Friday, August 01, 2008

Portugal # 7 Cork is stylish

If you are ever in Portugal and get to visit Silves take a tour of the Cork Museum it is very interesting. What is even more interesting is that there is a shop which specialises in selling items made from cork. Cork is very versatile and it's surprising how durable it is. I shouldn't be surprised really because I had cork tiles on my kitchen floor and they lasted for many years.
On my first visit to the shop I admired this overnight bag but didn't buy it and a few days later Beccy came back with it and gave it to me as a present. I felt very smart with this as hand luggage when I travelled home. So thank you Beccy that was a lovely surprise. I bought myself this cork hat but I will confess it looks better on both my daughters than it does on me. I really wanted it as a sun hat but it made my head quite hot.

I don't have a photo of the bag that Mollie bought, but I will tell you she was delighted that I was able to persuade the owner to give her a good discount!

You would be amazed at the number of goods made from cork. For example bags(purses), sandals, luggage, hats, umbrellas, coasters, pens, wallets, even postcards. I hope it proves to wash as well the shop owner says..he was certainly right about it not creasing.....time will tell not that I'm planning to get it dirty!

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At 2/8/08 01:12, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Well, ain't that a corker?

At 2/8/08 02:12, Blogger cookiecrumb said...

The cork bag is awesome. Beccy is great.
The hat? Maybe a little corky dorky.

At 2/8/08 02:54, Anonymous enidd said...

enidd likes the hat :-)

At 2/8/08 06:02, Blogger lisaschaos said...

I love your new bag! And hat of course! But I'm a bag lady so you better guard that one!

At 2/8/08 07:36, Blogger Aoj and The Lurchers said...

So that's what the cork question was all about! Fascinating!

At 2/8/08 07:55, Blogger ChrisB said...

AC ha good one!

CC I can't give the hat away because which one would I give it to!

enidd how lovely to hear from you :)

lisamarie I figured I wouldn't lose it because no one else would have one, now I'm not so sure!

Aoj I was starting the post at the time so it seemed a good plurk topic

At 2/8/08 18:44, Blogger MarmiteToasty said...

do you stick fishing hooks in the hat LOL....... the bag looks great though........ is that you peeking out from under the hat? :)


At 3/8/08 16:01, Blogger ChrisB said...

marmite toasty that is me!!!


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