Decorating your home using an Obi December 12 2014, 0 Comments
I was out Christmas shopping this week. Wow, it's crowded out there! Lots of people. and lots of traffic. I didn't last long as I realized I have definitely become an internet shopper. It is so much easier and way more relaxing. For example, it is midnight and I just finished a little shopping online, in the quiet of my home, in front of the fireplace, in my pajamas!
Anyway, while I was out shopping I noticed a table runner for sale. It was made of cotton, not much of a pattern in it-a thin red line and only 10 inches wide and not even long enough to fit my dining room table and it was $49. What I said, that can't be right, but yep it was $49. When I got home I got out one of my Japanese obi and laid it out on my dining room table. It's lovely, 162 inches long and 12 inches wide made of exquisite silk in a gorgeous pattern of cranes. I love cranes! I was reminded of why I have begun to sell obi on the website. I want to share this "art" with you, my customers. If you are familiar with a Japanese obi you know what I'm talking about when I call it art. If this is your first introduction to the obi, welcome. You are in for a treat when you purchase an obi. They are so very versatile, especially the ones I'm selling. Beautiful patterns, easy to work with colors like white, cream, silver, green, orange, red. Patterns that are not too fussy and reasonably priced. I have a few online now and will be adding more in the next few days. I just finished taking the photos.
Tomorrow I am getting out the special obi I use for the holidays on my entry way table. It's a soft white silk with a large crane design that weaves through the entire length of the obi. Do you notice the crane theme this year? My 9-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set will be displayed on the obi. I always get compliments not only on the Nativity Set but the obi as well. This year I can tell my friends that not only do I have the Kokeshi Nativity Sets for sale but beautiful obi as well. My friends will be happy!