Classic Inspiration For Your Home

The Baker and Barista Wedding

The rehearsal dinner was only the beginning to this South Carolina Wedding's charm and Ann + Anthony's newest wedding pillows were a perfect compliment to this Best Day Ever!

The personal touches included a coffee cup button as a nod to the groom.

Joy! The flower girl dresses scream southern charm, along with the white dress and suit jacket, of course. 

Just lovely!

Alex and Sophie are now making their home in DC. Alex and his brother, Chad, partnered in opening a coffee shop called The Wydown that is unique because it has its own baker and bakery: Sophie!

Hard at work after their wedding and honeymoon! We wish you the best, Alex and Sophie!

All pictures belong to Ann + Anthony

Taken by Linda Colby

October 18, 2014 by Ann Stec

The Baker and The Barista Rehearsal Dinner

When a Baker and Barista get married their wedding is bound to be beautiful! The charm of South Carolina was thoughtfully brought into each decoration.

Ann + Anthony tea towels (to be used as napkins), a gift from their lovely host and hostess, welcomed the guests as they took their seat. The nautical alphabet was used to embroider the bride and grooms initials on the towels.

Because everyone's wedding day should be the Best Day Ever.

The lovely Bride and Groom to be.

A romantic scene in every way and Ann + Anthony tea towels to help each guest remember. A perfect prelude to the wedding celebration... beautiful!

All images belong to Ann + Anthony. Taken by Linda Colby

October 16, 2014 by Ann Stec

Ann + Anthony DC City Pillows


Ann + Anthony City Pillows in Washington DC. Enjoy a tour of our nation's capital along with three charming pillows.

You can purchase an Ann + Anthony DC pillow in our shop here.

Photos taken by the wonderful Linda Colby!

*All rights to photos belong to Ann + Anthony, please do not use without permission.

October 06, 2014 by Ann Stec
Tags: City Pillows

Ann + Anthony City Pillows - Des Moines


Excuse me for a minute while I overwhelm you with pictures of cute kids and City Pillows. We Love Des Moines! No questions about it. Our capitol building is special.  There is something welcoming about the golden dome rising above the cityscape.  When I was young and we were traveling, I knew I was close to home as soon as I saw the Capitol. Now, as a parent, I hear my children say they cannot wait to see the Capitol because it means home is close.

My three cuties and two of my adorable nieces were kind enough to be my models for an evening. They were wonderful, getting to hold balloons definitely helped.

Now to the pillows... The response to these city pillows has been so exciting! I am pleased to offer them in five different colors (soon to be six!!!) The colors are vibrant and bold! Placing a City Pillow on your favorite chair, sofa or even a bed in your home is a pretty way to share some "love" for your favorite city or state.

We have pillows for many different cities listed in the shop but if you don't see yours, just send me an e-mail: and I will work on adding your city/state to the collection. Most pillows are pictured as black and white in the shop but, it is easy to order the color you want by selecting your choice when adding the pillow to your cart. 

Oops... there goes another balloon... or two :).

Oh well...


Mommy, I'm done... Ok sweet Sophia :)

Tony showed up just before we were done so we grabbed a few mushy gushy photos. I love him!

The Stecs!

August 18, 2014 by Ann Stec

Welcome Fall Weddings

Fall weddings conjure up images of apple orchards and warm colors.  Maybe, because my brother and sister in law's wedding reception was in a beautiful barn on an unusually warm November day.  This wedding, like theirs, was created with great taste and lots of details.

 Ann + Anthony's latest wedding pillows added a perfect pop of color and personal detail to the head table. The fabric showcases trees with falling leaves, yet is subtle enough to be the backdrop to the announcement of the lovely couple.


And, I cannot forget to mention the whimsy of this family tree! It is quite fun and a great way to honor both families!

The colors and scenery of fall provide a wonderful canvas for wedding details!  Enjoy and be creative!

August 13, 2014 by Ann Stec

Children's Pillows

New Children Pillows are listed in the shop. I just adore our children’s pillow line. So bright and cheery. and don’t worry, there is another baby boy one coming to even things out!

July 14, 2014 by Ann Stec

Baby Kenleigh


It is always a joy to see Ann + Anthony pillows in a home! Kenleign is 9 days old today! Congratulations Mommy, Daddy, and Nicholas!



July 14, 2014 by Ann Stec

Ryan and Stephenie

My beautiful cousin, Stephenie, married the love of her life, Ryan, last weekend! She was stunning and the wedding was full of lovely details. 

I also love what Stephenie did with her wedding pillow. It fits perfectly in her home and goes to show these pillows aren’t just a wedding decoration. The Bride and Groom will enjoy them for a long time to come.

Here is the pillow before Stephenie received it, lovely.


Here is the pillow at the wedding ceremony, lovelier.


Here is the pillow in their home on the most beautiful bench, loveliest!


July 11, 2014 by Ann Stec

Charlotte Pillow

I’m not going to lie. I L.O.V.E. LOVE this pillow! Isn’t it whimsical!?! You can’t help but smile when you look at it.

Sophia, who was pretending to be Charlotte for these photos, was enamored with the balloons. There are so many aspects of this pillow to capture a child’s interest.

OOOh… an airplane. Taking pictures of a one year old can be very entertaining.

And, we’re done.. “Mommy, hold me!!!”




July 11, 2014 by Ann Stec

Love Is Beautiful


The above photo credit goes to One:One creatives.

Love is truly beautiful. A wedding held in Barnes Barn built specifically for weddings. If I were to describe the decor in two words they would be, vintage elegance. I love LOVE the multi colored bridesmaid dresses under a floral trellis. The Secret Garden meets Footloose? Anyone else getting this vibe?

One of the very first sets of Ann + Anthony wedding pillows were created for Allie and Simon’s wedding. Working with lace and gold is always a joy!

One of my all time favorites! A pennant banner: Lace + Gold Embroidery = Lovely!


(Non-embroidered pillows are from Pier One.)

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July 11, 2014 by Ann Stec