Friday, January 6, 2012

Market Morning

Making over the kids room meant that a new rug was needed so hubby and I headed out to Friday Market this morning.
He wanted to buy a light brown rug but I have a thing for color so this is the one that came home with us.
And since the rug was purchased rather quickly, we had time to do a bit of browsing.
And shopping.  Two dallahs (Arabic coffee pots) and a teapot came home with us, too.
After 17 years in the Middle East, I've decided they might be a good thing to collect.

Tomorrow I will be putting together a bookshelf we bought this afternoon at Ikea. After a bit more organizing, the kids room will be almost complete.  This project has been on my to-do list for quite a while so feels good to get it done.

Have a great weekend everyone!

28 comments:

bunny said...

Did you redo your blog? It looks wonderful and exotic. I'm in the middle of redoing Raquel's room to but I'm kinda stuck on a color. Hope you guys had a wonderful Holiday and I'll be seeing you more in the New Year.

smooches,
bunny

Rizzi said...

WOW! YOU ARE ONE BUSY LADY......LOVE THE RUG...BEAUTIFUL COLOR...GREAT SHADE OF RED.......
NOW THAT'S A TEAPOT...BET IT KEEPS THE TEA NICE AND WARM.......HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND......RIZZI

MosaicMagpie said...

Love the rug. The teapots are great and so many to choose from! It would be a shame not to collect lovely things from where there is so much to choose from. Such a culture rich place you live.
Deb

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

The rugs are beautiful - how fun that shopping must be! Oh, and I just noticed you are a scarf person too! Love the look :-)

Sharon said...

I would go for the one you chose instead of light brown too! Gorgeous! Neat tea and coffee pots! I would have loved shopping in the market too, looks like a great place to browse!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Love them...how interesting and fun shopping..enjoy your new finds

Jan said...

The rug is really outstanding....glad you stuck to your instinct and got one with beautiful colors!
Those teapots are so pretty, too. My hubby was staioned in Turkey in the 80's and brought one back with him. It's gone now, but I remember I loved the spout!

Serena Lewis said...

That rug is gorgeous! I also love the coffee and tea pots...the details and shapes are so interesting!

Have a great weekend!

Love,
Serena xo

summersundays-jw said...

Love the stack of cushions...what a great picture they make! Great choice for a collection....I'm assuming they're old.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Love the rug you chose and the photo of all those coffee pots and platters is just amazing!

Manuela

A Vintage Chic said...

I love the rug you chose, Tammy--that red will look wonderful in their room! And those coffee posts are stunning! A very good idea to start collecting them!

I've been such a horrible blogger this holiday season and I'm trying to get lots of visiting and catching up done this weekend--you're one of my first New Years' visits!

Sending loads of good wishes your way, dear friend...

Julie

Diane said...

The huge amount of silver is beautiful....I want that, and that and that!! I have a thing for stacks of things so I fell in love with your first picture. Good for you for getting some to do things done. Diane

Susan said...

Great rug, Tammy.

Uhhhh, I have an idea I would LOVE Friday Market. I'd be there at opening every Friday! ha!

Take care. Hope your weekend goes splendidly. Susan

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love the rug! You are going to feel so good after tackling a big project right off the bat this year. I have so many big ones that I need to get done... I am procrastinating! I think Friday Market would be so much fun. Love all of your finds of the day! blessings ~ tanna

GardenChic said...

What a great marketplace. I'm sure you will find wonderful things for the kids room. Can't wait to see it!

Love, Jody

Createology said...

Tammy what a wonderful way to spend a Friday morning with your husband. The rug is beautiful and will look fabulous in the boys newly redone room. After 17 years I would hope you collect some more of those amazing coffee and tea pots.
Happy weekend...

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...pure joy....I would love to go to that market...happy makeover. xoxo

Pearlin J said...

first, love the way your blog looks .the rug and the coffee pots and teapot are gorgeous!Love them. I want to get some of those too.havn't been to the Friday for a long time! Have a great day Tammy!

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
The market looks a great place to visit and looking at your pictures with the music track you've chosen is so evocative.
We have a Friday market in Totnes which is amazing, I'll post pictures next week.
Hugs, Angela.

crafty cat corner said...

First, love the background music, almost made me want to belly dance but thought better of it. lol

Wish we had the beautiful markets here, so full of colour.

I had a large carpet similar to the one you have just bought and was so sad when it finally wore out.

Briony
x

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

That shopping trip sounds like fun. I think you made a wise decision on the colorful rug. It is beautiful. The coffee or teapots are also beautiful. Looks like there were many to choose from. Have a great day!------ Shannon

designchic said...

What a fabulous market...love the rug you picked!!

Zuzu said...

How I wish I could go shopping with you, Tammy! The rug is beautiful! :)
Happy weekend,
Zuzu

Daydream Living said...

Hi Tammy,
A very healthy, happy and crafty 2012! Girl, I can't believe we are already a week into the new year, we came back wednesday evening, tired but full with lovely memories, family, friends, travelling, you know how it goes, anyway, back here in cold Switzerland, no sunshine but wet snow surrounding us...Monday school starts again, tomorrow sweetheart leaves for a week trip again, so life as we know it, yep, the holiday is almost over.
You inspire me to clear out our stuff, I feel like I'm hamstering anything lately, so a good clear out will be needed, soon.... pfffff....
Gotta take out my laundry, see you soon and I'm glad we've met each other with blogging, hugs!
Maureen xx

MrS. :d (eLLeN) said...

Wow! I didn't know you've been here so long. What a life change from Louisiana. You shopping finds are wonderful & fasinating! Love the red rug. Music is fabulous! I can imagine the women dancing. Happy New Year to you :'}

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Thanks for stopping by! First off, your blog looks great with its new look. Well done and I love the music...
You both made a worthwhile trip to the Friday market. Strange idea in fact for having a market on Sunday as that is your off day. But maybe smart as more people will be able to visit! Love the rug and the collection of Arab coffee & teapots just fits you. Part of the culture you're living in.

Love to you,

Mariette

vicki said...

Tammy- love the beautiful red rug!! Great choice. The market looks wonderful from your pictures. My husband spent a year in Kuwait several years ago ( after the Gulf War) and he brought home a coffee pot just like the round one on the front of your photo. It sits on our fireplace hearth.

I'm betting your boys love their new room!!
Vicki

A Cottage Muse said...

I love the rug color...good choice!!

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