Thursday, April 28, 2011

The "Top" Shop

A favorite shop in Landour right near the Clock Tower site is often called the Top Shop. Woodstock students bought their wooden tops there for many years. I don't see students using them much these days, but in years gone by, all boys had top spinning contests.

The owner, Vinod, is used to seeing us (especially Dan) a lot. He has so many interesting things and is very knowledgeable about them.

These are just a few of the various boxes, old and newer, that are available. We purchased several boxes last year for Christmas gifts.

In the back area of the shop, there are many piles of china objects, probably mostly left from the British Raj times. There aren't complete sets, but I've always thought it would be neat to buy a selection of these China plates (mismatched, of course) and set a lovely table with them. However, I don't need more dishes, and I wouldn't want to ship them back to the US.

Here is another cupboard with lots of small china and metal objects.

At the front of the shop, the countertop is covered with so many different items, from a tiny "Aladdin's Lamp" to Buddhist and Hindu statues.

1 comment:

  1. What a treasure-trove. I wonder how many shops like this there are in India.


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