Taobao - a few of my favourite things

A selection of successful purchases from taobao.com I usually try to source locally because I'm buying at the last minute, so most suppliers are in Shanghai or surrounding provinces.
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Nothing haunts you like clothes you didn’t buy- 24 Signs You Are A Full Blown Shopaholic. SO TRUE!

DIY hand-painted masks. Add to Favorites for a future project.

Add to Favorites for a future project.

DIY styrofoam balls and shapes. Adding to Favourites for a future project.

DIY styrofoam balls and shapes. Adding to Favourites for a future project.

Create a scene with coloured paper lanterns from a Shanghai vendor. Eight colours available in three different sizes. RMB 1.99 - 3.80.   http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.9.170.vn8t0y&id=40534380109&_u=8qbpdrc4729

Create a scene with coloured paper lanterns from a Shanghai vendor. Eight colours available in three different sizes. RMB 1.99 - 3.80. http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.9.170.vn8t0y&id=40534380109&_u=8qbpdrc4729

Coloured paper plates (included in an order of Chinese DIY kids craft projects for a Mid-Autumn Festival gathering), from 'Cloud Blossoming'  in Shanghai, who promise delivery within 48 hours. RMB 5.90 for a pack of 10 18cm-plates. This vendor sells lots of interesting stuff for parties, including plain paper fans for decoration, paper cups and plates, etc. Bulk buy to make the most of RMB 6 delivery fee.

Coloured paper plates (included in an order of Chinese DIY kids craft projects for a Mid-Autumn Festival gathering), from 'Cloud Blossoming' in Shanghai, who promise delivery within 48 hours. RMB 5.90 for a pack of 10 18cm-plates. This vendor sells lots of interesting stuff for parties, including plain paper fans for decoration, paper cups and plates, etc. Bulk buy to make the most of RMB 6 delivery fee.

Plain white, 9-inch folded paper fan. Perfect for drawing or painting. RMB 3.50 each from 'Cloud Blossoming' in Shanghai, who promise delivery within 48 hours. This vendor sells lots of interesting stuff for parties, including plain paper fans for decoration, paper cups and plates, etc. Bulk buy to make the most of RMB 6 delivery fee. There are cheaper ones available; I just needed these in a hurry and was happy with the quality.

Plain white, 9-inch folded paper fan. Perfect for drawing or painting. RMB 3.50 each from 'Cloud Blossoming' in Shanghai, who promise delivery within 48 hours. This vendor sells lots of interesting stuff for parties, including plain paper fans for decoration, paper cups and plates, etc. Bulk buy to make the most of RMB 6 delivery fee. There are cheaper ones available; I just needed these in a hurry and was happy with the quality.

Blank round net fan ready for decoration. RMB 2.80 each from 'Cloud Blossoming' store in Shanghai, who promise delivery within 48 hours. This vendor sells lots of interesting stuff for parties, including plain paper fans for decoration, paper cups and plates, etc. Bulk buy to make the most of RMB 6 delivery fee.  http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.9.124.vn8t0y&id=36492601671&_u=8qbpdrcf763

Blank round net fan ready for decoration. RMB 2.80 each from 'Cloud Blossoming' store in Shanghai, who promise delivery within 48 hours. This vendor sells lots of interesting stuff for parties, including plain paper fans for decoration, paper cups and plates, etc. Bulk buy to make the most of RMB 6 delivery fee. http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.9.124.vn8t0y&id=36492601671&_u=8qbpdrcf763

Traditional style Chinese rattle/drum (what are these things called??) ready to be decorated. These produce a subtle sound. RMB 3.50 each from the 'Cloud Blossoming' store in Shanghai, who promise delivery within 48 hours. This vendor sells lots of interesting stuff for parties, including plain paper fans for decoration, paper cups and plates, etc. Bulk buy to make the most of RMB 6 delivery fee. http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.9.136.vn8t0y&id=36525413746&_u=8qbpdrc44cf

Traditional style Chinese rattle/drum (what are these things called??) ready to be decorated. These produce a subtle sound. RMB 3.50 each from the 'Cloud Blossoming' store in Shanghai, who promise delivery within 48 hours. This vendor sells lots of interesting stuff for parties, including plain paper fans for decoration, paper cups and plates, etc. Bulk buy to make the most of RMB 6 delivery fee. http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.9.136.vn8t0y&id=36525413746&_u=8qbpdrc44cf

Decorative paper umbrellas (from Zhejiang province). Great for an oriental theme. Available in six sizes, from 10cm to 50cm in diameter. Use 'as is' or decorate. RMB 5-25 each. I sourced these umbrellas to create this scene: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/107312403596352310/ (which is yet to come to fruition).    http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.9.94.vn8t0y&id=21460660438&_u=8qbpdrcdfd1

Decorative paper umbrellas (from Zhejiang province). Great for an oriental theme. Available in six sizes, from 10cm to 50cm in diameter. Use 'as is' or decorate. RMB 5-25 each. I sourced these umbrellas to create this scene: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/107312403596352310/ (which is yet to come to fruition). http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.9.94.vn8t0y&id=21460660438&_u=8qbpdrcdfd1

Ceramic drums in every colour of the rainbow

Ceramic drums in every colour of the rainbow


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