5.10.09

a giveaway winner & a trip

Hello everyone! I am back from my trip and would like to thank you all for entering the giveaway. I was so pleased that so many of you were enthusiastic about the Japanese pattern books I keep talking about! If you are interested in purchasing them yourself, I usually buy them from Pomadour's Craft Cafe on Etsy. She has a vast selection and the books always arrive fairly quickly. She was very helpful once when I asked if she could track down the Lacey Clothes Book for me.

Now for a winner: congratulations, Bridget! I will contact you for your details. I hope you will enjoy your new book.

I have a few vacation photos to share with you. I am not a very good traveler, and I always forget to take pictures. Can you guess where I was? One of my favourite things about traveling is how the air smells differently in different parts of the world. Here it smelled like cedar and rosemary, like sugar and anise. Food tasted better, too, I thought. These things can't be captured in a photograph.












(This is my favourite picture from the whole trip)

28 comments:

  1. portugal or brazil. i'm guessing portugal
    love the photos

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  2. Beautiful shots! Hope you had an equally beautiful time. You deserved a lovely holiday!

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  3. such lovely photos! the colors are amazing and the trip looks incredible. so glad you got to have a little getaway!

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  4. Welcome back! My guess is Portugal - and from those amazing pictures, it looks like you had a beautiful time!

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  5. Oh, you came to Lisbon! :)
    You were lucky to get the nice weather, Autumn just arrived!

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  6. i want to live in the building in the seventh photo from the top!!

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  7. Lisbon! Touching base with your heritage, I see. :)

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  8. Beautiful typography!

    Looks like you had lovely weather on your trip too. You left Toronto at the exact right time – it's been nothing but dreary, grey dampness for the past couple weeks.

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  9. OMG! We took nearly identical photos of our Toms' by the sea!

    Tomsshoes near Brighton Pier.
    I took my photo in early July. It's sort of crazy how they're similar.

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  10. I guess Lisbon too :)

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  11. Lisbon!
    i live in Lisbon :D
    did you enjoy it?
    i left a comment in your flickr too, in the picture of cinema sao jorge :)

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  12. I am thinking Portugal.

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  13. Portugal! My husband and I were just there in August and have many similar photos. I hope that you had an amazing time. We loved Lisbon and I was constantly struck by the vibrant colors of the buildings and tiles there. And, it looks like you made it to the Algarve as well--I recognize the gate in Silves! How cool.

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  14. That looks like a wonderful place to visit ^_^ I hope you enjoyed it my dear.

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  15. oh such wonderful photos. beautiful colors, too. and i have to say those "yes, we can" tiles are pretty amazing. :)

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  16. Yes, definitely it's Lisbon, not only for the trams, but also for the beautiful light! We're having a warm autumn here in Barcelona too, and it's more like spring than fall.

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  17. Oh! a minha cidade :) tão linda :)

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  18. lovely photos!! I'd guess south america even though a lot of them have a euro feel.

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  19. Yes, pomadour24 is so helpful and a great place for books!

    The photographs are beautiful.

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  20. Thank you all so much! Yes, most of these are from Lisbon with a few from the Algarve!

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  21. oh, that blue tile makes me swoon!

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  22. I LOVE,Love,love Portugal...it's my parents birthplace :)
    Beautiful photos...wonderful blog! Mind if I follow you?

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  23. Oh lovely! The smells of cedar and rosemary and sugar and anise sounds like the smells of heaven!!! I bet they had you breathing deeply!
    Your photos are making me want to run away from home!

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  24. what pretty photos! i would love to go there some day.. are the 'yes we can' pieces singularly inspired by barack obama??

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  25. Thanks, guys! And Laurie Anne, yes! I'm honoured, of course!

    Caitlin: I hope they are!! I'm pretty sure they are!

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