Chatuchak Market

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Buying trip 266
I am up early and off to the weekend market!! Chatuchak Market, also known as JJ Market is a must-see for shoppers…it’s sheer size and diverse product offerings will bring even the most seasoned shopper to their knees!  The market stretches over 35 acres, featuring more than 8000 stalls of antiques, decorative accessories, jewelry, accessories, textiles, clothes, novelties, food and more!  I have to say it’s a bit intimidating but with Ellen as my guide I’m confident we will uncover some wonderful treasures. First find are these lovely embroidered pillow covers with coordinating votives and incense sets…love them! From there it’s off to explore textiles where I find some lovely woven thai silk scarves. I am shocked to see that the pricing on thai silk has tripled since my last visit- still we have to have them…they’re gorgeous! Next stop jewelry…I absolutely love these delicate brass earrings…so many patterns, I can’t choose…I think we need an assortment of all of them! And now just as I think I might not be able to carry much more, I see these beautiful lotus candle holders. I’m going to have to come up with an extra hand to carry everything, but I’m not leaving without them!