So to try and tame my impatient beast I decided to start thinking ahead to when we have Tilley back home. I like to do something I call imaginary retail therapy. How does that work? Well...as Inigo Montoya would say "Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up". It is very much like window shopping, but with a plan in mind and more information gathering.
There are things we know we will need for Tilley after her makeover. Practical things like storage boxes, dishes, cutlery and so on and so on... The easiest way to do imaginary retail therapy is online. You can easily Google items of interest and see what pretties magically appear. Like these lovely storage solutions:
Restoration Hardware storage solution A little pricey, but so beautiful.
The other thing I have been searching for are plates (dishes in general) that are non-breakable and practical, but fit with the steampunk look. This is a little harder. I would like to get melamine or similar but not in crazy summer colours like bright orange or lime green - not that I don't love these colours but not for Tilley.
This I do love!
The Bongenre website is amazing! Bongenre Elegant Melamine Who knew you could purchase such lovely melamine dishware.
So to conclude - the therapy continues (with a little occasional dark chocolate thrown in) to help me relax until our Tilley is home again.