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?