Saturday, 21 November 2009

My place and yours: My Collection

This weeks theme was set by Fox's Lane, My Collection.

This was a hard theme as I don't really collect anything, I'm not a hoarder and I don't have a particular fetish for anything. I did however used to buy the occasional wooden ornament when on holiday.

The parrot is from Brazil, it is a wooden pestle for crushing lime for ciparina's (a deadly cocktail I soon discovered on our first outing in Sao Paulo),

The nut cracker I bought in Berlin, purely ornamental but his mouth does move up and down and looks a little sinister,

And the kokeshi dolls 2 of which I bought in Tokyo and the one of the right I was given by my brother in-law and wife when they returned from Japan (made by a well known kokeshi doll maker).

And a pair of clogs I bought from Holland but I can't get them to draw them as I would have to sneak past my daughter's room while she is asleep, and I really don't want to chance waking her after all of this hot weather we have had...she needs the sleep and so do I.

Thank you Pip for hosting this great forum.


marian said...

gotta admit..i've got a soft spot for kokeshi dolls too..

The Back Shed said...

it's a collection if there is more than one. The dolls are sweet.

Pip Lincolne said...

Oh they are such a cute woody family, aren't they?! I'm so pleased you have clogs at your house too. xx

Redness said...

Looks like a lovely collection to me ... isn't this fun?

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