I brought my MIL (mother-in-law) to go antiquing because I was sure she would love it. She had no plans of buying anything or so she said but after the first purchase, the summer heat seemed to lift from her and she was energized!
She loved the thrill of a good bargain and before you know it she was doing her whole spiel of asking the price, giving the price she thought was the right one and walking away to see if the seller would give it at the price she said. Considering that my MIL is “buleh” or caucasian we were getting exorbitant prices. So I didn’t feel bad at all that she was doing her best to bargain.
So many chandeliers and plates!
Many odds and ends like these painting and russian dolls – which according to my MIL were real.
Not everything is antique so you gotta watch out. Many of them are just made to look old, some not so much but beautiful anyway. My MIL is better at looking at antiques so I’m glad I went with her!
There were so many puppets – traditional ones and…well… not so traditional ones! Can you spot which puppet is out of place here? =P
Brass miniature dining table and chairs
Pictured in the middle is the Rama and Sita wood carving that I got.
We both got a Rama and Sita wood carving. My MIL’s was bigger and made of old hardwood. Mine is smaller and new. I though hers was a good deal for Rp 100,000 or USD 10, while mine was a bit overpriced for 75,000 IDR because of the difference in quality. Mine was not hardwood, and just made to look old. My MIL’s was much heavier and the dark patina was not just painted over as mine was. Though if you don’t touch it, you wont notice it as much.
Retro shades and lots of blinged out jewelry
I loved how this store was dark except for a beautiful chandelier at the end.
We didn’t finish the entire street because my FIL was hungry (and bored out of his wits I’m sure) and it was getting really hot – it was past lunch already! Good bye Jalan Surabaya! I will definitely be back!