Happy New Year, everyone! After cleaning, dusting and packing away Christmas decor for over a week now, I am sure you all agree when I say, " Wow! That was a lot of work!
I am ready to get back to blogging and decorating!
I finally had time today to sit down and browse through all my favorite blogs and I came across Alison's post at
Her theme for this month is collections and that got me to thinking. I don't really collect one specific item, but one thing I have been doing for a long time is collecting different items from around the world.
During 23 years of military life, we have traveled quite a bit and everywhere we went, we always bought something to bring home.
Here are a few of our world treasures
Campodimonte porcelain roses from Italy.
My husband bought them for me on our fifth wedding Anniversary.
That was a very long time ago! :)
And the vase, also from Italy.
My wooden candle holders, hand carved from a tree in Bethlehem.
These are so special to me!
These tea pots are one of my most precious possessions. I bought them in East Berlin when the Berlin wall was still very much a reality, during a trip back in 1981 that I will never forget as long as I live.
Hand painted ceramic tray from Mexico
Lladro from Spain. This was a gift from my parents-in-law when my first child was born.
Also from Spain, hand painted dish set
And, from Germany, crystal, crystal and more crystal.
And also from Germany, a collection of beer glasses we have never even used.
So, here is my collection of a little bit of everything.
Each one of these items has a special memory attach to it, either a special trip or a special moment in time.
Thank you for stopping by!