Wednesday, July 4, 2012

What I bought

So I bought all sorts of random souvenirs while on vacation. Here's the run down of the fun things I brought back. I probably spent as much money on gelato while in Italy, but you can't take that home!

While in Florence I bought this cute little watermelon wallet and a purple and pink handbag. Both are just as cute as can be.

I love all sorts of pretty glass things, so I really went to town in Venice and Murano. This vase and little bowl have my favorite colors.

I also bought this purple ornament to go on the Christmas tree.

And I finished up the glass purchases with the larger fish paper weight for me, and the little fish marbles to give away to my friends. I bought a fish paper weight 17 years ago when I first visited Venice and thought he needed a friend.

We also ventured out to Burano, the lace island and I bought a cute table topper. Mostly because it was purple and the flowers reminded me of pansies. I don't think it was made in Burano, however. China is my guess. I also needed a fan because it was dang hot and humid.

I bought this cute little bowl in Santorini. According to the gals in the store it's a traditional type of ceramic work, decoration and glazing for the area. It's pretty. And a box of strawberry delights to share around. One of my favorite things I bought in Greece was a traditional type apple pie in Corfu. I was starving and that pie was delicious.

When I went on my first cruise I bought a Christmas ornament and a mug with the name of the ship on, so I had to do the same for this trip. I must say that the selection of ship branded items on NCL was not as cool as those that RCI had.

I need to work on writing up all of my adventures across Italy and Greece. Those will be forth coming.

Hugs and Stitches,


Stitching Noni said...

Lovely souvenirs from your trip. I love the Venetian &. Murano glass. Many years while in Venice I bought some too. Would have love to go back one day & buy more!! :0)

mdgtjulie said...

I too love the glass best, Kay. Some of the other things are great too though. If the handbag was bigger, you'd have a fight on your hands, lol. Glad you had a good trip!!!

Ziggyeor said...

Lovely souvenirs!