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