Finally... a month later... Part 2 of my Malacca trip!
In addition to the architecture, Malacca is also littered with several antique shops filled with dusty treasures. And, surprise surprise, you can also find numerous shops selling antique/second-hand Peranakan furniture, porcelain, family heirlooms, tiles, jewellery, etc.
|I love organised mess|
One of the shops that I went to even stated that they organise shipping to Singapore. It was all very tempting. Who knows, one day I might just own one of these gramaphones with a gold morning glory horn.
|Oh, the glory of a morning glory horn...|
|A rectangular one|
|A square one|
Of all the things I saw in the Baba-Nonya Heritage Museum and the antique shops, these Peranakan mirrors are my favourites. I'm just so taken by the ornate style and elegance. I don't know if what I'm saying next would be blasphemous, but I would say it anyway... The first time I laid eyes on a mirror like this, something in my head whispered, "Gatsby". There, I said it. Yes, Jay Gatsby would have owned a mirror like this. Also, I should own a mirror like this. But I would have no idea where to put it...
|This oval mirror is my favourite|
Right, so that's the end of my (abysmal) series on my trip to Malacca. Next up... my Hong Kong trip! If you follow me on Instagram at @gwenstella89, you would know that I was recently on a holiday in Hong Kong and found several vintage shops.
Also, I am almost finishing a Hawaiian dress that I have been sewing (for what seems like ages). Things
will get are getting better on this blog. xxx
Labels: antiques, Peranakan, TRAVEL