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  1. What You Need to Consider When Choosing Garden Furniture

    January 22, 2016 by barbara

    Your garden is a massive asset to the home, and you need to treat it as such. That means turning it into somewhere you can hang out and enjoy yourself. So it’s important to get plenty of garden furniture to help make it a little more homely. Here are some of the important things you need to consider when you’re choosing garden furniture.

    What are They Made Of?

    When you’re choosing furniture for the garden, you need to make sure you consider what it’s made of. It needs to be durable and weatherproof, without being too much of a hassle. So take a look at the range of Rattan garden furniture on offer to get ideas. You need to think carefully about the material and how it will be affected by being outside. You are going to be spending money sorting this out, so you have to make sure it’s something that is going to be a worthwhile investment

    What do You Need?

    The most important thing to think about is what sort of furniture you need for your garden. The way you do this is by considering what you will use the garden for. The standard types of garden furniture will be practical things like a table and chairs, perhaps an umbrella, and some seating. But then you need to think about other things as well. For example, you need to be aware that the garden is a very social part of the property, and you might want to have barbecues or garden parties. If this is the case, you need to ensure that you have a relaxation area with plenty of comfortable furniture. You might even consider getting a gazebo for the garden as well!

    How Much Space do You Have?

    It’s important to think about how much space you have in the home. This is something you need to give a lot of thought to when you plan for garden furniture. If you have a tiny garden then there’s no point getting large furniture. At the same time, if you have a huge garden, you need to have a fair amount of furniture. You should have some stuff that’s practical, and other pieces that are just for leisure. Think about the space you have; you might even want to make measurements before you get started. It’s essential to get this part right before you get started. If not, you’re going to find yourself with furniture that isn’t right for the garden.

    Are the Pieces Versatile?

    Another question you need to ask yourself is how versatile the pieces are. And this means what you can do with them. The best pieces of furniture are always the ones that double up as other things. You might find it more difficult to achieve this with garden furniture, but you should try if you can. Have a think about the most versatile pieces you might be able to use outside. Even furniture that contains a lot of storage space inside it would be a good bet.

    Choosing the furniture to go in your garden is one of the most important things you can do. You need to turn the garden into an active part of the home. It should be somewhere you like to spend a lot of time, and that you get a lot out of. So choosing the right furniture is the key to achieving all of this. Make sure you take the time to make the right decision about what you’re going to choose for the garden.


  2. PinPres

    September 4, 2013 by barbara

    This PinPres shelf reminds me of the pin toy games I used to play when I was a kid.  Do you remember this?  Ok back to this shelf.  It is made of natural pin plywood and is great for keeping the room neat.  It can hold toys, books and just about anything.  It is 100% handmade.  Check out

  3. Cardboard Furniture From Karton Group

    July 9, 2011 by barbara


    This cute Barnyard Method Ram shelf is great for kid’s room.  Made from strong cardboard, it is 100% recyclable.  It is durable, affordable and easy to move around the home.  Cardboard furniture from Karton Group are easy to assemble, dismantle and store flat. This Ram shelf is just perfect for storing books, magazines, DVDs and CDs.  Check out Karton Group for more cardboard products.

  4. Rustic Display Box

    February 16, 2011 by barbara

    I love the idea of taking old items especially those that are bound for the trash bins being remaked into new items.  Vintage inspired crafts and recycled items are great items for decorating the home.   Besides reducing our carbon footprint, using recycled items is a way to give a new dimension to the beauty of your home.  I really like this lovely Rustic Display Box from  Made from recycled pine, this rustic cubby is great for displaying the precious photos or mementos and when placed at the entryway, you can even use it to hold your keys, blackberry or spare change.


  5. Space Solving Solution

    November 13, 2010 by barbara

    If you love entertaining at home but are short on space, well no worries.  There is a simple option available.  Just get an extendable dining table. It gives you the opportunity to place a large dining table in a small apartment or a room.    An extendable dining table can fit into a small room which takes only a minimum of space when it is needed for a small gathering.  When you have a bigger crowd,  it can be extended to seat all the guests.  Tables like this is great to conserve and maximize space in the home.


  6. Colourful Fabric Square Chairs

    August 26, 2010 by barbara

    Looking for some bean bag chairs?  Well, you are going to love these colourful Square Chairs from Serena & Lily. Each chair is made from 100% cotton basketweave fabric.  The inserts are made from 100% recycled polystyrene and are  supportive and comfortable.  These super cute cubes are functional and just perfect for the playroom.  They are available in Grass/Navy and Aqua/Orange.   The Square Chairs are also great for those who are short on space.


  7. Recyclable Feeding Chair For Green Family

    February 6, 2010 by barbara

    Here is a really simple and interesting feeding chair for toddlers – Belkiz Feedaway which is made from Visy recyclable cardbox.  It is very easy to assemble, strong, safe, portable and lightweight.  Belkiz Feedaway comes with a two point safety harness and non-toxic food grade coating which can be cleaned with a wet cloth.  When not use, just fold flat for storage.


  8. Colourful Suitcase For Kids

    November 9, 2009 by barbara


    Do you like these mini suitcases for children?  Ok, now before you start dreaming about going away to those fabulous Outer Banks rentals, these mini suitcases are actually storage pieces for your child’s bedroom or playroom.  They look so vintage, like those suitcases in the 50s era.   These mini suitcases are made from 100% post consumer fibreboard and are durable with a protective outer shell.  They come in a variety of shades – red, blue, green, orange and pink.  If you would like to get them for your kids, check out

  9. P’kolino Silly Soft Seating

    October 27, 2009 by barbara


    Here is a great toy for children – The P’kolino Silly Soft Seating.  It comprises of three soft, sturdy and lightweight pieces that can be turned into seats and tiny tables for the little ones.  The P’kolino Silly Soft Seating is designed to support the toddler’s developmental needs and are wonderful for their creativity and gross motor development.  Available at Happy Chickadee.

  10. Have Some Rocking Fun

    October 6, 2009 by barbara


    Here is a rocking chair which I would like to have in my living room. A fun chair with lots of foot.  Designed by Paulius Vitakuskas and available at, this Ku Dir Ka rocking is a classic in the futuristic form.  This cool design features point-to-point linear rocking.  This is definitely not your regular rocking chair.  Made from plywood and available in two colours – red and black.  I can picture myself relaxing on this rocking chair, reading the article on adhd in children or the newspaper.