Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Small Bazaar


This quiet little square forms the entrance to the small bazaar in our town. It can’t be compared, of course, with those in Istanbul or Izmir, it is very touristy and the prices are high.
Nevertheless, it is the place to go when we are looking for special presents.


This antique shop is our favorite for ethnographic items.



This is a German clock with Arabic digits made for the ottoman market before 1932.


Some cross stitched bed linen from an old trousseau.


We bought that hand sewing machine in the picture for a friend’s birthday. It has lovely tiny hand painted flowers on most surfaces.


It is a nice place to rummage about any how.
And…look what we found this time! These are lovely totally handmade old filigree silver beads and bead caps…


16 comments:

ameninabrinca said...

Wow, I can really feel like I am there!

ingermaaike said...

Oh how I love the eastern bazaars! The only reason to travel for me really...

Heli said...

Looks familiar! :)
Those bazaars are super places when you have enough time and when you do not look a foreign ;)

ArtMind said...

Looks so exotic! Would love to go back to Turkey one day... :)

JK said...

Looks cozy, the shop. I could spend quite a long time there, I'm sure. Those silver beads are gorgous!

fleurfatale said...

There's nothing like the bazaars in Turkey, and these great findings: those things in Belgian shops ;-(((

Tina said...

I love the feeling of old times in antique shops.

Kreativlink said...

Me too! Can spend ages in shops like that!

IreneV said...

The roof of the bazaar looks a lot better then when I was in Marmaris, years ago.

Maybe it's time to visit again ;)

XUE said...

"a bazaar in Turkey" - just that phrase alone - so exotic!

Marie Louise said...

Lots of great stuff - I do like the beads as well. Did you get them? I'd love to see what you'd make with them.

Star of the East said...

irenev:
yes they have changed the roofs a few years ago, looks indeed much better :)
marie louise:
We bought the beadcaps and will soon make some pretties with them :)

High Desert Diva said...

Score!

ixela said...

I love bazaar and this seems to be a stunning one... how many treasuries must be there!!!

Arctida said...

OMG Star, now I want to move to Turkey and go to all those antic stores :) The beads are gorgeous!

Maisyh said...

All your antique shop photos make me want to come shopping with you! What fabulous finds those beads were - I will check out your etsy shops again and see how you've used them!!