Saturday, 11 April 2009

Great finds

While moseying along Arab Street last night, we poked our nose into a nice gallery selling sculptures and wooden furniture crafted from natural wood. I'm certainly not in need of any art pieces but my nosiness led me to some great finds.

Laid out on a display table were some beautiful pieces of crockery, some handcrafted in Japan and Thailand, for sale at S$1 (USD65 cts) a piece. According to the attractive lady at the store, they were previously used as props in the showroom.

I picked some nice bowls even though I'm not short of them at home.

I like the holes in this tall one.

This shallow green bowl is from Japan. The nice lady threw in 4 little spoons as a gift.

I like these simple bowls with passionfruit graphics and words.

I bought two big lilac bowls because of the handpainted flowers.

All these for S$6 (USD4). What a great find!


huier said...

that's a steal! i like those bowls, the colors are very pretty too.

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Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

$1 each is very very cheeeep! i'll be enticed to buy too.

the holes in the bowl is an innovative thought by the japs, it's to stick chopsticks through so they wun roll outta the edge of the bowl.

if the holes are directly opposite of each other, then it's chopstick holds liao. smart right, they all?

Blur Ting said...

Yes, they are very pretty!

Blur Ting said...

Fry - Ah, so clever! I didn't even know that. The quality of these bowls are very good. I suppose the gallery just want to get rid of them as they are not in the business to sell such things.

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

u is dah lucky siah!!

The World According To Me said...

You have a bowl for every occasion. They're very pretty. And a bargain!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Huh? Only $1? Great deal, because they are real pretty.

k@Ye_ said...

I like the bowls with the passionfruit... Just a nice size to put Claire's porridge!!

Sell it to me!! HAhaha... Anyway, u re lucky... Usually these bowls dun come cheap!

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