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Monday, 15 August 2011

An empty house

If you look at a photo of my bedroom the majority of items were purchased in Vietnam from one place of another. Since we didn't ship anything when moving we arrived last year with no furniture and not many knick- knacks to fill up our shelves with. However over time you accumulate a lot of stuff living here. I got my photo frames, jewellery box, lamp, poster, picture and desk all from Vietnam, and once you know where to buy things you can really kit out a whole house.

Bamboo is one of the cheapest types of furniture and you can get things custom made any way you want from one of the little shops all over Hanoi. Some are cheaper than others but this shop we used (pictured) had a good selection of random things which were so cheap we couldn't resist buying so many wicker bathroom draw sets that we're going to have to turn our house into a beauty salon with any of hope of trying to fill them with products. The address of this shop is 17 Xuan Dieu street, Tay Ho.

They said they delivered and true to their word they drew up on a motorbike with all our furniture piled up on the back. When you're new this seems strange but after a while you hardly notice people carrying all sorts of things on their bikes. I will try my hardest to take pictures of anything interesting I see.


Nanaroo said...

Good stuff. Looks comfy already. Driving a bike while holding onto the furniture would be a bit of a challenge. Makes delivery vans look boring here.

Jemimah said...

Yeah it does, I will try to make a twitter account like you suggested!