Monthly Archives: July 2017

Earthenware pot

Earthenware pot

Artificial Flowers

Artificial Flowers

Does the mere sight of fresh flowers make you sneeze? Are you like the many thousands of people that are allergic to the pollen in flowers? Do you like colourful pretty things around you? If so then read on……

Its quite sad to say, but there are thousands if not millions of people who can not enjoy the both the sight and scent of having a bunch of flowers around the home or office for fear that they will end up with a running nose and/or itchy eyes.

So what is the solution? Yes you guessed – artificial flowers!. Not only do artificial flowers stop you sneezing but they can last forever if you look after them, and as such will save you more money in the long run so that you have more money in your pocket.

Today there are many homes, hotels, offices and restaurants that use the alternative to real flowers. Artificial flowers if arranged correctly can give any environment a touch of elegance without the hassle of all the maintenance one would expect with real flowers and plants. (i.e. no watering, no having to change the water regularly, and as such no spillages).

Not only can you get artificial flowers, but also plants and trees. So if you want something a little large in order to decorate a room or office then this could be the answer for you.

So what are the advantages and disadvantages to Artificial flowers:

Advantages
No insects
No spillages to clean up
You have the option to change them around when you feel like it (thus making it look like you have a new arrangement)
Low maintenance (a quick wash now and again)
No more worries about who will look after them, if you go away on holiday
Cheaper than buying fresh flowers every week

Disadvantages
Of course everything has a downside, and although your flowers are artificial you will still need to keep then dust free and clean. So an occasional wash in soapy water should do the trick.

Where can you buy them?

There are lots of sources for buying artificial flowers nowadays, which include the following:
Florist, Garden Centre, Department stores, and even your local Supermarket.

The can be purchased individually so that you can create your own arrangement that will suit your particular needs, or you can ask for them to be arranged for you.

So goodbye to those sneezes and itchy eyes – I feel we have a solution do you?

Garden Fountains

Garden Fountains

Garden fountains come in a huge variety of decorative styles, from ornately carved wall fountains to floating pond fountains. If you’re looking for a way to bring a soothing ambiance to the sanctuary of your backyard or patio, then a water fountain can be a wonderful feature. The sight and sound of flowing water can have a lovely soothing effect, helping to wash away the stresses and strains of daily life. An outdoor fountain can become a stunning focal point of your garden design. The gentle trickling sound can help drown out the sound of the city and create a peaceful and inspiring environment.

Outdoor water fountains run on either an electric pump or solar power. They come in a range of sizes and styles, to suit all kinds of garden themes. Tiered cascades, birdbaths, wall mounted and traditional pedestal designs are some of the many options available. Designs based on mythical figures, animals and cherubs are popular, as are more contemporary designs. Having a pond fountain not only adds to the atmosphere of relaxation and calm, but also helps keep the water circulating and prevents it from becoming stagnant.

Patio fountains and waterfalls are sought after by many people looking to reduce stress levels and wishing to create an oasis of calm in their own backyard. Water fountains have been features of gardens throughout history in many cultures, and the soothing effects of flowing water have long been recognized. For instance, according to the principles of Feng Shui, moving water in certain areas of a garden can help activate beneficial chi energy.

If you’re looking to transform your garden or patio into a relaxing retreat, then a water fountain could be just what you need to add that touch of serenity and calm.

Outdoor Patio Furniture

Outdoor Patio Furniture

It’s time again to spruce up the outdoors. When purchasing patio furniture there are several important factors to consider that will determine the type and the cost of patio furniture you choose.

First, it is important to consider the cost. There are so many options to choose from, ranging from very cost effective, to very high end furniture. An important option to consider is buying bulk. If you have a large outdoor patio, buying in bulk will ensure across the board coordination of your patio set. You will always have extra seating for entertaining, without having to pull out the old mismatch patio chairs that get packed away in a shed.

Second, determine the size of the area you plan to furnish. Are you just looking for a small patio set, or do you want to furnish all 3 decks and the pool side area? Ordering in bulk, you can have a variety of furniture that coordinates throughout your outdoor patio. Do you frequently entertain outdoors? If so, a large variety of outdoor patio furniture will ensure that your guests will be comfortable, and notice your beautiful outdoor space.

Lastly, consider your location. Some types of furniture, such as resin patio furniture, hold up better in sunny and windy conditions, such as the beach. Other types of furniture are more resilient to winterizing, such as melamine furniture, and if you live in colder climates, this will be important when the patio furniture gets put up for the season.

Wall Sculptures

Wall Sculptures

Spirit Handbag

Spirit Handbag

Table lamp

Table lamp

Lamps of different kinds used for different lighting needs. One can’t find a home without a lamp that decorates the interior. Before the advent of the electric lights, homes were lit up with conventional lamps of different sizes and shapes. One can’t forget the popular Arabian fable the ‘Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp’. While the story speaks of a mysterious lamp, the new generation lamps can speak of the story of innovative lighting of the modern homes. Let us a have a closer look at some of these utility and ornamental lamps

While talking about lamps the first fixture that strikes in the mind is the table lamp. These are designed to use while reading or writing and made to fit on the top of a flat surface. The variety of table lamps available in the market is many to suit different purposes. The major variety of table lamps that are popular are contemporory, candle stick and trophy lamps. A candle stick lamp presents an elegant appearance. They are normally designed with a circular base and lean and tall body. The lamp shade is usually rests on the top of the thin body. Most of these lamps have the flexibility to move them to any direction of one’s choice and is a cute piece.

Now days many table lamps are artistically designed and carry beautiful works of art. They are also come with a variety of metal base like Iron and Bronze. Though such lamps may be a bit expensive it serves the purpose as a piece of art more than a lighting fixture.

Another variety of lamp is the floor lamps, normally tall and preferred to fit into the ambience of the well designed interior of a house or an apartment. They give sufficient light either to a specific area or to the entire room as per one’s choice. This is best suited to readers who enjoy late hours of reading at the comfort of their reclining chairs so that the lamp can be placed behind the chair to have a comfortable reading. Many artistic lamps are available in this category like the goose neck variety, the Tiffany floor lamps etc.

The adjustable arm floor lamp that facilitates the movement of lamp of any place of your choice in the house is a bit costly and has to be bought as per genuine requirement only.

There are also lamps specially designed for children. They come in plethora of styles and designs for both boys and girls. Some of these fun lamps come in cartoon characters, animals and birds to amuse and excite the younger ones.

School-age children also have their choice in desk lamps. Wonderful desk lamps that provide sufficient light to make their study and home work a pleasure are available in the market. They provide a wonderful gift to all studious children.

Lamps give light to the room where as designer lamps bring life to the rooms. Let there be enough light and life in our homes.

Outdoor Statues

Outdoor Statues

Garden Sculptures

Garden Sculptures

Pop up gazebo

Pop up gazebo