Happy Spring from Anthology!
There’s so much going on downtown and we’re
delighted to see so many people out and about, enjoying the lovely weather,
film festival and farmer’s market as well as weddings at the Orpheum and
Broadway shows at the Overture Center. We are looking forward to Gallery Night,
Mother’s Day and UW graduation.
A few of our NEW favorite things: colorful
felted ball earrings, Scrabble tile necklaces with images of the Eiffel Tower,
Ferris wheels, birds, nests and Maurice Sendak’s Wild Things, as well as
hand-carved block printed dish towels featuring woodland creatures. An artist
whose art boards, canvases, journals and cards we love has expanded into paper
sheets that we now carry. Customers love the patterns for their art projects and
apartment décor. Coming soon: even more adorable Japanese stickers, memo pads
and bento boxes, and even more recycled book journals (Dr. Seuss and Golden
Madison seems to be in the midst of a baby
boom so our onesies, blankies, sock monkeys, stuffed owls and storybook picture
frames are selling like hotcakes. We’re happy to have a mother-in-law/daughter
team making many of the baby gifts. A few of our new favorite onesie
designs: “raised by wolves” and “future librarian.” Sachi continues to embroider
XX and XY chromosome onesies as well as custom designs (college mascots, pugs,
‘Need a graduation gift? Our favorite
photographer Mike Bass has promised more of his hip images of Madison which
make the perfect memento for any Millenial. We also have posters, recycled
bottle cap map necklaces, and Laura’s elegant epoxy necklaces featuring the
Capitol and Terrace chairs.
We now have Nikki McClure books, prints and
cards. She is an amazing artist from Olympia, WA who starts with a piece of
black construction paper and cuts away with an x-acto knife to reveal
incredibly intricate birds’ nests, babies, tree leaves and trickling waters.
You’ll just have to see for yourself!
In the past few months we’ve hosted a number
of kids’ birthday parties and a delightful group of librarian card-makers.
We’ve also provided fun afternoon projects for many mothers, grandmothers and
daughters. Remember, you can book our craft table for two!
to make a Mother’s Day card for $2.50. We’ve splurged on some pretty petal-fold
envelopes and colorful circle cards that you can decorate with twinkling
watercolors, rubber stamps and paper cutouts. You can also hand-stamp a brass
charm starting at $1.50. Embellish with brass birds, butterflies, hearts and
feature this activity on Gallery Night, which is Friday, May 1. Stop in and say
& Sachi Komai