Since I cannot show you the beauty of Madrid until next week, I am punting and showing you the treasures that are going to be added to our home!
When we travel, I like to pick up something that we will be able to fondly recall our time there. We do a lot of research of the sites we want to see, the places we want to eat at, and the places to shop. Madrid was no exception.
When I thought of Madrid, I kept thinking Spanish shawls and the magnicifent hand painted fans that I use to read about as a young girl growing up in South Texas. Anything sounded exotic when you grow up in a small town. I just remember thinking how elegant the ladies were who had them naturally in their wardrobe. I also remember looking at pictures of pianos with shawls draped over them. I explained this image to Hubby. He looked at me in confusion. We do not have a piano. I had to reassure him that I was not planning on buying a piano for my silk shawl. That eased his mind.
When I we finally found the store I had researched, I was taken in by the friendliness of the staff. It was a store that has been ran by the same family for four generations. I have to say, the kind lady pulled out over forty fans for me to view. I felt special until I realized all the sales people were doing the same thing with their customers. Here is what I decided on.
All hand painted beauty! You know I am a blue person. I originally went in with the intention of coming out with something red. This one just spoke to me.
The shawl was a little different. I was transfixed on the variety of colors and the craftsmanship. They were all so beautiful. It basically came down to how much I wanted to spend. We are budget minded people. I am in awe of what I selected.
Here is a closer view. Yep, blue again. And yes, it matches the fan. Funny how that happened!
I am deciding where and how this treasured piece will be displayed. Right now, I have draped it over a chair in our guest bedroom. Nothing is permanent in our adobe. Next week it could be somewhere else!
Tomorrow, I will share part two.
Have a fabulous day!