1. a stand for my record player 2. a cosy arm chair for the living room 3. the perfect lasagne/shepherds pie/apple crumble dish 4. For soups, stews and pies 5. yes, I have a kettle, but it's just not as pretty as this one! 6. I have a door knob project in my head that will look fabulous if I ever get around it it. 7. It's hard to believe, but we don't actually own that many mugs. Le Creuset ones please!
This weekend fingers crossed (!) my final ikea order should arrive and I will be able to unpack the last of my boxes, mainly books awaiting a bookshelf, and actually feel like I'm moved into my flat. And hopefully take some photos too!
James and I moved straight from our respective parents' houses to our flat, which was unfurnished, and so it's been a bit of an experiment over the past month to work out what we needed to buy, while trying to keep the cost down. We've begged and borrowed a lot of our things second hand from relatives, had a few very generous gifts, and I sold approximately half my belongings at a car boot fair and an auction, so we've managed to get the basics for a home together.
Unfortunately that hasn't left a lot of pennies for the fun things that I want, rather than need, so they've had to go on the wishlist for now.
If you've gone through the process of setting up home for the first time, I'd love to know any stories you have of bargain furniture, antiques 'borrowed' off Grandma, or blowing your kitchen budget on a teacup?!
ps I used this guide from pugly pixel to make the collage.