For those that don’t know, Nick and I bought our first home earlier this year and we eventually move in on the 14th of July. I’ve been putting off buying home ware things for awhile otherwise I just wouldn’t stop! So seeing as it’s almost a week away I think it’s safe for me to start spending some money on finishing touches! I personally love home ware hauls or posts so I hope you enjoy! 🙂
|Aren’t they sweet?
I love flowers but let’s be real, flowers are expensive and don’t last very long! I’ve dried some roses and they look nice in jugs but I wanted to vary the flowers I have around the house. So I’ve invested in some fake flowers. Next and House of Fraser tend to have good fake flowers but I ordered these beautiful Peonies in a metal milk jug from Achica, which is an online store that has discounts on everything homeware (it’s a great place to lust over lovely house things).
I’ve been looking for some lanterns for awhile to put in front of our new fire place and to hold a big candle in. I’m very picky and haven’t found one nice or affordable for awhile so I took a chance and looked on Etsy. I found a gorgeous large one that was rustic looking, exactly what I’ve been looking for and was only £30, bargain really! I can’t wait to have this bad boy with a candle lit inside in the evenings. I’d like to have a couple of smaller ones to have as a little arrangement but I’ll search for them at a later point!
After finding something to go in front of the fire, I went on the hunt for something to go on the mantelpiece above the fireplace. I wanted something simple and sweet and when browsing the Next website for a microwave (not exciting enough to add to this haul!) I came across these lovely little heart shaped tea light holders and immediately ordered them! They look just big enough to add a little touch without cluttering up the place.
This love heart wall hanging was an engagement present from Nicks mum, which I’ve sneakily added to this haul as we’ve been waiting to move into the new house to hang this up. We have a shelf above the oven space (I’ll post photos of these things up when we finally move in so you can see what I mean!) and this will sit lovely on the shelf along with the ‘home’ clock we have of the same style. It’s a very shabby chic piece and I really like it.
And finally I’ve wanted a huge leaning mirror for what feels like forever, so I’m going to treat myself to a huge one like this for my dressing room. I haven’t actually ordered it yet, so I know this is kind of cheating, but I will 100% be ordering this one (or something very similar). I just need to do a little more research to find a good deal and then wham, bye bye money, hellllooo awesome mirror. I suspect I’ll be posting plenty of Outfits of the Day in this bad boy, so keep your eyes peeled!
I hope that was vaguely interesting and I will certainly be doing more home ware hauls as we deck out the house. I will also eventually get around to doing a post showing what the items look like in the house, as I’m sure you’ll all want a nosey!
If you come across anything you think I might like, please please send me a link via twitter, facebook, comment or email and I’ll definitely have a look!