24 October 2018

Buying the bigger items.

The battle of the new television has been fought and won. I lost. The proof of my husband’s persuasive powers now hangs on the living room wall, spanning 65 inches. Hubby and some of our sons decided a new TV was needed. I didn’t see the need but that’s by-the-by. Actually, it has to be said I won some major brownie points as I ended up suggesting getting the super-sized one, because if you’re going to up-size you may as well do it properly. And yes, I must admit, it’s hard to beat David Attenborough programmes on a big screen with awesome clarity and definition.

It’s also true that Netflix has been a little busier and one of my boys has declared compulsory Sunday night movie night, which is more than kinda nice. The last time I got coerced into a major purchase was when we upscaled to a French-door-style fridge (which I love) as per the one I feature here, found in Kitchen Things. I needed no persuading what-so-ever when the idea of comfortable outdoor furniture was mooted, in time for last summer. My point is, sometimes you just need to commit to parting with some serious coin. And so, I have focused on the bigger ticket items this week, finding both my new television and the big fridge at Harvey Norman.

I also made some discoveries along the way. I had a good look at the cordless vacuum cleaners (plenty of options at Godfreys), with some of them resembling weed eaters I thought, but oh, the delight of no cord! Of course, if it’s furniture you are after then Sylvia Park Lifestyle has a plethora of outlets where you can go seeking and finding. Sometimes, it’s just about actually biting the bullet and going out and buying something you have been yearning for – you may not strictly need it, but oh the fun of having it. The Go Pro I found at Torpedo 7 could be one such thing. Speaking of Torpedo 7, there are trampolines there too which transported me back to happy little children days. My older children tell me the Christmas that hubby and I secreted a trampoline into our backyard was momentous – the best childhood Christmas present they tell me.

Back to the here and now … just an assurance – if all this talk about spending up large has your budgeting sensibilities all a-quiver… before too long I’ll be looking at some shopping scores priced at $50 (or maybe $20) or less.

Big Bounce 14ft trampoline, $749.99, from Torpedo 7 | 2. Eames replica chair and stool, $1,599, from The Design Store | 3. Gilmour three-seater, $3871, Hunter Furniture |4. Farmhouse desk, $1,079.40, from Furniture Now |5. Sauber advance handstick vacuum, $599, from Godfreys |6. Alps Display Cabinet, $1,199.00 from Freedom |7. Smeg benchtop coffee machine, $649, from Kitchen things |8. Repose Chaise, $1,700, from NOOD |9. Benton Queen Bed Frame, $690.50, from PK Furniture |10. Antique wedding cabinet, $3,395, from The Importer |11. Go Pro Hero5 Black, $399.99, from Torpedo 7 |12. Samsung ice and fridge French Door Fridge Freezer, $3,499, from Kitchen Things.

Note: Prices mentioned, and availability of products featured are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more.