Cool - what do you make with them? I like to buy clothes and earrings when I travel; items I wouldn't be able to find at home. But last time I was in London I bought an iPad case with the Tube map on it!
We've just been making ice cubes for drinks. :) I like the shopping idea too!
we like to get something functional - like when we were in paris we bought a clock for our kitchen. we see it everyday and it fits into the house.I used to buy things like vases or artwork, but then when i got home, it never really fit in the house the way i had imagined.
I like your clock idea! Shopping for art is difficult for me, no matter where I am.
I will soon post on what I did buy whilst away.Usually, though, I plan to buy a silver charm for my (now full) charm bracelet which my parents started for me, and fostered and encouraged. I also often buy postcards to keep and add to my journals, as I often don't have the time or inclination to get photos and fit them in/leave space in my writing.Otherwise, I'm very keen to shop whilst away, as I know I have the time and the money. Therefore I often supplement my wardrobe. This holiday was 3 tops, 6 knickers, 3 socks and a belt! A lot less than 'usual'!When I went to Morocco 2 years ago, I bought a painted fruit bowl (didn't have one), a mirror that fit the little wall near my door in the old place (check yourself as you leave etc) and a wooden box for my earplugs and hair accessories on my bedside (again, was using a cardboard box!). So that worked REALLY well! This time (Japan) I got 5 painted bowls, but they truly don't serve a purpose, and some paper that I plan to frame :D Oh and some fabric, which I'm pretty darn surprised and pleased to have found.
All good souvenir ideas! I look forward to seeing your post about your purchases in Japan :) And I love little boxes that can corral things. I use an old coaster box for lip balm, lotion, etc. in my living room and adore how it hides everything.
I don't buy souvenirs that are souvenirs. I buy things (cause I like buying things) that I want or that attract my eye. And they act as a momento of our travels. I bought a painting that I have hanging in my lounge room. Every time I look at it, I remember the trip we made when I bought it. The painting isn't of a place, but of baby kookaburras. From my trip to NZ in January I bought a 1950s pink hat. I love it. Don't know where I will ever wear it, or if I will ever were it. It is so Doris Dayish. Just gorgeous. Such a different momento.Cute ice cube tray, by the way.
An excellent souvenir strategy :) I had to look up kookaburras - they have beautiful feathers!I love the sound of your pink hat! I bought a straw hat on vacation in Florida and it's my favorite in the summer.
I'm like lucindasans; things rather than traditional souvenirs. My husband and I (and now the wee one, too) tend to hit up antique shops and stores we can't find in our area in our travels. Heck, on our honeymoon we bought a gorgeous Art Deco buffet for the dining room! Love remembering that trip everyday. :-)
That sounds lovely! I love buying things at antique shops and dreaming up their backstory :)
Love these. We don't do a lot of souvenir buying because so much of what I see is stuff I don't really *love* but would just buy out of obligation.
Very true! We try to hold out for something worthwhile :)
I've never seen Legoland. Hope you guys had a lot of fun!Please share your photos at the new home for Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/p/other-wordless-wednesday.html. I hope to see you each week!
Yes, we had a great time at Legoland :) I'll try to pop over to your link up next week!
I love the Lego ice-tray - I would definitely buy that!We didn't buy any souvenirs while were away this time...often art, knick-knacks etc don't quite look 'right' in the house. We did buy gifts though - jewellery from Ireland and key-rings etc from the Harry Potter Shop at Kings Cross Station. If it was easier to transport back to Australia there would have been no stopping me, though!
I like the gifts idea! My grandma really enjoyed jewelry shopping when she visited Ireland. And limited luggage space definitely kept us from buying a few things too.
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