I’ll admit it: I shopped when I was across the border, so this post is about stuff. Stuff stuff stuff. Because Hubby & I don’t buy each other gifts – ever – we are able to set aside a little money to treat ourselves to something nice every once in awhile.
I think I must have been inspired by the vintage magazines we found in our holiday rental because I splurged on a brightly hued soft-as-lamb Marimekko wool blanket on our trip to Finn Style. It is such a bold, cheery (kinda retro) colour – and it was on sale! Our house can be chilly, so I’m looking forward to curling up with my new blanket, and a homemade latte, on the sofa. But it also looks good on our bed . . .
I had another blanket that my grandma crocheted tossed on the bed prior to the arrival of the Marimekko blanket. One will live downstairs by the sofa, and the other in the bedroom because I am too lazy to move a blanket around as I need it. It also feel too much like something a toddler would do.
If the pink one stays, I think the paintings (which I have been dying to tweak) need some brightening up. See my horrible rendering below.
One thing to note about the blanket is that it shed a bit of pink fuzz. Bah! So I washed it with my Eucalan, line dried it and now it seems to shed less and less. That’s why it’s a bit wrinkly in the photos: it’s already been through the wringer.
I also scored this Marimekko dress – the same one in the Lucky article that drew me to the store. It was 80% off and covers my skull-crushing knees. Happy dance. I was going to picture it actually on me, but no one needs to see my winter-hairy legs. I’ll show you in the summer.
The Lucky article. Spot the dress? Top right, inside the red box.
At T.J. Maxx I bought this Dooney & Bourke purse for a song. I don’t normally go ga-ga for brands but I have been burned by random-brand leather handbags from Winner’s. I spent so much money having a particularly annoying leather bag fixed that now I only buy labels I trust. In real life, this purse is a gorgeous chalky grey with a hint of purple, trimmed in a lovely shade of purple-ly/plum (Hubby hates when I start naming colours this way).
That’s my haul! Lucky for me, Hubby only bought some teeny-tiny-tool-a-ma-bob so there was plenty of space in his suitcase for my finds.
Did you make any fabulous post-holidays purchases? Were there good sales in your city?