Category Archives: Travel

Batik

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batik |bəˈtēk| — a method of producing colored designs on textiles by dyeing them, having first applied wax to the parts to be left undyed.

While traveling to Tanzania, Zambia, and Zanzibar I fell in love this vibrant textile design method. I remember spending my afternoons walking through markets and discovering the most hidden shops in search of finding my favorite pattern. In many of these countries woman create batik businesses as a way to provide a livelihood for their families. These artisan work with minimal resources and materials but are able to create such beautiful pieces! They are not to go un-noticed, check out their creations!

Batik Print Pillows

Created by Aklala

I wish I could wear something like this, she is owning this dress!

Aklala

The perfect floor pillow!

I love this robe!

Amazing! and check out those earrings!

Monastiraki Flea Market

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While in Athens, I was able to go to the famous Monastiraki Market. It was my idea of a perfect Sunday. We woke up early, took the metro to the Monastiraki Station, woke ourselves up over a cappuccino at an open air cafe while watching the hustle and bustle of the market enfold right in front of us.  People watching is one of my favorite past times so I felt right at home. Every Sunday at around 6am, antique dealers and local vendors arise early to fill the streets in hopes to sell their most treasured possession. It’s simply amazing. You will find the most intricate turkish rugs, pocket watches, candle stick holders, light fixtures, flower-pot,  handle knobs, and the list just goes on and on. While meandering around all morning, I made note that the Monastiraki Market would be a perfect place to find those ‘rare finds’ when T&M takes off.

Just the most beautiful pottery

I wonder what is inside?

I was obsessed with these. simply gorgeous.

Welp, I won't be learning Greek anytime soon:)

It would take a lifetime to get through all these

Only a matter of time

So many wonderful trinkets!

The perfect daybed

I really wanted this but the guy was charging 40 euro!

Lusting over.

I would love to put this in a child's room someday:)

obsessed with this pattern

Trunks!

I will be back, just wait!

besos:)

I can successfully check Greece off my bucket list

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Our trip was incredible. I could not have asked for better travel partners than these two lovely ladies. We had a FABULOUS time island hopping, dining out, drinking wine, laying on the beach, exploring new cities, meeting locals, admiring the landscape, eating baklava, soaking up the sun, and laughed together the entire week. I can successfully check Greece off my bucket list.

 

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Love these girls!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sukan

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In my efforts to create an Etsy account for Theodore&Mabel, I came across this extremely talented artist.  Her profile is very vague, so all I know is that she is located somewhere in Europe.  But she creates  the most beautiful kilim, suzani, ikat pillow covers I have seen.  If you have a moment, check out her Etsy shop SUKAN! I just had to share some of my favorite pieces of hers with you. Aren’t they just gorgeous!

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