to my customers from the United Kingdom to New Hampshire for visiting and enjoying an assortment of gift selections in a few of my Zazzle shops during the month of November featuring travel photos, colorful graphic art home decor and sentiments using fun fonts!
This is one of a handful of items that I’ve held onto over the years. I purchased this as a teenager when we visited family in East Orange, New Jersey off of Central Avenue.
The label says Tampa. I’ve searched online using a variety of terms but have been unable to find anything with this image.
I would enjoy finding the person who created this fabulous shirtdress design to see what they are up to now.
Taking pictures, experiencing different cultures and collecting gold travel charms, these are three of my favorite things do on vacation. 🙂
Typically once I decide on the country, I spend many internet hours searching for a gold jeweler who sell gold bracelet charms representative of their locale or country. I was hugely unsuccessful so I sent up good intentions to the universe to find a place once my son and arrived in Madrid for his 22nd birthday.
For the past few years, I’ve booked trips using Great Value Vacations. They list costs upfront, including airfare, hotel, tips, transfers, taxes and breakfast. The Tryp Atocha hotel was centrally located to shops and restaurants. Due to a few medical issues, I liked the fact that this year we would be in one hotel vs our usual cross country hotel stays. My son could go out on his own on the days that I wasn’t up to it. Thankfully he didn’t mind doing a lot of the advanced leg work by checking every jewelery shop he saw while he was out and about.
During one of his searches for lunch, he came across Joyeria Relojeria. He returned to the hotel very excited with “I have good news and I have bad news”. The good news was a jeweler had a gold bull charm but no charms that were engraved for Spain or Madrid. I told him great! So we went to the shop and purchased the charm that he nicely packaged for me.
It’s amazing how difficult it is to find shops that stock engraved gold charms, even in the States. Most places say, “oh you can order them online”, however for me that defeats the whole point. Happily, my Boston jewelry company, E.B. Horn was able to engrave the word Madrid on the charm.
Connecting with people via my various online shops, 13 years and counting, is still an amazing feeling. I literally clap my hands each time an alert hits my inbox.
Thank you so much to my visitors from California to Massachusetts.
It is amazingly exciting to be able to design several types of furniture!
I’ve added six stylish furniture options — credenzas, coffee tables, side tables, benches, counter stools and bar stools to my dazzling portfolio. 🙂
Imagine how you’ll feel everytime you come home seeing your very favorite colors and pattern designed furniture home decor. Some assembly is required with handy videos located at the bottom of each furniture item.
Coordinating rugs and curtains can be found in my Artsadd shop. Lamps and additional home decor can be found in my Zazzle shop.
Saturday was day four of my son’s 22nd birthday trip to Madrid. Unfortunately for me, it was a very bad day medically. My son also decided to stay in and nap due to some jet lag. Magically, around 3:00pm, I began to feel better and chose to wear my easy wear, earth toned Gray and Pink Granite designed side slit dress as we decided we’d venture out for a bit.
I packed plenty of my sleeveless dress designs knowing that even though visiting Madrid in August was hot as expected, it was a hot heat vs humid. We were glad to feel gentle breezes under the many shady trees and thankfully countless benches to sit throughout this expansive and lovely sandy retreat.
Tip for the ladies – the vast majority of the park is sandy with some paved sidewalks, wear comfortable flat shoes that you can easily clean.
My cousin Sharon and I arranged my first visit to Texas right after my surgeon and I scheduled my operation for September 9, 2016. We decided on early April as we felt the weather would cooperate and not be blazing hot. Thankfully, it was fabulous, especially as I was able to fly out of Boston during an April snowstorm.
My entire family knows I am a camera head so she asked me to send her a list of must do’s and she’d come up with some activities. She did not disappoint! We had a great time finding Texas state symbols, eating delicious food, driving up and down the highway and simply acting like tourists. My joy joy included finding a store that sold a gold Texas bracelet charm for my bracelet, clapping!
This month features a few of my favorite #tbt San Antonio, Texas travel images.
Contact me below if you’d like help designing something for you using your personal photos. 🙂