Most of us shop online fairly regularly these days, don’t we? It just saves so much time – click, pay and wait for the delivery. Simples. Personally, I love the fact that I can sit in my PJs with a cuppa and have a good online browse without all the hassle of parking, jostling with the crowds and queuing up at the till to pay.
So when online fashion and homeware e-tailer Kaleidoscope got in touch with an idea to create a blog post together, I couldn’t wait to hop online and take a look at their collections. Up until then, I had always thought of Kaleidoscope purely as a fashion retailer, with a good range of well known brands. So imagine my delight, as a homeware junkie, when I discovered oodles of fabulous stuff for the house, too!
The kitchen electricals is particularly good with a great choice of smart looking kettles, toasters and fun items too, like crepe or slush makers. Some of the tableware really caught my eye too. So much so that I decided that’s what I would like to showcase here on #tidylife.
The reason is because I’ve become quite fed up with our dining table continually looking like a toy workshop. I thought it was about time I reclaimed it so we could stop having to eat meals off our laps (because, God forbid, I suggest we move the Lego masterpieces-in-progress). So I chose a few lovely things from Kaleidoscope and waited excitedly for them to arrive! Once they had, and the kids were safely off to school, I began to carefully relocate the plastic brick works of art.
A quick polish of our oak table and I could start getting creative with styling the tableware, oh joy!
I loved the colour palette of the Cirque placemats and they formed the basis of the colour scheme. The Cirque dinner set is a great tableware basic in a lovely neutral colour.
I absolutely loved the ceramic Kilner jars when I saw them. In lovely muted colours, they come with a lid so are meant as storage jars, but make a nice little vases too!
I’ve been wanting to get one of these lovely glass domes for a while as they are just so versatile and look great. They can make a really nice centrepiece on a table.
Marble homeware is very popular and trendy right now, so I couldn’t resist the marble ‘Lazy Susan’ – again, another versatile piece, great as a cheeseboard/bread board etc.