Friday, March 30, 2007

Ala Gypsy: A visit to the Oriental Plaza......


Oh yes....just what my itching Gypsy bone needed........exotic linens and textiles........... bright and beautiful colour .......bargains and bartering.............carpets, clothes, fabrics, shoes, home ware, accessories..........more than your time and purse can handle in one day and one visit.....

I came home with some lovely gypsy tops, like always....bangles....lots of them, beautiful french damask curtains for my studio/creative space and lots of small bargains like millinery flowers, buttons, ribbons and all kinds of scraps for next to nothing.......what a great day we had....

If ever you find yourself in Johannesburg South Africa....do visit the Oriental Plaza.....with over 360 stores, it really is a price Mecca ! ! ! ...No price is fixed, bartering or haggling for a price is part of the experience, that guarantees you the best selection of local and international Designer brands.

30 comments:

Jes said...

Oh my....it sounds utterly fabulous!!!

~signed, Shopoholic Jes

Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

I would so love to procrastinate reading all those beautiful posts of yours right now! Have to wait til evening, but then .... :-)
Sunny greetings from Vienna!

Remiman said...

Gypsy Purple,
Thanks for coming by and for commenting. Please come again.
rel

Felicia said...

Wow, sounds like my kind of place!

nikinpos said...

Thank you for the tip! I should be going next winter so will be sure to have a look!

angela said...

Oh my goodness you have such a colourful blog. I love the pictures and the oriental bazaar sounds fascinating.
Thanks for your visit to mine and I'll be back to read more.
Angela

Joy said...

Very inspiring blog! The visuals are gorgeous :) Thanks for stopping by - I love meeting new people! :)

TheMomInTheFamily said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Isn't this a nice way to enjoy 'traveling' and meeting people from around the world? BTW,love your art. Enjoy your autumn!

Shabby in the City said...

Gypsy I wanna know more about you. Did you grow up in S.Africa or are you a transplant? Do you work there...tell all!

Hemma på landet said...

Thank's!

That sounds nice!
You know,I have a sister in Tanzania.
And maybe I'll visit Africa soon.
Many hugs Stina

EVA said...

Wow what a nice blog you have ! Colourful and lots of lovely pictures !
Thank you for your visit !

Lots of hugs from EVA in the very north of Sweden !

Jean said...

What an interesting blog! Love all the art. Thanks for visiting my blog and please, come again.

carlene federer said...

gorgeous print!

Mia said...

Lovely pictures in your blog!!

Purple said...

Hello there, I had no idea there were any other Purples. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I like your blog too, very different, lovely art, great colurs.

Lotta said...

Thank you for nice comment!
You have so beautiful pictures in your blog!

Have a great weekend! Hugs /Lotta

AnnieElf said...

I love visiting here. All this color and always an interesting link to visit. So what about YOU woman of mystery? LOL

Dargie said...

Oh dear, I'm envious. I'm going to have to get my local friends together for a trip up to our Indian neighborhood. Curry and shopping. Can't beat it!

Hemma på landet said...

Tahnk you my friend.
You are allways so cute. Big hug from me. Stina

Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

I wonder how the story about the people under and around the rug goes. ;-)

moderncountry said...

Thank you for caring, i appreciate it ! Aina :)

Lynda said...

The Oriental Bazaar sounds delightful! I could almost imagine myself there along with you. ♥

Annabelle said...

Oh my, Gypsy you have a true creative romantic soul full of wild adventures of the heart. I love all that you have discovered and love the same things as you...I wonder if I'm a gypsy too?
The autumn poem is just so much of what I truly love. Thanks for sharing it, and I might add that Autumn usually inspires me even more to be creative...I suppose its the cool breezes and the roaring fire that makes my heart sit back and listen to my soul.
Luv Annabelle

Pam Aries said...

Thank you for stopping by! I have seen you on a couple of places I visit! Cool! Sounds like you had FUN! Yay! MY kind of place! I can't evve nimagine how awesome that place must be! ooo la la!

Queenie said...

I am in heaven at the moment,my son has just arrived back from Thailand. Such wonders do I behold.

The Paris Apartment said...

wow! what a tip, i feel like i was there with you!! thanks for that!

My Marrakech said...

Egad, looks more than amazing. Can we go together?

IndigoGirl said...

ooooh, and don't forget thost yummy cheese and union samoosa's!!!

Rowan said...

The Oriental Plaza sounds great, I've only been in Jo'burg to change planes on the way to White River so have never had the chance to look around. Maybe one day...

Judy Scott said...

now this looks like my kind of place, the spice and haberdashery shops sound perfect!!

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