I was in the market for a Suzani as I thought that a Suzani from the Grand Bazaar would be a fitting souvenir for me: something beautiful that I would use. I thought I'd hit up the Grand Bazaar, see a few Suzanis, and easily make my selection. Ha! Not true. There were just too many really good ones. I seriously could have come home with a dozen of them. Ultimately, I knew I wanted one really large one to drape over a bed or hang on a wall. I kind of had my guest bedroom in mind as it seriously needs some sprucing up. That room has not been addressed yet, but I do have a mint green/tangerine thing kind of going on (even though the room needs desperately to be painted---the paint from the previous owners is still visible with several hand-written messages of angst by the pre-teen daughter scrawled on the walls. The writing DOES provide much amusement for guests who stay in the room, but I really need to paint in here!)
Most Suzanis have lots of reds in them, which is very beautiful, but not quite what I have going on in my home. So, when I saw this old Suzani wedged under a pile of more traditional Suzanis in an older gentleman's booth, I became quite excited:
Another treasure from the Grand Bazaar is this cute small mother-of-pearl mirror. My husband actually got this for me. I had noticed it hanging in the back of a booth and commented that it was such a sweet, pretty little mirror. When I went to look at some earrings, he bought it for me. Isn't that the sweetest?