I love to travel...and visit new places...and it's always fun to have a little something as a reminder of the places I have visited. And since I'm not much of a knick-knick girl...I usually bring home something useful...or a piece of jewelry. I have a ulu knife from Alaska...a Mayan hieroglyphic necklace...a hand blown glass vase from Finland...an authentic cow bell from Switzerland...you get the picture. When we were in Iowa a few years back...and I brought home some wonderful Amish feather pillows as my keepsake.
Last summer we camped in the Lily Capital of Canada...a wonderful little prairie town called Neepawa...in Manitoba. One would think that I would bring back lily bulbs as a souvenir (and I should have). Instead...I came home from vacation with a supply of pillow slips.
I checked out the local thrift shop...and found a huge bag of pillows...each covered in Battenburg lace...some edged with hand crocheted edging. I left the actual pillows behind...and brought home a lovely pile of antique linens for a few dollars. After a good laundering...a little spray starch...and some new stuffing...they have a new life!
There is a 'parade of pillows' happening over at Kari and Kijsa's blog today....so I thought I'd join in the fun. And next time you are looking for a treasure to bring home with you...think soft...think pillows!