Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Bilbao Room



My wonderful 10 euro IKEA duvet cover

A little collection from traveling

I lucked out with a pretty great closet

Ribbon from my goodbye party dress, makes great decor


Im into wall collages; a collection from Bilbao, Guggenheim, London, Paris, Portugal, America, and a picture of my good friend Ariana's beautiful baby Mirahi, and of course, of  Randi's Ultrasound/sonogram... Im so excited to be an Aunty times three.

The very first night in Bilbao, it was Sunday so everything was closed, except a Chinese store; my roommate and I went to go get some wine and beer (seemed appropriate for our first night in Home Sarrikobaso), I bought this wine which I never drank, because it was way too sweet for my liking, but of course being  that it was called Goya, I had to keep it!

Rooster from Portugal (see the story below), Eiffel Tower from Paris (they sell these everywhere, great find for only 3 euros), and of course a piece of tile from the street fairs in Lisbon/Lisboa, Portugal

All my books about Spain and Spanish, and of course corks from my favorite Pink Champagne!

The tile in Portugal is so inspiring; I hope to do something with this tile when I get back. This tile is particularly special to me; because a my good friend, Emily, who I met while studying abroad had the option of buying the whole set of them and instead let me have one of the four. So, for this, we call it our friendship tile.

"The town's famous symbol is a rooster, in Portuguese called o galo de Barcelos ("the rooster of Barcelos"). One of the many versions of this legend goes that a rich man threw a big party. When the party was over, the rich man noticed that his sterling cutlery was stolen by a guest. He accused a pilgrim and let him go to court. He protested his innocence, but the judge didn't believe him. The judge was about to eat a roasted rooster when the pilgrim said: "If I am innocent, this rooster will crow three times." When the pilgrim was about to be lynched, the rooster crowed. The judge released the pilgrim. The story ends a few years later when the pilgrim returned and made a statue over the event."

1 comment:

  1. A very good blog and a very beautiful room! Mine is worst than that a hundred of times!
    I really love the stuff you write in here and I will follow every single day :)