Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Do or did any of you have a hope chest? My sister and I keep them (minus the actual pretty wooden chest, however) and are very fond of the tradition. I collect for it to build for the future now, as a reminder and as a preparation. It's also nice when I have the urge to just buy or make something, but want to get something more worthwhile in the long run. Every time I put something new in or look at everything it's like a fun surprise all over again. I may share a little more later (not everything, I want it to be special just for me too!), but right now I want to show you some new things I'm really excited about.
These are some dishes I glimpsed at Geant, a cheap French supermarket here in Dubai, which look exactly like the famous Anthropologie bowls which, of course, I could never afford. A few weeks later I went back and bought 5 small lilac and pink bowls, two large yellow, one large blue, and one small blue of a slightly different shape. I love them! And they are something really useful to save. The first time I saw the anthro bowls was on Nie Nie's blog, where they have a tradition of buying a new one every year to replace the ones that break.
I will schedule a post for until I'm settled in at camp, but my sister and I are off tomorrow night to the US, where I will be at a Highland games to compete in bagpiping, and then at music camp for the same. In time for the 4th I will be in beautiful Seattle!