Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Home Decor Shopping - ZGallerie and ...

I am definitely in shopping mode.  I suppose most people are at this
time of year.  I'm not the type to haul myself up at 3AM in the morning
for any Black Friday sales though.  The great news is that for all of you
online addicts like myself, many sales now extend online.  Anywho, just
wanted to share some things that I've been looking at and buying...  

Saw the above journal in Country Living magazine and thought it was
really neat.  Comes in both a diary and sketchbook format.

From Oblation Papers for $22 - HOL2026 for 20% discount.
With the discount, it should be $17.60 before tax and shipping.

ZGallerie is having a Huge sale now.  20% off all regular priced items
(outside of furniture) with many other items marked down.  The above
platters also come in other colors.  I nabbed a red one for myself - they
are currently marked down to $7.99.  I plan to load mine up with a 
cluster of candles to put in the middle of my dining table.

A fun neo-gothic piece.  It's big enough to only use this as a table
or console centerpiece. 

 I seem to have a thing for white ceramic bird figurines...
With 20% off, it's $16.  Nabbed one of these for myself

 Lacquered frames - perfect color for holiday cheer.

 I went with the peacock ones.  I adore jewel tones so these 
colors are absolutely gorgeous to me.

 In real life, these coasters aren't quite as neon looking.
I love natural materials such as shell or stone.

 This frame quite reminded me of a the classic quilted Chanel purse
with some bling ^_^  I grabbed a white one.

If I had a French styled kitchen, I'd get one of these.

Big sale on this canopy bed.  Alas, if I only had the room...
I'd put it in my bedroom and drape it with romantic sheer

I've always wanted to incorporate a water element in my home.
I recently spied this fountain and I love that there is a little light
bulb in the heart of the lotus flower that is held in the Buddha's
hand.  There is a large scale one which I love but have no room
for, so I went with the smaller version.  I'm very excited but need
to run to the store to get distilled water.  I don't want to put in 
tap water as the grime will build up faster.  I received that great
suggestion from a designer friend of mine who is always thinking
about maintenance as well.

I have one of these on my bookshelf.

This piece has got to be the best deal.  It's a 5 inch wide 
mercury silver votive candle holder (but it's actually big
enough to be a flower pot.)  I'm using mine to put knick
knacks in.  Original price $4.95 - with 20% off it's about
$3.  Very good deal.

 I usually always use the free paper luggage tags at the airpor
and they always get shredded.  I thought this one was cute and
finally got myself a more "lasting" one.
 I know I know, the whole coral thing is overdone by now but
I still love these faux coral pieces - especially the color.

And yes, I have a really strange fascination for skulls.  I'm not
sure why myself - but I do know I definitely have quirky 
tendencies.  Anyways, very cool skull with a removable clock
so you could just use it as a decorative item only.  It's the 3rd
skull I've bought (turning into a mini collection here.)  I have 
two other skull pieces from Mexico along with some miniature 
skeleton dolls from the Oaxaca.  The skull can be put it on a 
nightstand (probably not for every guest), on a book shelf, end
table in the living room...

For all those who can - check it out at ZGallerie.

Last week, I had created a huge post on custom walls.  A 
separate company that also does custom wall designs contacted
me and they'd like to offer all of you 30% off any order through
January 15, 2011.  I'd say that's a pretty good promotion.  Type 
in GIFT30 at checkout.