A souvenir, French for memory, describes a memento or keepsake brought back by a traveler for the memories associated with it.
The things I typically bring back from my travels (which are few, and not very glamorous) are bits of moss, rocks, leaves and flowers pressed into books. If I have a bit of spending money I will I treat myself to one beautiful thing to remember my adventures.
Pictured below is one of those things. This is a fraktur I purchased at the Simple Goods Primitive Show the year before last. Painted on the cover of an ancient book, it has become one of my treasures.
Here's a closer look. Aren't the colors lovely?
The next item is a souvenir from a trip to Walt Disney World when I was a girl. It's a jam jar. Tell me, what kind of a young girl brings THIS back from the land of Mickey Mouse? I was an odd kid.
In my early married days I collected Tea Cups & Saucers. I had shelves full of them. All but a few, that I feel especially sentimental about, have found new homes. This is a favorite, featuring scenes from Mackinac Island, in Michigan.
Arch Rock, The Grand Hotel, and The Old Block House encircle the sides of cup.
I think it's the lacy edge and cottage roses that endear it to me.
And this last souvenir is just for fun. Some of you may not know that Mr. Kattywhompus and I have been sweethearts since the 8th grade. I know...adorable, and a little disgusting.
This is something he won at the county fair way back when. I'm sure my mother was thrilled when I displayed it in my bedroom. It still makes me laugh (as does Mr. Kattywhompus) when I see it among the pretties in my little studio.
I hope you've enjoyed today's Display Chain. Hop on over to Misi's blog to see the other fabulous contributors! Until next time...