Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Peek into Our Living Room

Several people have asked me to post pics of some of the finds I have bought over the past 6 months of living here and of our house. The pictures aren't that great, but here is a start.

Here is a wide shot of our living room. Ignore the sleeping guy on the couch. Behind the sleeping guy is wall to wall windows.

A bit of a better shot of all my "goodies".

The mantle.
Close up of a picture from Thailand. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. It is a three piece canvas picture.

A close up of one of the shelves. Everything was bought here except the books and the tiny vase on the second shelf.
A sake bottle on one of the shelves that I bought at a temple sale.

A scroll that we hung going up the stairway. Another temple sale find.

A Kanda Gallery woodblock print from an artist from Kyoto.

The start of my kokeshi doll collection. This is one of the things I decided to collect from here. Every one is different and they are all hand painted.

A decorative plate that I bought at a temple sale. This plate is so pretty up close. It looks like it's made from a hundred glass tile. I couldn't understand where in Japan the guy said it was from, but it took me 10 minutes to bargain a price that I was willing to pay.


Carey said...

The dolls are so cute!

Ang said...

OH Alexis all of it is gorgeous and what memories you all will have forever!!

Terri said...

what, exactly, is a temple sale? Is it like a flea market? I love that plate and the dolls. Ihave one similar I got from Kyoto - now called Benihana (Japanese steak house).