Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pueblos and a German schoolbag

This week's entry in the Traveler's Inspiration Challenge is based on this photo of a pueblo in New Mexico, USA. Honestly, most of the people doing this challenge are scrappers, so when I saw the inspiration photo I thought, well shoot... But the cool thing is, it makes me keep my eyes open for a pattern of color during my week. Here's this week's entry:This morning we unpacked this huge red chest Stefan lugs along to each new home. I thought it just had old kid magazines and his old riding gear (including tattered crop and moldy black velvet helmet) inside. Today we found a few more fun things, one of which was this leather backpack. Here's the back:This was his first schoolbag as a little boy. He grew up in a few different countries and was living in Ghana, West Africa when he started school. The style of this bag is typical for a German schoolkid. Today they are usually neon colored with huge reflectors on them; pretty hideous I'd say. His parents had a local artisan make one from leather since there were no typical German schoolbags in Ghana back in the 1970's! It definitely looks both African and German. It's darling and we want to put it on display somewhere in the house.

6 comments :

Likes Chocolate said...

My husband had one of these. They are really great.

Winter said...

What a great find! That will be great on display in your house! :)

travelingmama said...

This is so great! A perfect find for the inspiration colors! So you both are accustomed to the nomad life, huh?

juliette said...

Yeah, I'm really liking this challenge of looking for colors/patterns similar to the challenge pictures! A little brain stretcher!

and yes, he comes from a very internationally oriented family, so in many ways that's made our marriage and our transition abroad a lot easier =)

Tethered2Home said...

I love how you found inspiration where you looked. This is great. What a neat history to it too.

Waterlilly said...

I love it!

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