Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Afif !

To my son on his second birthday (26.01.2010) :~
Semoga menjadi anak yang soleh, selamat panjang umur, sihat sentiasa,
dimurahkan rezeki dan berjaya di dunia dan di akhirat.
We love you soooooooo much!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Alice In Portobello

I found so many beautiful stores to introduce you.
One of them is Alice stall near Portobello Rd.

If you like Shabby Chic style, or Vintage Style then you'll like her treasures.
I would have bought all of them but it was just a trip and i have no car to load up!

Feminine, pinky, shabby chic and more, this is a delightfully my kind of store.

Vintage Gift Tags

Bought this 60pcs Teatime design paper fairy cake cases for my sis.

Fairy Cake and English Rose Notebook A5 Size. Pls find it here.

These are perfect for the shabby chic look.

Modern Vintage Teatime Mug

Vintage pink roses and paisley door hanging overnight wash bag.

Vintage style Blue gingham Union Jack Cushion with button and ribbon details. Pls find it here.

This is Scottie Dog Hot Water Bottle. Lovely present for someone mad about scotties!

Wooden photo frame antique french design

Colourful set of 3 Russian doll stacking tins. The spotty pink duck doorstop was lovely.

This vintage-style safety matches box, just like the old-time lacquer boxes.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Strolling down Portobello Market

Portobello Market in Notting Hill is on my lists to go to whilst in London. Because i heard so much about it from my sisters and husband, i wanted to go more than anything. No trip to London is complete without Portobello Market.

This is one of the most popular market in London. The market sells anything from antiques, knicknacks, souvenirs, cashmere sweaters, a huge range of silver items, jewellery and old pieces from the 40-80s...

Make sure you take a picture of the house with the blue door when you go there. Notting Hill was not filmed here! (i mean this house)...i really don't know where was the Hugh Grant's flat with the famous blue door located.

Near Portobello Rd, there were a couple blocks of antique shop and houses that are painted in pastel colors.

Victorian detached houses with attractive wall facade.

Colourful property in Portobello Road.

This small shop has extensive offering of tin metal sign, collectible tin cans and old records.

Road sign.

These collectibles are almost always reproductions.

I enjoyed looking at all the vintage advertising signs. Most tin signs are brand new but rusted to look like it's fifty years old...

This is Alice's, one of the oldest antique shops in the area, established since 1887.

They had tons of really interesting treasures such as old English china, pottery and porcelain...

second-hands item...

giant size vintage sign boards..

Massive collections of English china...Everything is not cheap either. Most of it are pricey!!!

Time for tea...

Am looking at antique kitchen utensils and English silverware...tea caddy spoons and strainers. I had never seen so much antique silver before!

I love this shop...i went out from the store with some blue and white China..

lots of knick-knack

(*picture taken from bellaphon)

We ended up eating lunch at Makan, Malaysian cafe at 270 Portobello Rd, near Ladbroke Grove Tube Station. Best giler makan kat sini lepas jln2 cuci mata, jumpa ramai org M'sia. Terima kasih Kak Ani, sedap makan kt kedai akak!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Christmas Lights in London

Last Dec, hubby bought me a trip to London for a week. We went to a lot of places, from their MUST VISIT sights such as Buckingham Palace up to their open market. I loved overseas market! So much different than the ones in Seoul, Bangkok, Jakarta, Perth and Singapore.

We stayed at Bayswater, very near to tube station, lots of Halal restaurant, gift shop and of course a walking distance to Malaysia Hall (pagi2 kena makan nasi, kat sini byk guna tenaga, asik berjalan aje..)

Sampai aje di London, letak bag kat hotel, terus gi jalan2 di Oxford St..hubby kata takut you jet-lag nanti kalau terus tidur.

We got to see the famous and glitzy Christmas lights along Oxford Street.

This spectacular display runs the entire mile and a half of Oxford Street.

Selfridges Christmas lights.

Ni kat Bond St kot, lupa dah..

Debenhams have spectacular Xmas light displays covering the entire building.

Christmas Market at Oxford St. Here you’ll find a range of stalls selling hand-painted Christmas gifts, food stuff and lots of other handicrafts that could make nice Christmas presents.

Market stalls filled with traditional gifts.

Handmade sugared treats and candy floss..

Beautiful Gingerbread hearts.

That's all for now. I’d be back with another story-telling...:)

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