Some of my favourite pieces arrived today. I'm too excited, I have to show you right away!
I surprised myself by chosing these lightings at lightning speed last week. While I always like the gothic type of chandeliers, I had never imagined having them in my house simply because the decor magazines are featuring them to death. But when I entered the lighting shop and saw these charming hanging things, I just couldn't resist buying... not one, but two!
This chandelier with black crystals now hangs above our dining table.
This is how it looks at night. Isn't it charming?
Here it is again, reflected in the wall mirror. This will be the last time you see a mirror image because the mirror will be frosted tomorrow. Yah, yah, it has something to do with fengshui. Despite the kids' protests, I'm not changing my mind. I'll show you when it's done. It'll be nice, I promise.
This black beady one in my bedroom is very Victorian and lends a feminine touch to my room.
I fell in love with this little wooden table with shiny chrome legs when I first laid eyes on it. It's very unusual because the top is made using many thin wooden strips melded together into a wooden block. I could use it alone as a stool, a bedside table or even a little worktop to put my laptop while watching TV. Or I could join 2 together to form a little bench (below).
I bought 2 pieces and almost wanted to call up and ask for another 2 more. Lucky thing I didn't because the kids aren't too crazy about them. Oh well... 2 is enough.
I bought this outdoor set from Natural Living, the shop that sold me those wooden benches above. They look a little pale and unattractive in my patio but when I throw on my stripey cushions (below) and place them near the lush greenery...
Voila! Now, it looks just like a resort in Bali!
You can tell by now that I love wooden stuff. I bought this teak cabinet with completely no idea where to place it. When it arrived today, I put it at the end of the long hallway and hey, it's not a bad idea at all. YK and I love the candlestand from Ikea. I just want to kick myself. When I saw the older design on sale ($9.90) at Ikea, I thought I should buy it later. When we went back again, they had phased in a newer design which cost $59! Except for slight modifications to the base, they look quite similar actually.