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New Tulsa Anthropologie Grand Opening

My First Tulsa Anthropologie Trip

The day has finally come!  The new Tulsa Anthropologie opened this morning!  I picked up the husband for an early lunch so he could check out the store with me and we were there within about 5 minutes of the doors opening.  Goodness, what a happy and inspired atmosphere.  One of Indie Emporium‘s talented vendors & designers, Mr. Tony Li and the Anthro crew were responsible for these displays – and I think they had some help from a few other IE vendors.  What a talented crew!

 Inside the New Tulsa Anthropologie
Tulsa Anthropologie Window and Store DisplaysThe Amazing Tulsa Anthropologie

And the staff was all so sweet and friendly.  We shopped around for a while – so many lovely things to take in.  I’ve had a kind of crummy, stressful week, so this was a great way to segway into the weekend.  I ended up taking home a few new lovelies for the kitchen.  A pair of seafoam Latte Bowls and 2 fancy pie plates.  I think I fell in love with the Happy Filling pie plate from the description on the Anthro website “Rhubarb, blueberries and pecans alike will appreciate the company of a gregarious duck and laughing suns during their warm bake.” – How charming.  I really think I’m going to need the ceramic rolling pin too, but I stuck with just the pie plate for now.  It ended up being on sale for just $14!  Of course, since I was saving a few dollars there, the husband said it was alright to splurge a little and get the other one that I was trying to decide between.  I hadn’t seen it before on the Anthro site, but it’s so sweet.  It says, “make me a pie, bake me a tart, mix in some love, with all of your heart”.  I’ve been feeling really nostalgic these past few days, and missing my dear grandmother a lot.  She made so many pies and treats and these sort of reminded me of her, so I’m sure they’ll be special for a long time.

My Tulsa Anthropologie Finds

Also, for being one of the first 50 customers, we got a lovely little terrarium ornament.  I’m going to have to find just the right place to hang this little guy.  What a happy little treat!

New Linens Coming To The Shop

Other than that, life has been looking a lot like this..

Testing New Linen Tea Towels
Screen printing with new inks
I’ve tested lots of new inks, and lots of linens and think I’ve finally made my decisions on what is going to be best for my new designs.  The prints above are just some random samplings – you might recognize a Lotta Jansdotter print or two up there, so clearly those aren’t the prints I’ll be selling next month, just some screens I was testing with that had leftover designs of some cloth napkins I made for myself.  Goodness, I’m going to have a few very busy weeks of printing ahead.  The husband has been worried that I’m not going to get everything done before fall shows start (October 29!), but I do my best work when I have a looming deadline.
I’m also working on a custom order for 4 prints inspired by the work of Eva Zeisel.  I’m going to commit some time to that this weekend.  Other weekend plans include seeing the Smashing Pumpkins (tonight!), helping my mom out with her garage sale tomorrow morning, making a trip to Brush Creek Bazaar to see a few friends who are setting up there, working on all of these new designs, printing Indie Emporium swag bags, homework, and perhaps (hopefully!) a visit from Miss Samantha Lamb for another trip to Anthropologie.  She had a tough week – for any of my OKC friends, please go to Cuppie & Joes tomorrow for her Meadow Meanderings show.
Meadow Meanderings at Cuppie & Joes
Have a lovely weekend friends!

And I’m feeling much more at ease.

I finished the next two layers of color on my screen printing project and got everything ready for Deluxe today. If you are in the OKC area tomorrow, come out and shop! I’ll be joined by some of the lovely ladies of the Tulsa Craft Mafia.

Last night I ventured out to the Oklahoma Women Blogger Meetup. Jenny of crashtestmommy was nice enough to give me a ride, since I still haven’t replaced my car battery. It was nice to meet some new people and I won a door prize, so that was fun!

After 9+ hours of screen printing today, I’m pretty exhausted, but looking forward to a fun and hopefully profitable day in OKC tomorrow.

I probably won’t be checking back in for a few days.. you know, craft show & finals.. Sunday I plan to take the laptop into the backyard, light the chiminea, make a good playlist, and work nonstop on my Design of the Built Environment final that I’ve been neglecting.



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