ANTHROPOLOGIE BOOK GIVEAWAY: Creative walls and Etcetera

For those who have visited an Anthropologie store you will know how amazing their selection of books are. The kind of books you just want to curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea and spend all afternoon reading.

Okay so don’t say I don’t spoil you all. I have teamed up with Anthropologie to offer a book giveaway. I have picked my two favourite books from the store and I am offering two lucky readers a chance to win them. I said on twitter last week that when I do a blog giveaway I wouldn’t ask people to do anything too complicated to enter. So here it is

To enter

Leave me a comment below telling me your favourite way to display your hidden treasures. Please include your name and make sure to include your email so we can contact you if you’re the winner.

I will pick two winners and the first winner can choose the book they would most like and the other book will go to the second winner. (You can also enter on twitter here and retweet my status for another entry)

First up is Creative Walls: How to Display & Enjoy Your Treasured Collection

I love this book, it shows lots of great way of creating added interest by using lots of different display techniques. From art collections, clothes and flowers.

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Second is Etcetera: Creating Beautiful Interiors With The Things You Love

If like me you have a thing for beautiful moodboards this book will be right up your street. Just take a look at the beautiful colour palettes which are created using exciting and interesting objects. Its a real visual treat! Packed with tips of the interior stylist’s trade, “Etcetera” is a lavishly photographed interiors book.

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  1. I like having a rotating display of travel souvenirs, paintings and vintage black and white family photographs on my mantel.
    -Danielle

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  2. My favorite way is to put items in unexpected places, like…books not only on bookshelves but in a stack on the bath vanity, or on a cute table in the dining room. Also placing small pieces of art on tables not walls, and maybe books on a wall shelf, do the opposite! Everyone loves the look when then enter my apt! My choice here would be “Creative Walls” – being an artist and all, but I would be honored with either, of course!!!

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  3. My favorite way to display my treasures is in glass hurricane vases of varying hight filled part way with colored sand. This is such a wonderful prize, I would love to win this. I recently moved into a dorm on campus and am looking for inspiration on how to decorate it :)

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  4. I have many books and love to stack them on their sides and displaying things on top of the stacks. I also love displaying little trinkets in old printers trays on the wall. I’m currently collecting artwork too so that I can fill an entire wall with all kinds of paintings and lino prints in mismatched frames.

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  5. Hi Victoria, what a great idea. Those two books are most inspirational and I have both of them. I also sell them in my shop! My current obsession is to mount wooden wine boxes wih etched names of wine producers on the outside and paint them inside to use as display windows for all our vases, small ornaments and even old medicine bottles filled with flowers. We use flower pots filled with sand to keep our tools and keep balls of string in heavy glass vases which act as dispensers when we need string or twine to tie bouquets or parcels together. I love Anthropologie. So on trend!

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  6. My favorite way to display trinkets is to attach them to the wall. Instead of having an a plain wall with a picture, I love nailing odd pieces of wood and branches on a blank wall and then putting nails in them from which I can hang small frames, jewelry, flowers and occasionally to balance fake fruit on.

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  7. I don’t really have hidden treasures, and what I do have I display on shelves.

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  8. I would have difficulty displaying these books as they would be in use a lot for inspiration and research for displays and design , when they were not in use, they would simply be sat on my coffee table waiting to be picked up and read ,. I have a low coffee table made from driftwood which is constantly in use and normally has a small post of flowers sat on it along with the latest magazines for research purposes (0f course) x

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  9. I’ve made a row of narrow shelves 10 cm depth and 90 cm wide), mounted on an mdf board with wallpaper. here I can easily change the favorite items; books, childrens drawings, postcards, small vases etc. XxX Stine

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  10. My favourite way to displey hidden treasures:
    On window ledges, coloured boxes, bottles and glasses of wine. Not really hidden, but kept in special little spaces…

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  11. I use doilies to display everything! It gives a very prim and twee air to my interiors. At home, I display all my necklaces on a vintage cake stand, and my rings and bracelets in vintage tea cups. My favourite, though, is a vintage art nouveau Moet & Chandon tin, which I use to keep my stationary in!

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  12. I display anything on or around my mannequin. She is one of my most treasured possessions. I drape her in scarves, pile hats on her head and line up sunglasses down her face. Any new outfits I want to try out I dress on her so I can how the clothes drape from all angles.

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  13. I hate clutter. It muddles my brain when I’m working from home. So, my favourite way to display my treasures is to select my favourite piece and place it somewhere in isolation. A beautiful new dress on the back of the old wooden door in my bedroom, a stunning necklace hanging from my vintage mirror, a gorgeous new book sat on the coffee table. This way, I can enjoy each piece individually until I unearth a new treasure to replace it with…. :)

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  14. We have a line of string attached by nails along the length of our sitting room wall. On this we peg up, with miniature pegs, kids drawings, photographs, fabrics and favourite prints. Against our wall of exposed brick they always stand out and everyone comments on them. Most importantly we change them all the time.

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  15. Oooh, what a lovely prize! I’ve recently been given a tiny vintage set of drawers (about 4″ cubed) with one pull-out drawer and a pull-up desk lid. I keep little bits of jewellery in there, especially since I have a kitten who likes to steal all my treasures – I forgot one night and left my earrings on my bedside table, and woke up to find them gone! I did find them, but certainly learnt my lesson.

    X

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  16. I display all my treasures on propped up vintage crates, they also work well for storing shoes and magazines!

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