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.


Lunette Gleason Fleming said...

Oh, I think silver spoons are essential, totally. Now the toast holder? I can't quite figure out how it is used or even where the toast goes. You need to include a picture of the toast holder with a piece of toast being held by it.

Lynnea said...

=) it's true. I never would have had a clue what the item was if every BandB we stayed in hadn't used one. They all use them as though there isn't any other way to serve toast.