Travel Souvenirs to Add Style, Turn Heads

Around the World, Travel News, Travel Tips — By Molly McGonigle on September 21, 2010 at 7:00 am

For most travelers, the quest to bring back souvenirs for themselves and for friends and family is a seemingly high priority. And even with the economy still in the pits, tourists are finding unique and affordable trinkets to bring home as a memory of their adventures.

Sharon Harvey Rosenberg and Myscha Theriault recently wrote an article for Kansascity.com explaining their pursuit of souvenirs from off-the-beaten path locations helps turn their homes into eclectic galleries of world treasures.

So what are some of the items that now adorn their walls, bookshelves, and coffee tables? Vintage maps from Venice, watercolor prints from Prague, clay pots from Israel as well as pillow covers and throws from Bali, Italian marble, hand-carved serving trays and Polish pottery.

And these ladies didn’t find these great pieces in a gallery or art collection, but on the street. Thrift stores, street fairs, roadside vendors are their hot spots as far as finding the most unique items for their home decor.

If you can’t afford the luxury of travel right now, that’s okay too. Chances are the city you live in or can easily drive to has bohemian treasures to add a little style to your home’s decor. Local flea marts, thrift stores, any where your wander-lusting legs can take you are sure to have something eye catching.

The best part? Every time you look at the various items you collect through the years you will instantly be reminded of the time you spent traveling or exploring your local neighborhood. Each piece will have a story that is sure to turn heads at a dinner party.

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