A month ago seeking out Dragon Fruit for a styling project I was working on brought me to two amazing Asian groceries in Dallas, H Mart and Hiep Thai. H Mart is so expansive it’s overwhelming to go without a set list, Hiep Thai is smaller and has a more neighborhood store vibe, but both, I discovered, have a fabulous selection of housewares. It’s a bit of a treasure hunt (if you follow the Instagram then you remember this), but what’s more fun than poking around stacks of painted bowls or discovering circular slab cutting boards for a mere $15 (!)? I decided to build myself an eclectic collection for serving casual tapas for four, all for under $50! Want to see what I found?
Let me gush about this cutting board, it was resting on a sad stack, under a display fixture, and marked $14.99. I sorted through to find the best specimen and judging from the packaging image the handle is to be removed after purchase, but it’s pretty much my favorite part, so on it stays! More cutting boards with metal handle here, here and here (for even less)!
This little guy turned out to be my favorite, I just couldn’t leave him behind! If you know who he is and why the ‘tude please let me know in the comments section! More blue painted rice bowls here, here and here!
Aren’t these hand-painted sake cups sweet repurposed for wine? They’re just the size glass our local Tapas restaurant serves in, and although I love a big wine glass, these feel more festive for sipping and snacking.