Turkish Housewares and Toddler Bowling

I bought some things.  I usually don’t have the time or enough interest to go out and buy things for my house, but this is a special situation.  We still have only what we brought in our suitcases, plus our Air Force-issued rental furniture, plus a few things people have lent/given us like toys and kitchen gear.  So, our house kind of feels like a really big hotel.  I ventured off base and found a couple of really fun Turkish housewares that have given me SO much joy, it’s weird.  They make it finally feel like home, I think – since it’s something that’s uniquely ours.  There are so many beautiful things in Turkey, by the way!  First, I found this gorgeous crystal bowl with a Turkish design that’s hard to see in the picture.  The bowl kind of changes color depending on what angle you see it from.  It was SO inexpensive compared to crystal in the US!

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Then, today we all went out to a Turkish shop and I got this hand-painted platter.  It’s textured from the paint and made locally:

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In a totally unrelated story, Evan got invited to a birthday party for a little boy turning 2 – at the bowling alley!  Who knew they made toddler bowling shoes and even have a little ramp they can push the ball down onto the lane?  Too cute.  Evan got 2nd out of 5 but I was really most excited about these little shoes.  Accessories!  Evan loved watching his ball go down the lane as you can see here:Image

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