I love souvenirs and am always looking for that perfect item that will bring back great memories from our travels. I also want souvenirs that are unique, not the same tourist stuff everyone else has, which isn't always easy to find, especially since I'm on a budget and I have to pack light. I've started several collections- pottery, posters, Christmas ornaments, etc. to help me narrow down my choices, but I always try to find something I'll want to use or display in the future when we no longer live in Europe. Here are a few examples of some things we've found.
In Turkey we bought this beautiful rug from a nomadic weaving center. It hangs on our wall, now, I can't bear to actually step on it.
I found these eggs in Boleslawiec, Poland and they are perfect to decorate for spring. I am still looking for the perfect basket to display them.