Dear Lou (in Texas),
I'm so glad to hear from another person who likes to shop while
on vacation! It doesn't have to be big and expensive (I've recently
re-done the bathroom with shells I've picked up all over), but
something that will remind me of the wonderful times. In fact, I've
just returned from Turkey (thanks, Colleen, for the great advise &
tips), where I fell in love with the Eyes for protection against
the Evil Eye. They're everywhere, from jewelry, to towels, to the
sides of buildings, &I brought them back for everyone of my
friends.My husband always makes fun of my shopping, but what did he
bring back? Turkish towels for our daughter!
I have a boudran(sp) hanging over the stairway,a good-luck witch from Spain hanging from the kitchen light, a mustard jar from Germany on a shelf with Day-of-the-Dead figures. Every time I dust, I relive the memories.
I'll try to post info on Istanbul in a few days.