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  1. Floral Paper Straws

    April 24, 2013 by barbara

    Just came across some really nice paper straws again. Oh how I love them. If you don’t know by now, I am quite smitten with paper straws. I saw these beautiful floral ones at http://emeraldandella.com.au.  Check them out soon if you would like something unique for your party.  If you are like me who just cannot get enough of paper straws, get some for your collection.


  2. Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    April 20, 2013 by barbara

    I saw these lovely hand-painted enamel floral tumblers at Amazon.com.  These colourful tumblers have a Asian-touch to them.  They come in a set of 4 and are made from recycled aluminum and are hand painted by artisans in India. Besides adding a festive touch to any parties or dinner table, these floral tumblers are great as Mother’s Day gift.  I would love to get a few (dropping big hints).


  3. Spring Cleaning Time

    April 13, 2013 by barbara

    Spring is the time for many homes to open up the window and let the fresh air comes in.  Many people I know would take this opportunity to do some spring cleaning and decluttering.  I am in the mood for some organizing around the house and was looking at The Container Store for some ideas.   Found a few interesting storage items which I can surely use.

     

    4-Tier Slim Cart

    Como Over The Door Shoe Bag

    Bamboo Weave Bin which are great for toys, remote controls or craft supplies.

     


  4. A garden wedding

    April 9, 2013 by barbara

    So I was invited to a lovely garden wedding last weekend.  It was the wedding of my dear friend’s sister.  The venue was decorated with lots of yellow, white and green shades.  It was pretty shabby chic and I spotted many cute planters like the one shown in the photo below.   There was a live band at the wedding with the musicians on classic banjo, drums and more.  After the wedding ceremony, the guests danced the night away.  It was a beautiful wedding.

     

     Photo via Poketo.com

     


  5. Paper Straws For Parties

    April 5, 2013 by barbara

    I have been seeing these paper straws everywhere nowadays.  They seem to be the rage right now.   I guess it all started with Pinteres and everyone is looking for these paper straws for their parties.  There are so many things you can do with them besides drinking.  I have seen them on cakes for hanging buntings.  These colourful paper straws are sure to add some retro charm to the party. Get a few of them in different designs for your special occasion.

     


  6. Funky Rainboots

    April 1, 2013 by barbara

    My heart leaped with joy when I first set my eyes on these cute Rain Boots from Oasap.com. They are so colourful and fun. If you need some pick-me-ups on a rainy day, just slid on a pair of these. I am sure it will brighten up your day instantly.  This lace up rain boots are crafted in high quality plastic and feature a sheer main.  They are skid-proof and waterproof.


  7. Eco-Friendly Totes

    March 30, 2013 by barbara

    While looking for cheap cigars, I stumbled upon these cute eco-friendly totes at The Happy Owls.  These chic coffee totes are handsewn and unique.  I love the texture of the recycled coffee sack.  They are reversible and features super strong polypro handles.  These burlap coffee totes make very good gifts and is just perfect for those who want to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.  I would love to get one on my birthday *wink*

     


  8. Accessorize With Vintage Rings

    March 30, 2013 by barbara

    I love to accessories. Jewelry can dress up the most casual outfit. It is actually very fun to choose the right accessory to compliment your outfit. A simple ring can spice up a t-shirt and denim. I found some of the most beautiful rings yesterday while surfing the internet. They are vintage rings at River Queen Rarities – http://www.etsy.com/shop/RiverQueenRarities.

    I just love these beautiful vintage ornate sterling silver carnelian gemstones.


  9. Stylish Travel Accessories Box

    March 26, 2013 by barbara

    My girlfriends and I are planning on a vacation this May. It is going to be an all-girls only holiday to the beach. I was told that we will be attending a concert there as well, if we manage to buy the tickets.  Our favourite band will be holding a one-night concert at the beach resort.  I just cannot wait to see the band in action.  I just love listening to them playing their music on the Big baby taylor guitars.  I am still deciding what to pack for the holiday.  I will definitely be bringing my accessories with me and while surfing the net, I came upon this Largo Travel Accessories box which is just perfect for storing my knick-knacks.  If you want to travel in style, find out more at ZGallerie.com.

     


  10. Marimekko Wishlist

    March 19, 2013 by barbara

    Currently I am a little obsessed with Marimekko’s design. It all started when a friend brought back many Marimekko plates, placemats and trays from her travel overseas recently. She has been posting them in Instagram and that got me hooked. So I went online and found a few items which I have put in my wishlist.

     

    Siirtolapuutarha plate

    Pieni Unikko potholder

    Unikko shower curtain