Saturday, November 13, 2010

Morocco and Turkey - my 2 favorite countries!

Of all the countries I have visited, Morocco and Turkey are without a doubt my favorites. I love chunky jewelry, I love fabrics, I love slippers, I love lanterns....so when I discovered a Canadian design store in Ontario that sells Moroccan fabrics, slippers and jewelry as well as lanterns from Morocco AND Turkey....I was hooked! Owned and managed by Fran Devlin an intrepid world traveller, Palmyra Design has some of the most fantastically beautiful Moroccan goodies I have seen. Devlin loves Morocco (duh, who doesn't???) and imports an assortment of items from workshops and studios in and around Marrakech, Essaouria, and Tazenakht, her specialty however is lanterns in reticulated brass, mosaic glass, delicate boule and colorful hanging glass votive holders. Recently, they have also added some lanterns from Eminonu, an old area of the city of Istanbul.

I have literally spent a good couple of hours today browsing their website as well as this blog that led me to it, and cannot seem to get enough. They ship anywhere to the US, so you lucky US residents can not only enjoy their website, but maybe buy as well??? Admittedly pricey stuff....but its so gorgeous!!!

Moroccan lanterns


Turkish lanterns
In addition, the showroom also carries luscious fabrics, beautiful tea services and gorgeous house slippers.

And then, as if that wasn't enough to tempt me, they carry some of the most stunning pieces of Moroccan/Indian inspired jewelry I have ever seen. 








Sigh! That's all I can say! Sigh!

Check out their website for more fantastic stuff!



9 comments:

Sayantani said...

what a coincidence as I opened this page a program called feast bazaar also started on TLC, and guess what?today they are showcasing Moroccan food. I have a secret desire of visiting these countries but everyone tells not to go there....dont know if ever would be there to visit. the lanterns are excuisite so are the jwelleries. love all.

Kamini said...

Oh my, you must go to Morocco. Its perfectly safe and you will just love it. I have not been to Marrakech, thats where all the fun shopping is. Hoping on my next trip.But I did spend a few days in Tangiers and it was awesome!

Patricia Torres said...

*sigh*.. Kamini.. lets go to Morocco together.. Id love to have all those lamps... all of them.. *sigh*.. Im not sure Id want to come back.. :-)

PreeOccupied said...

I so love everything about these regions. I have a Moroccan necklace in silver and so love it! Love the lamps you have showcased.

Geeta said...

Love those chunky jewelery and lanterns. Will check out their site for more.

Shanthi said...

A womens dream - Jewellery, fabrics, lights and good food - what more can one ask. Looks like all girls place to go. Patty I am in :-).

GB said...

Droolworthy eye candy indeed....Love the jewelry and the lamps are to die for!

purplehomes said...

Request you to please not to post such tempting pictures of lanterns...people at home have set strict rules for me, " No more Lanterns" they say & you are not helping!

Emreen said...

Guess I must visit these countries in 2011 atleast to get those lovely lanterns...and that tea-pot and those cups...