Monday, September 15, 2008
I keep some of our souvenir buildings on this rusty old griddle I picked up at the flea market. We got a little carried away last year on a visit to Paris, we came home with about a dozen Eiffel Towers and a few Arc de Triumphs. When we visit a city we always check the local junk shops for old souvenirs and vintage postcards to send back home. The really old metal souvenirs tend to be extremely heavy and indestructible . The big Arc de Triumph was like carrying around a shot put all day. If you can't find vintage examples there are always plenty of nice new metal buildings to pick up, I favor the pencil sharpener versions. Who wouldn't want the Leaning Tower of Pisa with pencil sharpening capabilities?