I've been saving up nice bottles to use as vases. It's a shame to throw them out when the packaging is so pretty. Belvoir and Fentiman's are my favourites so far, but I'm always on the lookout. The best thing about them is that you can only for about three stems in each, so you can have flowers in every room for hardly any money (my daffodils were 65p, thanks Tesco. I have a whole jug-full on the dining table too).
Other favourites include the marvellously Art Deco
bottle. St. Germain is the best addition to your summer G&T, like, ever. Chambord used to have a cool bottle like the Vivienne Westwood
, but then they
There's a lot of nice packaging around to recycle - Tiptree jam jars are nice for putting yoghurt and muesli in for lunch, and there's a cafe round the corner from us where they use Tate and Lyle golden syrup containers to hold cutlery on each table, which looks fab (I'm trying to finish our syrup so I can copy them).
Enough about bottles - today I was looking for some red shoes, and decided to try H&M on the off-chance they would have some nice ones. What did I see but that they have collaborated with Swedish Hasbeens, and made these shoes:
Basically, they're not the exact ones I wanted, but they are the right shade of red, and they're amazingly comfortable. Oh yeah, and they cost £35. Hasbeens are normally about £160 for sandals, and OH YEAH I got a free bag as well! The same as the one in the picture! Best shopping surprise ever. They look like they've come straight out of the 1970s, so they're going to go a treat with my Heidi dress.
I love effortless shopping. Love it.