When I left for the UK at the end of June, I packed one medium suitcase of clothes, shoes and toiletries. When I returned last week, I brought back two large suitcases.Â What caused the extra baggage?
Mmmm, english chocolate.Â How I love thee.Â Oh, and not to forget our other finest export…
There’s nothing like a good cuppa tea.Â It solves all problems. Well, according to most English soap operas.
In addition to the case load of chocolate and tea I brought back, I did manage to squeeze in a few home decor related items. Like a pair of these crystal pineapple lights:
Although it is designed as a pendant lamp, I’m planning on using it as a wall sconce in the spare bedroom. I also had that makeover in mind when I bought these curtains:
The duck-egg blue, cream and chocolate brown work well with the color scheme I had in mind.Â However, I’m not sure I’m actually going use these as curtains.Â I might use the fabric to make a pelmet instead, and use the leftovers to make some coordinating pillows for the bed.Â I’ll be posting an updated moodboard and inspiration photo for the bedroom makeover shortly.
I also brought back a candlestick very similar to the one below – it was a lovely surprise gift from my mum.
In case I had an extra square inch of room that was not being used up in my suitcase, I brought back a duvet set for our master bedroom (very similar to the one below):
I LOVE that teal color.Â So much so that I got a table runner for the dining room in the same palette:
The last items I managed to pack into my overstuffed suitcases were this modern chrome clock, and these wooden letters (actually in white), both of which will live in the dining room.
In fact, the only thing I didn’t manage to bring back was my brother’s adorable spaniel puppy, Ginger…
If I could’ve, I would’ve.Â So, that’s the tale of how I managed to double my baggage coming back from the UK.Â Let’s not get into how much it cost me in excess baggage charges.Â I’m sure it will be all worth it when I see these items in place. What items have you brought back from vacation to use in your home?