Tableware Treats from Kaleidoscope

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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.

Modern placemats

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!

Ceramic vintage jars

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.

scones

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.

marble homeware

The set of four toning mugs is a steal at just £20 and the Mikasa glass water jug is simply beautiful (shown here containing a bunch of artificial roses).

glass water jug

The final finishing touch is the irresistible cutlery set in a rose gold finish.  They would be lovely and eye catching to use at a dinner party or Christmas time.

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So what do you think, are you tempted to treat your table to a few lovely new accessories from Kaleidoscope?

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