Sunday, June 27, 2010
from Ziguzagu....Japanese warehouse.
The first thing that hit me when i walked in was the smell....cedar mixed in with paint. 2/3rds of the warehouse is filled with beautiful vintage furniture which they restore. I wish i had taken pics of this part. Such beautiful carvings and paint finishes on the pieces.
The other section is reserved for the beautiful vintage fabrics, kimonos which they pull apart and sell by the metre. Nothing seems to be wasted. They also have an instore custom made service for cushions etc.
I loved the indigo cloths but i think Jacky beat me too it :)
However, i did find two i liked , this one from the 1930-40's.....so fragile and faded...
and this one a narrow strip from the sleeves. I love the texture too , its sort of like a waffle weave.
I should've pressed them but the daylight is fading :(
I spent ages deciding which fabrics i like but in the end just went with the colors patterns and textures i liked. Don't know what I'll do with them yet ....more to add to the stash...
i do love the bottom on this one...bonus..
While wandering around the furniture wishing i had a big house and pots of money, i found these little prayer books with the most beautiful text and images. Each page is folded into four on the brown ones and the coptic binding looks wonderful.
Then after a rather lot of money exchanged hands i found these lovely tie dye leather belts. I couldn't decide so all three were added on the credit card :)
They will make lovely bag handles.
This is how they are used...
Jacky has some pics on her blog too. I bought some of the little bone skeleton heads and after i got home wondered what type bone they were made of ?!
And you know what i really loved? Its so nice to go into shop thats not sterile, where you can poke around to your hearts content and things have a history.....
All in all a very good time was had by Jen :)