Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Orla Old and New

Oh, Target, why must you torture me so? Thank goodness I had the excuse of creating a guest room to justify just a few Orla Kiely purchases. When I first saw the preview photos, these boxes were the last thing I thought I'd buy. I thought they were just cardboard things that you put together, but they're fabric-covered and very well-made. I used them to hide my husband's motley collection of paperback books.


Of course I had to have a tablecloth. It's a couple of yards of Orla for only $19.99! One quick seam, and it fits perfectly in the doorway to my attic. How long it serves as a curtain remains to be seen....


It's killing me to pass up the kitchen things,especially the glasses, but I don't really need them, so I'll try to hold out. I do have one Orla piece in my kitchen.


A tea tin! This was the first thing I bought on our last trip to Ireland. Only €7.95 and it's filled with 160 teabags!

6 comments:

Laine said...

Do I see a skirt in that tablecloth/curtain's future?

Darling Petunia said...

Why yes, Laine, how'd you guess? :-D

Anne said...

I, too have succumbed to the call of the Orla stuff at Target! I'm going back for more this weekend.

Occasional Martha said...

Thank you, Ms.Petunia (or shall I call you Darling?) for your kind comments on my blog! And might I add, I was a little giddy and a lot flattered to see that you had dropped by before I even had a chance to post at WR! I've followed your blogs for a long time now, and always have found them to be inspiring and fun.
Good luck with your own apron scraps...can't wait to see what you do with them!

Darling Petunia said...

Oh, Anne, I'm using all my willpower to stay away!

Darling Petunia said...

Occasional Martha, it could be ages before I actually do anything with my apron scraps, but seeing your little versions made me feel not-so-crazy for hanging onto them!