Anthropologie Plates DIY

Anthro Plates DIY

I love having people over, picking out the food I’ll make, decorating the table, getting the house cleaned up.  I was so excited to throw a brunch for my Mother-in-law and sister-in-law on Mother’s Day. All week I was debating the different colors and table settings I could use. I even woke up one night around 3am thinking about it! It was bad, but I was just so excited about the details. Here are some bright, spring, Anthropologie inspired plates I decided to paint on a whim one evening.

This plate was my inspiration! inspirationI used our small salad plates from Crate & Barrel that we got on our wedding registry and Pebeo porcelaine paints. No regrets, even though we now have only 2 white salad plates that go with the set. :) They were a simple punch of color to an otherwise neutral table and it was a quick project. Here are the supplies I used:

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After painting them, I let them dry for 2 days and then baked them at 300 degrees for 30minutes. I left them in the oven to cool after I turned it off, then they were food safe. We used the plates mainly for decoration, but also for muffins and for the Larabars I made for an appetizer/snack! Deeee-licious!

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^^^^I had so much fun setting the table! ^^^^

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^^^^My 4 finished plates. The colors look a little different in real life. This flash is horrible!! Sorry about that-If I had known I was going to start a blog, I might’ve taken more pictures of the process! This project was from days of old :) before the blog was born (actually like 2 weeks before). It’s a simple project to tackle if you like drawing/painting flowers! –I found a few pictures (below) that show a little bit of the process:

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The flash in the picture below makes the colors look florescent and super bold. Yikes! They’re not that bright in real life. Anthropologie Sissinghurst Castle salad plate on the right. anthroPlates

Oh how I love to make colorful messes! My husband jokes I’m a tornado because I really do seem to stir up a mess..this mess didn’t turn out too bad?! :) We have pretty plates to prove it! xo

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/Sissinghurst Castle Side Plate /Highball GlassesGold Flatware

The Postman

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        “One of van Gogh’s closest friends and favorite sitters in Arles was the local postman, Joseph Roulin. While painting this work, van Gogh wrote to his brother, “I am now at work with another model, a postman in blue uniform, trimmed with gold, a big bearded face, very like Socrates.” Indeed, the modest postman has all the authority of an admiral.” MFA

“I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort—and disappointment and perseverance.”

—Vincent van Gogh, The Hague, September 9, 1882, to Theo van Gogh

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Living in the Gatsby soundtrack

CORRECT gotye with reference

My sister bought the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, which she conveniently left in my car! Now it’s mine foreverrrrrrr!! Loving track #11 by Gotye, “Heart’s A Mess” and of course Lana Del Ray’s “Young & Beautiful” (#5 on the cd). There are so many good quotes on that soundtrack that I could write out and turn into posters. Need to see it again in 3D!

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image via. NASA

Cherry Coconut Almond Larabars

Lara Bars EASY TO MAKEThese are really easy to make!! The perfect SCD, gluten free, raw sweet treat! We love them around here. Traditional Larabars are cut into rectangular bars. I made these for our Mother’s Day brunch, so I used a heart cookie cutter to make them look cute + special! ***The almond extract is my secret ingredient. shhhh! ***

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