I was sitting at the Marrakech airport with a brown ceramic dish wrapped in a dirty coloured paper wrapping on my lap, and wondered what I had done. I had just spend my last dirhams in a haste, keen only to get rid of the extra cash, and purchased something I had absolutely no use for…
When it comes to souvenir shopping abroad, most of the time the motto “less is more” applies in our household, and often the only items that make their way into our luggage are those you can eat or drink.
Still, at times I would like to bring home something. Something that would last the passing of time and would remind me of the memories we made in that destination. That something shouldn’t end up in the back of the cupboard or storage and it definitely shouldn’t make me feel drained minutes after purchasing it.
Friend of mine mentioned the PIECE OF Memories jewelry concept to me and even though I don’t usually love “stuff”, I do love the story behind, the concept and the actual pieces of PIECES OF jewelry. These pieces are all about combining travel and design, they are created by young and upcoming designers from the respective countries and are realised through the PIECE OF concept by three lovely and driven Finnish ladies. At the moment this charm jewelry collection presents pieces from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, but hopefully there will be more countries to come in the future.
I kind of fell hard for these beautiful little mementos and thought you might like these too?
To my shock and horror I realised earlier this year that I have been blogging for five years. FIVE. And even though most of that time has only been in Finnish, I thought it would be fitting to host a little anniversary giveaway over here in the English side too, to give BIG thanks to all of you who have stopped by in the last couple of years. And this is not for ladies only, this jewelry is as unisex as it gets.
So, I’d love to know what you bring home from your travels?
Entering is easy. Write your answer in the comment field below and then head on to that Raffle Copter box. You can either sign in with Facebook or email, those details won’t be shared onwards, but are useful so that I can pick and contact the winners. If you would like some extra votes, you can “like” the Facebook pages of this blog and/or that of the PIECE OF community, just follow the instructions when you get there.
And that’s it. The competition runs until 13.4.2014 at 24:00 GMT, and the lucky winners can choose a piece from the Finland or Norway collection as follows:
- 1st price: Pendant and Korean Chain 45cm
- 2nd price: Pendant and Leather Cord
- 3rd price: Small Pendant and Leather Cord
EDIT: The giveaway is open to all international addresses!
Wondering about that Moroccan serving dish? I plugged my courage and returned it. Got my money back with plenty of frowning and stern faces and headed to the sandwich bar to better invest my pennies. The souvenirs that made their way to Norway instead were Moroccan tea, spices and olive oil from the Atlas mountains.
Find out more about the PIECE OF collection and concept: www.pieceof.com
And thanks to my friend Hanna who humored me and modeled the jewelry one sunny afternoon up in the mountains.
EDIT: Huge thank you to all of you who participated, I really enjoyed reading your comments and stories! The winners have now been chosen, and the first price, picked by the PIECE OF team went to Globetrotter Elisa. The 2nd and 3rd prices were chosen randomly, and the lucky winners are Kaelyn and Tammilee. Winners have already been notified, congratulations to all!