If you like garage sales and flea markets as much as I do (which is a lot), you will LOVE the fairs and flea markets that pop up in Singapore every festive season.
Walking into the ballroom of Hilton Hotel, I felt like I was a kid let loose in a candy store. My first stop was at Sujata’s booth. Her display of glittery sequin evening bags stopped me in my tracks. With our social calender filling with Diwali functions, Christmas parties and company dinners, a good-looking evening clutch will be handy. And these came with a very reasonable price too!
If you’re interested in getting your hands on these lovely bags, contact Sujata at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further into the room, across the aisle from Sujata, was a booth filled with colourful display of Indian decorative – from ornate candle holders to hand-painted ones. You can buy candle holders, jewellery boxes, serving trays, cutlery displays and even a wall mounted Ganesh (Indian deity with elephant head) to create an auspicious aura during the Diwali celebrations.
As the nation gets ready to celebrate Diwali, there were many booths selling Indian wares and Indian outfits for the young and old. But there were also many other interesting finds like this booth…
There truly is something for everyone. This next booth made me wish that my kids were babies again. Smallprint takes a picture of your child’s baby foot or hand prints and saves them in silver jewellery for you to keep forever. It offers a wide range of pendants, charms, cufflinks and keyrings for you to choose. For more information, visit their website or email Aileen Aschwanden at email@example.com.