Saturday, May 2, 2015

Thrift Shop Find: Painted Chest


Thrift shops are not very prominent in Saudi Arabia, not like they are in the USA.  The culture here seems to turn up their noses at previously owned items.  But there is a thrift shop I found that is the best kept secret in Jeddah!  Like any thrift store, you do have to look for finds and you may not find what you are looking for.  I loved this rustic painted chest that I found there.

The thrift shop is called MAWAKEB AL AJER, located in the Al Khalidya District behind Al Badrya Towers.   Proceeds benefit widows, children and the poor.   HOURS are SAT-THU 9am-9pm, FRI 4pm-9pm. TEL: 056-868-9001 or 055-241-2167. Clothing, jewelry, shoes, furniture, knick knacks, paintings, dishes, books, etc.

DIRECTIONS: South on Prince Sultan Rd, then West (right) on Rawdah. Turn right after Danube. After you pass Salon/Spa on left, turn around and turn right onto street where salon is. CLICK HERE for a pinpoint map location.

6 comments:

Denise SA said...

That shop is wonderful isn't.
They do a wonderful job on recycling too

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Denise - I am definitely a fan. I love going to thrift stores in the states. It's amazing what one can find at them for a fraction of the cost of regular retail stores.

William Kendall said...

It's quite a find!

Gaelyn said...

Love it!

Pat said...

Magnificent achievement !! a very beautiful work

Shine A said...

wow this is amazing i'm from Jeddah and i never thought there were any thrift shops here. i really like thrift shops and i hope it becomes something here in middle east :)