Monday, April 26, 2010

Just A Drop In The Bucket!


This suitcase is just perfect!
The statue of Chairman Mao riding in a Jeep weighs about 20 pounds.




I love this old green musical instrument
 it reminds me of our toy tin typewriter collection back home.

These old tin tea pots are the prettiest colors.
 I discovered the green one leaks after I filled them both with flowers.
The biscuit tins have such appealing graphics on them, this became an instant collection.

I have found the most wonderful things at the Dong Tai Lu Antique Market, here are just a few of my purchases. The market is open everyday and consists of covered booths and some very small crowded stores. I am not sure any native Shanghainese people have ever shopped here, it seems like it's just us visitors. To my delight the other shoppers seem more interested in finding jade pieces and Ming Dynasty vases...good luck!!!

4 comments:

Jess said...

Sooooomeone is in HEAVEN!!! ;)

Lang said...

LOVE the Mao jeep! How fun!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

The tins are so cool. How lucky the other shoppers are not fighting you for these great finds!

Coco said...

Sounds like fun.