Gifts and Souvenirs

New Press a Penny and Some Souvenir Coins

So as my last post indicated I’m back from my week in Europe. I have a lot of posts ahead of me from this trip. I’m starting my posting my souvenirs and then will share my trip journal.

I was able to pick up one press a penny in Cologne. Though there it’s press a .05 Euro. I also picked up some souvenir coins to add to my collection. I have some from Paris.

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Porcelain Box from Seattle

I got this box in Seattle this past June and I honestly can’t remember which store I purchased it in. We were all over. I’m leaning towards the Space Needle. It was $7.75. The quality isn’t that good compared to the other ones I own. There was no trinket inside :-(. The box is of the Seattle skyline which is very picturesque.

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Porcelain Box from Portland

This box is of the Portland skyline. I bought this past June for $7.95. I bought it at the gift shop for the historical society. The guy was super sweet and made sure I had a new one in a box. The trinket inside the box is of a rose. That’s because Portland is known as Rose City. The box reminds me of the Boston skyline one I own.

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Porcelain Box from Boston II

I got this box near Quincy Market in March of 2007. It was around St. Patrick’s Day. There was a little shop on the corner that I picked it up from. I was on Spring Break with my school at the time. I don’t remember how much it was but it was probably $8 or $9. The box is of the Boston skyline. The trinket inside is of a lobster, which is super cute! This box is very similar to other ones I have in my collection. You will see them soon.

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Porcelain Box from Boston

I bought this box on my most recent trip to Boston. I believe it was $8 or $9. I bought it at the Old North Church gift shop. I own another pillbox from Boston that I bought in Feb. 2007, which I’ll post soon. This box is obviously of the church and has two images of Paul Revere on it. Old North Church is where he had the lanterns hung to let everyone that the British were coming. The trinket inside is of a lantern.

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Postcards from Spain

My dad’s co-worker just came back from Spain and brought me back some postcards for my collection. I’ve been planning a trip to Spain for a long time so these postcards really made me want to go even more. The postcards are from Madrid and Barcelona.

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Here’s some more postcards from places I’ve never been/postcards from friends:

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Postcards from Nantucket

My dad’s co-worker brought these postcards back from Nantucket for me.

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Here’s some more postcards from places I’ve never been/postcards from friends:

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Souvenirs from Istanbul and Switzerland

My former co-worker just got back from a recruiting trip across Europe. She brought me back some hotel pens and pads. It’s a thing we do. The main gift was from Istanbul. She and another co-worker went shopping at a spice market and decided to get me a red sequined bridal veil and henna coverings. Turkish brides put the veil completely over their heads and tie the marching bags around their hands to cover and protect their henna. So I told her all I need now is the man.

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Souvenirs from Vegas and New Orleans.

Two of my very good friends went to New Orleans together. They brought me back some Mardi Gras beads and an alligator magnet. The magnet started off at my desk, but my new desk isn’t magnetic. 😦 So it now lives on my AC cover in my room (along with my magnets from Greece, Australia, Vancouver, Paris, Costa Rica, Egypt, and Prague). One of these friends also went to Vegas and brought me back a keychain.

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Gifts from Holland, Belgium, and Colorado

I have two friends that just got back from their vacations. One friend came back from abroad. He brought me back chocolate, postcards (yeah for adding to my collection) and a delft windmill. I have a lot of delft items from Aruba. It was nice to add something from Holland to the collection. I had some of the chocolate with my ABP crew and we all thought it was amazing. It was so light and creamy. I also love the bag it came in. I love gifts from abroad!

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The other friend got back from Boulder and took a tour of the Celestial Seasonings Factory. I got tea and a pen.

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