Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Souvenirs from Oxford and such

Just wanted to share some of the souvenirs I got on our little trip to Oxford and St. Michaels. Matt and I always like to bring back natural souvenirs without disturbing the balance of nature as much as possible. Here's a cute little jar, vase? that I got from Coco and Company where I placed our goodies; sea shells, sea wood, pine cones, and sea glass. To top it off I added a tag with the where and when info and our room key which I'm sure the inn wanted us to have (even though they kept asking us if we'd turned all the keys in). You can see better from this picture what a fun funky shape this jar, vase? has to it and why it was on the "must have" hit list. It's an upside down cloche shape mounted on a pedestal and is a pretty sea green. I sneakily drove this time so I could stop at the antiques store where the kind owner allowed me to use his restroom last year. I had been threatened not to look around that time but was determined to have a nice, long look this time. I found this fab lamp with a clock in the base. The lamp works fine but I still have to tinker with the clock. If you know me you'll know that I'm happy if a clock time is right just twice a day! Just my luck, the tiny typewriter I had spied there last year was still there. It's just about 8" x 8" and fits in very nicely with my typewriter collection. I have three others in the room, one was Paul's grandfather's, one was my grandfather's, now the other two are "just 'cause". I also hit pay dirt at the shop snagging many antique figurines for great prices for my little collages-yippie!!!


shelleyroneill said...

Looks like Oxford was veddy, veddy good to you! Love the pix - great finds - esp. the tiny typewriter! I must have missed a couple of entries, because I hadn't noticed the photo at the bottom of your blog - Looks like the glass bottomed boats at Aquarena Springs!
Will put your Tx. Highways in snail mail tomorrow. Happy Fourth!

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Oh, real treasures!!! Those are my type of souvenirs!! Love your bowl full of memories!! The key definitely was made to come home with you! xo-Mellie