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50 home accessories for Christmas

50 home accessories for Christmas

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LIFE! Home & Garden
HUANG HUIFEN scours the shops for the best buys to give your home a Christmassy feel

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2012

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2012

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Home & Garden LIFE!

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Festive displays
1. MERI MERI MERRY & BRIGHT CHRISTMAS TREE CENTREPIECE, $39.90 What: Jazz up your display cabinet with this 48cm cardboard tree. Where: Tangs Orchard, 310 Orchard Road, open: 10.30am to 9.30pm (Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays), 10.30am to 11pm (Fridays) and 11am to 8.30pm (Sundays), and Tangs VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, 01-187 and 02-189, open: 10am to 10pm daily

2. NATIVITY SCENE, FROM $1,680 What: Made with a traditional German wood-turning technique. Where: Das Erzgebirge-Haus, 03-27 Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, tel: 6334-1920, and 04-20 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, tel: 6509-8728, open: 10am to 9.30pm daily for both stores. Go to www.erzgebirgehaus.com

5. NANI MARQUINA LITTLE FIELD OF FLOWERS DESIGNED BY TORD BOONTJE, FROM $2,835 What: Place this handloomed red, fibredyed felt wool rug across the living room for a warm and festive look. Available in three sizes and four hues such as ivory and green. Where: Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street, tel: 6415-0000, open: 10.30am to 8pm daily, e-mail info@spacefurniture. com.sg 6. ADVENT CALENDAR, $150 What: Count down to Christmas with this wooden advent calendar, which has little drawers to store candies. Where: Das Erzgebirge-Haus

Table talk
24. BASKET FLORAL ARRANGEMENT, $85 What: An arrangement of artificial Christmas berries, black glitter leaves, pine leaves and ornamental balls. Where: Flower Matters, 01-91A Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, tel: 6732-1503, open: 11am to 9pm (Mondays to Saturdays), noon to 8pm (Sundays), Go to www.flowermatters.com.sg 26. SELETTI TWITABLE BIRDCAGE TABLETOP ACCESSORY, $235 What: Use this whimsical tableware as a quirky cake stand. Where: Proof Living, 03-15 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, open: 11am to 9pm daily

3. REINDEER ACCESSORIES HOLDER (right), $109 What: Put this near the entrance for keychains and such. Where: The Little Drom Store, 7 Ann Siang Hill, tel: 6225-5541, open: noon to 8.30pm daily except Thursdays, noon to 7pm, and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

4. BOSTON WAREHOUSE DOORMAT (above), $85 What: Set the mood even before guests enter the house with this natural coir 46x76cm

doormat that is handcrafted in India. Where: The Loft, 04-05/06 Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road, tel: 6738-7687, open: 11am to 8.30pm daily

Deck the walls

25. POLYESTER TABLE RUNNER WITH BELLS EMBROIDERY (90CM), $24.50 Where: Trifles ’n’ Things Christmas stall, Tanglin Mall Level 1 atrium, open: 10am to 9pm daily till Dec 20

Light right
7. ANGE CANDLEHOLDER CHRISTMAS TREE, $128 What: This 25cm-tall Christmas tree-shaped jewelled metal tealight candleholder adds sparkle to a dining table. Where: Francfranc VivoCity, 02-41/42, 1 Harbourfront Walk, tel: 6376-8077, and Francfranc JCube, 02-27, 2 Jurong East Central 1, tel: 6684-5917, open: 11am to 10pm daily for both stores 8. PLUTO ANGLASPEL ROTARY CANDLE HOLDER, $29 What: The upward air movement by the heat from the tealight flame makes the carousel of trumpet angels spin. Where: Scandic Wonders, 02-02 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, tel: 6733-4583, open: 10am to 9pm daily, go to www.scandic wonders.com

11. ROOST ANTIQUE MERCURY TEALIGHT HOLDERS, TWO FOR $40 What: The antique-looking tealight holders evoke a mediaeval old world charm. Where: Strangelets, 7 Yong Siak Street, tel: 6222-1456, open: 11am to 8pm (Mondays to Fridays), 10am to 8pm (Saturdays and Sundays)

Charming crockery
29. MERI MERI DECK THE HALLS DISPOSABLE PLATES, $7.90 FOR A PACK OF 12 Where: ToTT Store

9. STRALA LIGHTING CHAIN WITH 10 BULBS, $9.90 A PACK What: Have your own Christmas light-up by draping the 2m-long LED lighting chain across the hallway or around centrepieces. Where: Ikea Alexandra, 317 Alexandra Road, and Ikea Tampines, 60 Tampines North Drive 2, tel: 6786-6868, open: 10am to 11pm daily for both stores 10. HERTFORD BALL LANTERN, $249 What: A nautical-inspired lantern is a unique way to light up the home for the yuletide season. Where: Verandah Living, Shop 2C, Level 2, Sime Darby Centre, 896 Dunearn Road, open: 10.30am to 6pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays), noon to 6pm (Sundays and public holidays), go to www.verandah-living.com

12. ROOST SQUIRREL NIGHT LAMP, $215 What: Give the room a warm glow with this fine bone China lamp. Where: Strangelets, 7 Yong Siak Street, tel: 6222-14 56, open: 11am to 8pm (Mondays to Fridays), 10am to 8pm (Saturdays and Sundays)

18. TWIG WREATH, $65, WITH RESIN SANTA FIGURINE, $129 What: Hang this on your wall so Santa can welcome guests. Measures 40cm wide. Where: The Loft, 04-05/06 Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road, tel: 6738-7687, open: 11am to 8.30pm daily 19. GLEAM GLITTER BERRYWREATH, $59 What: Instead of green, go for gold with this 30cm-wide wreath. Where: Francfranc VivoCity, 02-41/42, 1 Harbourfront Walk, tel: 6376-8077, and Francfranc JCube, 02-27, 2 Jurong East Central 1, tel: 6684-5917, open: 11am to 10pm daily for both stores

20. ARTISAN HOUSE WINTER ORCHARD WALL SCULPTURE, $2,300.50 What: Mount this hand-painted steel art piece on the wall as a striking season-appropriate centrepiece. Measures 137cm by 104cm and is 10cm thick. Where: Molecule, Great World City, 02-33A, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, tel: 6733-2732, open: 11.30am to 9.15pm (Mondays to Thursdays), 11.30am to 9.45pm (Fridays to Sundays and eves of and on public holidays) 21. SILVER GLEAM REINDEER OBJET, $39 What: Forget Rudolph the red-nose reindeer – go for the blinged-out version. Stands at 40cm tall. Where: Francfranc VivoCity, 02-41/42, 1 Harbourfront Walk, tel: 6376-8077, and Francfranc JCube, 02-27, 2 Jurong East Central 1, tel: 6684-5917, open: 11am to 10pm daily for both stores

22. SNOWFLAKE WINDOW DECORATIONS, $16 FOR A PACK OF FIVE What: Made of washi paper, these snowflake pieces can be stuck on windows – spray water to paste them up. Can be peeled off and reused. Where: Atomi, 04-27 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, tel: 6887-4138, open: 11am to 8pm daily. Go to www.atomi-jp.com

27. LEGLE COSMIC SERIES PORCELAIN TABLEWARE What: Sold separately, this dinner set will add glamour to your dinner table. From $18.90 for a creamer pot. Where: ToTT Store, 01-01A Sime Darby Centre, 896 Dunearn Road, tel: 6219-7077, open: 11am to 9pm (Mondays to Fridays), 10am to 9pm (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

23. CUCU WALL CLOCK, $800 What: This clock is shaped in reindeer and forest silhouettes. Measures 45cm by 90cm. Where: Molecule, Orchard Central, 03-07/08/23-26, 181 Orchard Road, tel: 6509-0227, and Great World City, 02-33A, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, tel: 6733-2732, open: 11.30am to 9.15pm (Mondays to Thursdays), 11.30am to 9.45pm (Fridays to Sundays and eve of and on public holidays) for both stores

28. SELETTI PALACE COLLECTION TABLEWARE, FROM $220 What: A modular dolomite porcelain table set designed to look like a palace or piece of Renaissance-era building when put together. Each “building” – such as soup bowls or plates – is sold separately. Where: Proof Living, 03-15 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, open: 11am to 9pm daily

30. TOM DIXON FORM BOWLS, FROM $160.50 FOR A SMALL SET OF FIVE What: These handsculpted brass bowls will brighten up any table setting. Where: Xtra Park Mall, 01-01/02-01 Park Mall, 9 Penang Road, tel: 6336-0688, open: 11am to 8pm daily, e-mail info@ xtra.com.sg or go to www.xtra.com.sg

Serve in style Toast the season
15. PLUTO SNOWFLAKE GLASS DECORATION, $48 FOR EIGHT What: Identify guests’ wine glasses with different coloured snowflake clips. Where: Scandic Wonders, 02-02 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, tel: 6733-4583, open: 10am to 9pm daily, go to www.scandicwonders.com 16. PADDED POLYESTER COASTERS, $24 FOR SIX What: Keep your table dry with these coasters embroidered with mistletoes and candles. Where: Trifles ’n’ Things, Christmas stall, Tanglin Mall Level 1 atrium, open: 10am to 9pm daily till Dec 20 17. PEWTER WINE BOTTLE HOLDER, $99 What: No more messy puddles of condensation from a chilled wine bottle with this antler-shaped bottle holder. Where: Verandah Living, Shop 2C, Level 2, Sime Darby Centre, 896 Dunearn Road, open: 10.30am to 6pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays), noon to 6pm (Sundays and public holidays), go to www.verandah-living.com 32. OAK VILLAGE WOODEN BOARDS, $68 EACH What: Serve appetisers on this white birchwood board with snowflake carvings and patterned leaf drawings. Where: Atomi, 04-27 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, tel: 6887-4138, open: 11am to 8pm daily. Go to www.atomi-jp.com 33. JANSEN+CO LARGE CAKE STAND, $115 What: Display your Christmas cake on this minimalist ceramic cake-stand. Measures 30cm wide. Where: Strangelets, 7 Yong Siak Street, tel: 6222-1456, open: 11am to 8pm (Mondays to Fridays), 10am to 8pm (Saturdays and Sundays) 34. ARY TRAYS OAK LEAVES VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM COLLECTION, $95 What: The oak-leaf motif tray made from Scandinavian birchwood is perfect for a retro-style Christmas party. Measures 49cm wide. Where: Strangelets, 7 Yong Siak Street, tel: 6222-1456, open: 11am to 8pm (Mondays to Fridays), 10am to 8pm (Saturdays and Sundays)

13. JULFINT CHAMPAGNE GLASSES, $9.90 FOR TWO What: Mouth-blown 180ml champagne glass with bubble motifs. Where: Ikea Alexandra, 317 Alexandra Road, and Ikea Tampines, 60 Tampines North Drive 2, tel: 6786-6868, open: 10am to 11pm daily for both stores 14. TRADITIONAL BHUTANESE WINE CONTAINER, $75 What: Inject an ethnic element with this wine container used by the Bhutanese to serve drinks to guests. Where: Bhutan Shop, 1A Yong Siak Street, tel: 6236-0750, open: 10am to 7pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays), 11.30am to 6.30pm (Sundays)

31. ANTIQUE SILVER AND DOTTED RED UNDER PLATES, $9 EACH What: Add eclecticism to the table setting with classic silver and polka-dotted plastic underplates. Measures 33cm wide. Where: iwannagohome!, Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, 01-35/36, tel: 6737-8858, open: 11am to 9pm (weekdays), 10am to 9pm (weekends, eve of public holidays and public holidays), and Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, 02-19A/20, tel: 6733-6656, open: 10.30am to 9pm (weekdays) and 10am to 9pm (weekends, eve of public holidays and public holidays)
PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, MOLECULE, PROOF LIVING, FLOWER MATTERS, ATOMI, SPACE FURNITURE, IWANNAGOHOME, FRANCFRANC, IKEA, TOM DIXON, TANGS, DAS ERZGEBIRGE-HAUS, GILT & FOLLY

35. GILT & FOLLY SLEEK DECO TRAY, FROM $495 What: Serve Christmas treats on this sleek nickel tray. Available in two sizes. Where: Gilt & Folly, 03-07 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, tel: 6732-8155, open: 10am to 9pm daily

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