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Bird Cage !!!

Ever seen those beautiful converted hanging lamps from traditional birdcages?? I’ve spotted some white metal ones and it cost RM$280 !!! I thought that was too pricey so had to kiss it good bye.. and ever since then, I’ve been searching almost everywhere for it.. even been to Sungei Road, in Singapore.. and saw it at SGD$180 each !!! waaaaayyy too expensive for a hanging light for the balcony if you ask me…
So I started scooting in Cash Converters in Singapore and Malaysia. To my surprise, I finally found it !!! It was originally priced at RM69 and we negotiated to RM65 !! Tupid was surprised that it can be negotiated… but I’ve always liked to challenge the price tag, so it was always fun for me to just try :)

We also saw another beautiful candle/cake display rack. Another beautiful cast iron piece that I couldn’t resist and negotiated it from RM59 to RM55… It was apparently from a shop that has closed down and sold their goods to Cash Converters. And the candle/cake display rack still had its old price tag on it at a whooping price of RM$269 !! I’m not entirely surprised by the price tag as I know that’s the usual price for such good heavy weighted metal pieces.. (especially after seeing the white metal birdcage at RM$280 previously).

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Sing your way to Singer !!

Posted by Tutu under Interior Design

Am I lucky or what ??!!

After my love at first sight with the antique singer sewing machine converted dinner table, I really wish to have one.. but it is on sale for SGD$2,000.

So, it is out of the budget… The other solution, is to D-I-Y… So, tupid has promised me that if it costs less than RM$1,600 to make… it will be in our new home…

Tonight, I was randomly surfing around to look for vintage phone repair man/shop in Malaysia and decided to try my luck with Singer Sewing Machine instead… and guess what I’ve found !!


11 November 2009
12:35 am

Hi Dominique,

I chanced upon your posting in a forum (link below) and understand from the date of the posting that most likely, the Singer Sewing Machine must be sold by now. But I am writing in just to try my luck.

Is it still available? (keeping my fingers crossed)



—————————   10 minutes later    ———————–
11 Nov 2009
12:45 am
Hi Jewel,
The SINGER sewing machine is still available. Please call my mother at 012XXXXXXX to discuss the details. She’s currently residing in xxxxxxxxxxxx, but she’ll be back in PJ next week for a few days (the sewing machine is in her house in Tmn SEA, PJ). You can make arrangements with her, etc. Hope this helps.
peace be with you,


Antique Research

Posted by Tutu under Interior Design