Monday, September 15, 2008

Souvenir Buildings and Landmarks


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?

5 comments:

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Linda! You have quite the collection here! I love old souvenir pieces, too. Friends of mine collect the old metal ones whenever they go on vacation. Someday I'll have to go over and take pics to share. Your post on old push up toys sure took me to a flashback of things I had as a kid. You really do have fun collections!!

Have a great week,
Becky

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

If the souvenier is that cool, it is worth the weight!

Beth Leintz said...

A pencil sharpener in every port- that's my motto!

mary catherine garrison said...

oh my goodness linda! just saw your home in 'home companion' and it--and your collections--and art--are all wonderful! thanks for stopping by and saying hello and now i know about your shop/blog/you :)
all the best!

Lani Robertson said...

I love your Eiffel towers! How lucky you are to have been able to visit Paris! I hope to visit there someday! :0