Helloooo, welcome to Friday, oooh yeah to the weekend, so here today continuing the Beach Cottage Favourite Things series…little things that are pretty for your home and beach decor, but won’t mean you’ll have to hold up a service station or feed your kiddos baked beans for a month to pay for.
I love, as you have probably gathered by now, treating my home to little things, it makes me happy actually, but as life got serious and kiddos got ahem costly, it wasn’t always first on the agenda, but I found little ways to still love home wares, the Swedish boutique has played a big part as have op-shops and doing the secret vintage treasure hunt.
So today’s things are a few bits and bobs I am loving at the moment (if you missed the post about why I started favourite things and you want to see other stuff I have bought for cottagey beach decor without breaking the bank, go here)
Now, brace yourself, because I am going to tell you I love a tea towel from the Swedish Boutique, oh yeah, this is not any old tea towel, it will add a pop of colour to your life and a gingham check, gotta love that right? If you actually have children in your house who do any chores (tell me your secret please) do not however let them touch this tea towel just keep it to hang around your old cottage on hooks or ceremoniously dry your favourite mug from Anthropologie that was not ahem cheap and needs to be treated with kid gloves.
Talking of mugs, this blue one is pretty nice…a vintage kinda vibe, a sweet shade of blue and a few of them lined up in your kitchen looks quite divine…Tarjay is doing herself quite proud with this vintage-inspired line…at $4 you won’t need to treat this one to any special treatment…
Next up we have the little gathering of nautical fishing floats which are perfect for beach decor, from my new favourite place to hang out, Pottery Barn, at $24 on the pricey side I believe, but for someone like me who foofs a lot these are a multi-tasking item – Pottery Barn Australia refers to them as vase fillers, which I have used them for, but I am also liking them grouped together and hanging around waiting for someone else to clean the toilet, rather like their owner…I’ve also used them in a tablescape, so bottom line pretty handy to have around…
…and last, but not least, a fish bowl vase, I have been lusting after these for quite some time – I had only seen them in the boutiques initially, we won’t go there on the budget needed in those shops, and then I saw them for real girls, a couple may or may not have hit the back of the magic wardrobe. On sale at under $20 at Freedom at the moment, run don’t walk.
I hope you enjoyed Favourite Things, Beach Cottage style this time? I must say it’s quite funny, as getting this ready to blog, I thought for the first time in my forty-is-the-new-thirty-oh-my-gosh-what-has-happened-to-the-skin-on-my-neck life I almost have an excuse to legitimately add things to the back of the wardrobe – all in the name of blogging! I mean hello, I knew there was a reason I have stuck around here the past few years ;-)
I wish you peace and real girl home ware shopping
Goodbye and good health from sunny Sydney
yellow gingham tea towel IKEA $4.99 2 pack
fish bowl vase ON SALE Freedom $17.90
nautical fishing floats / buoys Pottery Barn Austrlalia $24
vintage style blue mug Target $4
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