Posts Tagged ‘Ghent’

Christmas comes early here, a cultural lesson

I’m back in Minnesota for the holidays, and like most people, I was out running last-minute errands yesterday.  While at the cash register at The Container Store (so American – love it!), the man in line behind me complimented me on my earrings (see below).  I said, “thanks, they’re my Christmas earrings.”  Then I added,…

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Going Global

For whatever reason, I’ve recently developed an obsession with globes.  They’re my new must-have objet of home décor.  I’ve been scouring flea markets and memorabilia shops for ‘vintage’ and antiques models here in Paris. I found a rather small one on a dainty wooden pedestal and in great shape in a vintage shop in the…

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vintage postcard joy

It’s Bastille Day here in France (the French equivalent of the USA’s July 4th Independence Day), and I’m at the office.  Hmmm.  Well, I’ve never been one for huge crowds and parades, anyway.  Don’t worry, though – I’ll catch the fireworks over the Tour Eiffel later tonight. Instead, I’ve been unpacking the trinkets I got…

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