7.23.2010

Turkish Treats

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While I realize I haven't had a chance to share pictures from our trip to Turkey yet, I wanted to at least show you some of the cute things I managed to bring back with me. It was a challenge finding unique and authentic souvenirs, but once we trekked off the beaten path there were many lovely shops selling handmade, vintage, and/or beautifully crafted items that didn't break the bank. This vintage teapot and set of bowls totally caught my fancy - dating from the 60s, they feature the colors and patterns I love. The shop was packed with these original Turkish pieces - so playful and fun, don't you think? Seriously, if I had had another suitcase, I would have brought many, many more home with me. I also appreciated finding the original version of the ikat bowls that have become so popular at a certain store many of us frequent...

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9 comments:

On the Glam said...

SUCH great finds. Well done. feeling very envious right about now!

Kiki said...

These are amazing finds - great home accessories!!

XOXO
kiki

Hello Lover... said...

Love those ikat bowls - I was eyeing up those anthropologie ones recently and I may just have to make another trip there to pick some up!

walrus studio said...

I can't believe that ikat bowl is the exact same as the one at Anthropolgie!!

Kay* said...

did you find that green ikat bowl in turkey? i can't believe anthropolgie straight up copied the design with no alterations - it looks the EXACT same!

wonderful finds- looking forward to more pics...and pics of turkey!

Sarah said...

what special finds. when the hubs and I were in turkey {a few months back}, I wasn't able to get off the beaten path and discover gems like these. although the grand bazaar was full of fun.

Lisa said...

Time to have a tea party!

Diva Style said...

Love the photography styling! Hope you enjoyed yourself in Turkey! I'm certain you did!

GB said...

Lovin' the little teapot!