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Anthropologie-Inspired Home Finds on Amazon

If you ever walked into an Anthropologie store, you know when you enter their home section, you want to be a different, better person.

I started shopping there in my early 20s when their flagship store opened in Philadelphia. I would go in after work, and it was like being transported to an alternate universe.

I was going to drink my morning coffee out of an “M” mug that looked like it was made out of the tiles of a Parisian cafe, wearing a matching pajama set.

I’d use hand-painted measuring spoons to make a cake or roast a chicken for someone and have wine out of handblown glass.

My non-existent coffee table would be stacked with gorgeous books.

You get the picture.

Of course, nothing was be further from reality.

Being broke with student loans does that.

So I would buy a candle, that I couldn’t afford, and march back to the real world.

But I’ve never stopped being swept up in the allure of the store.

And now, 20 years later, I might not be broke but I’m boring.

Being financially responsible does that.

Happily, my job makes it easy to find more affordable options.

And Amazon is filled with them.

You don’t get the in-store experience, but Amazon boxes on my porch are maybe just as exhilarating

9 Anthropologie-Inspired Home Finds on Amazon

Melamine Dinnerware Set

These are our outdoor plates. They are indestructible, affordable, and chic.

Your choice of several colors and patterns, but I am a traditional blue and white girl through and through.

A service for 4 is only $32.


Melamine Dinnerware Set, Service for 4,



Drinking Glasses Set of 10

Elevated everyday drinking glasses are an unnecessary luxury that brings me a little joy.

And at 10 for $30, you can make your table pretty for next to nothing.


Drinking Glasses Set of 10



Marble Cutting Boards 

Ninety percent of the reason I have friends is because of my charcuterie boards. They are basically my personality.

And I love using a gorgeous board.

This marble cutting board is food safe and perfect for making a little snack with a glass of wine.

They also make a wonderful hostess gift and look pretty on display.

A similar style at Anthro is $90, this one is only $25.


Marble Cutting Boards



Set of 2 Trinket Dish

These are so pretty! Leave them on your night stand, desk or vanity to drop jewelry.

They come in a set of two, and feel elegant and organic. I bought them for myself, but they would also make a sweet and affordable gift.

Set of two for $14.


Set of 2 Trinket Dish



Set of 3 Taper Candle Holder

One taper candle holder, similar to our featured product at Anthro, goes for $25.

This set of three is $19.

They’re not heirlooms, but neither is the Anthro option.And that’s my philosophy on things like this: if you didn’t get it from your grandmother and are not planning on passing it down to your kids, don’t spend it here.


Set of 3 Taper Candle Holder



Set of 4 Farmhouse Ceramic Berry Basket

While I think it’s silly to use these to actually store berries, these little ceramic baskets are perfect for serving them at breakfast for a crowd or to but on a charcuterie board.

And there are dozens of options on Amazon. I happen to like this set, in blue and white for summer. You get four for $36.


Farmhouse Ceramic Berry Basket



Fake Decorative Books

This is wild to me.

Anthro sells gorgeous coffee table books and one of these is a little over $100.

But Amazon has a a fake version. Yes, fake books.

So these are just paper boxes made to look like a real book. At first I thought, absolutely not, but then I looked around my house at all the books I use on shelves and I get it.

This makes sense if you are styling a book shelf, maybe you have a summer or beach house somewhere, or in an Air B&B, and you’re going after a look.

Kinda genius in a weird way.

Or you could do affordable wall prints, here.


Fake Decorative Books



Set of 4 Spoon Rests

I have multiple sets of these.

One on the stove, one by the coffee and I keep several on hand to use when we put out food and snacks to rest serving spoons, cheese knives, etc.

They are 4 for $17.


Set of 4 Spoon Rests



LA JOLIE MUSE Scented Candle

Finally, we can’t have an Anthro-inspired round-up without a candle.

I like the scents from La Jolie in their opulent container.

They look pretty in a powder room, desk, or vanity and make a great gift.

They are about $25 – depending on the scent. 


LA JOLIE MUSE Scented Candle



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Charlotte Mckenzie

Monday 10th of July 2023

Just found ya, this was great.


Thursday 29th of June 2023

I love everything in this post! Those dishes are divine and the marble cutting board.... perfection. We eat outdoors nearly year round here in San Diego. I'm always on the lookout for patio/pool friendly dishes that look like they're for adults. Thanks!

Mrs. Todd

Thursday 29th of June 2023

I actually use a slightly larger set of ceramic berry baskets in my refrigerator! Two of them store (rinsed)strawberries and blueberries, and the other two hold grape tomatoes and mushrooms.

Everything is available to grab and go, which makes it easier to eat a healthier snack, plus a quick glance lets me check on inventory. Into the the dishwasher to clean. Not plastic. Love them!


Thursday 29th of June 2023

As always, I look forward to reading your daily posts. You alluded to in your post that charcuterie boards are your specialty. Maybe we can see a future post on building the perfect charcuterie board? 😊

Kay Strouse

Thursday 29th of June 2023

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