Archive for the ‘shopping’ Category

August 30th, 2010 - 2:20 pm § in shopping, sitting room

arc chrome floor lamp

Today we stopped by Argos and picked up the ARC Chrome Floor Lamp. This is now sitting in the living room. I love Argos — it’s sort of like a cross between the old-fashioned catalog stores like Sears Roebuck in the US and IKEA and Target. The reviews on the website are crucial — yo[...]

August 17th, 2010 - 8:59 pm § in kitchen, shopping

mouth blown wine glasses

When we first moved into our old house, J’s sister gave us some lovely wine glasses that we loved more the more we used them. They feel great in the hand, weighted toward the bottom of the glass, so they don’t feel tippy or top heavy, they’re casual, so you don’t feel silly d[...]

August 13th, 2010 - 10:43 pm § in shopping

win win win

When I first started asking people where to find the sort of shops where you can get cheap second-hand furniture, everyone kept saying, “and of course, you have to get out to Emmaus.” So I did, and everyone was right.[...]

July 30th, 2010 - 10:14 pm § in shopping, sitting room

what’s not to like?

I love this. No, not the naked girl in the giant bean bag, although it would certainly be intriguing coming in the post that way. (I approve of her reading material, by the way.) No, I love the whole idea of Okay, maybe it’s still just a touch on the expensive side, but not [...][...]

June 28th, 2010 - 8:27 pm § in shopping, thinking, tools

cardboard furniture

Everything old is new again, or maybe I mean it the other way around. Since we’re planning on only being in this flat for a couple of years, we’re trying to make sure that we don’t encumber ourselves with a lot of stuff that’ll cost us a small fortune first to buy, then store[...]