Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sharing My Home - Part 1

Ever since we started working on our house, buying furniture, adding soft furnishings and accessories, etc.. basically making our house a home, we have been asked many many times, "Where did you find that?", "How much is this?", "It must be expensive!", "Could you please get the same one for me?", "I'd love to have one too!" And I love the look on our relatives' and friends' faces when they find out how cheap/reasonable I got the stuff for :o) The only advantage I have is that I love to shop around and find the best bargains. Finding a good deal is a challenge and one that I love to take :o) Diamond style on a dime, or so they say..

So, when I was out hunting recently, I found some beautiful and really reasonably priced items and it got me to thinking, why don't I get some extra to share with you? So the following are the stuff that I have bought for my own home and I would like to share with you and please know that:

(1) I only put up the items that I would use myself in my own home (and I'm fussy when it comes to that! :o)) up for sale, so please do not worry about the quality;

(2) The items are all brand new and are in limited quantity as I only buy one or two extras to share;

(3) This is my home style, I don't expect everyone to share my taste, so only purchase if you love the items, as I lovingly choose to share them with you;

Happy shopping!

I found some beautiful gourmet bottles that were really reasonable priced. It would look beautiful in your kitchen. Can be used to fill with cooking oil, liquid soap and also sauces i.e. soya sauce, etc.

I used to eye these bottles in Metrojaya, where they used to sell them at RM49.90 each. I would pick them up off the shelves, admire them and put them back :o) hehe.. I was totally grinning from ear to ear when I found these for much cheaper :o)
Roses Gourmet Bottle
view from one side
view from another side
size: 2.25 " x 12.5 "
Price: RM25 each/ RM48 for 2
Herbs Gourmet Bottle
view from one side (lavenders, my favourite!)
view from another side
size: 2.25" x 12.5"
Price: RM25 each/RM48 for 2

If you cannot decide on which one to choose, buy both! (like I did.. hehe..)

Lookie, lookie.. they even have a matching doormat! hehe..


size: 18" x 27"

Price: RM29.00 each

And what else did I find? These beautiful napkins to match too :o)


Pattern A

This one comes in two sizes:

Dessert sized: 4.75" x 4.75"

Price: RM8.00 for a pack of 20 pieces

Dinner sized: 6.5" x 6.5"

Price: RM10.00 for a pack of 20 pieces

Pattern B

size: 4.25" x 8" (rare size!)

Price: RM10 for a pack of 20 pieces

Pattern C

Dinner sized : 6.5" x 6.5"

Price: RM10 for a pack of 20 pieces

Pattern D

Dinner Sized: 6.5" x 6.5"

Price: RM1o for a pack of 20 pieces

Pattern E

Dinner sized: 6.5" x 6.5"

Price: RM10 for a pack of 20 pieces

If you would like to purchase any of them, please send me a message at 019-7540000. I will confirm on whether the items are still available, the shipping fee and the account number for banking in payment. Happy shopping! Thanks.

Petals and Berries

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mum's Garden

Just thought I'd share these flowers with you..

These are my mum's Rangoon Creepers.. pretty huh?

When it comes to gardening, my mum has a green thumb.. with me, the only thing that is flourishing are my hips!!! haha..

One fine day..

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bird's Nest

When I have some luxury time to myself I love to surf the net for home decor ideas. One of the sites that I love to visit is Pottery Barn. It's a home store in the United States and they have beautiful items that I can only wish for. Firstly, they do not ship overseas and secondly and most importantly, even if they do, it's not within my range of "affordable" goods :o).

What I love doing is to replicate whatever that I fancy from what we have here locally. Recently they added on some nest stuff and I fell in love with the look..

photo: Pottery Barn

Pretty, isn't it?

photo: Pottery Barn

..this one has a variety of Orchids in it..

photo: Pottery Barn

..with lighted candles..

photo: Pottery Barn

and even as a plate charger.. awww, how sweet.. (positively drooling now..)

Would you like to see my humble version? (my much cheaper version, really :o))

I bought a nest and some baby blue hydrangeas and put it together. Just added a fancy candle for this one..

.. added some marble eggs for this one..

I even found this cute nest complete with eggs on sale, ready to be displayed :o)

It is now happily sitting on my TV cabinet..

Thank you, Pottery Barn.. for all the inspiration!

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Mama Chair

as advertised on Mudah

I have been naughty. I've been online shopping again. BUT in my defence, I bought it on Mudah :o) it's about HALF the price from what I found in the shops. Yes, it is used, pre-loved if you like :o) but the previous owner has kept it real well. It was advertised as "mama chair" and I fell in love with it at first sight. It was already midnight when my eyes set upon it and I had the crazy impulse of sending a text message to the owner there and then to ask whether it's still available ..but I managed to stop myself :o) barely :o). I wrote the owner's number on a little piece 0f paper and went to bed dreaming of the chair.. heee..

I had a very busy day the next day, somehow forgot all about it and only saw it again when I surfed the net a couple of days later. I was sure someone would have already bought it by then but I decided to just try my luck. I nearly fell off my chair when the owner replied that it's still available! I quickly called hubby and arranged to view the item with the owner and the rest is history! :o)
See, it is feeling right at home.. :o) Aaaaahhhh.. (doing the happy dance..)

..and this is the other side of the buffet and hutch..

Two for the price of one.. (oh, and the lovely lady owner threw in the cushions too for free..) Proves that it does not have to be expensive to be beautiful! (if you know where to look!) :o)

Petals & Berries