Who doesn't love homeware? I feel like you hit a certain age and then all of a sudden traipsing round IKEA becomes more of a much-loved hobby than a chore. It probably coincides with being of the age of moving out, whether that be moving out for uni or for work.
Today's post is a bit of a mix of homeware and blogging props and kinda just stuff that can be used for both, although lets face it, I've probably already Instagrammed most of this stuff.
I also wanted to show you guys that you don't have to spend a fortune on blogging props to make a photo look pretty!
All of these items came from an impromptu shopping trip to Home Bargains. I went in for some sweets (I realise I'm not 7 anymore, but a girl sometimes needs a sugar rush...) and cereal, and came out with this lot. If there's one thing that I'd miss by moving down south, it would be Home Bargains. I LOVE this place.
The first thing I picked up from Home Bargains was this dead cute milk bottle and straw. I think these have been around for a while now haven't they? But they're just so cute! And they make drinking whatever you choose to put in them a little bit more fun too, right? Oh, and it was 99p!
I also then picked up these beautiful fake flowers that you can see below. As you'll probably know from my Instagram, I already had my beloved red rose from an IKEA haul wayyyyyy back when I first started my blog, so these lovely yellow peonies were just a must have (at 59p they were also an absolute steal!) to add to the collection.
Have I mentioned I love a good cuppa? Well, y'know, just incase... I love a good cuppa.
How friggin' cute are these tea-cups and saucers! They have rather a Cath Kidston look about them with the patterns that have been chosen, and they are the perfect thing to brighten up your kitchen. These beauties were £1.50 each. I probably should have only got one but, well... INDECISIVENESS.
While we're on the subject of tea, I could not resist these next two. I realise I probably went a bit overboard on the whole cup/mug thing, but everything in Home Bargains is so cheap, I literally got them all for the price of one somewhere else. Or that's what I was telling myself as I dropped them in my basket.
I don't think I even need to say anything about these two. At least now I'll never get coffee tasting tea when I forget to rinse my coffee mug out before making a cup of tea. Again, probably shouldn't have got both. Oh well. £1.50 again guys. £1.50!
The next item that caught my eye definitely wasn't right next to the tea cups.... okay it was. And it's tea related again. DON'T JUDGE ME GUYS. Its the small things.
We have a proper tea set in the flat, with a gorgeous floral tea-pot and cosy and everything, but the one thing thats missing? A milk jug.
Keeping things elegant and simple, this jug is just plain white all around with the exception of this lovely gold detail that runs along the edges. Its so flippin' photogenic too! I'm gonna leave you guys to guess the price of this one. *ahem* It may have been less than £1.
The next few things I'm about to show you were from a few different places, but I wanted to share these with you too, so I thought I might as well just pop them on the end!
Coffee shot cup! I can't explain how tiny and cute this cup is! I've tried to show it against my hand but I feel like you still can't grasp the size of it. It's just so tiny and comes with it's own mini saucer as well. I haven't actually used this one yet because I actually don't like straight coffee shots.. but if you do, this from IKEA would be perfect! If I remember rightly (we're talking a few months ago here) I think this was about £3.
The pink rose featured in these photo's was also part of the same haul (linked above) that I purchased my red rose in, so if you need further details on these, click here.
The last thing I got when I was going a bit homeware crazy was this jar/jug/glass thing? I can't think what the proper name is! A bit like the milk bottle, I feel like these quirky glasses have been around for a while, and I love putting my smoothies in here, I'm not gonna lie, I do feel pretty cool. But, look, they also make pretty cute vases too! This particular one was £3 from Matalan. I always underestimate Matalan, and then proper love it when I go in!
Hopefully, this post might have given you a few ideas as to the loadssss of different but cheap things you can use for photo's and blogs and goodness knows what else we use them for now. All of the items from Home Bargains only came to £8.50, and you can guarantee I'll get a fair few more photo's and uses out of them yet!