Paris and Purchases

10 Aug

 

As I mentioned in the previous post, France was freezing (not really, but it was cold after our jaunt to Portugal) and I only packed for warm, sunny weather (sun dresses and sandals) so I had to wear the same thing over and over again (this was very difficult for me). As a result, you will not see ANY pictures of me (picture me with my dad’s red sweater, jeans, and running shoes, walking though the streets of Paris. I would have been shown the exit had I walked into Hermes dressed like this). In fact, ALL pictures of me from this part of the trip have been burned…SO, we’re skipping past the photos of Paris and ending the European vacation on the few items that I purchased.

One of my favorite fountains by Niki de Saint Phalle. (Remember the Howard Jones video (What Is Love?) from a million years ago filmed here?)

 

 

 

 

First up, a bottle of wine we purchased on our way home in Paris, which was quickly consumed…and the wine bottle holder from Chambord (it’s some kind of a wild boar, though it’s difficult to tell from the pictures).

Kusmi Tea: I’ve never tried it, but it smelled divine and I like the packaging. I’ll keep you posted when I sample it.

Some bowls from Portugal, in the southern style that were oh so cheap. I can’t wait to use these!

A trio of condiment bowls atop a small platter that I purchase in Lisbon.

…and a close up of one of the bowls taken off of the serving platter…

I also purchased a couple of scarves in Paris, but I’m not sure where they’ve walked off to. It’s hard to believe that I didn’t buy anything else. All of these pieces, like everything else that I’ve bought will go into storage in Amman until we’re reunited in the States in a few months. At this point, it will be like Christmas when I get to unwrap all of the treasures that I’ve been collecting over the course of 15 months–all of the items from Egypt (which I never got around to posting), the icons and bowls from Israel, the pottery from Jordan, the mosaics, the Syrian furniture…

8 Responses to “Paris and Purchases”

  1. Patty Grimm August 10, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    Hi Jen,

    Congratulations to you, it sounds like you’re moving back to the States soon. I know your move to Jordan was difficult, but as time passes, you’ll remember the good times more than the bad.

    Best wishes, Patty

  2. joe palumbo August 11, 2012 at 1:07 am #

    Jen, what’s wrong with my red sweater.. I thought it made a nice fashion statement. Like look at me I am soooo comfortable in everything I wear.. I would like to say something French here but I can think of many sayings but the spelling would not come out right.. Enjoy the pottery.. Dad

  3. Raelynn August 11, 2012 at 1:59 am #

    The bowls with the fish spoke to me, and said “we’re Pisces bowls” ok, maybe that’s because I’m a Pisces and I love them! You’re going to have a beautiful collection of items from great places when you come back to the states!!!

  4. Marti Hunter August 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Jen….you would look beautiful in a burlap sack! So glad you have had such great adventures….lovely bowls and great wine holder! See you soon!

  5. NTP August 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    How does one burn digital pictures?

  6. thetravelingtimes August 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Thanks to you, I was able to shop more in Spain! I’ve nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award: http://thetravelingtimes.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/travel-books-and-inspirations/

    • jenmaaninamman August 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

      Thank you so much! I hope to see the purchases featured on your blog. My favorite part of traveling is coming home and looking at my treasures.

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