I wanted to do something a little bit different today in order to show my appreciation to SF Girl by Bay and Local & Lejos. Quite a while ago now, I entered a giveaway hosted on SFGirlByBay’s blog. It was to win $500 worth of home decor items on Local & Lejos website.
To my great surprise I won! I had never entered a giveaway before let alone an online one. I didn’t expect anything at all. Timing couldn’t have been better though. We have finished a lot of work on the insides of the house, but hadn’t really decorated yet.
I was catching up on some blogs I subscribe to and saw the giveaway. I looked up Local & Lejos and thought, yeah, it would be awesome if I won some stuff. And I loved that everything is Fair Trade.
So here’s my haul!
I got these great bowls! Actually one is a tray. For now they are acting as a placeholder for when we get a large picture or painting to hang over the couch. At least that was the initial idea. We haven’t found anything yet and it’s been ages. I like them though and I think they really fit with the eclectic vibe we have going in the living room. Who knows, maybe we’ll add more bowls.
Next up this great serape. I’ve been dying to have a serape like this for quite some time. I love how bright it is. It instantly makes me think of summer. This past winter I had a thick afghan on the back of the couch. But this winter I think I might leave the serape and just pull out the afghan I used last year when I am absolutely freezing.
This little pillow! These pillows were such a surprise for me. I liked the pattern and how the black and white kind of broke up the colours I had going on in the living room. And it truly is wonderful for propping your head up when your lounging and watching television. But mostly it is the best pillow for napping. The fabric is amazing. The other pillow I thought would be nice in the spare bedroom. To be honest, I wish I had chosen more of these. They are so soft, the fabric is great quality and whatever they used to stuff the pillows is literally the perfect balance between soft and firm great for cradling your head and neck after a long day.
This basket though! I love the colour and it goes great in almost any of the rooms in the house. I’ve seen it on Instagram used as a plant holder. And that’s what we plan on using it for. For now it sits empty. I’m sure we could use it to put pillows or throws in, but we are always looking for the perfect plant to go in there. We want a tall one for a corner in the living room and the basket will be big enough for sure.
I chose these fun tea towels. They make a good accent in my kitchen and it goes with the accent colour of reddy orange I chose.
Finally, I got these plates! I think they are so cool! At one time they had bowls and mugs too, but they were so popular I missed out on those. These plates are hand made and the clay feels so nice. I can’t wait to use these either as trays for dessert or cheese and cracker stuff or even just for dinner. They’re quite heavy and because of that I don’t want to use them everyday. I wouldn’t want to break one while I was doing dishes.
So thanks again to SFGirlByBay for hosting the giveaway and to Local and Lejos for providing such great home goodies for winning. And to both for just being super awesome, so make sure you check them out. SFGirlByBay often hosts giveaways usually for amazing home goods, and her blog is design for the home–it’s super stylish. Local and Lejos has some new stuff in the shop and some things I’ve mentioned in this post so be sure to pay them a visit.
That’s all for now, I’m going to try and make these posts more regular. I kinda got side tracked this summer because I was busy planning my own wedding and getting married yadda yadda yadda. Yes, it was exciting times.