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Round up: Hanging fruit bowls

For simply aaaaages I’ve been wanting a hanging fruit bowl in our kitchen. Not just to free up some bench space (although that is always useful) but to add another dimension to the kitchen. So far we’ve been pretty slack in getting some more arty layers added. We got the basics in and I love how functional our kitchen is despite its smallness, but it is lacking some personality in the way of feature art.

So, I’ve just done it. I’ve made a purchase that is the first step in making our kitchen a little more layered.

But first, here’s a quick round up of 6 of my finds. Most of them are more crafty by nature, but there’s a couple that would look just as at home in a totally modern and minimal space.

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– Three tiers of handmade, available in a range of colours, from Etsy
Cocoon planter and fruit bowl in one
– Wire basket from Tea Pea (this one would need you to attach the hanger part, but it can’t be too hard can it?!)
Modern macrame in lilac and lemon
– Rope hanging planter (which this Etsy crafter is bring out in a fruit bowl style in the near future)

And now I’m going to leave you guessing as to which one I’ve bought! But if you can’t wait, I’ve already spoiled the surprise on Facebook!

 

A curtain call

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Last week you got a peek of the curtains in the lounge when I got all summery and rearranged it, along with a promise that I’d share the bedroom ones real soon. Is now soon enough?!

I’ve done a bit of less than artful cropping, so my apologies for the substandard photos. I’m just really starting to get irritated by the ugliness slash junkroom-ness of the master and spare bedrooms, so I didn’t even want to see the worst bits through my viewfinder, let alone share them with you all. One day I’ll be excited to show you every little nook and cranny, but not just yet ok?

This is the spare bedroom… all pretty and light with those dreamish curtains over our black out blinds –

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At US$4.99 a pair, these are an absolute bargain, and the smile value for money is huge! Get yours here at Ikea. The only catch is having someone in the US (or Australia or the UK) to help you out with shipping them beyond the edge of the Ikea world to l’il old NZ.

Here’s how they look in the master bedroom:

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Oh I just can’t get over how much of a difference such a flimsy piece of material makes to not just the window, but the whole room. The way they filter the light… oh yes I could get poetic if you let me!

But how about I just show you a couple more close ups instead?

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Gorgeois! (pron. Gorge-wah)

You can see they are quite an open weave, which frightened me a little when I first saw them (like old 80s net curtains) but I’m well over that now, and actually they’ll go perfectly with my macrame plant holder (my eyes are peeled, watch out TradeMe!).

In case you missed the two part story of the DIY curtain rods, you can read it here and here.

By the way, wasn’t it quite the morning with Oracle bringing it to 8-8. I have butterflies and they’re not going anywhere until the final race is over. C’mon boys!