Thursday, April 29, 2010

Show and Tell Tables

These lovely inlaid tables are from Syria. I wanted the largest one but they wouldn't break up a set. And I certainly didn't want to pay the $200 the shop owner was asking for them.
We were on the third floor of a very little, crowded with merchandise shop. Because bargaining for price is part of the culture, and I'm no good at it, I walked away, down two flights of stairs.
Husband is good at bargaining. In fact he enjoys it. So when all the back and forth was done, we got the set of tables for $100. A much better deal. The employee finally decided that his boss would rather sell something than not.
We wrapped up the tables and took them home. They were my Christmas present that year, 2003.

Yes, that is a Turkish made carpet. We purchased that in Jordan. And the coffee set is decorative rather than usable but is very representative of the coffee sets used "min zamaan", way back when.

They told me all the different woods used in the table, but I can't remember any! It is real mother of pearl, though, not plastic.

I've linked up with Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home. Check out all the other offerings and say hello to Cindy while you are visiting her blog.
Thanks for stopping by,


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What gorgeous and exotic pieces. Loved getting to see them and their story.

The Blackwood Cottage said...

You have a beautiful blog, I love the aprons! Have a great one!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a beautiful blog...Stopping by to say Happy Mother's Day...
Have a few hours to blog hop and nothing makes me happier.
I have a GREAT GIVEAWAY that I will be drawing for on Sunday night.