Yesterday I told you guys my story about Hickey's...well aside from handing out makeup advice like nobody's business I actually had gone there with a purpose! (For those of you that don't know, Hickey's is a fabric shop :) In my last decor post, I mentioned that I had gotten some curtains for my room. The only problem is that our apartment didn't come with any hooks to pin back the curtains and my room tends to be quite dark so I wanted to maximise the window space! I came up with the idea of tying ribbon around the curtains for a girly feel and I went with pink chiffon to bring out the other pink accents in the room. I think it worked out pretty well! I was quite proud of myself being that usually my creativity doesn't stretch that far...and I'll be the first to admit it!
And the best part about this idea? It's super affordable ;) The ribbon only cost me about €2! If you don't have curtain hooks in your bedroom maybe this will inspire you!
My window as it looks right now...oh and no I have STILL not hung my frame yet :-/ I'm so lazy!
I also picked up a new lamp in Hickey's as they were half off! This one is a dark pink, and I got the smaller size. I was very happy to change my lamp as the one I had before was gross...it came with the apartment which, to be fair to our landlord, is actually furnished very well overall but there are a few odd pieces here and there like the old gaudy gold lamp and a random velveteen rocking chair in Jonathan's study...um yeah.
And since we're on the topic of decor, say hello to my new pink orchid! This is my newest "victim", as my friend Charlotte would say...like her I seem to have a wonderful talent for killing any plant that finds its way into my home...the only plant I have ever managed NOT to murder is our one stubborn little cactus whom we bought for the grand total of 50p in Bournemouth. That trusty cactus has been with my fiancé and me a very long time...even longer than our two babies Albi and Sina! I almost consider it to be our first child...okay not really. But it feels like it's part of the family. Now it sits on the windowsill and occasionally gets nibbled on by Sina when I'm not looking (needless to say it's not a prickly cactus...hahaha!).
I really hope I don't kill this pretty orchid though. It's too beautiful to die :( But the first (and only) orchid I ever had didn't last very long so I don't have high hopes for this one...any tips on how not to murder your plants would be much appreciated!
I also bought this Simply Home Yankee Candle in no other than "Vanilla Frosting". I always have to burn candles that smell like dessert, it tricks all my neighbours into thinking that I'm a domesticated woman who bakes a lot of cakes. Hehehe...
Both the candle and orchid are from B&Q.
And now a few more snaps just to show you what a beautiful day it was :) Here are 3 more of my victims who are miraculously still alive.
Albi and Sina enjoying the sunshine! They love when the back door is left open so they can sit on the step and look out :)