Sunday, June 27, 2010

my purchases.....


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 :)

13 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh my Jen, what a wonderful collection you picked up, I especially love the little books! Mx

Jayne said...

Ok, now you've got me salivating.
I can't sew for nuts but those materials are gorgeous!
Saw a show recently where they said the indigo dye lasts for centuries and how insects won't eat it.

Sherry said...

What a fantastic place! I've never seen anything like that. I'm not surprised your credit card had to come out - but it must be so worth it. Love the fabrics and the little books - and everything!

(I've just read your post about Fletcher too, hope he's still making his way back to you xx)

Doreen G said...

OMG Jen what wonderful stuff.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh Jen ~ what gorgeous pics and your selections are fab too!
I got SO excited over this post ... when you first mentioned a Japanes warehouse ... well my imagination went wild ... have always dreamt of visiting Japan ... you must have felt like you were almost there!
You are a good shopper too Lady!
oxo

jenny said...

Oh Jen what a wonderful find...must try and get down there one day. Beautiful fabrics and goodies...can't wait to see what you do with them...
Jenny

Diane said...

WOW! The fabrics are just gorgeous! What a variety of beautiful stuff! You must be thrilled! xoxo Diane

antikva said...

Heaven in a warehouse! gorgeous choices Jen. I am sooooo jealous :p

Fabric Art said...

Hi Jen Happy happy birthday to you, how much fun we have birthday on the same day, did you have a nice day ? I had, oh my so many wonderful things you bought.
Anni

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Glad you enjoyed some retail therapy. I love this very gently faded indigo fabrics too. Lovely!

Melinda Cornish said...

Wow! I wish I was there....I love everything you got...the kimono fabrics are so pretty and I love those books too....I love how they do the bindings.....

Oxana said...

Wonderful stuff!!! Thank you for all your comments my dear friend! You are so kind to me.
HugOxana

Ro Bruhn said...

This is one of my favourite shops too, the old books are wonderful and so cheap and their fabrics are gorgeous. I love rummaging through their scrap bins for tiny pieces of fabric to add to my journals.