Hello again ladies....hope you all had a happy New Year...and are sticking to your resolutions!!!
Well I arrived back in Australia early Sunday morning...picked up by my husband and we stayed a few days at my sons place on the Gold Coast in Queensland ...and returned HOME to Melbourne yesterday..
Good to be home...BUT I already miss Japan!! and of course my son still over there!
As said in previous posts...the shopping is absolutely and totally AWESOME in Japan...there is JUST SOOO much to chose from...in terms of clothing...electrical..make up...etc etc..the only problem is being able to actually look at it closely....as there are JUST SOOOOO MANY people..one can literally barely move!
They are a beautiful & totally gracious race of people.....polite & curteous...AND i did NOT see one bit of graffiti!
and for you shabby chic lovers out there....ALL the taxis have white LACE material on all front seats and back head rests!! plus the drivers wear white gloves..SPOTLESS taxis & a joy to ride in.
I thought i would just share some pictures of the little bits & bobs of piecesurchased...excluding the $500.00 worth of Cath Kidston goodies ( not photographed very well in a previous blog)...
I bought some fantastic STICKY tape in deep pink with a lace border (and a cupcake one as well)...when unwound they have stick with the pattern shown...thought they would be great for gift wrapping some ebay stuff...pressies etc.
I just HAD to buy the gorgeous VINTAGE inspired postcards...they remind me of the type of cards i received for my birthday in the late 50's..early 60's...(i intend to frame them somehow)..
AND also HAD to buy this gorgeous little FRENCH stamp set...(designed & made in JAPAN by a japanese designer)..
I also bought lots of other cute pink stamps and some lovely pressies for my mum.
I bought several magazines which are just fantastic...dress making ones (ALL HAVE the patterns in the back...with gorgeous pictures...)..PLUS some HOME mags...which surprisingly have lots of shabby chic/vintage type decorating ideas..
PLUS i have shown my mobile phone..the japanese are BIG into decorating their phones...SOO I just had to follow suit with my bit of bling on the back..and my dangling pink crown hanging down the side!!
AND LAST but not least...a photo of the gorgeous FRENCH CHIC kitchen blackboard i received from my 19 yo son for Christmas....LOVE IT...now just have to re organize my kitchen to accomodate it somewhere...
I am TOTALLY motivated to do a LOT of re decorating ... re arranging...and of course to re START my EBAY selling!
So all in all I had the MOST marvellous time...visiting OSAKA...NAGOYA..& TOKYO..
would NOT hesitate to return tomorrow...although it would have been MUCH more enjoyable had the aussie dollar been worth a bit more....(a LOT more in fact!!)