Monday, 1 May 2017

Four favourite novelty & kitsch finds

There's a lot of things I acquire that don't end up on this blog, but now and then they're too awesome not to share. I wouldn't want you all to miss out!

First up, these two awesome homeware purchases from Asda, of all places. I'm very sorry people outside the UK, I don't think George Home items are available for international delivery. I don't know why supermarkets here refuse to post more widely... Anyway, for those of you who aren't about to get annoyed at me, please have a look at my awesome new lamp and vase. One is shaped like a pineapple, one like a dog. Pretty much covering all the best novelty bases right here right now.

True story, I've been looking for a dog-shaped vase for about two years and though I've found them, they've usually been pugs. I mean, I don't have anything against pugs, it's just that they're not my favourites - golden retrievers are. And so when I saw this vase, and that it was £15, I couldn't checkout fast enough. Seriously, I was so panicked it would suddenly go out of stock in the minute it took me to put the order through my heart was pounding. That's how much I love it.

The pineapple was only £20 and it doesn't give off a lot of light but the light it does throw out is in such a pretty pattern through the little holes you can see that I forgive it. I mostly wanted it to be decorative anyway, so, tick!

George @ Asda dog shaped vase and pineapple lamp

Apologies in advance for this one as it's just sold out online since it was put in the sale for £6 - £6! But if you have a local store it's worth checking if you like it as this only just happened. This is the awesome 'botanic leaves pendant' from The Range. It's just a simple lampshade you hook over a bulb and it looks a LOT more expensive than it was. It also goes fabulously well with my new pineapple, dontcha think? I try really hard not to be a total cliche with my homeware, but when I saw this one popping up in the retro community I couldn't resist. We'd been looking for a cute new ligthshade for the living room to replace an overly large glass dome that B continuously catches his hair do on (I was going to just say 'head' but 'hair do' is more accurate and more hilarious).

The Range botanic leaves gold light shade

Ok this is slightly cheeky, as I didn't buy this bag - it was a wedding gift from the kind folks at Vendula London. For my mum, I should add. Long story. She's lucky I'm not keeping it, because it's really awesome. I love the tassels acting as bunting - see how they join up with the bunting on the bag?! It's this level of attention to detail that makes me love Vendula so much. Also, that door of the caravan totally opens. I mean, it's not useful or anything but it IS awesome.

Vendula London caravan box bag

What? I had to test it to make sure it was ok before I give it to mum.

Vendula London caravan box bag

Hope you enjoy my finds as much as I do!


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10 comments:

  1. I have noticed some good homeware in the supermarkets, and it's usually very reasonable too. Love the pineapple!! x

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    1. Asda are on fire at the moment - every time I look there's something amazing I have to buy! And I just bought some super cute retro pattern bedding from Tesco too :) xx

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  2. Pug vases??? Where??? I need some!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Look up a brand called Quail Ceramics - http://quailceramics.co.uk/dogs/pug-flower-vase-fawn/ You're welcome ;)

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  3. Now if only I could find a vase like that (I would love something slightly smaller for my makeup brushes)! I love how that lampshade looks like a true vintage one, it goes beautifully with the starburst clock and your pineapple - you've done a great job coordinating everything :D

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    1. Yes I want something like this for my makeup brushes too! I love the Besame heads... Still a bit of work to do in this room but I'm happy with how it's coming together. We'll be able to finish it off once we stop paying for the wedding!

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  4. What great finds! It just goes to show that it is possible to find nice, vintage appropriate things just about anywhere, if you keep your eyes peeled!

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    1. For sure - it seems so much more attainable now vs when I started trying to find affordable retro homeware several years ago...

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  5. That bag is so much fun! Now you just have to get your own full size camper to match it... :P

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    1. I wouldn't be surprised if that was in my future!!

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