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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: Travel Souvenirs

I'm back!  Although I thoroughly enjoyed attending World Youth Day and going on a tour of Spain, Portugal and Morocco, I am glad to be back home.  On my desk today are my travel journal and some of the souvenirs I collected (obviously, I have not had time to clean up, or to take a good picture of my mess!)...


Here are a few Promarkers and a white Pilot pen I bought in an art store I came across in Spain...


Some keychains form Barcelona (one of a Joan Miro floor mosaic in Las Ramblas and another one of "La Pedrera" building by Antonio Gaudi (I am figuring out if I can wear them as pendants since I already have too many keychains)...


 Some finds from "El Rastro", the open air flea market in Madrid...


Some bracelets and other souvenirs that I received from some other participants of World Youth Day (I gave them the charms I made)...


A shell charm souvenir of my visit to Pamplona.  Although it is more well known as the city where they have the running of the bulls, it is also along the "Camino de Santiago de Compostela," The Way of St. James, a collection of old pilgrimage routes which finish in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, northwestern Spain. The scallop shell is a symbol of the Camino...

  

And a charm of St. Teresa of Avila (and of Fatima on the other side since I visited both Avila, Spain and Fatima in Portugal)...


And from Marrakesh, Morocco, Argan Oil, which is said to have anti-aging properties.  Well, I do need to keep from aging if I plan to attend World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, don't I? 



If you are interested to see more desks (usually there are some arts and crafts on them), visit Julia's blog and the list of more than a hundred blogs joining What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday!  Happy WOYWW, everyone!

42 blog hugs:

jude said...

Welcome back hunni,Sounds like youve had fab time and got some little gems along the way.
Happy woyww
hugs judex 6

Hels Sheridan said...

Aw Las Ramblas, possibly my most favourite street in the world... loving the goodies you got... and your book looks grand.. the writing is beaut! Tis my Bloggy Birthday so there are some giveaways on my blog :O))

voodoo vixen said...

Good to have you back and it looks as though you had a lovely time and managed to find some lovely pieces! I agree, I think the keychains would work beautifully as pendants with a bit of teasing!!

Diane Writes said...

Welcome home ;-) The Argan oil in your made me smile hehehe But with your outlook in life, I know age only becomes a number. We are all youth or kids at heart. I love that souvenir of St.. Teresa of Avila. Have a great day! :)

Spyder said...

ohowo lovely things to bring home, did you take an extra case!?! (I did!) I've been hunting out for a white Sharpy, bought one in the States but lost it. Welcome back and a very happy WOYWw!
(Lyn)

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

ooh looks like a few people have been travelling this week on woyww, including myself:) Love allly our treasures and sounds like you had a great time
Jennie #14

Twiglet said...

Sounds like you had a great time and found some lovely goodies to bring home.

Marjolein..... said...

What à great souvenirs you have, love the idea to change it into something else.
If the anti aging works, please let me know;-) still haven't found THE solution.

Greetz, marjolein

Lothian Crafts said...

Lots of lovely things you make your journal with look forward to seeing it finished . I love the mosaic chain. Cheers Elaine

Bella said...

I think those key chains could be stunning pendants.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad you had a good tour - you found some great bits and pieces! I love Barcelona, great place, fab memories :) xx

Neet said...

Wow, what a fabulous posting to read. You made me almost feel I was with you. Some great purchases there - look forward to seeing you use some of them.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #4

Helen said...

I love the souvenirs you bought, glad you had a great time. Welcome home!!

Doone said...

I can't wait to see how you use all those beautiful memories of what sounds like an exhausting trip,

take care,

Dx

Annie said...

It's good to have you back especially with all the wonderful finds you've picked up on your time away.
Hugs,
A x

NatashaMay said...

What wonderful treasures! :) Las Ramblas was my favorite street as well. :)

Elizabeth said...

It's nice to go away, but it's even nicer to come home again! Love all the finds you've brought back - I'd love to visit that market. Hope the oil works for you - I just keep out of the sun :) Elizabeth x #50

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Wonderful desk! Lots of pretties you received! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Craftgirl said...

Loved seeing your treasures from your travels. I also like flea markets in foreign places. Happy Woywww

Carol

Neil said...

Welcome back. sounds like a great time was had! Enjoy creating with your souvenirs!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh what a Beautiful time you had... Thanks for showing us all the Fun you had I so enjoyed it!!!

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Sounds like you had a good time! Happy woyww! Mel #33

Carolyn Phillips said...

Welcome home, and what lovely things you have brought home with you.

Ohhh Snap said...

Happy WOYWW :D. I think your desk looks wonderfully busy and crafty. Sounds like you had a marvelous time on your trip! #83

Ali said...

What a fascinating desk this week! Your trip sounds amazing and it's lovely to see all the mementos you picked up along the way. Thanks for sharing. :)

Ali #77

SueH said...

Glad you had a lovely trip Peggy. It looks like you have some very nice finds there too!

Happy Crafting!
Sue
X

Angie said...

Sounds as though you had a brilliant time ...love the mini mosaics and braclets.xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Glad you had a great time. Love to see those key chains as pendants. Thanks for sharing.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh what a lovely pile of goodies you have there - glad you had a great trip.

Sarah Anderson said...

Wow, what a great collection of things from your grand tour :)

madebyKarla said...

Those keychains would make great pendants! hope you do it and share how you did it :) great souveniers on your desk. Looks like you had fun :)

dix said...

What devine travel "finds" you have shown us! I especially adore the stuff from the Madrid flea market. thanks for sharing!

Tertia said...

Welcome back. It looks and sounds like you had a great time.
Happy WOYWW

JoZart said...

Lovely to have you back WOYWWing after such an amazing trip. It's great sharing all the souvenirs you brought home.
Love joZarty x

RosC said...

Lots of pretty things to remember a lovely holiday. The key chains will be fun as pendants I think.
Ros at 85.

okienurse said...

great looking desk this week! Missed seeing your posts. Thanks for sharing with us. Vickie

famfa said...

Looks like you had a good time. Some lovely finds there. Love gaudi.

Helen T said...

What a lovey collection of goodies :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Marvellous Patsy, what a great tour you've had. St James is the patron of our local church, so I know something of the route to Santiago. Fascinating stuff huh. Happy to see you've bought such great souvenirs. I really love a souvenir!

Shoshi said...

I LOVE all your wonderful Spanish finds, especially the Gaudi-inspired key chains. Defo make them into jewellery!! As for the Moroccan oil, I've just ordered some off Ebay - it's supposed to be the absolute best thing for your hair and I'm keen to try it, having just had a perm which can be very drying. Glad you had a nice time away.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

well done on being numero uno!! And Peggy you have had some fun all that lovely stash and yes definitely make those really gorgeous key-chains into pendants I just love them Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

Sandra van Doorn said...

i was browsing from blog to blog, and came by your blog; i love it, and also love your profile description and the idea of sowing seeds of good things!
i just did a post on planting a seed, planting a dream... how funny ?
xo sandra

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