Happy Saturday! Ian is working today so I snuck back to bed this morning with brioche and tea to read a few chapters of my new book and plan to spend the day baking, blogging, pottering and doing a little bit of marking.
A little while ago, I made another order at Dotcomgiftshop (which does the most amazing sales!) Here are a few things I picked up…
First up a fun new print for the kitchen. I like the retro style of this picture and of course the celebration of all things pudding! I was going to ask Ian to hang it this weekend but after almost falling out hanging some other prints midweek I think I may need to butter him up first!
I have phases where I find cross stitching really relaxing to do as I watch TV (it stops me constantly checking my phone too!) and this ‘Home Sweet Home’ print is a very sweet project to have lined up.
This metal sign made me giggle. I plan on hanging this in our utility room by the washing machine when we finally decorate it.
I really like this next item – a pastel green herb house. I saw a similar style in IKEA recently and almost bought it but thought this was a little more unique. It comes with six plant pots with blackboard-painted signs for you to add the name of your herbs on. We always have fresh herbs on the go so this will be a lovely way to grow and display them.
I can never have too many notebooks and this pretty pink and gold design is a happy addition to the collection.
I also picked up this pencil box to try and keep my desk tidier at work.
I love making my baking efforts look a little bit better by using pretty cupcake cases.
I had to bin my old flask recently as it was leaking so this is a good replacement…perfect for filling with hot chocolate when we go on an autumnal country walk!
We always need tea towels and I thought these apples and pears designs looked very Orla Kiely-esque.
Clearly influenced by the same designer, I bought a new jar for storing our teabags.
Despite Ian telling me we don’t need any more tins, I couldn’t resist these pretty ones and they all fit inside the big one so they aren’t taking up too much room!
Some washi tape in pretty gingham designs.
Some metal candle holders that I plan on hanging in the garden next summer.
Finally, my most middle-aged purchase (which I am secretly really excited about) is this little gardening set as my knees really hurt when I have to kneel down to dig and plant stuff!