9 Apr 2010

Venices Sister?

Hi there, I'm back from my adventures in Portugal and itching to share my holiday snaps with you all! A subtle shade of nutmeg and about half a stone heavier give or take a churro or two! (Portugese for stuffed doughnut!) It was lovely celebrating Aarons 15th birthday and Easter in beautiful sunny Portugal.I was in a constant state of surprise and delight, dizzy with all the gem's to be found in this gentle place.I never thought I would find anywhere that would equal the architecture, elegance and mystery of Venice, but Portugal should be named Venices sister!
My favourite's thing's? In no particular order, I stumbled across the sweetest, vintage fairground ride, more pictures to follow for vintage fans!Churro's, Portugese doughnut's taste so much better than UK ones, much bigger, fluffier and alot more spices, yum!!! Stork's are protected here and can nest on anything they want! It was such fun seeing these fairy tale creatures, perched on, or next to their huge nests where ever they chose to make them, in the town's we visited.The architecture is a dazzling mix of Moorish, Rococco and Eastern European influences.The Portugese are all about cherishing details. In the larger town's there is a ecclectic mix of contempory design and old. As you can see, I had great fun using my new camera a birthday gift from husband!
I hope you enjoy the photos!In case you are wondering why Sher is in one of my holiday montages, it is because I felt her latest stylish, outfit posts, fit so well with my nautical holiday! I selected her to feature as my latest blog crush on My Passport to Style! See my sidebar! For those that have not already entered don't forget about my sweet bicycle pendant giveaway details top right of my sidebar! Good luck sweet things!

vintage ride and fairground booth

Adore the swan and camel

incredible Rococo detail
Sher from beneath the crystal stars models her stripes in my nautical montage, check out the seagul hitching a ride!

stork's nest up high!

Hotch potch colours
Easter treats-egg-shell

vintage style table cloths

garden sweeties

sunshine captured in a flower

signs of beauty

A bygone era
lamp montage

faded pink facade

safron detailing

shadow pictures

boats in the harbour

shell ,tree seed that look like a button

the sound of bell's

fluffy churros

freshly backed bread, sometimes simple is really best!

contempory sculpture

birthday cake fit for a 15 year old young man!


Coco Rose Diaries said...

Love the pics! Thanks for sharing and brightening up the day! I went to Portugal many years ago and have been itching to get back there ever since! Maybe one day.....especially after seeing your enticing piccies!Have a lovely weekend! xxx

Francy said...

Looks like it was a wonderful trip! I love the photos!


Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Thanks so much for sharing - these look wonderful! Looks like a fabulous trip!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful trip it looks, I am happy for you that is was such a lovely holiday for you! suzie xxx

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Hurrah welcome home Sharon and happy belated birthday wishes to you! Ooh your piccies are great what a fab present. I am dreaming of those blue skys at the moment - did you travel around to a few places in Portugal? Somebody please jet me off and deposit me on one of those yachts in the marina :-) xxx

Little Lost Treasures said...

Seems you had an amazing time! The photos are simply beautiful, makes me want to take a trip there myself. There's nothing like traveling for getting some inspiration

Donna Atkinson said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Sharon. Blogging is new to me and I am off to a bit of a slow start...still learning. Painting is easy by comparison! I am enjoying your blog. I used to design clothing in Canada so I still have the fashion bug.

Sher said...

Welcome back, Sharon!! And wow, I've never thought Portugal would look so much like Venice! These pictures are beautiful, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful trip and that my outfit suited the theme of your nautical collage:)

Big hugs,

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Looks like an amazing vacay! That cake was worth the trip alone I would imagine.

Monika said...

Seems like you had great fun! Beautiful photos!

sisters in black frocks said...

these photos are beautiful. i so feel like taking a trip to portugal now. thanks for sharing

-sisters in blackfrocks :)

Anna White said...

I would have to say that this was one of my favourite posts to read today..just loved it..thank you so much for bringing back a little piece of my heritage back to me...so many familiar things...just wonderful. So glad that it was all that you had hoped...and more x

Wrecked Stellar said...

Fabulous photos- love Sher- she's so sweet! I love the carousel shots- so intricately detailed!

koralee said...

Welcome home...what a lovey lovey trip..oh how I would love to visit there. Hugs for a great week Sharon. xoxo

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Sharon,
What fabulous images, love the faded pink building and of course Aaron's birthday cake looks delicious. The stork nests are huge! So glad you were all able to visit and explore together.
Happy weekend,

Elizabeth Marie said...

WOW! What amazing pictures!

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