Not with the talented lady herself. I wish! For I've been a big big fan of her work for a long time now - it was a good day, the day I received my first happy red Stem bag in the mail years ago.
It's her bed linen plastered with her signature prints that I'm talking about.
I've wanted some since the Orla Kiely House line was launched but the strong Pound Sterling and shipping cost kept my hankering at bay.
A few months ago, Myers, one of the two local retail giants, decided to stock the range! I ran to the store on Day #1 but minus shipping cost, the duvet cover and a pair of pillowcases were still beyond the reach of unemployed me.
I've always been very bad at holding back when it comes to shopping but I thought then that I should wait for the Myer sale - everything but the range were on sale in the bed linen department. Bah.
I nearly bought them last week when I was out shopping, at full retail price, with the Myers gift certificates that we recently swapped our credit card points for but didn't because I was feeling poor after splurging on pressies for my mom and dad.
I'm glad I didn't because two days ago, I received a mailer from Myers about their 5-Day Summer Private Sale (from today to Sunday 1 November) for store cardholders, with vouchers that I can use for discounts in the bedding department!
~ Duvet cover & pillowcases = (+) $219.90
~ Discount with vouchers = (-) $60.00
~ Gift certificates = (-) $150.00
Amount I had to pay = $9.90!
I scored the Bargain of the Century because I wasn't my usual impatient and impulsive shopping-self! Wow.
I'm out of gift certificates but the discount vouchers can be re-used right up to the last day of the sale. Sorely tempted to get another set in the Multi Stem print (the colourful one on the boxes) - it's my all-time favourite Orla print but I picked the Car Park today because I thought the boyfriend might appreciate having some slightly more boy-like bed linen around. Or should I wait?