Monday, May 24, 2010

Bargain Hunting: Portobello Road

My parents' imminent arrival today caused John and I to have a re-think about the current furnishings in our flat (read: panic).  Suddenly, everything looked wrong - from the color of the couch to the number of pillows on our window seat.  Yes, that window seat; the window seat everyone heard me gushing about when we first moved in (I was completely sold on the flat as soon as I spied that lovely view into the garden and claimed it as mine).  Yet, the lack of inspiring pillows didn't exactly make the adorable reading nook call out to me every morning and night as I expected it to.

Utterly convinced we needed a "throw" for our couch, John suggested we prowl Portobello Road market and the Notting Hill area for some ideas.  Passing a small stand selling the ubiquitous embroidered prints above, I saw a great deal on for pillowcases: £3 each for the simple ones above (far L and far R) or £4 each for the quilted variety (3rd from L and 3rd from R), plus £1 extra for an actual pillow.  Great deal, no?  And what a change, as you can see above!  I'll be perched up there more often now - probably blogging.

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