Tuesday, October 6, 2009
only the essential things
Despite the title of this post, I'm actually posting photos of a few of the souvenirs I bought in England. Honestly, none of the items I bought while traveling were essential(food and tickets withstanding), no matter what my little cute-o-meter told me at the time.
These little shaped soaps are from an Edinburgh soap company. I love little soaps and had never seen such unusual shapes: the puzzle piece, the lime wedge, and the pink diamond shape. I bought some more practical soaps too, a heather and honey soap, and a honey and oatmeal bar. Those two scents seemed very stereotypically Scottish to my mind.
My new British-style table mats are just darling with pink checks and cupcakes. I must admit, that these aren't very quality and I didn't pay very much for them, but they were too cute to resist.
Not everything I bought was new, I found a few little antique sillies in a very cramped shop run by a rather grumpy old man but he didn't say no when I asked to purchase a little silver toast holder and a set of six silver spoons. They looked terrible when I spotted them but I was quite sure they would shine up well enough. The spoons look great and while the toast holder isn't quite the way I want it to look, I think a couple more cleanings will have it much prettier.