Postal Love: Postcards from Saudi Arabia & Spain

Ilde from Couchsurfing, sent me two postcards from his travels. He was in Bahrain when he told me that he was going to send me a postcard. I actually didn’t expect to receive two postcards from him! Thank you, Ilde! Here are the postcards that he sent me.

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Pretty Saudi Arabia. It’s actually one of the places that I want to go to. Don’t you just love the pretty handwriting on the right side? 

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This is one unique postcard! I thought it wasn’t even a postcard. Pretty cool don’t you think? Looks like the ones that you get from books and magazines. 

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Lapis Lazuli colored stamps. The color for royalty and wealth. 

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Christmas = Bankrutpcy?

I hope everyone enjoyed celebrating Christmas this year, be it with their friends or with their family. As for me, I spent a lot of time shopping this holiday season, as I know a lot of people did also. Since, the last time I went shopping for Christmas was years ago, I ended up buying a lot of stuff this time. The hoarder in me —that I got from my mother and my aunts, got the best of me. And these are some of the things that I bought for Christmas!

First off, the things that I bought for myself,

The Moon and The Star

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According to the Internet, this deck here, Rider Waite’s Tarot Deck, is one of the most popular tarot deck. It’s also the best deck for beginners who wants to learn a little bit of fortune telling.

I did try reading my own fortune, unfortunately, it’s not looking good for my love life. Tsk tsk tsk. Kidding aside, this is a fun way to entertain your guests on a party or a cool trick to add to your skills to show off to some friends.

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I also spent a LOT of time in bookstores this season. Especially in Fully Booked. I bought 10 books in total. I got 3 copies of The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. One for myself and two that I gave away as Christmas presents. I also got:

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto,

Twilight The Graphic Novel Collector’s Edition by Stephenie Meyer,

Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas,

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank,

Wildflower: A Novel by Nick Bantock

and

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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I also did some online shopping. I hoarded bought washi tapes, deco stickers, and postcards (YEY!) from Hey Kessy and Bee Happy Crafts.

I got crazy over the stuff that Bee Happy Crafts have on their site. So much vintage and postal love! I couldn’t resist. What you see above isn’t even a quarter of what I bought.

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Lastly, I bought my mom an antique (ENGLAND, Year 1990!) It was expensive, but I thought it was worth every penny.

Look how gorgeous that piece is! It’s like a mini UFO with legs! The store guy said that it’s a butter holder and it’s perfect since my mom loves breakfast.

I was also busy helping my aunt for her son’s 7th birthday. She bought a lot of glass bottles from Divisoria and ended up having more than she could use. Hoarding runs in our family, as you can see. So she gave me some of the bottles, 100 bottles in fact. _MG_0286

I’ll use these as ink bottles for mixing my dip pen inks.

Now, I need new inks…

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