Comments on: Ethiopian Souvenirs http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:33:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: dr oz garcinia http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-448051 dr oz garcinia Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:32:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-448051 There’s definately a lot to learn about this topic. I like all of the points you made.|

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By: Dressing ivana http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-424226 Dressing ivana Fri, 21 Dec 2012 23:40:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-424226 So cute!

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By: Jane http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-424214 Jane Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:14:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-424214 Everything here is gorgeous but I love, LOVE the wooden bracelets and particularly worn in combination – brilliant!

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By: Zoe http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423563 Zoe Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:27:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423563 Wow, this was fun to see as we can came home with some of the same lovely things!… the soft ball, a beautiful accordion book of Scripture, and a similar zebra and lion — which we’re giving to our girls for Christmas as decorative items for their room.

I adore the beads you bought. I bought a similar wood bracelet but I like yours better. Sorry we didn’t run into each other over there. When we were out and about — which wasn’t much once we took custody of the girls — I looked around hoping to spot your group somewhere. Did you make it to Mekelle? We spent a really special day up there since it’s where our girls are from.

Happy Christmas!

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By: Grace@ Sense and Simplicity http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423556 Grace@ Sense and Simplicity Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:32:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423556 Such lovely souvenirs. The little bible is gorgeous as are the beads. I’m the worst at haggling too – it’s just not in my nature so I totally sympathize. Wouldn’t the pictures in the bible be pretty Christmas cards if you took a photo of them and had cards made or photocopied and hung on the wall at Christmas.

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By: Martha http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423539 Martha Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:01:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423539 Lovely things!
If anyone is planning a visit to Ethiopia and wants to buy the fabric balls and toys they can be found at the Misrach Centre, near Sidist Kilo in the centre of Addis. And I would recommend a wonderful jewellery shop in Addis which uses Ethiopian styles but beads from other african countries too. Also lots of scarves:
http://www.salemsethiopia.com/
Another wonderful scarf shop is The Former Women Fuelwood Carriers Association near Shoromeda (market) up towards Entoto Mountain in Addis.
I have never seen the animals on wheels before they are so nice!
(I live in Addis, these are three of my favorite shops).

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By: Kate The Great http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423520 Kate The Great Thu, 20 Dec 2012 02:16:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423520 I gotta tell you, I love those metal beaded bracelets the best. And I’ve been inspired by your love of the industrial.

This summer, we took family pictures at a park while we gathered for my little brother’s wedding in Albuquerque, NM. We’d just finished the group shots, and the photographer asked for scenery ideas for more intimate group shots. I suggested the huge corrugated pipes of the arroyo, and everyone looked at me like I was crazy.

But Gabby? They came out gorgeous! And it felt dangerous and a little thrilling to be conscientiously defying the “ditches are deadly; stay away” campaign, even when we were smart about it and knew what it hadn’t rained in the mountains for several days and wasn’t about to.

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By: julie http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423515 julie Thu, 20 Dec 2012 00:18:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423515 I especially love the cross. It looks so rustic and inspiring.

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By: marie http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423513 marie Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:34:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423513 the animals on wheels ! so lovely. they make me want to get wood and carving tools and start right away producing a whole safari (i have no idea how to but it makes me wish anyway).

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By: michelle twin mum http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423512 michelle twin mum Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:51:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423512 Oh I love that little bible, beautiful – I want one. I have some gorgeous pictures in the same vein and on the animal skin.

Just yesterday I finally bought cushions to go in my Muya covers and they look divine. I feel a post coming on!

Happy Christmas beautiful lady. Mich x

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By: Elizabeth T. http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423510 Elizabeth T. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:40:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423510 wonderful – when my sister and I were there a couple of years ago we were wishing there were more to buy in the way of souvenirs! She got some cool posters at a tourism office, and a horsehair flyswatter like the priests carry. We also both got Obama T-shirts in Amharic. I got several painted religious items – parchment and wood – I couldn’t resist the little big-eyed flying-head angels. I also got a couple of scarves, a silver hand cross and a tiny cross pendant.

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By: Sara @ What About Sara http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423506 Sara @ What About Sara Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:17:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423506 Such beautiful items! Thank you for sharing. :)

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By: Mom101 http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423504 Mom101 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:44:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423504 Oh Gabby, just this morning I opened my “open this bag at Christmas time” bag and discovered those beautiful little zebra rolling toys we both found. Also some coffee, some necklaces…it put such a smile on my face and memories just flooded back.

I will never forget you racing back to get other women those wooden bracelets, and the sellers rallying 4 different guys at the market to scour all their stalls in about 2 minutes flat to bring you everything they had.

I still wish I had thought to get Nate that knife. That was some knife, Gabby!

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By: Sharon @ Discovering blog http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423502 Sharon @ Discovering blog Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:28:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423502 These are all so great! I especially love the zebra on wheels. I have a deep love for those tiger horses.
That small bible is so unique – I can imagine how beautiful that must be to hold in your hands.

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By: Jeannine http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423499 Jeannine Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:51:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423499 Gabby, so beautiful. I loved (on the bus) seeing everything you and the others bought in that made dash of shopping and running out frantically to buy similar. And man, I’m so glad I did. I love my wooden bracelets and the carved wooden animals. What an incredible journey.

And I was thinking the same thing as Diana. Muya? :) xo

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By: Diana http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423497 Diana Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:11:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423497 I was just thinking of the animals with wheels the other day. Seeing everything again just transports me back. And is that Muya fabric they’re on? The really soft throw?

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By: allysha http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423496 allysha Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:43:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423496 Those are all so beautiful! I love the little embroidered animals!
I’m glad you got to go on this trip. I have loved learning about Ethiopia through your experiences.
Lately, I’ve been thinking fondly of what a nice person you are. Just wanted you to know. Have a good day, Gabby.

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By: MamaChristy http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/ethiopian-souvenirs/comment-page-1/#comment-423495 MamaChristy Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:32:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28883#comment-423495 Well, a trip to Ethiopia is out of the question at the moment, but perhaps this is a good reminder to look to the small and handmade as gifts.

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