Turkish delight

Today I went with a friend up to Olinda, in the Dandenongs. It is a lovely little spot up in the hills with some delightful crafty shops and tea houses. We found a new shop called Treasures of Istanbul, which was loaded with the most wonderful hand-painted Turkish plates and bowls, as well as rugs, bags and some truly outstanding lamps. The guy who owns it has just moved to Australia to be with his Australian fiance so the store is fairly new, but he seems to be doing okay. My friend and I could have spent hours in there - not to mention thousands of dollars, if we had that kind of money.

Given that it's a new shop, and the owner has just moved to Australia, it would have been unwelcoming not to buy something, right? Right - I knew you'd agree. I bought this bag:

















The photo doesn't quite do justice to the beautiful rich colours. I really love it... it makes me smile just to look at it!
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8 comments:

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

delightful!

Givinya De Elba said...

That is really nice. I like it!!

Hippomanic Jen said...

Rich and vibrant colours (I'm imagining even more so due to your comment about the photo not doing it justice).

Natalie said...

We recently moved back to America after living in Turkey for 7 years. I always loved all the Turkish pottery and cloth. Very pretty stuff. We brought some things back with us and have them displayed around the house. Love it!

dr maya vale said...

"Pie In The Sky" is the best thing about Olinda, I reckon...

Yummy yummy pie floater...!

Joce said...

I love it!!! Does he have cusion covers? I used to have gorgeous cusion covers that wore out :( and I've never found their match....
I'm going "up the nongs" at Easter... can't wait!!! <><

Melissa... said...

Cute bag!

le @ thirdontheright said...

hello there I am of course a bag devote and I think this one is devine - le xox

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