Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Home Snippets, #2


I recently added a few new bits to my home, so I thought a new home snippets update was due! I went to IKEA and bought quite a lot of things I've had my eye on for ages, as well as finding this beautiful mid century style chair from a charity shop last week. I've had a little switch around of my living room thanks to it, and I absolutely love how it all looks - Theo clearly does too! He's barely moved from the chair, I've named it 'Theo's Throne'.

The chair cost me £17 from a charity shop, so such a bargain! I bought one of the Brakig cushion covers from IKEA which gives a really pretty pop of colour to it, as well as of their throws. I got the 1950s stool a while ago from a vintage and antiques centre, and I'm going a bit plant crazy at the moment - the peace lily I bought a while ago is going strong, and I picked up a few succulents from IKEA as well as a couple little planters that I just love the design of.

Yep, even more plants! Kane didn't really have his eye on anything from IKEA but he's wanted a bonsai tree for ages so we picked one up and it looks really nice on the mantelpiece. On the other side is a couple of new cacti we've planted up together.

I've really fallen in love with the Brakig range from IKEA but I didn't want to go too overboard. I couldn't resist buying a couple of the little bowls from them, which come in a 2 pack for £8. As you might be able to tell from the photographs I'd just eaten some peaches and strawberries from them before taking it!

And yep, even more cacti! We got three of the little ones which come in a multi-pack and planted them in a Meakin tureen I found in a charity shop when we went to Hebden Bridge. The soil didn't look the greatest so we topped it off with some stones from our garden, although I think I might buy some bright coloured stones for it.


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20 comments

  1. Ahh Catherine, too many loves in this post! The cat, the figurines, the bowls, the plants... (I could go on, but then I might just be rewriting your post). I'm also going through a plant phase right now, it's so nice to grow a little somethin' somethin'! Also, I know I say this all the time with beauty products, but it seems like you guys get all the good Ikea stuff too. Sigh... ;)
    XO Camey

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  2. I am really excited about Ikea opening their first store here! Yes we have been deprived until now! :-) lovely picks! :-)

    TheConscienceFund

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  3. Megan08:51

    I love the Brakig range! I have that pink cushion cover too. The designs look so retro but so fresh at the same time :) may have to pick up some of those bowls too x


    Megan / pixiecrop.com

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  4. Love how kitsch & quirky it all is! Much more interesting than my boring flat :)


    Sam | http://www.tinypaintpot.co.uk xx

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  5. Charlotte Morgan10:04

    Love home posts like this, and i've also had my eye on that cushion for ages! I hope they have it in stock when I go to ikea in the coming months! Lovely post xx

    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. So many lovely things - adore that chair, what a find! We might be going to Ikea this evening and I have a feeling I'll be coming home with those Brakig bowls! xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

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  7. As I'm moving out soon I can't wait to go to IKEA and pick up some new things. Thanks for the inspo!

    Hayley

    Water Painted Dreams xo

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  8. This is definitely fueling my need to go to IKEA and pick up some more homewares - your picks are absolutely adorable! I definitely have to check out that collection, I love those pops of color.
    And the cacti are adorable! I'm a notorious plant killer so I think I'll pick up some cacti for my room.

    x
    bespectacled

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  9. Your home is so beautiful! I really love the new Ikea collections, I'm finding myself lusting over pretty much everything! xo

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  10. Aww, thank you Jennie! Me too, I could have bought so much more!

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  11. Thank you! I'm actually not too bad but I just love succulents and cacti :)

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  12. No problem! I look forward to seeing your buys and your new place when you move out :)

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  13. Thankyou! I know, I was so chuffed, been looking for something similar for ages! I had to restrain myself re the Brakig bowls, could have come home with so many more!

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  14. Thankyou! I love the cushion, I wanted the bedding in it too but I think they only do it in a single!

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  15. Me too! I literally could have bought it all but I didn't want to look like a nutter.

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  16. Aaaah hooray! I wish one was closer to me, although my bank balance probably doesn't!

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  17. Aww, thank you Camey! I feel like such an old lady with my plants and garden at the moment, I'm going a little crazy with it all!

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  18. your home looks lovely

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  19. Charlotte Morgan12:15

    whattt? I really want the bedding, i'll have to have a hunt when I next go to Ikea! x

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