Sunday, January 31, 2010
Our Pot of Gold!
The coming CNY marks our very first CNY in our new home. It will also double up as our house warming party. Many friends and relatives have been asking us continuously, when is your open house, when is your open house. But we decided to wait and have it together with the CNY open house. 2-in-1 saves us quite a bit of $$$ and time *wink*
I am opting for a really simple decoration (almost none!) with a bit of "ang" here and "ang" there and that's about it. MIL commented that I should change my living room curtains cos they are not of "auspicious" color and recommended that I change it to red or orange! And that would totally spoil the overall look & feel of my new home. Cos we designed it to be a really simple contemporary look and red/orange surely does not fit in. So what shall I do? I shall then attempt to bake her a nice CNY cake lah to compensate *hehehe*.
There are loads of CNY decorations that departmental stores have brought in! But you should visit the morning markets in dominantly chinese areas like Old Klang Road or Kepong. Those people brought in loads of stuff from China and they all look so gorgoues! And cheap! I opted for some simple ones off the pasar malam near my house. And this pot of gold cost me RM7.
For real ones, dont ever go to Sungai Buloh! Cut throat these days! Even Jusco sells these mid size pots for RM26++ and in Sungai Buloh, there were asking for above RM40! Not sure if I went to the right stall but not many stalls left though.
How are your CNY decorations getting along?