Thursday, March 19, 2009


choko (small saki cup) and tokkuri (saki vessel)
all from SOHO east
Omiai is a Japanese custom where unattached individuals meet in order to arrange a possible marriage.  I ponder this custom and wonder what might have happened if I were to be matched or arranged to lead to marriage.

In a nearby village there lives a perfect match for me in a shop, SOHO east. 

A spot full of lovely things for the home, for the self or for the giving.  So today, these lovely goodies are part of a giveaway, thanks to SOHO East.  Simply leave a comment and tell me what you would look for in a mate.  What would be 3 qualities to win you over.  

chopsticks for sushi, a set of five from SOHO east
Order some sushi, pour some saki and enjoy your fab friday with your dream match made in heaven or share it with the one your with.


Debra said...

What a fab give-away! I would have to say-I would look for: a sincere smile, a kind, generous, and non-judgmental nature, and a good sense of humor. That's my husband!

Anonymous said...

I really love this Quote:

“Every time God creates a soul in heaven, he creates another to be its special mate. And that once we're born we begin to search for our soul mate, the one person who's the perfect fit for our mi”

I married my first love and still very happy so for me it's someone big and strong that makes me laugh and is loving and caring.

heidi said...

what a lovely post to start my friday... thinking about the sushi special for lunch.
thanks pve!!!!

Emily said...

I would have to agree with Debra - someone who has a kind, generous, and gentle nature, gives great strong hugs, and has a fun sense of humor! Wonderful things to think about.

pve design said...

My mate is kind, honest, giving and always strives to do his best, n'er a complaint, always a gentle smile and good to be with. Lucky me!

lovely quote - enjoy your weekend with your love.

Heidi -
let's have some sushi & saki.

The 3 H's, - honest, hardworking, humorous seem to sum it all up! We are all looking forward to you joining us with your very own blog. I know you have so many stories to share and so many happy things too!

Kwana said...

3 qualities? Kindness, humor and a loving spirit. Those are my picks.

Laura said...

I'll tell you my three favorite qualities in my mate...which I think is pretty much the same as what I would look for if I was looking: courage, compassion and vulnerability.

Leciawp said...

Great giveaway - thanks Patricia! Good communicator, kind, good sense of humor (this goes a long, long way)....

Karena said...

An open heart & mind, generosity of spirit, and a great sense of humor. Wonderful Patricia!Everyone, remember my giveaway!

Joyce said...

Oh my friend what a super duper treasure to share!
Hmmm... are you sure only three?! Compassion, sense of humor, giving, and extra bonus one who loves unconditionally. xoxo

pve design said...

I think an open heart goes without saying, but I am so glad that I have you to remind me of that.
Enjoy your weekend!

SimplyGrove said...

Great giveaway!! I was attracted to my hubby because he is loving, genuine and kind!

gina said...

3 things; kind, loving, sincere - a good man is hard to find! Love the little cups, the shape, the color- would look so nice in an artist's studio...

red ticking said...

sorry i missed your birthday... hope it was a real nice one... celebrate all week!!!

Purple Flowers said...

Three qualities that won me over (by my hubby) are:
1. the sound of his laughter
2. he is nice to people and animals alike
3. he has a very calming nurturing about him