Thrifty things – salt & pepper skull

During another one of my charity shop splurges, I saw these salt & pepper skull shakers and couldn’t resist. I have a thing for skulls. So much so that I’m going to have to start a new category in my blog for them alone. They’re cool and piratey. I like pirates. And I also like the idea of shaking a skull over my dinner.
Oxfam, Rathfarnham – €5 for the pair.

Alternative one night stand

Up until last week I had a rather generic, and dare I say boring bedside table. I decided to give it away via an amazing site – Freecycle – where you can post your unwanted items and others nearby can choose to scoop them up for free. I gave away said bedside table as well as an equally generic mini desk we had for years.
What prompted this was my increasing interest in alternative bedside tables. There are so many vintage-esque homemade and creative bedside combinations out there.

Old trunks and suitcases | I’ve always wanted an old trunk to keep all my blankets in. Out of these examples, I’m going more for the table-suitcase combo on the right. Lovely layers.

Bedside chair | I tried this look in our second bedroom, but our spare room is quite narrow and it doesn’t work. It just looks like I mashed a chair beside the bed. I still really like this look, and think it brings a more comforting and a welcoming feeling to a bedroom.

Old hat boxes | I have a couple kicking around my apartment already. A lovely floral TK Maxx hat box which holds my unusual swimsuit collection, and a super-cute Celia Birtwell travel case, that my boyfriend got me a couple of Christmas’ ago, which I actually use. I just need to collect more to make a suitable side table …

Storage crates | for more of a masculine touch to your bedroom; should too many mini pillows and flowers make it this far, your man can feel like he’s claimed part of the room back. Or at least that’s what I tell mine.
Image 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 {working on linkage} and 8.

A day made of glass

An interesting and exciting idea of the not-too-distant future from Corning. They’ve put their spin on an ideal future incorporating technology and glass.

I can’t help but think everyone will also have to walk around with a bottle of window cleaner since my OCD immediately thought of the overwhelming amount of finger prints on everything. Everywhere.