Orla Kiely Homeware – Flamingo Gifts

Recently, Flamingo Gifts got in touch to ask if I’d like to try out any of their products, naturally I said yes. As a lover of all things quirky, their products certainly didn’t disappoint – retro style telephones, cute stationery but of course, Orla Kiely! (You know my obsession runs deep.) Sending a list the length of my arm, I looked forward to receiving any Orla item from the list. The very next day, a Saturday, I was greeted by a very chirpy postman holding a very large Orla parcel. Here’s what it contained:

1. Orla Kiely Red Linear Mug // 2. Orla Kiely Herb Plant Pots // 3. Orla Kiely Red Abacus Mug // 4. Orla Kiely Tealight Lantern //

I’m sure you’ll agree, Flamingo Gifts have been very generous. I am thrilled by their choices because I know these are key pieces that I will keep for years. They’re bright, stylish and go with everything in (and outside of) my home. Whilst the spending ban may have come and gone, the lessons it taught me still remain: ‘Look after the pennies, and the pounds look after themselves’. It’s an ancient adage, one that slightly grates on my nerves, but it’s true. Invest only in the things you love. I have few pieces of homeware from the Orla Kiely range, but what I have I use and enjoy. 

Whilst sipping on a coffee shop cappuccino may be one of my favourite things to do, it’s something I rarely do now that I’m trying to save each and every penny. With Starbucks a short walk from my front door, (I know, temptation right there) it’s the ideal place to go when I want to escape the house. Most money saving posts I’ve read say that cutting out your posh coffee addiction can seriously help you to save the pennies. But where does that leave a coffee loving girl like me? 

 
Enjoying a lazy Sunday in the garden. That’s where.
Outside, on my patio, is a right little sun trap. I barely spend any time outdoors when the warmer weather hits, but this year I’m determined it’ll be different. When I saw this wooden table for £15 in Ikea, I decided to invest. I’m so glad I did! Spending an hour in the garden this afternoon with a freshly brewed pot of coffee was the perfect way to keep my ‘back to school’ anxiety in check. 

I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your attention that these are herb planters yet I’ve planted Aloe Vera and two pretty succulents in them. You see, I have a nasty habit of killing plants, even herbs. At least succulents need little water! I’m sure you’ll agree, they look as good indoors at they do outdoors:
 
It’s official. My Orla obsession has reached a brand new high. If all this talk of Orla has you hankering after your own goodies, good news- Flamingo Gifts have 10% off everything and did I mention that First Class delivery is just 1p? 
 
Are you a fan of Orla Kiely homeware?
 
 
*Orla Kiely items kindly sent for review by Flamingo Gifts. All Orla obsessions curated by myself*

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