Collection #1

by Kate on November 17, 2010

While living in London, we made the most of Europe being on our back doorstep. Whenever we visited a new city, we always made a point of picking up a tacky tourist magnet.

Magnets

I’m quite fond of my magnets and I always feel a little sad when one breaks -which since the kids have arrived, happens all too often.

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1 Annette November 17, 2010 at 7:17 am

Oh dear…please tell me that the Holland one isn't the one in the right top corner?!

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2 My Sweet Prairie November 17, 2010 at 7:37 am

I would love to mail you a fridge magnet! lol Great collection.
~Monika
in Canada

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3 Renee November 17, 2010 at 7:59 am

I'm glad I'm not the only one whose fridge is covered in tourist magnets! Lovely collection – much more extensive than mine. A friend of mine collects Christmas ornaments from the countries she visits, I wish I had thought of that one!

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4 Alissa November 17, 2010 at 8:21 am

Ha! I have that exact same sex shop magnet from Amsterdam.

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5 Little Munchkins November 17, 2010 at 9:08 am

Me too! I nearly cried when one of my favorite magnets broke – a Stonehenge one. And I was so cross with my sister for breaking one of Chester Rows!

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6 gret November 17, 2010 at 9:18 am

Haha, great collection! You should see our fridge – we did the exact same thing, We have a HK Central version of that train stop sign there. Very cool collection.

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7 Louise November 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Sigh, my kids already broke all of mine … and all of my tacky snow dome collection… had some good ones too!
Hey are we catching up tomorrow? What would you like to do?

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8 Kirsty November 17, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Gold pure gold.

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9 Patchwork and Play November 17, 2010 at 6:56 pm

They make quite an eclectic display! A bit like the cloth badges I bought in Europe back in 1980, and sewed to my backpack! Great collection!

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10 Things Hand Made November 17, 2010 at 9:11 pm

you should have a magnet swap, I would happily send one form England

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11 cathleen November 18, 2010 at 5:40 am

I collect them too but I must say your collection looks quite lovely grouped together! Would make a gorgeous framed photo.

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12 PioneerValleyGirl November 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I grew up in a coastal area with its share of tacky tourist shops. As a result a friend and I always sought out the tackiest tourist "gift" we could find when we traveled anywhere else. It was always worth a good laugh.

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