Thursday 25 October 2018

Proof of Life

Just a proof of life :) Our lack of blogposts are not due to a vacation or anything fun but due to the fact that my laptop crashed. I've been busy trying to save thousands of photo's, something I could have avoided. A waste of time and super frustrating, recovering files (850.000 of them) takes many days of scanning and exporting so I will make do with other gadgets for a while until I have recovered my stuff. I hopefully found the right program as another did not manage to save my things. Wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed!

Thursday 11 October 2018

Our Home Town, Marmaris

Our town was originally a village with its main income sources being fish and honey.

These days it is almost entirely built for tourism although honey and fish are still income for some.

Most of the city is newly built except for the restored castle and surrounding old town, which looks like a Greek town (of course due to Turkish long history with Greece).

The castle was reconstructed by Süleyman the Magnificent during his expedition against Rhodes.

The Marmaris Castle is one of the few castles in Turkey that also possesses a museum.

According to Greek historian Herodotus, the first city walls in Marmaris were constructed in 3,000 BC, although the only written source about the construction of the castle by the renowned Ottoman traveler, Evliya Çelebi, in his work Seyahatname.

Çelebi, who visited Muğla and its vicinity in the 17th century, says Sultan Süleyman ordered the construction of the castle before his expedition to Rhodes and that the castle served as a military base during the expedition.

An important part of the castle was destroyed during World War I by a French warship. Until 1979, locals of Marmaris inhabited the castle, which is known to include 18 residences, a fountain and a cistern.

The castle was registered as a monumental structure in 1983 and opened as a museum in 1991. (source: wikipedia)

The castle has quite the view!

It also has a museum with found coins, earth wares and artifacts found in this area.

Just like the whole town, even the museum has cats :)

And built around the castle is the old town, lots of the houses are used as restaurants but plenty are still used as homes.

I love its charm.

The little details here and there are lovely, some are a bit hidden.

Evil eyes are of course here and there..

And you get a peek of the castle from time to time.

I love places where the old charm is not ruined.

These statues were made a while back, and there are a whole bunch more at the marine and in town. I'm not a huge fan but most people seem to like them and they do give some extra playfulness.

Waterpipe hoses, not healthy but so colorful :)
If you ever book a vacation to our town come and visit us :)!

Monday 8 October 2018

Newly Listed: Peacock Jacket

Peacock Jacket Mori Girl, Fairy tale Clothing, Landscape Vintage Gobelin Tapestry Fabric Clothing by StarsWear
All other photos were taken by me in our beautiful natural surroundings :)

Friday 5 October 2018

Get the Look Vol.12

If you like astronomy, like me, this print above is a great inexpensive print to adorn your home. My moon version is hand painted on wood with chrome hooks to make it hand as well as one o a kind.

There is a lot going on in this bedroom, and I love it all. From the colorful tapestries and cushions to the fluffy poufs. But we have a lot of colorful bohemian home products as well.
Like this big pouf with vintage tapestry and embroidery.

Colorful knitted wool cushions.

And big pouf cushions with fluffy embroidery and pompoms.

Pitch forks might be a weird decor idea but when they are handmade and very old they are very cool.
We have an instant collection available in our shop.

Handy to have a place to sit without ruining your just made bed, but it also just looks very pretty.
Our long kilim ottoman bench is a bit more colorful.

You got to love the Scandinavian timeless style, it never gets out of fashion.
Our little lamp is a mid century one, unlike the one above which is brand new.

Monday 1 October 2018

Newly Listed: Sputnik Sea Urchin Earrings

Sputnik Sea Urchin Earrings - Sterling Silver Statement earrings by StaroftheEast
All photography was taken by me during a photo expedition, you can more photos of that trip here.