Those who also follow our adventures through Instagram have already suffered me (ha!) mentioning the heatwave striking around the Mediterranean area. Not only is quite unbearable for the high temperatures, but specially for the super (tropical-ish) humidity that adds a stickiness, which is the nuisance that is really bothering me. I’m not complaining (although I would love autumn starting soon), it’s only that this is a great explanation to this post: we have spent more time indoors sorting things in the house, starting with a new container for our pin and brooch collection.
When we were in Japan for our honeymoon we bought quite a lot of food souvenirs (I think long time readers will remember this silly snacks video?), one being a little (super cute) Rilakkuma cookie tin box. We are so nostalgic that ate some of the cookies but weren’t able to finish it until the end. Finally we have decided to give the last cookies a goodbye to be able to reuse the adorable box.
Let’s start with my enamel pins first!
It’s surprising that just now, due to the photo session, I realized that some of the pins I thought I had were in fact brooches, thus the final pin collection is rather compact. Mostly Disney’s pins (can’t help it), including the two retro Mickey Fantasia and Donald that Dani gave me as a gift from his childhood collection.
My brooch collection is very eclectic, isn’t it? I have sequins, plastic, wood, crochet, mohair yarn and enamel as the materials for them. I like how each single one of them reminds me of something or someone special; I have my fuji-san brooch from our honeymoon bought in Takeshita-dori, the strawberry from the sweet Mei visiting here in Barcelona, the Happy Birthday that I bought in Wales because it was indeed my birthday, the cacti from the lovely Kate that was a Christmas gift, the birthday gifts from my beloved Fee. Well, everything is more than an item, it represents something. The same happens with all the pins in the collection, I see them and I instantly have those other feelings attached. Do you also give feelings to accessories or clothing items? Or I am being too sentimental?
Dani had a huge collection of pins as a kiddo, but he ended up keeping only his favorites that you can see here. It is very amusing because giving only a quick look you can read how it represents his tastes so much: the movie fan, the gamer, the hipster (ha!). I think the foodie is missing, I definitely should buy him a food pin to include in the collection.
Hope you liked our collection, I am definitely looking forward to keep growing it to include more and more memories in the little shiny tin box.
And… oh well, I have to include this quick behind the scenes shot where you can see our vertical setting to take the pictures.
Thanks again to everyone who stopped by the blog post or Instagram to sing happy birthday, you’re super dear to my heart, thank you deeply ♥
Have an amazing weekend, let’s hope for the temperatures to slow down a little bit and let’s see what adventures there are in store for next week!