SpiceLines Pop Up Shop Opens This Weekend; Vintage & One of a Kind Treasures, Exclusive Camel Pillows


These groovy pillows were made exclusively for us by a San Antonio textile artist. “Trust the Journey” celebrates the spirit of travel with a bow to the smiling camel, who ferried ancient spice traders & their aromatic goods to far flung destinations. This exclusive pillow will go on sale this weekend!

Pssst!  The countdown has started!

After a bit of delay—I won’t say how long—the SpiceLines Pop Up is about to open—and just in time for Labor Day.

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that I’m obsessed with traveling, cooking, gardening—and of, course shopping.  Over the years, I’ve given you a peek at the treasures I’ve hauled home, sometimes from halfway around the world.  Now I’m opening my storehouse to share some of the most irresistible objects 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 for Spicelines’ exclusive “Trust the Journey” pillows (shown above) or a set of  “ivory”-handled English fish forks (see below), you’ll snag a prize that’s nowhere else to be found.

The Spicelines online store will be open for just a couple of weeks, from this weekend through mid-September. Be sure to check back in a day or two for the exact dates–and a link to the store!

Now here’s a quick look at a few of the treasures I’m offering…



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



These vintage English fish forks, hallmarked Mappin & Webb, could as easily be used for salad or dessert. I see them on a table laid with batiks & celadon plates. On a porcelain stand, there’s an Indonesian spice cake, fragrant with cinnamon and nutmeg…



Travel is oh so contagious–and this vintage photo from Marrakech says it all. Camels saddled & ready for the journey ahead, Bedouins in flowing robes and head scarves, the sepia-tinged romance of the desert–where are you going next?

 Be sure to check back by September 1 for the opening date and a link to Spicelines’ online store!


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