Tag: Orla Kiely

It’s only Crofton but I like it…

16cm pan

I wasn’t familiar with Crofton until I saw a post on Instagram – I do find, once you’ve filled up your followers lists with people who have the same interests and obsessions as you, Instagram is a great way of discovering things! 
Somebody posted a photo of some lovely enamelware – a weakness of mine! I assumed it was Orla Kiely, from the design, but it turned out to be Aldi’s new range of homeware, which was apparently introduced this week.

Large decal oven dish

Well, call me shallow, but after I’d given Baby his toast and first taste of scrambled egg this morning (we are all loving the weaning!) I knew what my mission for the day was.

Crofton 3.5L Casserole Dish

We headed to our nearest Aldi and gave the range the once over. I was very restrained and only bought the oven dish – I know I’ll use that, whereas the casserole dish – though lovely – will rarely get any use as I don’t often cook casseroles and if I do, with only two of us to eat them, they aren’t that large! It was tough to walk away with only one piece though: those green decals do appeal to something deep inside my soul!

I looked at some of the other bits in the range, and quite liked this storage jar and the pastel pans too. If you’re a fan of the vintage mid century designs and pastel colours it’s definitely worth checking out as a budget alternative. You may need to be quick though, I’ve a feeling it’ll be popular!

It is with a thrifty head on I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!

It’s only Orla Kiely but I like it…

I just had to share this with you.

I’ve been a fan of Orla Kiely’s 70s inspired designs for a while.




I seem to find myself drawn more and more to these organic patterns. Not sure if they’re Mid Century Mod or just another style I like that I’ll have to fit in some how!

Anyway, this week Douwe Egberts have launched their packaging with some Orla Kiely patterns. Their jars are reusable and if I drank coffee (which I don’t) I’d definitely be buying their brand in order to use them for storage.


From what I can gather online, Co-op stores are stocking them currently, but other supermarkets will have them from next week. I am off on a hunt tomorrow and I will let you know how I get on. I need to bag some of these babies for my kitchen shelves!


It is with a mission I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!