|A touch of Rovinj, Croatia - beautiful handmade aprons for the girls|
My European trip wasn't about having a spending spree. It was more about taking the girls to see where their deceased Grandfather was born; meet relatives for the first time and experience a place in the world that is vastly different to their Australian way of life. Mission accomplished. However, I still managed to pick up some nice 'little' things along the way. The girls had quite a bit of fun with purchases; but we needed to be mindful the whole time about luggage weight.
And so here I begin an "In My Kitchen" segment with some of our European purchases. The lovely Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial is the lady behind the concept of "In My Kitchen". Her blog is full of wonderful stuff, but I am quite partial to her Jam and Preserve section. Very, very useful info!
I hope you like some of our treasures - we were only interested in things made in their country. In Italy especially, we were often told "no china, no china". I was rather pleased to see their pride with "Made in Italy".
In my October kitchen..........
|A touch of Spain - inspired by Picasso do you think?|
|A touch of England - Nicole reminded of her love for the Animals from "Farthing Wood".|
|A touch of Venice - I can never have enough "Turkish" coffee cups|
|Another touch of Venice - fridge magnets|
|A touch of Bergamo, Italy - 1 of the 2 cups I purchased, hand-made and hand painted - amazing!|
|A touch of Montenegro - Turkish coffee overload|
|A really cool bottle opener complete with Montenegrin emblem|
|A touch of Milano - from the duty free shop|
|A touch of Serbia - we would have bought the entire collection if only we could!|
I could keep going. I actually bought more than I realised! I know one thing. Next time, less clothes and more room. Especially for crafts and artworks.
And finally ...............