A few years ago when i was backpacking around the world, i discovered Bed, Bath and Beyond. I was in HEAVEN. I swear i have never seen such a huge store devoted to just tableware, curtains, bedspreads, towels, bathroom bits and pieces and more. For you fellow Aussies it’s like the Manchester section of spotlight, but four times the size (well the store i went into was anyway). We arrived in LA after 18 months of traveling with just a 55 litre backpack each, and they were stuffed to the brim. You can imagine how i felt seeing all these different and new products that we couldn’t get back home, not to mention the fact i was starved of luxury items after backpacking for 18 months. The biggest luxury we were used to was checking into a hostel that had hot water. It was a fantastic, life changing, eye opening trip, but boy did i have to drop my standards on what was acceptable in terms of transport, accommodation and culinary delights. After all that time, the site of thick towels, clean, crisp linen and indulgent bathroom products had me almost screaming in delight. But of course we couldn’t buy anything as our bags were already full and we had a return ticket with a weight limit and a massive excess baggage fee, oh and not much money left after traveling for so long.
We were in LA for about a week waiting for our flight home, just in time for Christmas and we were exhausted. You know how you feel after a long trip, you have had a great time but look forward to going home, well after being away from home, and on the move every few days to a new and exciting destination, we were absolutely tapped of energy. So we did a few of the typical LA tourist things then we mostly hung out in out Inglewood hotel watching cable TV. Yes you read right i did say Inglewood, we were out of money and it was the only place we could afford for a week. It was entertaining that’s for sure. The one saving grace was the Bed, Bath and Beyond store just down the road. Just about every day, when we had had enough of the TV we would wander down to the street and spend a few hours exploring the massive store. We saw every inch of it and wanted to buy just about everything. I’m not sure if it is because we were so home sick, for Australia and all things that make you feel at home (i.e clean linen, towels etc), or because the store is actually as good as we remember it to be but i would love have a little browse again now that i have space and money. *Sigh* I miss Bed Bath and Beyond.
Anyway, sorry about the long rant, the actual point of this post was to show you the Bed, Bath & Table catalogue. The name of the Australian shop is very similar and i always accidentally refer to it as bed bath and beyond. They sell homewares as well but not to the same scale of bed bath and beyond. I was shocked to discover that they don’t have a website. Don’t you find that weird in this technological age? Anyway the Christmas catalogue is out and i thought i would share the eye candy. Enjoy!
Are birds still in?
I love that they have used different side tables in the photo below. Well one is a chair but you know what i mean.
I just love the glass fronted hutch. I am desperate for one of these in my house.
Not a huge fan of the messy styling in this shot but the hutch is nice.
Red stripes are high on my like list at the moment, so the towel and deck chair below is perfect.