Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Treasure From the Oregon Coast In My Home

When I come across a treasure at a place where I least expect to find one, it becomes even more exciting :) Do you feel that way too? I made a quick trip to the Oregon coast in December. The picturesque beach towns were the perfect places for strolling. It was cold and windy. However, I could not resist the allure of the interesting stores in Newport, Oregon.

A quest for a cup of coffee led me to a store called Jovi in the center of the historic area of Nye Beach. I had no idea what was inside but an interesting statue outside the store piqued my curiosity :) The coffee shop was right next door, but all was forgotten :) Jovi was a store crammed with accessories and artifacts from around the world. There were beautiful linens, jewelery, furniture, and so much more. I do wish that I had pictures of the store to share with you all. Perhaps, I need to plan a trip back just to get some pictures for you all :)

From the minute I walked into the store, my eyes were fixated on this beautifully carved statue from Cambodia. I loved the serene expression and the intricate carving. The owner of the store told me that they travel a lot and collect artifacts from different parts of the world. She had recently returned from Bali where she had spent some time taking dance lessons. Fascinating life in my opinion!!

This statue is made of stone and extremely heavy. While Cambodia is definitely on my list of places to visit, bringing back a statue like this will not be an easy task :)  I know I am rambling, but I am thrilled with my statue from the beach.

Owning a store on the beach filled with curiosities from around the world, would be a dream come true for me! I would combine the store with a book shop and a cafe and I would be set for life :)


 
 
 
  
 
 

  

 
 
Images: Taken by me in my home.
 
 
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16 comments:

Kamini said...

Owning a knick knacks store on the beach with a book store and a cafe demands a vegan menu, especially in the Pacific Northwest!!! I'll take care of that! :-) Gorgeous statue!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Kamini: welcome partner :)

GB said...

LOL! I see Kamini beat me to it--I was going to suggest teaming up--for about two weeks last year, I seriously entertained the thought of a "tea house"/ book store/museum quality knick knack store. Only for two weeks though--lost steam real fast. If you're looking for a killer chai menu, definitely talk to me--I'll let you in on my (really not-so-)secret recipes. Happy new year, Anu!

Maitreyi said...

This statue just took my breath away. Anu do you know of any online stores that carry similar merchandise, having just moved to Houston I am in search of stores that carry electic stuff but just not finding them here.

Reshma Sanjeev said...

Beautiful statue!!! And it found a perfect home too.

Shanthi said...

That is a lovely one Anu and sure reached a deserving abode! I know the joy of finding art d objects so close to home and hmmm... what a relief of all the hassles of carrying that from around the world. Good one Anu! Congrats! BTW I would like to come on in whenever any of you start the concept tea shop :-)

Sidu said...

Oh wow u bought this piece... I m sooo green !! ;>

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Hi there Gagan, Happy New Year! Missing you in blogland. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Your chai secrets sound very interesting. I really do dream of owning a shop crammed with stuff I love and therefore tea is a must :) You should have seen this place, a beautiful little store right on the beach. I am completely in love! With partners like Kamini and you..... it would be a super duper success :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Maitreyi, I am not aware of online stores that carry such stuff. However,If I find something I will keep you posted! My finds are usually from antique stores or little shops here and there! All the best, I hope you find something you like :)

Rekha said...

Oh, what a find...simply beautiful!

Aakanksha Dhingra said...

Hey!
This is soo stunning...gorgeous find!!
Lucky u!

Aakanksha
http://decor-gharaana.blogspot.com/

ASunnyYellowWindow said...

Thats an awesome find... loved the second photograph!

radhika thampuran said...

Beautiful statue and lovely lantern :)

Anamika said...

Hi ,m too a collecter of beautiful artifacts from all around the world and i really get fascinated by anything that is exotic and beautiful ,i really love your blog,love your photographs

harinim said...

Love this! i recently went to Cambodia and managed to collect a few trinkets too. am a total fan of your blog! Have a look on http://harinim.wordpress.com/ for some cambodia pictures that may tempt you to plan that trip sooner than later! No this is not a blog advert, so please no need to publish the comment! :) Just would love for you to have a look!
Love
Harini

Vandana said...

Lovely statue and it fits in beautifully in your decor!A curio store with a book-cafe is too tempting!!Should love to visit it when you open one!

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