We're back home! A little wilted and out of focus like what we left behind, but safe and sound. I like the story that baggage tags tell. They're a good metaphor for travel itself. All clear and crisp when you embark on a journey, and a bit tattered and wrinkled when you arrive at your destination or back home. I also like the word "SEA" for Seattle as a sort of memento of our visit.
Meant to be removed and tossed when they have served their purpose, would a future generation find them fascinating if they are saved? Or is that just a passing evolution of our ephemera loving age?
We travel light. And the rule for shopping is to bring back something small and easy, if at all. And NEVER something breakable. And NO MORE CHINA!!! It's been mentioned that you can always ship things back, but I don't suffer the hassle of that. And it can make your hard won bargain not such a bargain. So what did I bring back?
Can I help that I am enamored of big pink stripes this season? Could I resist three matching pieces? Was there any good reason for leaving them behind? No. No. And, uh, No. (Rules were meant... well you know.)
These are all small pieces. The mug is a standard size, to give you an idea of scale. Thankfully my son and daughter-in-law love junking as much as I do, and we found these at a local thrift store. You know how they put a date on the price tags so you know how long an item has been in the store? Obviously nobody wanted these. They had been sitting there waiting for me since February.
The marks from the same manufacturer are different on each piece. And I just love the sublety of the details and the faded pink wash of color.
The nice thing about packing light is that it takes hardly anything to unpack. Now I have to go try to maybe save something from the garden, buy fresh flowers, and catch up on blogs!
Thanks so much for stopping by! It's good to be back home.
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