Guest Post: Kristine or Polly

I’m currently on vacation in Australia and New
Zealand, and while I can only attempt to smuggle back so many koalas,
I’m at least leaving you with some fabulous guests posts.   Today, we have Kristine from Kristine or Polly.
  Kristine is adorably quirky, and I love all the colors and patterns she throws in.  Welcome, Kristine!Hello Lace, Etc readers! My name is Kristine and I blog over at Kristine or Polly. Preethi is currently vacationing and hopefully having the time of her life in Australia/New Zealand right now! Since she is traveling, I thought it would be fun to share a few thoughts about my own travels…


I lived in Japan for 10 months this past year, and it was a completely amazing, eye-opening experience. I saw and experienced things I could never have imagined. It was so amazing to see how kind and welcoming the Japanese people are. I thought the juxtaposition of modern and ancient was absolutely amazing. I adored hearing the sharp but rhythmic Japanese language. I loved how much of an adventure every little thing was – even grocery shopping!


I also loved learning tiny tidbits about its culture. For example, did you know that cranes symbolize luck? If you string a thousand origami paper cranes together, it’s said that your wish will be granted.  It was so fun spotting the little folded birds everywhere I went… which is why I adore this brooch so dearly, now that I am back in the US!


Thanks for having me, Preethi, and I hope you’re having so much fun!

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