Monday, April 26, 2010

Mediterranean Treasures...

Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We are enjoying some much needed rain, which, of course means there will be even more weeds to pull! Despite the lack of good light for photo taking, I thought I would join in Marty's "Tabletop Tuesday"  over at "A Stroll Thru Life" and share a few of my treasures from the Mediterranean.

The cabinet I bought at Big Lots a few years back because I needed something to put a TV in for another house. I really liked the black, distressed finish and painted some other furniture to go with it. It is now in a corner of my dining room and will soon be replaced by the corner china cabinets my husband is building:-) 

Here is a closeup of some of the detail around the top...

Above it I placed this Moroccan handpainted shelf I bought at World Market also a few years ago. I actually had it hanging upside down before I figured out that it goes this way...

On it, I have put a few of my favorite things. My mom brought this doll to me from Greece in 1974. It has always been special! The large coffee pot is from India and just decorative.

The coffee pot is from Turkey and perfect for making a cup of Turkish coffee!

I thought I would show a couple different lighting options as I have this beautiful brass candle holder from Lebanon. My mom also brought this back from her Mediterranean cruise. It was made from brass shells. She keeps telling me to clean it but I really like the patina it has this way! 

The handpainted plate is one of three that I bought in Turkey. You can find them on ebay if you search for "Turkish plates." The blue glass came from Venice. I had toured one of the glass making places and couldn't pass this up. I love, love this color blue. The little wooden box, I bought in Bosnia.

That's my little corner of the Mediterranean! I'll have to show you what's inside the cabinet sometime! Then we can visit Japan and Germany! Until then, thanks for stopping by:-) Don't forget to go by Marty's and see some wonderful vignettes. Please leave a comment, if you like, so I can visit you!



  1. Red Couch RecipesApril 26, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Anita, what a very "cultural" home you have. I was in Big Lots not too long ago and I was surprised that they had some nice vanities. You have displayed all your travel treasures so nicely! Joni


  3. had to chuckle over the brass patina comment-

    nice way to display mementos of past trips-i like your color scheme.

  4. Just love it! i Have a gorgeous hand painted plate from Turkey that I love. I am looking for the "right" spot for it in our new home. Just lovely as always! Oooh, I want to see Japan and Germany!!

  5. Anita, such a pretty vignette with all your beautiful Mediterranean treasures.

  6. You always have such pretty displays Anita. I can't believe I never saw that shelf at World Market, I would have scooped it up, it is so pretty!

  7. Anita! You have such beautiful finds from all over. I really like how you have displayed all these mediterranean items together! And always enjoy hearing about them too. It's just wonderful!

  8. Hi Anita! This little corner is very pretty! I love every piece...especially the little doll. At one time, I collected dolls! Not so much anymore...but they are still special to me!
    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  9. What a great idea, to group all your Mediterranean items this way! I would love to study all your pretty items in person!

  10. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)April 27, 2010 at 6:41 AM

    What a beautifully displayed corner. I love the little shelf, it is so pretty and just the perfect thing to hang above the little chest. You do have such pretty and interesting things and grouping these all together just makes such a wonderful and interesting corner. I love hearing about each item and where it came from. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  11. Creations By CindyApril 27, 2010 at 8:03 AM

    Anita your decorating and displays are always so lovely to look at. You are very gifted and talented my friend. Can't wait to hear about your new CD. Be blessed. Cindy

  12. LOVELY items... your corner has a story!

  13. Such lovely things, thanks for sharing :o)

  14. How lovely. I like that black cabinet. And your display is wonderful.

  15. Mid-Atlantic MarthaApril 27, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    How pretty this is! Thank you for your sweet visit --- how scary for someone to just walk right into your home.

  16. The Quintessential MagpieApril 27, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Anita, I'm online for about fifteen minutes to catch up with you and some other folks who have posted to me. I miss you, too. I hope to be back soon... next week probably. I have workmen tomorrow and Thursday, leave town and return on Sunday, and then finish up next week with this bunch. Then on to the next. But I hope I can blog again next week. I'd love to do it this week, but I'm not sure I will be able to do so. I might give it a whirl, though!

    I love that box from Bosnia. How neat that is! Love all of your other treasures, too, Anita. Thanks for sharing...


    Sheila :-)

  17. Ok, now do you have a tour of your home somewhere on this blog? Love the Mediterranean stuff.