Monday, August 31, 2009

Weekly Special Offer

Red Dragonfly - this week's special offer! Sorry for the late posting - its been a crazy day (and freezing too - what's going on in Brisbane???)! I'm really hoping it feels like Spring tomorrow!
So, to celebrate the start of Spring, one of my favourite items, the dragonfly oil burner will be sent to you FREE if you buy the matching tea set KTS3! Now its the time to throw open your windows and light the oil burner and enjoy the scents wafting through your home! So nice!
I will be announcing the next giveaway on 2 September! Watch this space ......
Hurray its the last day of winter! :-)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Daffodil Day

In Australia today its Cancer Council's Daffodil Day. The proceeds from the sale of 'live' daffodils and other merchandise is used for research, education and support services. Such a worthy cause, and I'm especially happy to support any charity that gives me something to brighten my day (and my home) in return for my donation!!

These are just so beautiful! Sunny yellow and orange - actually two of the 'hot' colours for the coming season. If only they would last for a few months .......

You can see my silk mini lanterns in the backdrop in yellow and orange from Lanternshop.

Here is Patsy sort of admiring the flowers before I put them in water. They are looking just a little sad here, probably something to do with the fact its over 30 degrees again today in Brisbane!
Have a lovely weekend.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Weekly special offer!!!

Vietnamese Silk Lanterns again this week!! I have extended the $99 package deal for another week as it has been so popular (this deal available at dragonflyinteriors and lanternshop). I think this beautiful summery weather has got everyone thinking about decorating their outdoor areas and gardens. I've also added a few more package deals to Lanternshop, as I have had a lot of emails from customers requesting silk lantern packs for under $50. S0, now 6 deals in total - 4 in the main shop, and 2 in the xmas tree decorating packages.
Sorry, not much more to report from this last week - Its been full-on and I'm weary now - I've been in my garage all week packing orders. Going to have a lovely Sunday afternoon nap next. I deserve it!!!
I've also decided I'm going to have another giveway to celebrate the arrival of Spring. So stay tuned ......... I love the excitement of a giveaway!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Unique Xmas Decorations!

Christmas season will be here before we know it! I'm actually going to be organised early for the first time ever! (I'm hoping) ....

Why not decorate your tree with a different theme this year. Vibrant bright colours, interesting patterns on the silk and colourful tassels. These lanterns will guarantee a fun and lively tree, and they are easy to hang and lightweight! Your family and friends will all be impressed!

They also look great hanging from twigs or in your plants.

Only $4.95 each from our Lanternshop. Special xmas packages available.

Vietnamese Silk Lanterns - an exotic and fun alternative for Xmas 2009!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A HUGE thankyou to Ingrid (Inkala Images)

A million thankyou's to my very dear friend Ingrid at Inkala Images. What an incredibly talented photographer and stylist (and wonderful cook too)!!

Ingrid and her assistant Miss Molly invited me and my assistant Patsy to her lovely home to photograph my silk lanterns in her garden!! I can't wait to see the pics .... so exciting.

We also had time to sip tea from the butterfly tea set while we watched our hard working assistants play!!

Unfortunately, I took the pic of Patsy and Molly (not so great - sorry) and Ingrid took the amazing pic of our tea!!

Thanks again Ingrid - it didn't even feel like work today!

Design Contest Winner

Daisy Pink Cupcake recently had a Design Contest. Visit her blog to see all the entries! I have donated 3 of my beautiful Vietnamese Silk Lanterns to the winner - Congratulations to Brittany Jones. Here's just a couple of pics of her winning entry - Mad Hatters Birthday Party. It looks like a lot of fun! I was also very happy to see that Brittany used lanterns in her party theme - they look great!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Weekly Special Offer - Vietnamese Silk Lanterns!

Silk lanterns are featured in our weekly special! Package deal of 10 Vietnamese silk lanterns - save 25%
Great for parties, weddings, home decoration. Here they are pictured with my favourite Buddah in my garden Bali hut.
Its amazing what a difference a bit of colour can make to your living spaces, and these bright colours make wonderful mood enhancers!
I hear its going to be 29 degrees in Brisbane again today - I just love it!!
This deal is available in both shops dragonflyinteriors and lanternshop!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Feeling great!

Beautiful Brisbane, Spring is here already!! 28 degrees yesterday, and another gorgeous day today. It even smells like spring - and is making me feel soooo happy!! Sun is shining, birds are singing, and the garden is starting to bloom! I wish I had some sunflowers - my fave cheery flowers! I found these great pics on flickr - sunflower with a dragonfly, and another with a butterfly.

Have a great day all!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fun Illustrations!

Hello all - Look what I found!!! I thought I'd share these with you too.
I love these fun and colourful drawings I found on flickr. They are by the very talented Karin Knowlton.

I really like the lantern drawings, and I'm also a yoga fan so thought I'd add in one of her yoga illustrations. She does lots of other great stuff too!
Hope you enjoy these!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Weekly Special Offer 10 August - 17 August

Good morning all and Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Great weekly special offer this week - but be quick, only a few silk albums left!!
With every 5 plate set KPSB - receive FREE this beautiful blue silk dragonfly photo album!
There's so many uses for these plates! Sweet (see cupcake picture), savoury, decoration - or just a great gift idea!! All plates hand painted - so beautiful!
Happy shopping!!! :-)

Visit Special Offer at Dragonfly Interiors.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New arrivals!! TV Dinner Tray KDS06

Hello friends! I hope you have all had a lovely and relaxing weekend! Patsy and I have been busy listing new items in the dinner set shop. This is the perfect TV dinner tray!! A dinner plate, casserole pot/rice warmer, condiment/sauce dish and spoon - all matching dragonfly!
Visit dragonfly interiors - dinner set shop. The casserole pots are sooooo cute!
We've also started a new blog for our blinds & awnings business. Come and visit us there and say hi! Its only in its infancy stage - lots more to do! (big sigh).
Time to sign off .... I can hear that glass of chardy calling my name!! See you again tomorrow when we post the 'weekly special offer'.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Back to Vietnam!

Yipee! Vietnam trip starting to get organised (finally). My flights to Ho Chi Minh city booked - Only one way though so far. I'd better keep working on the return!

The homewares trade fair is on early October and I can't wait to see whats new and exciting. I'm definately buying more silk lanterns - new colours, shapes, sizes etc.

Looking forward to some great food too!

I thought I'd share this interesting pic I found on one of the Vietnam blogs I follow.

If you look closely at the enlarged pic, you can see the arm hanging out of the truck holding a cigarette! Note the large 'no smoking' sign on side of the truck.

It made be gasp and chuckle at same time!!!

And finally .... I have finished all my wholesale price lists!! Email me if you'd like information.
Have a great weekend all - weather in Brisbane is perfect again!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Decorating with lanterns!

Beautiful lanterns - so many ways to decorate your homes, decks and gardens! Here's a couple of ideas to get you inspired.
* Soft and pretty for little girls (or big girls) bedrooms.
* Add some vibrant colour to some branches on your verandah or deck.
Springtime is nearly here - time to liven up your living spaces!!
Happy decorating from lanternshop! Plenty of colours/shapes/sizes available - Vietnamese Silk Lanterns.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

And the winner is .............

Patsy had an idea on how she was going to draw the winner for the giveaway! I was to write each persons name on a piece of paper and place on the floor, with a treaty biscuit on each piece of paper. Whichever treat she ate first, the name on the piece of paper would be the winner!! (a sneaky way to eat 13 treaty's I think)! Here is Patsy moments before I gave her the ok to begin!
Thank you to everyone who entered. The lucky person who was 'eaten' first is Peta @ Pippiwillow.
I will be in touch to get address details.
Congratulations and thanks again to everyone for visiting my blog.
Cheers, Karen & Patsy xo

Monday, August 3, 2009

This weeks special offer!

This weeks special offer from
Buy the teaset KTS2T - dragonfly teapot with 6 teacups on bamboo tray and receive FREE 3 Vietnamese mini silk lanterns from
Offer available until 9 August or while stocks last!! Great gift & decorating idea!
Not much time left to enter our giveaway (see below). Entries close tomorrow night!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Patsy's Post!

Happy Weekend everyone! Saturday night = party night!!! Here's my friend I found on flickr. What a party animal!

Only a few more days til I draw the giveaway prize! Closing day is Tuesday. Good luck!
Patsy xo