Treasures from Japan

The first time I went to Japan, I wanted to buy everything I saw and squash it all into my suitcase to take home and treasure forever. Now I am a more content to window shop probably because I know I will be back again but also because my shopping these days is more about things I actually need rather than everything I want. But of course I did sneak in a little shopping on our last trip in July and was also given some beautiful things too. More than the items themsleves, I treasure the memories they hold which remind me of where I was and who I was with.

A birthday present for myself - a much needed foxy new purse and Orla of course!

A birthday present for myself - a much needed foxy new purse and Orla of course!

My favourite pens and pencil which I have in a .3 and .4 but needed a .5! 

My favourite pens and pencil which I have in a .3 and .4 but needed a .5! 

Beautiful washi tape that is less than half the price of what you have to pay in Australia.

Beautiful washi tape that is less than half the price of what you have to pay in Australia.

cute notebooks for gifts.

cute notebooks for gifts.

my most treasured gift from my husband for my birthday.

my most treasured gift from my husband for my birthday.

I couldnt cut the tag off for ages because I loved the type so much.

I couldnt cut the tag off for ages because I loved the type so much.

A couple of much needed t-shirts and if there had been more time (and money) I would have liked more! 

A couple of much needed t-shirts and if there had been more time (and money) I would have liked more! 

A cute cat keyring that meows when you clap your hands - I have had to switch it off as I have found it randomly meows when its in my bag and I get strange looks from people. Okay I didnt really need this one!

A cute cat keyring that meows when you clap your hands - I have had to switch it off as I have found it randomly meows when its in my bag and I get strange looks from people. Okay I didnt really need this one!

And a gorgeous Mee a Bee purse from my friend Jacqui who creates beautiful kids bags in Japan. It was our first time to meet so this hold really great memories. That requires a whole other journal entry.      

And a gorgeous Mee a Bee purse from my friend Jacqui who creates beautiful kids bags in Japan. It was our first time to meet so this hold really great memories. That requires a whole other journal entry.