I have a wonderful, long time client who is one of those people that revels in the experiences of life. She has traveled the world, sometimes as a couple and sometimes all by herself. I so admire her sense of adventure because that is so not me!
Her homes are full of items she has collected from all her travels. Things like artwork from Hong Kong, weavings from Central America, scarves from Thailand; all scattered among her own award winning baskets.
One of the adventures she participates in is whale watching in Baja California. The lagoon is the place female California gray whales go to give birth and train their babies before making the long trek back to Alaska in the springtime. This video is from her most recent trip and it is pretty amazing to get that close and personal with these magnificent creatures. And this is the ONLY way I will get that close so I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I hope you do as well.
And if you are interested in displaying your souvenirs and collectibles in a pleasing way check out these ideas:
Not sure a collection of miniature alcohol bottles is up my alley but I love the way they are displayed in this otherwise elegant dining room.
This is a great use of under-utilized space in a kitchen or dining room.
Usually not a fan of plate walls but this one is pretty cool
What do you collect and how do you display it in your home?