A few weekends ago we went to moshav Beit Itschak to buy some honey. Across the street from the honey guy (we buy from the ‘grower’? ‘manufacturer’?) is Turkiz. After hearing so much about this store from my s-i-l we stopped to have a look. Wow.
My oldest walked in, sighed, and said ‘Mommy, it’s lovely.’
They have three stores (furniture, tchochkes, and a ‘shanty’ clothing shop) and a coffee house there. On Saturday it’s fairly packed with lines for the cafe.
I wasn’t over the moon on the furniture. For the past few years everything in these sort of stores was rough Indian pieces. Now white shabby chic is in, so now everyone is taking the same pieces they had stained so dark previously, and painting them white. It’s not that I wouldn’t have it in my home. It’s just that I’m dying for a bit of differentiation in the market. I also wish the stuff was made better. I long for proper dovetail drawers, doors that close flush smoothly, and hardwood furniture.
On the other hand their tchochke shop had me frothing at the mouth. Great dinnerware sets, morroccan plates, chintz tea sets, really cool entry mats, and so many more things.
One thing which stood out and I can’t stop thinking about were these wonderful door handles they had there. They were brass and ceramic in a cool, old school shape. Their website, unfortunately, is more like an online brochure and doesn’t have a full selection (or even a partial selection) of their stuff, so I can’t show you the doorhandles (or anything else) here.
My oldest and I just walked around with our mouths agape. Then my youngest (the destroyer) came in and we had to go. He also had a bit too much appreciation for all the nice things in the store.
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