Thursday, February 9, 2012

How Bazaar, how bazaar...

So a couple of times a year, the naval base hosts bazaars where vendors from the community can come in and sell their wares.  They had one a few weeks ago to benefit the high school on base, and as we were in desperate need of some furniture we went shopping!  
We walked into the the high school gym and were bombarded by gorgeous sights everywhere we looked.  Beautiful hand painted furniture, gorgeous scarves, hand thrown pottery.  We went on Saturday, but didn't buy anything as the prices were pretty hefty.  
But Sunday we went back and everything was half off!!
So yeah, we bought some stuff - wanna see?

Our first purchase was for our bedroom - it's a hand painted dresser in the Tibetan style.
I just need to get a mirror to sit on top of it.

Second purchase - also for our bedroom.  We brought no bedroom furniture, so we've had things laying around in boxes.  It's kinda been driving us crazy.  So we bought this bright and cheery dresser.

Then Ryan spied these sweet little Japanese quilts - so we bought one for baby girl.
I love how she did the hand quilting around the appliqued girls.

We also weren't able to move the quilt ladder, so after the bazaar we headed to a Japanese recycle shop - their version of a thrift store.  We bought this little thing - I'm not exactly sure what it's supposed to be used for, but we thought it would make the perfect quilt rack.

It's in our living room...which is starting to come together.

We also bought that media stand at the recycle shop.

In other Japanese news, Charlotte and I went to a Mochi Pounding ceremony last Saturday while Ryan went on a snowboarding trip.  The Japan-American society came on base and put it on.  They dressed us up in Kimonos and we went to a tea ceremony - it was really fun, although we weren't really fans of the mochi itself.

All of the Japanese ladies said Charlotte was super "kawaii" (cute), and I must agree :)

I finally have a giveaway for you coming on Monday involving some fun Japanese fabric and goodies!!!  YAY!!
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!


  1. I love your purchases! The quilt, the dressers, the quilt rack.. they're all just great and you and Charlotte just look super cute in your kimonos! Thanks for sharing all your new experiences with us :)

  2. How fun Jessica!! I love your new furniture - both those dressers are so cool!!
    I really like the quilt too - those little appliques are darling.

  3. I'm so glad you are enjoying your time in Japan. Charlotte is adorable! We like the little mochi gummies on frozen yogurt.

  4. That's the great thing about Japan, that you can find wonderful treasures like these! That's a kimono stand (for displaying kimonos), which you have bought for your quilts. We have a similiar one from our Tokyo days.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your treasures. The quilt rack is perfect, by the way. As always, many thanks!

  6. I love that you are embracing the culture that surrounds you! amazing finds to add to your new home....
    it is fun to read about your adventures! i love everything you found and especially the quilt for baby girl!

  7. Thank you for sharing yourself and your lovely family. You are already involved and sound so happy with being there with your family. I love your web page and pictures. Keep them coming for all of us to enjoy. Good Luck. Jeri Atkin


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