having lived a good part of my childhood and adult life abroad amounts to many thing, one being a life-long accumulation of stuff, well… abroad. on my past visits back, i’ve managed to put some time aside to go through the clutter and sort out what’s for keeps versus what really needs to go. recently, i flew back, alone with the kids (a subject for a whole new post) and went through all that’s been boxed up. i was able to reduce my belongings to minus 2 boxes and came back with some of my closer to the heart belongings, dating anywhere from the 70’s to just about a handful of years ago. here are just the first of a few i thought would be fun to share:
a breakfast set my sister and i received from our aunt when we were kids - i’ve always found this piece amusing. it’s survived trips to and from europe now…old!
i love this fairy! the colors, the materials, the details are all so perfectly applied. a small farewell gift from friends and… kind of a lucky charm.
a small heart shaped dish… i’ve had it forever, and it always made the cut every time we moved.
my miniature new york snow globe from one of my many visits to one of my favorite cities.
strange the things we just can’t seem to let go of. i’ll be back with more.