Ring - Prickig Katt
Nails - Topshop in 'Sketch'
I wrote a post last week, which can be found here, about a wonderful shop called Prickig Katt that I discovered tucked away in a corner of Gothenburg. However, I was so wrapped up in my utter delight at having uncovered such a gem, that I didn't get around to showing you what I actually bought, which was this ring. There were so many to choose from and I honestly wanted to bring them all home. What caught my eye about this one was the ovular shape, which I love in rings in general, and the combination of metal detailing and statement stone. It only cost me 98sek, the same price as the majority of their rings, and at around £9.00 I thought it was a pretty good buy.
As usual though, the story does not stop here. What actually excited me more than my purchase, or at least equally so, was the beautiful wrapping of it. Just as I get a lot of joy by clothes wrapped in tissue paper and shoes which come with dust bags, the attention to detail just blew my mind. Before I bore you with another declaration of love for Prickig Katt, I'll let some pictures do the talking.
As the lady at the counter was putting together this ensemble, I was too busy gushing about how much I loved her shop to pay much attention to what she was doing, and it wasn't until I came home that I really noticed the tiny heart-print package I had been given. I carefully pulled opened the sealed cone and out popped the daintiest shredded pink paper, which I thought looked just beautiful against the brown paper.
And there, nestled amongst this wondrous wrapping, was my ring. Is it over the top to say I felt a little emotional as I worked it out of the tightly packed paper? It's true, anyway. There was just something about the detailing of the presentation that made the whole experience so much more satisfying than paying £20 for a Topshop sales assistant to fling you a plastic bag with a ring rattling around inside on a plastic tag. I know that some people shop simply as a means to an end, but I enjoy the activity itself, and it's details like this that make me that much more willing to part with my money. It was almost worth my 98sek simply to spend the best part of an afternoon devouring that tiny shop and then to get the pleasure of unwrapping my little parcel when I got home. Of course though, it was a great bonus that this beauty was inside the package, and that I get to adore it on my hand on many occasions in the future. So let's just have a few moments of appreciation, for Prickig Katt and for all their treasures...