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!