Save the Date! Spicelines Holiday Pop-Up Shop Opens November 15; World Treasures


These razzle-dazzle pillows were made exclusively for Spicelines by a San Antonio textile artist. “Trust the Journey” celebrates the spirit of travel with a bow to the smiling camel, the surefooted ship of the desert who ferried ancient spice traders and their aromatic goods to far flung destinations.

Psssst! The secret is out!

Lately there’s been a lot going on behind the scenes at Spicelines. Polishing, plumping and ironing. Measuring, writing, photographing. Occasional nail biting, way too many cups of espresso, but mostly smiles and laughter.

Why? For the first time ever, we’re launching a pop-up shop—and just in time for the holidays!

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that I’m obsessed with traveling, cooking, gardening—and, of course, shopping.  Over time I’ve given you a peek at the stuff I’ve hauled home, sometimes from halfway around the world.  Now I’m opening my storehouse to share some of the loveliest treasures with you.

Most were collected along the spice trail.  Many are vintage and quantities are small, limited to what I could squeeze into my suitcase while traveling in places like Morocco, Bhutan and Japan.  If you fall in love with Spiceline’s exclusive “Trust the Journey” pillows (pictured above) or a cosy Berber rug (see below), chances are you’ll snag a prize that’s nowhere else to be found.

The Spicelines Pop-Up Shop will be open for just 6 weeks, from November 15 through December 26.  After that, I’ll be on the road again—so if you see that perfect gift, pounce!  For holiday delivery, orders must be placed no later than December 3.

Now, here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come….


We found these exquisite drawstring bags at the atelier of a world famous indigo artist in northern Kyoto prefecture. Only two sets of three are available–one for you, and one for that special someone who adores shibori textiles?



I see these vintage English forks, hallmarked Mappin & Webb, gracing a dessert table laid with batiks and pale celadon plates.  On the cake stand, a Dutch Indonesian spice cake, redolent of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger…



It wouldn’t surprise me if an entire Berber family once cuddled for warmth on this vintage Moroccan Rehamna carpet. It’s made of sheep’s wool dyed a vibrant red, the color of sensuality, fertility and happiness. Chains of black diamonds, woven of goat hair, provide protection from the evil eye. Bonus: A copy of Taschen’s sumptuous (and out of print) Living in Morocco.

Check back soon for another update!  But remember, we go on line November 15th.



2 Responses to “Save the Date! Spicelines Holiday Pop-Up Shop Opens November 15; World Treasures”

  1. Nancy says:

    What fun! Those pillows are really cute. I’ll check back in a few days to see what treasures you have posted.

  2. Blandina says:

    Congratulations! And what a great job must have been putting all this together. Knowing you I am sure that your pop up shop will offer unusual and first quality objects. I am curious!

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