11/10/2014

Loving the Linen Stitch!

 
 Pattern: Woven Stitch/Linen Stitch
Yarn: Drops Paris in 6 different colours
Hook Size: 5mm
Thank you once again for my gorgeous yarn Haafner, I have doilies hanging from the hooks at the moment and hope my effort to create gorgeous doily bowls does not disappoint! 



 A while back I spotted these hand-size butterfly beauties from the 1920's in an antique store and instantly fell in love with it. When The Teen gave me an idea of what she would like her new room to look like, I realised that these would make for a perfect start to execute her vision. I was doing the happy dance when my eye also spotted the brass mirror, it is solid and heavy and I wish I had more information about the origin of this standing mirror. The glass was broken, but life is endlessly surprising and a glass & mirror shop trades right across the road from the antique shop. Within 5 minutes, I had a hand cut mirror fitted. 

The Champs Elysees Palace (yes, that is the name of this antique shop!) is owned by a Hindi, Arabic, English and Farsi speaking Iranian. The shop is located on Al Mirqab Al Jadeed Street, Doha, Qatar.


Meanwhile Ikea didn't disappoint either! We bought the full length mirror and clothing rack as can be seen in the above picture, with the hat & coat stand and carpet to follow soon.  Looks like the Teen is not interested in this particular throw, but I really like it and think it will be a great item for the master bedroom. 

I have also spotted a gorgeous velvet single bed throw trimmed in faux fur at another one of my favourite stores in the Middle East, namely THE One. Invented by a Swede, the stores are referred to as Theaters: "We don't sell products. We sell feelings. Because we believe that it's not what you buy that's important, it's what you feel after you have bought it."  Apart from ethical sourcing, they make a difference by employing challenged people, do a lot of local volunteering and is involved in a sustainable village community programme. It is easy to see why THE One has been rated the top local employer to work for by global research and management consultancies for the 4th year running.  I am almost feeling guilty for not making that purchase yet!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Today is the last day of what was a wonderful Eid holiday here. 
xxxxxx

9 comments:

  1. I'm curious to see The Teen's room when it is finished - she definitely has good taste !
    I didn't know THE One so I googled it - they have such nice things !! Good thing they don't have a shop in Belgium - my wallet wouldn't be happy ;-)))

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    1. They show such yukky things on THE One's web though. I googled and googled and couldn't find the throws or any of the nice items currently in the stores. They change stock frequently and it actually looks quite different at the moment - lots of black and white, some Swedish goods, some tribal. I took photos and will post sometime! She has great taste and was only 11 when she showed me what she wanted from Miu Miu. Yeah right, keep on dreaming!

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  2. ….. beautiful …. all beautiful …… like a dream!!!!
    xxxxxxx Ale

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  3. great stitch, lovely colorcombo!

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    1. I really like this stitch a lot and want to make a Lutter Idyl inspired blanket in the near future. Just collecting the yarn at the moment!

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  4. The Teen room should look gorgeous! I didn't know THE One but definitely appreciate the shop philosophy!::: Have a great week!

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    1. Enjoy your week too and yes, great philosophy!

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  5. Love the scarf + thanks for your kind words! I'm pretty amazed that you dared to use Drops Paris for a moss stitch project - because it's so splitty. Nice, but splitty ;-)
    Gorgeous mirrors BTW!
    xhaafner

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