If I had $1 million, I would absolutely spend every cent of it at the home department at Anthropologie. It's not that I just think everything there is simply cute. No, I'm so obsessed with their home department, it makes me feel like I'm only one shopping spree away from turning my life and home into a Nancy Meyers movie. So, you can imagine my excitement when I was asked to order items from Anthro for our new Instagram series, Unboxing. The catch? I had to spend $150 or less. (Cut to me poring over their site while doing quick math to see how much I could get.) Scroll down to see my must-haves from Anthropologie's spring collection and check out our live review of the products on Instagram.
I have a high-key obsession with depression glass. I have a dream of open shelving in my future kitchen that is just covered in multicolor vintage glasses that I've collected over the years and these will definitely have a spot. They're a gorgeous turquoise hue that screams spring and I'm basically planning dinner parties around them. Plus, I liked how tall and heavy they are — depression glass can often be small and delicate and these feel a little more substantial.
I had trouble narrowing down my shopping cart, but this vase was an unwavering choice. It comes in five different pastel colors that are all handmade in Portugal. In person, the sand-colored vase is a gorgeous muted yellow that's surprisingly very heavy. You could really store any flowers in it, but I think it looks best with a simple green leaf or some lavender to really contrast the hue.
A girl can never have too many trinket trays, can she? I loved that this one wasn't too precious — it has a little bit of edge thanks to the unique shape, geometric color-blocking, and metallic stripes. I'll use it on my nightstand to store rings, earrings, and coins at the end of each day.
With my budget of $150 coming up quickly, I struggled with what to pick for the coveted fourth spot — until I saw this adorable basket. I loved how Anthro styled it in the product image, with it hung up on the wall and a loose floral bouquet sitting inside. I just moved into a new apartment and thought this would make for a perfect alternative for an eye-catching wall hanging.