Thursday, February 25, 2010

Japan Pics 1 of ...: Cherries, Cherries, Everywhere

What did I tell you? It was mid-January, even before the coldest time of the year, and they were all over the place. Train companies advertised day- and short-trip destinations where cherries bloom early.

Cherry-motif ceramics at a department store.

Even the local 100-Yen shop had a wee display. I really, really wanted a couple of the tiny dishes, but Mom dismissed them as "real junk" so I didn't get any. I should have...

Oh, and the washed and finished cherry blanket - the width shrunk further in the suitcase (??!!) and I wasn't happy, but I like the texture and the weight and by the time I took these photos, it was well and truly used, by my dad in particular.

(That's Dad wondering how many more pics I need before he could get the blanket back.)

And there are more Japan pics here

4 comments:

  1. That's so weird that the blanket shrunk more in the suitcase!! It's gorgeous though!!!

    Sue

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  2. Truth to tell, Sue, I think it had time enough to complete draw-in, but it did happen in the suitcase. :-D

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  3. Beautiful blanket, gifted at the perfect time!

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  4. Thanks, Trapunto. Perfecter if it were wider, but that's OK, the rest of my family is pretty slim... Almost...

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