Souvenirs …Floral Friday

I’m one of those tourists who enjoys buying small tokens of memorabilia when visiting attractions. I look for luggage friendly items like tee-shirts, caps, and knick knacks. If someone has been house-sitting at home, I include something for them, too. Although many people believe that souvenirs are clutter, I enjoy seeing them displayed in people’s homes. Whenever possible, I consider multiple use items. This week, three souvenirs serve to contain floral arrangements.
Naturally, I always bring back something from each visit to the City by the Bay. This folksy coffee mug turned out not to be microwave safe, so I use it drink cold beverages or as a planter. This week, poppies fill the bill.

A friend and I passed through Las Vegas, Nevada one summer day. Although neither of us are gamblers, we stopped at Fitzgerald’s Casino for dinner and a comedy show. Afterwards, I noticed a display of these silly flower vases and just had to bring one home. The more simple the flower arrangement, the better when using novelty vases, such as Mr. O’Lucky.

One glance at this beer stein reminds me of the frightfully fun time a friend and I had at Cedar Point roller coaster park near Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio. The visit to the park was a highlight of that year’s vacation. The stein now contains a mixture of flowers to represent the variety of thrills at the park.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes freelance journalist and novelist, Chuck Palahniuk. “Of all the priceless objects left behind, this is what we rescue. These artifacts. Memory cues. Useless souvenirs. Nothing you could auction. The scars left from happiness.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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4 Responses to Souvenirs …Floral Friday

  1. San Francisco. My first visit there was in 1970. Saw the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore West.

  2. Herb says:

    “…Scars left from happiness…” What an interesting phrase.

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