Monday, November 28, 2005

Good Things While Sightseeing

While sightseeing I did manage to purchase my husband's Christmas present (can not show it here, but the hint is - it is made in Mexico), these wonderful antique sugar labels for 25 cents each from Curtis Steiner's Souvenirs (absolutely my favorite place and person in Ballard) and these wonderful holiday cakes from Uwajimaya, Seattle. A must have because of the packaging. I have not opened them, but I am almost sure they are the bean curd cakes. The perfect packaging.

Vintage sugar labels

Holiday cake in wonderful packaging

Holiday cake in wonderful packaging

9 comments:

RavenGrrl said...

or you could open them carefully and save the packaging, plus see how they're constructed ...

btw - thanks for the link to Curtis Steiner! what a gem!

Becca said...

I am not sure that I would care WHAT was inside ... the packaging is so fabulous!

Amanda Woodward said...

oh those are great! such beautiful colors & the texture of the paper is great!!!

phlegmfatale said...

*Whimper mode ON* OOOOHHH, that makes me Seattle-sick -- I'll never forget my first time in Seattle in 1992 when you took me to Uwajimaya - somewhere I have a scant few of the papers I bought there left--they were wonderful. I'll never forget their ultra high-tech toilet demonstration module - encased in lucite so you could get the image of a sparkling fresh botty emblazoned on your brain. I went to a Japanese restaurant recently, and in waddayaknow if they didn't have the deluxe toilet model with adjustable jets and temperature control. I refrained from giving it a test run--one more bottle of Saki and I would have, though...

la vie en rose said...

what fun, fun finds!

liz elayne said...

Love Uwajimaya! That packaging is fantastic! And now I have a new place to visit in Ballard :)

Amy said...

I'm with Becca, who cares what's inside! Just gorgeous.

Linda said...

Pardon this midwestern gal...but what is Uwajimaya a restaurant, store, city??

Love ALL ALL ALL things with an oriental flair. I agree with the others, I wouldn't care what's inside, I would just totally savor the looking at.

Glad you had fun sightseeing. Sightseeing where you live is always a good thing - sometimes it re-opens your eyes to treasures you've long since overlooked.

take my breath away said...

Well I was told by a good friend from the design center to stop in at Pacific Gallies on Lander st.
well I did on Good Friday,,, I walked in to find about 5 people around this one front case all " ooing and in awe" striking my interest I moved closer,waited my turn only to have my mouth drop over these tiny treasures and the way is was so beautifuly displayed,this was in a "nut shell
the most glorious treasure in Seattle that I have seen in awhile"
I left with a Chinese King fisher feather pair of earrings,and a victorian beaded pair of seed pearl earrings.This Dealers Case is a must see in Pacific Gallery Antique Mall