Tuesday, 13 January 2009

milk + cookies


The aftermath: not too bad for a two-year-old!

In between the ridiculously hot days we've been having here, we were thrown a rather cold 17C day last week. Seeing as it came straight after a 40C day, I considered it freezing and was expecting snow. So, being all overcast and uninspiring, I decided it was a good cookie day. And just to blow my own trumpet here, my choc chip cookies are the yummiest. Look hideous, taste heavenly. Anyway, Z and I whipped up a batch and gathered 'round the coffee table to scoff them down, perched on my Chrissy presents from Steve (that I bought! And my gift to him was clothes that he bought! We don't really like surprises). Aren't they lovely? I'd been searching for these poufs for what seemed like forever. Well, I knew where to get them, but I was after a bargain. And finally - finally! - I found one. Bless eBay.

So, here's what you need to know. Even with the crappy Aussie dollar, each was $150 (inc postage from the UK), which is a good $50 less than the next best price I found for something similar. They're new, leather, handstitched in Morocco and are sold unstuffed to keep postage costs to a minimum. Stuffed, they stand at about 30 centimetres and are 50cm in diameter. They're perfect for the kids - Z has taken up residence on the one at the end of the table for lunch, drawing, reading and just hanging out. But don't let their size fool you - these things are bottomless pits of storage space. In one there is a sleeping bag, queen-size woolly mattress protector, two good-sized garbage bags filled with baby clothes and there is still space for more. The other has another two bags of old clothes, a doona and some of Steve's old shirts. Great storage for old stuff, but be warned: they do smell rather yucky on the inside so don't put good stuff in there in case it doesn't come out in the wash!

Want one? You can get them here: Leather World Shop. They also come in a range of other colours like maroon, fuchsia and turquoise. I know what my sisters are getting for their birthdays this year!

11 comments:

Calirel said...

I like the plate-mats ! :)

belinda graham said...

Hi Calirel! Thanks - they're from www.venucci.com.au x

lady T said...
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lady T said...

ohhh i am completely coveting your poufs! thanks so much for the link, when i find some extra $$$ i'll be getting one for sure. they look heavenly in white.

jac said...

Isn't it funny how you see the same thing over and over! Isn't there a word for that (serendipity?) I saw these only yesterday:
http://simplystated.realsimple.com/home/2008/11/poufs-floor-pil.html

Clearly yours do not smell like wet cows though!

I bought the felt animal placemats from Venucci and they're great!

belinda graham said...

haha thanks for that link Jac - too funny. I think Holly was being extra nice - they actually smell rather like cow manure when you first get them, but that's because they zipper is open (as I said, the inside doesn't smell great!). But a little airing outside on a dry night before stuffing and they're totally fine!

Danimezza said...

They are simply beautiful

Rosie said...

Oh I LOVE these..and $150 is such a good price! Hmm, not to decide between these...and the gorgeous Moroccan style side tables on your wish list! Our new house is going to be full before we move! Oh...and its Peachy Keen here...I can finally link to my new blog!

Natalie Walton said...

Bay Swiss has a sale on poufs at the moment (well, the store at World Square in Sydney does) and they're only $149!!!

belinda graham said...

hi peachy! nat, i didn't think bayswiss was around anymore? All the stores I know of closed down or changed to freedom. I assumed they'd gone bust... good to know there is still one around. loved them! x

melissa@yummygoods said...

hi! i just found your blog as i was searching for a pic of Amy Butler's gift bags for a blog post(we design fabric for the same company.)
I love your blog and will definitely be coming back. I have been drooling over those leather poufs for years!
melissa