Two Buttons, Frenchtown, New Jersey
Today I ventured to "Two Buttons" in Frenchtown, New Jersey owned by Jose Nunes and Elizabeth Gilbert (of "Eat, Pray, Love" fame). Jose and Liz gather exotic treasures from their travels all around the world. When I walked in the door, Jose cordially greeted me with my choice of wine or hot chocolate (hot chocolate!). I was in awe of the amazing display of beautiful statues, scarves, purses, jewelry, wall hangings, Tibetan singing bowls and more. After I made my selections, I wandered to nearby Frenchtown and had lunch at the Bridge Cafe overlooking the foggy banks of the Delaware River.
A 6000 pound white marble Buddha meditates inside the doorway.
Shiva Nataraj dances creation and destruction, and stamps away the demon of ignorance.
Nandi, the bull which is Lord Shiva's faithful companion, looks on.
A yellow lion from Bali swings from the ceiling.
A face of calm composure
Beautiful colors are everywhere.
Gold lions and vases
Circumcision ponies (don't ask)
Lord Buddha in a gesture of compassion
Thai greeting ladies
A welcoming gesture
A serene Buddha
Beautiful golden Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and a Tibetan Singing Bowl
The witch Rangda from Bali
She is battled by Barong, king of spirits and leader of the hosts of goodness. His picture turned out a little blurry in the low light, but I simply had to include him for balance!