Friday, July 10, 2009

Pink in Croatia

 Beverly of How Sweet the Sound is hosting Pink Saturday. Please visit her to meet lots of friendly blogger who adore the color pink. Thanks Beverly for hosting!

In Croatia, the street markets were full of stands that sold crocheted items. In Croatia, the currency used is the Kuna. The rate is a little more that 5 kunas to one US dollar. So this crocheted sweater which is handmade would have cost about $16.00. Many of the merchants did take Euros since most of the visitors from the cruise ships are paying cash with Euros. It would have cost less in Euros…probably about 11-12 Euros.

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I didn’t buy the sweater-it just caught my attention-probably because of Pink Saturday. LOL

I did however buy a crocheted dresser scarf from this merchant. She was happy to pose for a picture. The piece I chose cost 5 Euros.

IMG_1078 In addition to beautiful pieces of crocheted work, Croatia is famous for their neckties. Didn’t find a pink one though, but my husband did buy one to wear on the ship.

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Thanks for coming by, and have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

31 comments:

xinex said...

The crocheted items are very nice, Diane. I would have gone crazy seeing those tablecloths and runners.....Christine

bj said...

So glad you had such a nice time.
Happy Pink!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

The crocheted items are just beautiful. I think I would have purchased some of the handiwork too. Great post. Love the merchants face. Curious? Happy? Another Sale? Thanks for sharing. Country Hugs, Sherry

Annie said...

What splendid work. Clearly, these ladies have been crocheting since childhood so produce such fine work.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

The pink top is so pretty! Such beautiful work! The photo of the woman surrounded by her work is great!

Thanks for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday!

Tina

Nancy said...

OH the sweater is beautiful and the lace pieces are gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday. Nancy

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

The work of the woman is just lovely. It must have been a wonderful trip. Thanks so much for sharing.

Charla

Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh they are beautiful the handwork is amazing. Enjoy your trip and Happy PS.

Kelley

Beverly said...

Ooh, Diane. I love these pieces. Please show us a picture of the dresser scarf you purchased.

Happy Pink Saturday.

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Isn't it funny when we happen to see or come across something that's pink, we immediately think of Pink Saturday? :-)

I wonder how long it took to make those intricate designs in those crochet pieces. Patience sure is a virtue here.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


These are fabulous!




~ Gabriela ~

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Love love love it!!! Happy Pink Saturday!
♥ Teresa

Carole B. said...

Her work it wonderful. Thanks for sharing this.

♥Mimi♥ said...

Your blog is always so sweet and pink on Saturday! Thanks so much for sharing this week☺

Hope the sun is shining in your corner of the world and that your weekend is filled with happiness surrounded by everyone you l♥ve.

Deanna said...

What lovely table runners....I would have taken the whole lot of them!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

OOO! They are so pretty, and what a cute picture of the merchant sticking her head out between her beautiful cloths. laurie

Beth at Aunties said...

OOh Diane,
I am so glad you are enjoying life, retirement and visiting our beautiful world. The sweater is gorgeous!
Sorry, I am not be around lately, life get crazy... I will do better.

Beth~♥

Mary said...

Beautiful crochet work! The sweater is lovely...looks so soft!
Thank you for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday!
Mary :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The crochet is beautiful, Diane!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Valarie said...

My niece just got home from a school trip to Croatia...she said it was absolutely beautiful. I hope you had a wonderful time. Have a lovely Pink Saturday.
Valarie

caren said...

Such amazing work! Thanks for sharing and Happy PS!

Brenda said...

Those poor women work for almost nothing. Well, I know it's different in various countries. Wonder if the men make the same...
Brenda

SmilingSally said...

It would be tempting to buy much more than I'd ever need. Happy Pink Saturday.

printersdevil said...

Beautiful finds. I guess the love of pink is world wide.

Claudia said...

Beautiful work and an interesting post! Would love to see the dresser scarf. Happy Pink Saturday!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Love the lace! Happy Pink Saturday!

Natasa said...

When you have been in Croatia? And where? I hope you liked it.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What fun, Diane! Loved this piece, and that's an AMAZING price!

XO,

Sheila :-)

fairiemoon said...

Diane,
Wow! What beautiful pinks! I wish I could crochet like that!

I am throwing my 100th Blog post party today and in celebration am running 5 give-aways. Please be sure to stop on by! I'd love to have you! I will leave the post up until Wednesday and conduct the drawings next Friday in time for Pink Saturday!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I am late for my PS round..
can't wait to see how you decorate your dresser with the new purchase.. :-)

I'm wishing you a great week!
fitty

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

All that handiwork is so gorgeous! Not too many areas in Europe which offer bargains these days.