Saturday, November 22, 2014
Even my kitchen towels are festive!
Friday, November 21, 2014
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
this list on Yelp only to discover it was total rubbish. Pasmentaria Klebuszek at #46 Karmelicka street was the only viable yarn shop we found. Lucky for us, we saw it every day at our Batorego tram stop. We investigated almost all the shops on this Yelp list and most were non existent or if they did exist, they were a combination of hosiery (WHY that pairing?!?) and an extremely limited selection of yarns--as in maybe 20 skeins, all acrylic and 3 colors--I'm not exaggerating.
I went to the post office this afternoon to collect these two boxes.
What ever could they be?
Mila at #14 Slawkowska street. I'd done some research before we left and contacted this shop and they insure and ship to the USA with UPS. The prices were cheaper than the pieces we'd seen in the shops nearer to the square and they had a vast selection of pieces limited to a few different pottery designs--including my mosquito. This store is a factory outlet (the pottery is made in Boleslaweic almost 375 km away) and whatever you saw in the shop, they could also order for you in whatever pattern you wanted. They also sold different porcelain lines of dishes. The gal at the shop was the same who'd answered my email and was so wonderfully helpful. As I've said after many trips, we should have taken a picture with her. We were even going to be clever and pack boxes, bubble wrap and packing supplies to ship dishes ourselves but when I learned this shop shipped, we abandoned the idea.
I felt slightly like I'd kicked Mother Nature in the teeth today because of all the packing materials that were used to ship my dishes but absolutely everything arrived without the slightest scratch! I recommend this shop to everyone! And you can contact them and order directly from them if there is a particular item you want. They were so accommodating! I took a bag full of fun-sized Pearson's Salted Nut Roll candies with us on the trip because they are made in St. Paul and carried them with us and handed them out as a local thank you to people who helped us out along our way on this trip. We gave some to the shop gal and she seemed genuinely tickled when we gave them to her. I need to take a picture of the dishes with a Salted Nut Roll and a sign in Polish saying Thank You! This shop was fabulous!