I'm learning how to successfully balance my my recent focus on saving, my dislike of clutter, and my absolute penchant for pretty things, colourful things, and/or sparkly things. It's not easy. One trick: as they need replacing, I'm choosing pretty substitutions for the things I use every day. I recently tossed my dollar store oven mitts (that were too thin, riddled with burn holes and made my hands smell weird and chemically) in favor of something 100% more chic and functional, plus better quality: Marimekko Peini Uniko oven mitts from EQ3.
Marimekko (you've seen my pretty pink throw & our shower curtain in the townhouse tour, plus I have a Marimekko dress, which I scored on sale). I'm trying to incorporate more Marimekko textiles in the townhouse, even after a rocky fabric fiasco. Hungarian art and accessories are overwhelming the townhouse, and my Finnish ancestry demands I represent.
If you're familiar with EQ3 or Marimekko, it should come as no surprise that the quality of these oven mitts far exceed that of my previous set! They are durable and extra padded, with a sewn in loop for easy storage. I held a piping hot pan of mac and cheese (straight out of the oven) for waaay too many photos and I didn't feel any heat! As an added bonus: I'm not a huge fan of cooking (Hubs and I just do it to save moolah), but there's something extra fun about putting on these happy mitts before pulling something delicious out of the oven. I think I'm just one matching apron away from actually enjoying cooking! And possibly pretending I'm on a cooking show while I do it.
EQ3 generously provided the Marimekko oven mitts to review, but they were an item I specifically requested. I wanted to townhouse-test a pretty, but practical item! I was not encouraged, prompted, paid or asked to write a positive review. These thoughts are all my own! As is the mac and cheese. Which was delicious.