Is there one thing you love to shop for on a vacation? We reminisced about the whole spoon collecting thing a while back. While I’m not sure that’s still a big hit, I bet there’s a few clanging around peoples drawers somewhere. Guess what? Why not take some inspiration from this talented Aussie, Suzie Stanford. Suzie creates ‘one of’ designs from things she collects or recycles.
Sorry, no spoons hanging around Boomdeeadda, I usually buy a pretty scarf or a Christmas ornament when we travel. Mr B has the knack for spotting those ‘Christmas Stores’ 😉 There’s one in almost every town or if you’re lucky to travel at Christmas, even better.
I’ve managed to collect some of my favourite ornaments from some of our favourite places.
Buckingham Palace – London, England
Eiffel Tower – Paris, France
Swan – Salzburg, Austria
Arch de Triumph – Paris & Big Ben – London
Remember that giant Christmas tree at The Del Coronado I drooled over last week? Many of the gorgeous ornaments were available in their gift shop. Naturally, I made my way back there. After much consideration, I fell for this o’so-precious sea lion. I love her!
Every year, when the ornaments come out, we love thinking back to where we were when we collected each and every cherished bauble. Some are treasures from my hubby, like Mr & Mrs Snowman, the first ornament he ever bought me.
I’m afraid I got a little carried away on this tiny tree. I just couldn’t decide what to leave off. Here’s some of my other favourites, old and new (click on the photo collage to enlarge).
Well, you know life is good when you fall behind on Christmas preparations due to a fabulous trip that includes palm trees and sunshine, but I happily can cross one more thing off the list.
Christmas tree? Check.
PS, Petals has just gotten a heart to heart about mom’s precious treasures.
What do you love to put on your tree?
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