Friday, May 25, 2007

Next Please

Earlier in the week on our lunch break Maz and I took a trip to Childer's Road Retail Park, a bad idea (it was Maz's idea...) as I ended up buying a pair of shoes from Dorothy Perkins, although they were on sale so I paid a ridiculously cheap price for them so I don't think it really counts! The fact that they don't really fit need not be mentioned...

I digress! My point was that we also visited Next while we were there and I just love all of their reasonably priced homeware. I don't know why but I never remember to visit Next and each time I do I'm pleasantly surprised. Here are a few things I liked...



This dinner set is €36. for 12 pieces, as is the Tahiti one below...



These Black conical glasses are €22. for a set of 4 and the best thing about them is that they are dishwasher safe



I loved these ceramic place mats, the picture shows the coasters as the Next website doesn't have a picture of the placemats but you get the idea! The place mats cost €19. for a set of two as far as I remember. Maz and I agreed that we would hate the sound of the plate on top of the ceramic place mat (!) and if I was to buy these I would actually use them as serving plates for hors d'oeuvres or starters like the Brazilian Agate ones I posted about earlier in the week, obviously this wouldn't work if your starter was soup! But would be perfect for little nibbles, crackers and cheese etc.



Maz spotted this bread bin which is very similar to one from Nigella Lawson. The great thing about this is that the lid is your bread board. At €32. however its much much cheaper than Nigella's one!



Its barely distinguishable from Nigella's one shown below, I know which one I'd be "splashing out" on!

2 comments:

Maz said...

You're sooo going to miss those impromptu trips to Childers Rd when I leave!! You'll have to come into town to meet me instead - think of all the shops to chose from there!!

MT said...

Yeah but if you consider how long it would take me to drive in to the city and park, allowing time to drive back out again within an hours lunch break that would give us hmmm approx. 4 and a half minutes to look in the shops!