Monday, March 14, 2016
Prague....Final Post (Souvenirs)
Hello and happy Monday!
Oh it feels good knowing I have this week off! I don't have much planned at all. Some of my work friends and I are planning to take a day trip down to Cedar Key on Wednesday, but that's about it for outings. I plan to spend a lot of time resting and doing some more organizing and purging and some blogging too! Today I am sharing my final post about my trip to Prague. I purchased a few things while I was there and wanted to share.
Everywhere you look, there are nesting dolls. In fact, there are wooden toys of all sorts. I have always wanted a set of nesting dolls so I purchased a set there. I fell in love with a gorgeous set but did not want to spend the amount of Crowns they wanted for them, so I opted for this set instead. I love the pretty green color and she has a cute face too. Just look at those lips. :)
The smallest one is so tiny...less than an inch tall!
I bought this small watercolor of one of the beautiful views. I have it framed on my bookshelf now. You will see it in a photo further down.
I love purchasing ornaments while on vacation, so of course I found a few to bring home. This hand painted clay jingle bell was so unique. I had to have it.
These laser cut wooden ornaments were everywhere at the Christmas Market. They were fairly inexpensive too so I bought several of them to give away to family and friends as well as a couple for myself.
This adorable straw pig is put away for Miranda. She picked it out at the Christmas Market and I bought it for her and have it put away for her future Christmas tree.
A wooden bookmark.
These adorable pieces which you might remember from my Valentine's decor post. These were purchased from a strange little store called Tiger. It reminded me of a Dollar type store. It was like a maze going through the place...very odd!
I also bought this rainbow tape there.
As well as this box of foil.
Isn't it neat? I couldn't pass it up! It's in my craft room waiting for just the right project someday!
And lastly, I bought thus little mug for an ornament but for now it is sitting on my bookshelf. The cobblestone was picked up from a pile of loose ones I found. This city has more cobblestones than I have ever seen in my life. It seemed like millions and I am not exaggerating! The rock was picked up at Vysehrad. A friend at school had requested I bring her a rock, so I picked up one for myself as well.
I also kept one of each type of coin they use there. I really wanted to keep one of each bill as well but I didn't want to "waste" money doing that. Their currency is so pretty there. They also don't really have change like we do. Their coins are more like our small bills. They have 50, 20, 10, 5, and 2 Crown coins. The 50 Crown coin is about $2. Anything below a 100 Crown bill is in the form of a coin. It took me a couple days to get adjusted to this new currency. The 1,000 Crown bill is about $40. I was constantly trying to figure out how much I was spending on things. Very confusing! The coins are pretty though aren't they? The 50 is two types of metal.
Here is is displayed along with my coins from the Bahamas.
I picked up several small gifts as well as some snacks to bring back and share with my students and family. My students loved trying snacks from another country. And that wraps up my Prague posts. Sorry it took me a while to get through them all. I hope you enjoyed visiting this amazing city with me. And, I hope you have a lovely week in your own city, town, or wherever you live! I will be back in a day or two to share a craft room update.
Until next time.....