When the paint has dried, I'll be making a beeline back to Anthology. 

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