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Mashallah

Mashallah was one of the words I remember hearing as a child when we lived in Izmir, Turkey.  Mashallah literally means "in God's will".  It is also used to praise, express joy and gratefulness towards a person or happening.  The word is also used to offer respect and some say it as a protection against "the evil eye".  Say it out loud MASHALLAH - isn't amazing to say?

My mother spent a lot of time shopping in the markets in and around Izmir, Turkey when we lived there for several years when I was a child.  Many of the things I am attracted to have a middle eastern feel to them and most of my accessories in my own home are from our time in Izmir.









Here are a few of my favorites…...

Brass canisters that Turks used as lunch boxes

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White Porcelain Figurines that I could stare at for hours…..
I can almost hear the swoosh of the dancing Dervish's skirt.












Worry beads look great on top of stacked books....





Handblocks

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Maybe this should be the first pattern of our fabric line!

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Footed Brass firewood holder …..
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That I like to use for magazines!
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This painted wooden figure was always apart of the family when playing with dolls as a child.  Check out his worry beads….
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Mashallah is the perfect word to describe how we feel about all 
the amazing happenings we have surrounding us.

Have a Fabulous Week!

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