Shopping me Softly – Grey, Yellow & Turquoise Decor for Home

(Previous Shopping Me Softly post.)

I have never really been interested in home decor before now. When I moved out of my childhood home when i was 21, I had the money to buy the essential stuff like furniture and kitchen utensils.

Then I started university. I didn’t work alongside school because of anxiety (I hardly was able to go through school) so I didn’t have the extra money (or energy really) to concentrate on home decor.

Now I’ve been working as a kindergarten teacher for two years (this is my third year). I’m able to save a bit of money despite starting to pay off my student debt.

As my life becomes a bit more stable (financially and mentally) I find myself interested in shopping and home decor:

  1. I now have the energy to focus outside myself (aka my flat).
  2. I can finally shop without feeling quilty since I’m making my own money.

Disclaimer: I’m actually very careful with money and spending. Always been. Since I was a kid. I think I get it from my Dad.

I’m rambling. Let’s get to the point!

In September I visited Kodin 1, a lovely department store that focuses mainly on home decor. And here’s what I got:

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A tin container for tea! The colours fit right in to my kitchen.
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Coasters! I have never in my life used coasters. Actually I’ve found them quite pointless. These were just too cute not to buy. Ok and they were cheap.
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This tiny little plate is for your teabag. It is seriously small, just 9,5 centimeters (3,7 inches) wide.
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A little print that just hit home. Anxiety-wise and colour-wise. Love.
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This is my favourite purchase! Wooden squares which tell the date. I spotted them right away but left them thinking I would never keep them up to date. So what’s the point. But I kept going back to them. And I’m happy to tell you that I actually do keep them up to date and really use them when I need to tell the date. (They’re placed on a shelf above my desk.)

 

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Shopping me Softly – Tarjoustalo

I’ve just now started to enjoy shopping again. (When I was a student and my anxiety was really bad, I practically had no money and didn’t really shop anything for years.) It took surprisingly long after graduating and getting a job and getting a regular paycheck to get to that mindset that I actually can buy some things now.

Anyway, I went to Tarjoustalo with my Mom last week. (Tarjoustalo translates to Bargain House which actually sounds pretty good in English. It’s kind of Finland’s version of Primark. Or a smaller scale Walmart.)

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2 sofa pillows, a t-shirt, calendar, 2 hair brushes and rechargeable batteries
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I was in a serious need of a new hairbrush. (I’ve had my old one for like over a decade. Yikes.) This one felt nice (that sounds weird..). Got a smaller one for my handbag as well.
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(I couldn’t get the camera to focus for the life of me.) This shirt feels so good!
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Here’s a close-up. Very cute!
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The new pillows make the little sofa look much more inviting. ♥