It's probably a sure sign that I'm turning into a old woman but since I started "doing up" my spare room/dressing room I've been hunting high and low for nice cushions to go on the bed to give it a bit of a lift. I want to incorporate the whites, greys and navies I'm bringing into the room while still giving a bit of a nod to cream as well, my carpet and walls are cream and I don't have many spendy beans spare at the minute so it will be staying that way for the foreseeable!
I've always been a bit scared of patterns but Pinterest has encouraged be to be a bit braver with having some clashes going on so I thought cushions were a good place to start.
Here is my wish list for cushions.
to have cream, white, navy and grey
2 smaller matching
1 larger quirky "feature cushion"
£50 maximum budget for all 3 (who knew cushions were so expensive eh?!)
I have friends coming to stay in a couple of weeks so yesterday I bit the bullet and decided to get some cushions ordered. Two striped cushions from eBay (not arrived yet but cost £9.48 in total for 2 including delivery) and this gorgeous "Posh Pigeon" cushion by Sixes and Sevens which I bought from Urban Cuckoo (I think I might have bought the last one from here but I think it is available elsewhere online).
First off I wasn't going to post about this until possibly I had the room finished but I thought I should as I was very impressed by how fast the delivery was from Urban Cuckoo. I ordered it at lunchtime yesterday and it arrived with me this morning. It cost £37.55 including £3.95 delivery. And the cushion is the cutest thing I've seen all week!
So 3 cushions, including a bit of a splurge on the "feature" pigeon = £47.03. Now I just hope the eBay ones are OK and they all look good together. Eeeek. I'm starting to think I'm not brave enough to pull off having a mixture of colours and patterns. To be continued...
I spent last weekend in London visiting my very lovely friend Michelle. We don't get to see much of each other these days so it was wonderful to get to spend a few days together. We had a relaxing couple of days of chatting and strolling around. We had Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson Hotel (which I want to go back and stay in - it was fabulous!) and shopping wise I bought... a belt! Yes a £3.99 belt from H&M was all I bought shopping wise. Minor miracle! I have bought some clothes online recently though so hope to do a bit of a haul post on them next week.
Anyway here are some snaps from my trip including the tea and a local park which don't include me as I was looking rougher than a rough thing!