This past weekend we drove down to Seattle to a shop
called Milagros to pick up a couple of things to decorate my altar for
Dio De los Muertos .
They don't allow photos in there because most
of their inventory is handmade
by artists in Mexico.
However I asked , and she let me take this one photo.
A dance costume.
It's a great store, in Post Alley right above the Seattle Public Market.
Actually they have now opened a second store as well, just a few blocks away.
The second store carries a lot of the same inventory but also had some very OLD Mexican pieces .
There was one piece I would really like to have, but a bit spendy. I
have to think about it a bit. Actually I can't STOP thinking about it!!
Not to tempt YOU or anything..........but.....they ship....:)
After a bit of wandering in and about the Market
we headed to one of our favorite antique stores in the same area.
Again, no photos allowed. They said it makes the dealers nervous.
After promising not to take any photos of the amazing jewelry in this place, they let me take a few
pics but it was a quick sort of covert operation and I apologize for the quality.
So.......I know when we go antiquing, we are all drawn to different things........
Here are a few photos of the sort of things that I am drawn to...............
See those Chinese fingernail protecters???
always fascinating to me!!!
Another one of those dolls.............
This one with a child and some sort of charm hanging from it.
Couldn't see the tag, and with my camera out, didn't want to ask for help...:)
Always attracted to these old shell art pieces.
(made me think of you Cathie:)
And lastly, these old half dolls........
Someone had taken a couple of them,
altered and dressed them up a bit
and put them under domes.
Kinda fun and cute!!
All that walking around and sneaky camera work made us hungry,
so we found a little spot right above the market
to have some brunch and a mimosa
while we people watched.
People watching.................always the most fun!!!
From our observations........... in Seattle, at the Market on a
beautiful October day, the two most common accessories were a scarf
(we saw some beautiful ones!!)
and a camera!
Hope you all had a great weekend as well!!