What We Love: Souvenirs for the Home
Great finds from your vacation can add sensational style to your home for years to come -- and bring back sweet memories.
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While vacationing, skip the tacky snow globes and bring back something special: a memento that not only sparks a memory, but looks good doing it. "Decorating with souvenirs is a great way to personalize your decor," say Jennifer and Kitty O'Neil, authors of Decorating With Funky Shui(www.oneilsisters.com). "Sure, World Market has some exciting objets d'art from foreign countries, but think of how much more fun it would be to decorate with some you imported yourself."
Whether you're hiking a national park, tossing the dice in Las Vegas or touring Italy, these trip mementos will help you to create a mini-vacation in your home.
Along with hiking blisters, you can bring home a very stylized and fun pillow from that national park you just visited, courtesy of catstudio, with The Geography Collection of regional pillows, dish towels, place mats and more. We love this pillow celebrating the most-visited national park in America: the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 19" x 19" square is hand embroidered and has brown velvet piping. From catstudio.com.
Great Smoky Mtns. Pillow, (catstudio.com), $136
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