Thursday, 26 April 2012

Tunis - on the roof

We only spent half a day in Tunis.......and probably certainly didn't see the best parts of it.....but the carpet shop was definately our favourite place......full of stunning hand made carpets and rugs at prices we could only dream of in the UK [and they were the only thing in Tunis that was cheap!!]......I was very tempted to buy a rug.....and probably should have.
We also spent time on the roof of the carpet shop......an amazing view of the city....more rugs to admire.....and the most wonderful mosaics......many of them broken and chipped......but still beautiful......decay sometimes is,I think.
I love these double sided papers that I bought at Ally Pally.......I wish I'd got more of them.......and the colours just seem perfect to reflect the colours and intense heat of Tunis.

19 comments:

Scrappi Sandi said...

Those colours are gorgeous & I'm sighing because I loved Tunisia the twice I holiday'd there in '80/'81! We stayed in Sousse & back then it was still unspoiled & quite primitive...but very beautiful...my sister & hubby did buy a very large rug which is still looking beautiful on their lounge carpet 31 years later !! :)

Amy said...

Oh yes, the colours are gorgeous - and it looks like it was so hot there!

Margi said...

Love the colors and that double sided paper is awesomeness!

Karen said...

The colors are definitely gorgeous, and Tunis looks like a great vacation destination. Your comment about the rug reminds me of a watercolor I didn't buy many years ago, and still think of wistfully.

Sian said...

Fabulous colours! I loved our time in Tunis on that cruise and came back saying it is one of my favourite places I've ever been. Your pages have brought back the memories today

BJ said...

Super pages, your decoration ties in with the photographs perfectly BJ

Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Your page looks wonderful Jacky...the decoration is so fitting to the place...and I love the colours.
I went to Tunis a long time ago and can still remember the wonderful array of carpets on display...I love those mosaics,
Susan x
P.S Thanks so much for adding the link!

Alison said...

Those papers are perfect for your pics!
Alison xx

Becky said...

Lovely colours - I really like these layouts :)

pinky said...

Wow Jacky that place is really colourful and your layout and colours are perfect to showcase it!

Sandra said...

What fabulous layouts, I love the colours you've used :)

Beverly said...

My favorite colors :), I love the layouts!

debby4000 said...

The colours are perfect for those photos Jacky, fab pages.
luv
Debby

Maria Ontiveros said...

I know I'm just repeating what the others have said - but the colors really are spectacular!
Rinda

alexa said...

Yes, they're perfect for your photos! I can feel the heat and sunshine from here. Sounds like a wonderful visit ...

Jimjams said...

Fabulous sunny heat emanating from these pages - perfect remedy for our current weather! Love the paper colours and the extra orange.

Dora said...

Gorgeous photos Jackie, so colourful ... reminding me of when I was in Tunis for holiday a long time ago xxx

Stephanie said...

How wonderful Jacky & you have an excuse to go back - to pick up a rug! x

humel said...

Oh my gosh - I was just having a quick scan through some of your recent posts that I'd missed, and these pics leapt out at me! We visited the same rooftop in Tunis!! I have a photo of The Girl (as she was then) stretched out on that same mosaiced bench having a rest!!