Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday treasures

Today I am sharing another travel memory. This time from South America. 

My lovely husband Sergio was born in Sao Paulo Brasil, and we had the good fortune to visit his cousins in Sao Paulo in 2006.  We had 3 glorious weeks spent touring and visited Chile, Sao Paulo, Guaruja, Santos, Rio De Janiero and Ubatuba.

One of the popular souvenirs in Brasil is semi precious stones and we purchased several beautiful items made from the stone.  Costume jewellery, lovely cake forks, and salad servers with stone handles. 

Today however, I am showing the magnificent birds.


The first one is the Parrot, purchased from a gift store at the top of Sugar loaf mountain in Rio,  just look at the exquisite detail of the stone carving.



And how can you not love the large piece of Amethyst that he sits on

The second bird was spotted at the air port in Santiago Chile on our way home - and we thought he was so pretty we had to have him.  The lovely South American Toucan.


Just look at the lovely colours and how the stone is blended together.

We hope to get back to Brasil again some day.

Hop on over to visit Melody and her friends here to see what other treasures are being shared this week

5 comments:

  1. Oh my Sue.. those are incredible.... I spent ages looking at them..... no wonder they are treasures....
    Love the new header and blog look...
    Hugz

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  2. lovely - definitely treasures! and i love your header too!
    xx

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  3. These are lovely and a great treasure to have from your holiday.

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  4. I've never seen anything like these. They are wonderful. Just like Fiona I spent ages looking at them. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  5. Wow , they are incredible , just love the colors and all the wonderful detail ,such treasures !

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