Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Oh, The Places I've Been ~ Anthropologie

The Tablescaper is hosting a new weekly meme.

Starting April 19th.

Grab the button, join in the fun 

and link up on Thursday evenings @ 7 pm 

to share those special places you've been 

and the sights you've seen. 

I'm so excited about this new meme, 

that I'm jumping the gun and sharing this amazing 

dinnerware seen while shopping at a local Anthropologie.

Oh, the wonderful treasures to be found at 


Designed by Ceramist Linda Fahey

Linda lives in Northern California 

near the Pacific Ocean.

You can read more about Linda at 

A partial quote below from Linda's site  

offers insight into the inspiration of this talented lady's work.

"What can I say about the ocean?  The ocean is different every minute of every day.  Every moment a thousand different colours, textures, and moods are reflected.  The sound of waves I hear in the night, spectacular evening colour and light.  The ocean is almost always in my sights and never far from my thoughts, it's influence immeasurable."

The dinnerware is handpainted with 

"puffy rose-like clouds reflecting 

the oscillating waves of the sea below."

Dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, 

and mug are available from Anthropologie here.

Look at the special details in 

how these pieces are constructed.

This series offers a color pallet 

reflective of ocean blues with a pop of coral.

Though the Pacifica pieces at Anthropologie 

are Linda's designs, most are produced in China. 

Uniquely styled serving pieces in this 

pattern are also available at Anthropologie.

Hope you enjoyed a visit to Anthropologie.

A favorite store for me because 

of the artistic displays and merchandise.

Kudos to the stylists at Anthropologie!

April 19th
Oh, The Places I've Been @ The Tablescaper 


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The content on Hyacinths for the Soul is for informational purposes only.  The owner of this blog makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of any information by following the links on this post.  I am not in any way associated with Anthropologie other than as a loyal customer.


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Oh Sarah, you are so kind. I can't wait to have you join the fun, but the party doesn't start until April 19th. I wanted to give everyone some time to gather up their thoughts and photos, but you are totally on top of it.

    LOVE your Anthro purchases. So pretty and yes, what great design.

    - Alma, The Tablesaper

  2. Sarah.. What a fabulous post. i was going to say too bad no Anthropology here in the barren wasteland a.k.a. Lubbock, but then I thought.. ooo so much less temptation. These dishes are gorgeous. I love the flirty waves in the dishes and the pleat in the cup. thanks fo rsharing.. blessings, xo marlis

  3. Very interesting pattern and the colors are so pretty. I like what she said about the inspiration. We don't have an Anthropologie nearby, don't think I've ever been to one either.


  4. The Anthropologie dinnerware makes me want to pull out my clay and fire up my kiln again. These are really interesting, unique pieces. Thanks for sharing the inspiration. Cherry Kay

  5. Ooooh, that cup!!! Look at that CUP!!!!! I love that! What did Marlis call it...a pleat? That's a great description of that uniquely beautiful feature in the cup and creamer!!!!!! I totally agree: kudos to the stylists! AND to the artist who created these beauties!!!

  6. What pretty Anthropologie dishes, Sarah! The design is beautiful, especially the uniqueness of the cup. Thanks for sharing your new finds.

  7. Sarah, I very rarely get to the nearest Anthropologie store - and, even then, I forget about their dishes. You have found a fabulous source and some great pieces. Thanks for the reminder that I should think of them, when I am shopping for tableware. Also, were your ears burning Tuesday? I had lunch with an out-of-town friend who loves tableware, as much as we do. I was trying to describe your Napoleon post, which is impossible. I told her to have a look herself. Still my favorite of yours!!

  8. I love Anthropologie!! I am always so inspired by just browsing through the store. They always have such unusual things just like these gorgeous dishes you brought us! Thanks for sharing such inspirational design and styling with us.

  9. Such interesting pieces...that free form platter is gorgeous...and I ♥♥♥ the puffin casserole. Thanks for sharing, Sarah.

  10. Sarah what a great idea to photograph all the gorgeous patterns of dishes out there! I wish I could buy more then I do so this would be fun and fun to share at the new party! I love the ocean and she has captured it for sure.
    hugs, Linda

  11. Oh those are so pretty, Sarah. the pattern and colors are just stunning, some of my favorite combos....Christine

  12. Lovely dishes and they do look like the sea -- don't they?

  13. so many pretty choices!!! I am thrilled that you linked to "Open House".

  14. I think it would be a lot of fun to have four or six place settings of Pacifica - it just makes me smile!

  15. I always love to visit an Anthropologie store, Sarah, as they are always decorated so artistically in such a fun and fanciful way.

    Your dishes do remind me of the ocean! I especially love the charger which is illustrated with the whale swimming under the clipper ship!

  16. What a fun idea for a meme! I went to Anthropologie and bought a book the other day....why I have no idea when I could've bought it at a discount @ other places...

    I really like the cute! I don't think they had that collection out at my local store. Thanks for sharing them with us!


  17. What a fun idea for a meme! I went to Anthropologie and bought a book the other day....why I have no idea when I could've bought it at a discount @ other places...

    I really like the cute! I don't think they had that collection out at my local store. Thanks for sharing them with us!


  18. Oh my that is just gorgeous dinnerware. So unique Sarah! Thanks for your sweet comment on my memory post, really much appreciated. XO

  19. Beautiful post!

    Jocelyn @

  20. Sarah,
    Unique, intriquing dinnerware @ Anthropologie!!! I am quite smitten with the design of the mug!
    Thanks for sharing, dear friend!!!

  21. Sarah, I have to get to Anthro to see these new patterns, they are gorgeous! You know I don’t have one here and have to travel about fifty miles, but I may try to go tomorrow. I’ll have to ask my daughter-in-law about these, wouldn’t they be lovely for dining Al Fresco in Florida? I love the window art at Anthropologie, and inside the artistic displays are always amazing. Loved this post Sarah. Happy weekend.

    The French Hutch

  22. Sarah, I know that Anthropologie would love to hire you, and you can probably get a discount too! That platter and playful puffin are my favorite. One of my favorite stores!

  23. A little baby Chi O that you know works at Anthropologie. Very fun stuff there.

  24. Oh the money I could spend at Anthropologie! What a fun way to kick off the new linky party, I would love to go shopping with you anytime Sarah!

  25. oh yeah... you know i am going shopping now!

  26. What fun dishes and such unusual shapes. Glad to hear about the new party because lately it seems that I haven't had time to cook or do tables, just go, go, go, go and that can make one very exhausted. I think we are home for a while and that is nice too!

  27. Oh the places I haven't been. Like Anthropologie. There may be one in the Twin Cities but I know there is not one very close! I like your new dishes. I bet you will set a beautiful seaside tablescape soon.

  28. Hi Sarah! Oh, these dishes are so unusual and so fun! Love them! Hope you're doing well and thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  29. how unique and beautiful they are! I have never been to an Anthropologie store, but from what I've seen, it's probably best that I don't go to their store or visit their site! I don't know where I'd put anything else in my home. laurie

  30. Anthropologie is such a fun store to visit and anything to do with the ocean is always fabulous. This meme sounds like so much fun. Must join. Thanks for sharing Sarah xo

  31. Beautiful dishes! So much detail, love the swirl, and the colors are so unique...just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!

  32. Sarah these dishes are incredible! What a great post!

  33. I just love your beautiful blue dishes. Thanks for playing Blue Monday.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

  34. Oh, you are so right about Anthropologie being inspirational. The window displays alone amaze me. One of my favorites of theirs just used wire coat hangers.

    Perfect topic for Blue blue dishes of any kind.

  35. Oh wow, those gorgeous dishes! LOVE the sculpty look and the movement of the waves you feel just buy looking at them...I love Anthro, but so pricey! Did you buy any or just drool?

  36. Gorgeous dishes and tablesetting. I love Anthropologie also, but a little out of my price range. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  37. Very elegant dinnerware ~ beautiful oceanic design ~ perfect for HBM ^_^

  38. Dear Sarah,
    thats an amazing modern dinnerware. I love the unique shapes like the folded mug and the rolling waves on it. Thank you for sharing this wonderful set and informations. I also thank you so much for your visit and the kind comment on my blogpost, which I always appreciate.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  39. Sarah thanks for reminding me to visit the Anthropologie. It's not too close but everytime I go I see such unique items. This ocean inspired dishware is so pretty.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

  40. My hyacinths are poking through the soil and I immediately thought of you!



  41. Good morning dearest Sarah!

    I LOVE ANTHROPOLOGIE and perhaps I should go in there since it has been months since I have bought anything!

    Your tablescapes are always cheerful and now that the fun and warm seasons are COMING AROUND MY CORNER, I want to create a French country scene on my pine table, with a fantastic meal to top it off.

    Thank you dear one for coming to visit me. Not being a mother but being a teacher, I couldn't help but weep my eyes out when I saw the photo of the beautiful little boy - but tears and words come together, and poetry can be attempted. I have a long way to go, but sometimes a raw poem is the best one to convey the message. Thank you for reading it. Be safe and well, Anita

  42. Gorgeous - looking forward to seeing all the posts for this party - it sounds like fun! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  43. what a fun set to place on your table! Hope you got some!

  44. No Anthro near me, but I did find glasses with their tag at the .99 store! :)
    Those dishes are beautiful, I would love some, or a lot of them, lol!

  45. Wow, that blog party is a great idea! Thanks for letting us know about it. These dishes are wonderful. I love that it's like owning pieces of art for your table. Just gorgeous! Really enjoyed this post!

  46. Great to have your be a part of the premier of "Oh, the places I've been!"

    - The Tablescaper

  47. I always love a stroll through Anthropologie! What a pretty ocean design!

  48. I love the whale plates! These are so pretty and unique, thank you for sharing your Anthro finds with us at Pretty Things this week. I hope you can join us again Monday night for another Pretty Things Party!

    xo, Tanya

  49. What beautiful and unusual dinnerware, Sarah! thanks for the peek. We don't have an Anthropologie anywhere near us!...hugs...Debbie


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