I wanted to share with all of you something I brought back from Italy and what I consider to be the absolute perfect souvenir. It combines my old love, science, with my new love, traveling, and my enduring loves, decorating and the color green.
Walking back to our hotel from Vatican City one afternoon in Rome, we happened across an old, dusty used bookstore along the side of the road. Now I've been looking for a set of green antique books to put on my desk in my bedroom for a while, but I don't like the idea of just picking out any old books - I like them to have meaning and a purpose.
Well the purpose of these books is most definitely not to be read by me, since I don't speak Italian. But I can glean enough meaning from the titles and pictures on the covers to understand that this is a set of books on different scientific subjects. Perfect! They are in the theme of my old college major AND serve as a memento of the time I took a trip with my sister just before she got married. :)
These books actually came in all different colors, each one on a different theme. The blue ones were on history and, since I love history and thought a little blue looked outstanding with the green, I made an allowance for a couple of those as well. What do you think? Best souvenir EVER? I'm one step closer to my desk makeover being finished! (Note the picture frames, still naked...)
Apologies to my sister, who thinks that her handmade ballet flats are the best souvenir ever. Close... :)