June 21st, 2016
Happy first day of SUMMER!
(at least today is the beginning of the new season in Italy)
Yesterday I hang out with Emma again, as it felt like forever since I’ve seen her (the night before I left for Scotland).
We went to eat a Chopstix, no surprise there, and did some shopping!
I’m not sure I’ve mentioned it here on my blog, but I have been redecorating the “old flat” this past month. Felix and I have been living here in June because we are redoing our bathroom in our “usual place” and needed to move out, and although we were supposed to go back there yesterday, the works are a bit delayed so we are still in this one, for now.
Anyway, the point is that I have been buying a bunch of furniture and decor to make this place nicer, since we left it alone for about a year.
I wanted to give it more of an edge and a modern touch, whilst still keep it elegant and victorian. I got quite a few things in the past 3 weeks, but I am making a video about it which will come out on Thursday so instead of showing everything here today, I will just share the stuff I bough yesterday.
I was specifically searching for: a clock, artificial flowers and pillows. I found what I wanted!
On the left there is a toy Felix brought home a few weeks back, so I did not get it myself, but I wanted to include it because it’s such a fun design and not only you can stick your finger into the whole and play with a tamagotchi-like character, but it works as a clock as well.
The bigger one in the picture is the one I got yesterday, and it was only £8 at HomeSense.
I successfully also found some flowers I could place into these four tiny vases I bought last week from Urban Outfitters. I was being picky with the flowers I wanted because I needed them to be very dainty. These, again from HomeSense, are the ones I’ve settled with, and I’m glad I did because I do think they look just right in those vases.
Still in the same store I got this small vase with artificial succulents, so adorable!
I also picked up a clear tray at Urban Outfitters, simply because I looked at it a while ago but was too expensive, but turned out to be on a 50% sale at the moment, so it was the perfect time to get it.
And finally I got my pillows (in the picture you can see one – HomeSense) of a bright yellow shade. I adore these, and the way they catch the light.
To show how obsessed I have become with yellow lately I included a tiny “Get Happy!” book I found at Urban Outfitters, as well as a cool candle I got from Habitat (the white blanket also is from Habitat).
That’s all. The place is coming along really well, and I can’t wait to show it to you in a few days! I have before and after shots of it, so you will be able to see exactly what has changed and what not. I figured I would vlog the process as it could be somewhat interesting.
Only 2 days left!