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Thank you for visiting the Family Pantry Collectibles - Let's Talk Home Decor and Shopping! We have gifts and home decor offering of unique items that you'll love to give as gifts or keep for yourself! We offer jewelry, stationery, home accents, handbags, monogrammed gifts, and other cool stuff to make you smile! We also have a line of bulk buys. We receive new merchandise daily at Family Pantry Collectibles and put up new items on every week!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Design Your Bedrooms Just the Way You Want

Emphasizing on the current statistics, it has been observed that majority of homeowners live in a house with a limited space. Whatever may be the reason behind these statistics, but the queries of designing interiors with such limited space are increasing rapidly. Spacious bedrooms are a dream for every home owner, but the problem of lesser space still continues to be a part of designing.
However, there are several techniques which can assist in designing the small bedrooms so that they can look more spacious and comfortable. Various aspects should be kept in mind while making a small bedroom look compact and yet spacious. Some of these important features include

Color combinations in the room always catch the attention of people. If the room size is small, then vibrant and flamboyant colors help to divert the mind. Usually, people prefer to have lighter shades on the walls for a small bedroom, but it is not necessary all the time. Lighter shades do not add to the space, but they are just a way to make the atmosphere livelier. However, if there is a good source of natural light in the room, then people can even opt for some jazzy and dark colors. Combinations like blue with white, coffee brown with white or lavender with white can easily go with small bedrooms and they also help to add a character to the room.
One can choose the best theme for the room and can experiment to have a new accent inside. The best way to make a small room look elegant is to opt for a theme with less furniture that can be placed evenly in the bedroom. This makes the room look spacious and stylish, at the same time.
Furniture eats a lot of space in the rooms. For a small bedroom, people should opt for furniture that is both flexible and stylish at the same time like convertible coffee tables in the room can solve the purpose for storage, as well. This makes the room look spacious and does not block the foot traffic also. Reclined sofa, convertible beds and multi-purpose coffee tables are some excellent choices for small bedrooms.
These are some features which should always be kept in mind while designing small bedrooms. Apart from this, people should also make arrangements for natural lighting and artificial lighting sources to have the perfect ambience. Designer rugs, vases and chandeliers can also facilitate in making the room look more elegant and classy. If the bedroom is accompanied with some other rooms, then people can opt for having beaded curtains so as to separate the areas. This gives an illusion of extra space in the house and helps to make the room look bigger than actually what it is. So, reflect upon some of these important characteristics and give a new definition to your small space bedrooms. Be sure to shop at Family Pantry Collectibles for smart home accents.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Why Not Save Money by Shopping Online!

We all love to find great deals while shopping.

    You can find deals in a number of different ways, like by reading through advertisements, clipping coupons, or even driving from store to store comparing the prices before deciding to buy anything. But doing all the things I just listed can be really time consuming. Sometimes, you can do all of that work and still end up not finding any good deals.

A great way to make your dollar go further, without a lot of hassle, is to shop online.

   Shopping online is becoming more and more a part of daily life. In fact, I don’t know anyone who has never bought anything online (except, maybe my grandparents, but I’m not even sure about that). For some products, shopping the traditional way is already becoming obsolete. If you care more about buying a product than you do about how it is packaged, you no longer need to browse through actual stores—you can simply buy what you want online. For example, shopping for music at a record store is pretty much outdated. The percentage of people who go out to buy music is declining because buying it online is more convenient. Plus, the selection is greater, and you pay only 99¢ or less per song. Instead of going out to buy a CD, you can purchase songs from home.
   We all know most of the big named stores are all the web, but give some of the small business guys and gals a try. The internet offers a slew of entrepreneurs who are trying to find their niche in the e-commerce world, especially during this time of economic chaos.

Popular Online Stores

- amazon.com: You can buy anything on amazon.com, from books to gadgets to baking pans.
- overstock.com: This is a department store with mostly high end items.
- newegg.com: An online site to purchase electronic products.
- itunes.com: You can buy and download music from this site.

Looking at the overall picture, online shopping saves you time and money.

   If you are looking for great deals on consumer good products, the internet and online stores win. Online prices tend to be cheaper. Doing business solely over the internet allows online retailers to significantly cut their costs. In the end, this benefits the consumers because they pay less for the products they want.
   You might think that while you might find cheaper prices online, it isn’t worth it because you have to pay for shipping, and then wait for the item to arrive. This is partially true. But, you should know that many online stores offer free shipping if you spend a set amount on an order. 
   When you shop for content based goods, like music, movies, and video games, you don’t even have to wait for the delivery of the items. You can simply download them from the internet directly onto your computer. This means that you can enjoy your purchases right after the transaction: instant gratification. As well, some companies ship quickly. I order office supplies for work through Office Depot, and usually receive our order the next morning.

Saving Money Online

   If you want to save money while shop online, remember that there is a great price variation between online retailers. Some stores my charge you less than the others. In fact, some stores offer prices that may be even higher than those offered by traditional merchants. If you want to find good deals online, you will need to shop around just like you do in real life. However, shopping around online takes a fraction of the time it would take you in real life.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Selecting pieces to enhance your decor, you should look for decorative pieces like knick knacks, pillows and artwork.

    Decorative pillows can instill a soft touch to your room decor. If you were under the impression that pillows were only for the bedroom, think again, they can bring a beautiful touch to any room including the living room, dining room, bathroom and kitchen. Pillows can be enjoyed in the bathroom and kitchen, imagine putting them in chairs, on the hamper or on shelves. In the bedroom, stack them at the head of the bed. Adding pillows to your chairs or sofa can really work wonders. Buying pillows that are done in rich red and gold silks will help add an interesting touch.
   You might also accessorize with an room divider,  figurines in glass domes, and an indoor water fountain to build the ambiance to your taste. You can decorate with pieces that coordinate with your general design theme. Steer away from being too unique or the appearance you are attempting can become diluted.
   When browsing for knick knacks for your theme be sure to purchase ones that round out your decor and also reflect your unique style. To round out your  home decorating, stick with accessories that have a colorful and exotic look. You can arrange your figures on black lacquer shelves or placing simple flower arrangements in unassuming vases or bowls. This is where you can really make the design theme your own by acquiring items that mirror your unique style. You don't need to spend a lot of money to get fantastic items, try  Family Pantry Collectives  you'll be surprised at the fantastic decorative items you can find for very little money.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Value of Knick-Knacks

   Knick knacks are items used to decorate the home. Typically, they are small and in the form of a particular object, with animals and angels being among the most popular designs.
Knick knacks are purchased for a variety of reasons. Some are bought while on vacation as a souvenir or memento of the trip. Other knick knacks are purchased to be part of a collection. Precious Moments statues, for example, are knick knacks that are produced for collectors and that each adhere to the same theme.
   Knick knacks can also be an important part of the d├ęcor of a home. A home with a sea life theme, for example, may contain knick knacks of dolphins or other sea creatures. Similarly, a home decorated in a fantasy theme may include knick knacks of dragons or wizards. Whatever a person’s lifestyle or taste, it is generally possible to find appropriate knick knacks.
   While knick knacks can create a unique look in a home or office, care must be taken when purchasing them. Those who collect and display too many knick knacks create a cluttered look in the home, and the knick knacks will be unlikely to be appreciated for their unique beauty. Many home owners purchase curio cabinets to display their knick knacks in an orderly way.
   A curio cabinet is a cabinet with a glass front and sides. Generally, it contains three or more shelves inside, also typically made of glass. Knick knacks can be placed inside the curio cabinet and viewed through the glass. This serves to protect the knick knacks, and also helps them look as if they are purposely placed in the home for a decorative purpose, rather than simply tossed onto a shelf.
   Knick knacks have a tendency to become dusty quickly and can take a great deal of time to clean. In addition, it can be time consuming to remove all knick knacks from their spot in the home in order to clean the furniture on which they are rested. The curio cabinet also helps minimize this problem, as it is kept shut and dust is not capable of getting inside. I invite you to visit and buy your next knick-knack at Family Pantry Collectibles.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Why Shop at online stores such as Family Pantry Collectibles?

Avoid the Crowds

  Are you tired of fighting the crowds every year around the holidays? If so, then turn to the internet for some great buys. The internet offers a slew of entrepreneurs who are trying to find their niche in the e-commerce world, especially during this time of economic chaos.

   It is amazing how many store fronts are out there offering their services and selling their handmade wares. They have spent laborious hours setting up shop, getting things ready, just for shoppers like you. Sure, you can shop on eBay and find just about anything, Amazon and Overstock.com also offer good deals, but what about helping develop the small B2C (business to consumer) sites? These are the stores that will offer you personalized service, unique gifts, and a sense of satisfaction because they care about their customer. After all, your purchase is what helps keep their store thriving, not to mention, when you shop from the entrepreneurs personal site, you aren’t making the conglomerates rich, you are actually putting money back into society (the small “mom & pop” shop) where it belongs. Be sure to look us up on facebook during your travels.

Safety Before Shopping

  However, before you explore these great gift sites, you should be well-versed on “shopping safely” on the internet. The internet is a big place and unfortunately there are a lot of people caught up in scams in the world today. So, before you get comfy and start clicking on sites searching for the perfect gift, utilize a few safety tips to ensure that you are perusing safely.

Safe Site Codes

Safety Before you Click

  • Green Check Mark - site has been tested and is safe
  • Gray Question Mark - site has not been tested, so use caution
  • Yellow Exclamation Mark - there may be some risk issues, use caution or possibly avoid these sites (why take the chance?)
  • Red X - stay away from these sites. They will infect your computer
Web Page Safety
Once on a web page look for some type of safety seal such as:
  • Site Lock Secure
  • VeriSign Trust Seal
  • McAfee Secured
  • Trust Guard
Just to name a few.

Great Gift Sites

  Now that you know the safety rules, sit back, get comfy, and start perusing these great sites for some unique gift giving ideas for this Holiday season. Avoid the hassle of driving in the traffic, fighting for parking, the rude shoppers, and the exhausting hunt for one item. Instead, let your fingers do the work - and in the process of shopping the "big" sites, don't forget about the little entrepreneurs who is trying to make a living for themselves and their families.
Happy Shopping!