February 6

Cruise Souvenirs

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Cruise Photo

No trip would be complete for me without a few souvenirs. Here’s what I picked up while on our cruise:

Cruise Bead Necklace

Guatemalan Bead Necklace

I should never visit Guatemala because I would come home with a lot of beadwork.

Cruise Talavera Vase & Frame

Talavera Bud Vase & Frame

I love colorful pottery, and I knew I would actually use both of these items. Beautiful and functional…totally easy to justify this purchase.

Cruise Postcards

Postcards

I have bought postcards all my life. I think I feel a future blog post coming on.

Cruise Fish Bone Madonna

Fish Bone Madonna

This is made of crushed fish bone and resin. She is so beautiful to me.

Cruise Leather Ix Chel Painting

Ix Chel Leather Painting

During our stop in Cozumel, we toured the Maya ruins of San Gervasio. The Maya are believed to be the first settlers of Cozumel, whose Maya name Kùutsmil, translates to Island of the Swallows. The island was sacred to Ix Chel, the Maya Moon Goddess, deity of the moon, childbirth, fertility, medicine, and weaving. The San Gervasio ruins were once a hub of worship of the goddess Ix Chel and the temples were a place of pilgrimage. Maya women would try to travel to San Gervasio and make offerings at least once in their lives. I thought this colorful leather painting of Ix Chel was a lovely reminder of our trip. I’d like to have it framed.

Cruise Pictures

Professional Pictures

During the cruise, professional photographers circulate around and take your picture. Then, the pictures are posted in the Photography Studio. These are the ones we decided to purchase. I’m wearing a cloche in two of the pictures because those were taken during our Jazz Age Theme Night.

Cruise Gourd Closed

Painted Gourd

I assume (hope) this was painted in Mexico, but this pretty little painted gourd isn’t signed. I love gourds and when I find one I like, it’s hard to resist.

I sure do love vacations and these little treasures will have me remembering this one fondly for a long time to come.

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