31 October 2014

The haul from my trip

I went to Malta for a week then Amsterdam for a week all in a small carry-on bag so room for loot was limited. I had to ask myself, "Do I really need this?"
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.

6 comments:

  1. OMG... the fabric market would have been my undoing! You were very brave and strong to limit yourself like that!

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  2. I missed the fabric market in Amsterdam.... My family did not choose that as a place to go on our one day in Amsterdam.... But next visit to my sister in law it will be #1 on my list....
    Amsterdam is a beautiful city. Sounds like you had fun!

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  3. and I can see that you liked Amsterdam and of course van Gogh. This morning I have helped my grandson with a history paper for school about van Gogh.
    And with Nienke you had a good companion and tour gide.

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  4. Wow, Wow, Wow!! Thanks for sharing some of your trip!!!

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