Homeware | Cumbria Staycation Haul

Following on from last week's lookbook, I thought I'd do a post on some homeware bits I picked up in Cumbria. Some of what I got was actually from Poundworld and B&M Bargains so you can likely find them all over the country, whilst the other things I got are a little harder to come by but still easily found online.

Whilst we had some time to kill in Whitehaven, my mum and I stumbled upon a small retail park. When I say small I mean just McDonald's, Carpet Right, B&M Bargains and Poundworld. So after realising we never really go in B&M, we decided to have a nose at their homeware section, and we were very pleasantly surprised.
This make-up organiser (which I'm saving until I move back to university, hence the lack of unboxing in the photo) cost a measly £3.99 and it's of a perfectly adequate size to fit all my favourite make-up products, with a range of different sized slots. The two cream crates do have a few marks on them and could do with a bit of sanding along the top, but at £4.99 for such a pretty design I really can't complain. My mum and I came to the conclusion that we all too often overlook B&M bargains as they had lots of really gorgeous, good quality home accessories to choose from.

Next we popped over to Poundworld, where I picked up these jars - not for £1 each as you might assume, but actually on 2 for £1! The colour options were the clear ones above, a pink, a blue or a purple. I decided to go for the clear ones as I didn't like how bright the other ones were and also felt the clear jars show off the contents better. Saying that, I'm going to use mine to store plain cotton pads - which isn't half as exciting as the hama beads I used in the photo.

As Cumbria is the home of Beatrix Potter, the majority of gift shops we went into during the week had something to do with her work. I got these lovely little tins for £4.95 at a shop in Hawkshead. They're adorably patterned with the original illustrations from her stories and all contain a different kind of tea - one is English Breakfast, one is English Afternoon and the other is Earl Grey. These tins were also available in a larger size which had 20 teabags of each of those flavours. However, these being smaller tins actually contain loose tea instead which I didn't realise at the time, so I may have to go out and buy myself a tea strainer...

Earlier this week I published a post about my first experiences with a brand called Bomb Cosmetics. Whilst I was in Cumbria, quite a few gift shops stocked some of their products and as neither my home-city of Leicester or my university-city of Sheffield seem to stock the brand anywhere, I couldn't pass up an opportunity to try something else from them. I got this piped candle for £10 which as you can see looks absolutely delicious, and I can tell you that it smells gorgeous too! I haven't had the chance to try it out yet but it claims to have a burn-time of 30 to 35 hours and I'm really looking forward to filling my room with its wonderful scent. That is if I can bear to melt its pretty piping away!

 My final purchase to show you, I'm so excited about I even attached twice the amount of photos! We're Going on a Bear Hunt was a huge favourite of mine as a kid (right up there with The Hungry Caterpillar) so you can imagine my delight when the Peter Rabbit & Friends shop in Bowness stocked this lovely set of mini suitcases. As you can see, they come in three sizes and are wonderfully colourful and detailed. I can't wait to use them for bedroom storage!

Thanks for taking the time to read my post, and I hope you enjoyed it! Do let me know some thoughts down in the comments below, I'd love to hear from you!