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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Home Sweet Home..

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Last week I popped into Dunelm on a lunch break because I wanted to get myself a crochet hook, before my crochet day with Becks. I came out with not only a crochet hook, but quite a number of pretty homeware items as well. Oops. So much for a homeware shopping ban until I have a new house. But here's what I bought. 

I think the one thing I'm most excited about is the rolling pin. I've always wanted a proper vintage-style ceramic rolling pin; there's just something so stately home about them. For me they conjure up images of Cook in a Downton style kitchen, rolling pastry for that evening's dinner. I've already put it to good use rolling the icing for this cake.

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Candy Rose 'Bake' Ornament
Obviously, I didn't stick to just one collection. My existing homeware collection is a bit of a mis-match of colours and designs. I don't think I own more than two the same of any item. So dinner parties for six are a bit of a hilarious mixture. But that's what I like. And I really liked this BAKE ornament. I have a little glass shelf in the kitchen where I keep my prettiest glasses and measuring cups etc and it's going to find a spot there to reside.

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Candy Spot Cutlery // Tea Party Cake Server

I also treated myself to a new set of cutlery because the ones I bought from Ikea when I moved in are really on their last legs, with the colour rubbing off the handles etc. I prefer chunky handles to just metal and thought the colours would go with most of my crockery. Ish. And a cake slice, just because.

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Ceramic Rolling Pin // Candy Rose Clip Top Jar
Lately I seem to be gradually building up a collection of cute storage jars. Again, I've got a mish-mash of this sort of thing for storing dry store cupboard essentials like rice, pasta and sugar.

I also picked up four of these cute cushion pads to go on my dining chairs as my previous ones had been getting a bit tatty. I forgot to take a photo of them, though. 

I rarely remember to go to Dunelm but I'm always impressed when I do. Have you picked up any bargains from there lately?

12 comments:

  1. There isn't a Dunelm near me so I haven't been for agggges! These floral bits are so cute. :D

    Tara x

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    1. I'd totally forgotten they had a website until I was putting this post together!

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  2. I like your choices. Chris hates non metal handled cutlery or I'd be after these! X

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    1. I don't know why I prefer the chunky stuff.

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  3. I love Dunelm! I have a few bits from them including a duvet set, bedside lamps, and a waste paper bin. I'd buy half the shop if I had the funds because it's all so pretty! I love how inexpensive everything is, too, but still great quality. All of your homeware bits are gorgeous, especially the rolling pin. It's exactly the sort of stuff I go for, too. When I get my own kitchen it'll be a mixture of Cath Kidston and pretty things like this from Dunelm! xx

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    1. Yes, that's so true - I've had things from here which have lasted for years, which is great given the price!

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  4. Oh I want that BAKE sign...going over to DUnelm site to look for it right now! x

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    1. It came in another deisgn as well, I think!

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  5. Love love that rolling pin and you can't ever have enough clip top jars (mind you they aren't always easy to come across).

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    1. They do seem to be having their moment around here lately.

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  6. I like a 'comfy handle' on cutlery, so I like these. We got floral ones recently from Zara which are lovely...my Dad hates them though.

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    1. Me too, chunky handles are just nicer to eat with. More comfy.

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