Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Chang - Thai for elephant. It is common to see an elephant walking along the side of the road. Its owner is always happy to sell you bananas to feed it. An elephant with its trunk extended up in the air symbolizes good luck. I love elephants. There are elephants all over my house - glass, wooden, porcelain, candles, metal, photos, artwork, soap, cushion covers. They are not always obvious but they are there! So I did a search on Etsy to see what elephants could be found. Here are the results!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Night Out in BKK

Every year when the rainy season ends and the "cool" season begins, the beer gardens appear outside of Central World for two months.  Each beer company sets up its own section. Every year the decor becomes more elaborate. Some look like an actual night club. Each company also provides live music - which can be rather loud with several bands playing at once. The weather is perfect, the beer is good, and there are lots of people to watch. There is also a beer garden at Suan Lum Night Bazaar which is open year round; also has live entertainment, and a good variety of food stalls.  This market is supposed to be torn down in the near future.  

Friday, December 26, 2008

Glamorous Gold!

Here are some gorgeous Etsy finds for dressing up for New Years Eve or any special occasion.  Chose a  statement making glittering gold dress or a small, simple accessory such as an evening bag or a piece of jewelry.  Be bold - wear gold!  Happy New Year! Sawadee pi mai!

(Click on the photo to enlarge; you will see the name of the shop and price for each item.)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

I love Santa ornaments and have collected many over the years.  Searching through Etsy, I found many Santas in a variety styles  and made of a different materials. Happy Holidays!