Thursday, May 22, 2008

Vacation Memories Show and Tell

This week at No Place Like Home, Kelli has asked for Show and Tell to show some of our vacation purchases. My hubby and I are not too much for typical souvenirs. But I do like to pick up things that I can decorate with that when I see them, I remember our wonderful trips. Here are just a few of the items I see every day....

This mini sweetgrass basket purchased at Boone Plantation in Charleston. This is about the size of a Tennis Ball's all I could afford! By the way, I just found my macro setting on my camera and am I a happy girl!
We also like to pick up prints from the areas we visit. This is a pen and ink of one of the beautiful gates in Charleston. We just loved Charleston!

We went to Savannah and had lunch at Lady and Sons restaurant. That was such a highlight of our trip. This is a print of the restaurant.

My little salsa bowl we just recently purchased in Ixtapa, Mexico.
And my precious sea life carved animals. The Sea Lion from San Diego Seaport Village. We saw them swimming in the ocean and my even more precious turtle from truly paradise next to Heaven - Hawaii.

Of course, there are many more "things" collected after 35 years of marriage and trips, but those will be another time! Hope you enjoyed seeing these. Always remember to take those matter big or small. We learned that lesson the hard way, putting it off for retirement. But maybe...just maybe, we shouldn't wait. I know we sure are not. In fact...I feel a weekend get-away just around the corner!!

Show and Tell


Ivory Spring said...

Hi Ceekay,

I absolutely LOVE your Charleston Gate print!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have some neat mementos there! We usually always pick up prints or something to remember where we visit too. We are going to Charleston again soon! I love it there, and Savannah too!


Susie said...

Lovely souvenirs! I've often thought it would be fun to visit the lady and son, but have never traveled to that part of the US! You're so right about taking the time for those little getaways. They can be so renewing!

Becki said...

I especially like the carved sea animals. Are they wood or stone? Either way, they are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

Hadias said...

It's nice to have memories from times spent doing wonderful things.

Please, stop by and check out my S&T today.

Thanks for sharing.

Hootin' Anni said...

What a sweet collection of souvenirs!! That basket is so unique!! And I love the sea life from California! Great stuff here.

My Show n Tell is bone china cardinals this week. And especially a favorite...a cardinal music box.

The show n tell is following a set of photos of a tornado that ripped through where my nephew lives!!! I had to post those first since it's family!! So, scroll down.

Happy weekend, and for the Americans, have a safe holiday!

Penless Thoughts said...

Mice remembrances of special times.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Ceekay, As soon as I saw the sweetgrass basket, I knew the destination was Charleston, SC! LOL! I spent my honeymoon in Charleston and Savannah! I love them both! My brother was in Charleston for about 3 years, while he was at Johnson Wales, and I was more disappointed than anyone, when he graduated and came home...I didn't have a good reason to go that way as much! I've never eaten at the Lady & Sons! That's on my list to do! LOL!

Great Post! Hope you have a good holiday weekend! ~Rhonda

Constance said...

The salsa bowl is perfect! I absolutely love it! My Morning Room is decorated with a Tex-Mex feel to it and that would look great in there!

LBP said...

Glad to meet another "Charleston Lover". We go there about every 2 or 3 years to get my "fix" of old homes and beautiful gardens. Boone Plantation is one of my favorite.

Great momentos!

Timalee said...

Those are great! Next time we go to Savannah (if we ever get to go again!) I hope my dh takes me to Lady & Sons!

Mary said...

Your souvenirs of your travels are very cool. I especially love the print. I have never been to Charleston but would love to visit. Thanks for sharing.


Charlotte said...

Love your momentos. I didn't even realize that Kelli had suggested vacation purchases, but that's what I featured this time - the things I bought in Hawaii last week and the first of this week. I'm way behind in visiting other blogs since I've been away. I'm tryin' to get caught up.

Charlotte said...

Your comment on my blog reminded me of the first time we went to Hawaii. We bought matching shirts at Hilo Hatties too. I'll post a picture in the next few days. This time we looked at Hilo Hatties but didn't buy anything there.

Kathy said...

Oh, I love all your beautiful travel prints, C. I don't know which is my favorite! Prints are the perfect remembrance of a trip to a special place. I couldn't agree more - Hawaii is spectacular!!
love ya...Kathy

SweetAnnee said...

Wonderful pieces for memories..Thanks for sharing..Deena

Carrie said...

Useful or decorative souvenirs are great for placing around the house to remember your travels.

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