The view from outside the shop, with garlands hanging on the awnings, salesman sitting at the front, and some people who were shopping for birthday stuff, I think. She was holding a tiara that said "Happy Birthday."
This is the view looking into the very narrow shop, with the walls lined with different kinds of decorations for all the upcoming holidays - including Christmas.
The salesman (left) and a cousin of M's (right) completing our sale. M asked the guy to smile but this was all we got.
This is from another shop we had to go to when the 1st one didn't have some of the stuff we were looking for - a dhol (drunm) and some tamborines. This shop did have them, but we had to go to the backroom to pick out which color we wanted. This guy was back there making these trays that are used to display mehendi paste when you take it to the other side's house. M asked if he could take his picture and how long he'd been working there. His father had owned the shop before him, and they had their shop in that location for 35 years, 30 of which this guy had been working there. 30 years of gluing up trays for henna paste - it's amazing the things I get to see here!