My two splurge items were an IKEA catalog in Dutch and the book with all of Van Gogh's works in them.
I love IKEA so this was in a way of a pilgrimage.
I also bought two organic cotton scarves, one for me and the other for Judith. This is mine.
No surprise it's purple and green (smile).
In Amsterdam on Monday's there is a fabric market. It went on for blocks and blocks like maybe a quarter mile - no kidding.
See how far you can see down that road (look at the trees and steeple in the distance)? That's how far the fabric market was set-up. I knew I couldn't afford (size and weight) to get yardage so I settled for this ribbon and a turquoise leather book.
The book had crappy paper but that kind of wasn't the idea. I ended up gluing all the various pieces of paper I accumulated on the trip into it.
As I mentioned, the best was being with Nienke and going to the museums.