Thrifting Through the Heights, Part 2

I was recently surfing the web for decor inspiration for my apartment when I came across the Anthropologie At Home page.  I found some beautiful items with the vintage flair I love so much. The price, however, was way outside my decorating budget.  I wanted to find a way to achieve the look, without spending  a ton of money and still keeping “green”.  It made total sense to hit my favorite shopping spot in Houston: 19th Street in the Heights.

Continuing my Thrifting the Heights tour from a couple of weeks ago, I decided to visit Grace Hart and Co Antiques, a great antique co-op with a variety of sellers.  You can find just about anything at this resale store: books, art, jewelry, furniture, clothes, and housewares. After all, the designers and buyers at Athropologie are visiting antique stores and flea markets for ideas and inspiration.

Keeping the aesthetic of Anthropologie in mind, I started my digging at the front of the store and worked my way around to the next room, stopping every few seconds to check something out. My first find was an adorable owl mug that looks almost exactly like these owl sake pots from Anthro.

Owl Pot from Anthropologie

Owl Mug from Antique Store

It really wouldn’t be Anthropologie without more adorable Owl accessories:

Owl Plate from Anthropologie

Owl Plate from Antique Store

If cute owl aren’t your thing, there are a ton of tea-sets all over the antique shop that match that Anthropologie style:

Tea Set from Antique Store

Tea Pot from Anthropologie

Tea Pot from Antique Store

For entertaining options, Anthropologie has a variety of simple and feminine plates:

Dinner Plate from Anthropologie

Dinner Plate from Antique Store

Another popular trend at Anthropologie is colored glassware in green or blue. The Antique shop has a TON of these, for a fraction of the price.

Hobnail Glass from Anthropologie

Hobnail Goblets from Antique Store

Green Glass from Anthropologie

Green Glass from Antique Store

One of the signature styles at Anthropologie is to use pretty plates as wall decor. At the antique shop, I found this metal plate rack that can be hung in a dining room or kitchen to display collectible plates.

Plate Rack from Antique Store

Another popular look from Anthropologie are animal wall hooks and racks. One seller at the antique store had some adorable  wood and brass hook racks that would fit this look.

Brass Hook from Anthropologie

Hook Rack from Antique Store

For decorating a bathroom, Anthropologie sells vanity towels with a vintage mirror graphic. At the antique store, I found small vintage mirrors that can be hung on a wall to achieve the same aesthetic.

Mirror Towel from Anthropologie

Vintage Mirror from Antique Store

I think I like the furniture at Anthropologie more than anything else they sell. The items are interesting and unique. I tried to look for similar pieces at Grace Hart and ended up with some great finds.

Copper Finished Chair from Anthropologie

Metal Chair from Antique Store

Desk from Anthropologie

Side Table from Antique Store

Cabinet from Anthropologie

Cabinet from Antique Store

While all my finds weren’t EXACT replicas, they still embody the feminine vintage style Anthropologie sells. You can start by browsing the Anthro website for decor ideas and keep them in mind when you hit the antique shops in your city. Take your time and treat it like an adventure and you’re bound of find something unique.

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