Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Opera Prop Shop

I discovered a Chinese opera prop shop!
The ornate tassel above is part of a costume from a Chinese opera
 and it now serves as a drawer pull in our living room.



I also picked up this cute little hat with a gigantic pompon


There is my drawer pull in the middle of her hat.

Lulu and Deke have the week off from school and we plan on discovering more hidden treasures in Shanghai. Finding the opera prop shop was quite an adventure, it was sandwiched between wig shops on a bustling street. I downloaded some wonderful photos from inside the shop, but I can't figure out how to get them on this computer.
It is loads of fun stumbling upon a street that is dedicated to one type of product, and I was thrilled to discover a road teaming with art supply shops. Deke was not so thrilled with the road we will call "hanging meat" and Lulu's delicate constitution was challenged as we walked down the middle of "still living & freshly dead chicken lane". We have plans on visiting a few foreign language bookstores today and eating at a French bakery.


6 comments:

Coco said...

What an adventure for everyone. Sounds like you guys are having fun.

Babsarella said...

Sounds like quite an interesting store. Some of those other streets I think I would avoid too, LOL!

Alisson said...

Love your stuff too! Are you, by chance the family that was once featured in a Mary Engelbreit Home Companion article for your awesome home decor and vintage collections? I so remember that article and just love your style! Hope all is well on your journey abroad!
Alisson Burda
Artsy Fartsy

Linda Crispell said...

Alisson, Thanks, we are indeed that family.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Yeah, I don't think I could stomach the "Butcher Boulevard" either...but an opera prop shop! What a discovery!

Anonymous said...

Keep up the posts, Linda..I am enjoying them so! Hint:don't eat in a restaurant on "Pet Store Street" - it will break your heart! xoxo the fan