- a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event.
There are two pronunciations of souvenir (soo-vuh–neer or soo–vuh-neer) Which do you say?
Perhaps you avoid collecting souvenirs, adding to the accumulation. I have a few examples. A salt and pepper shaker from Yellowstone Park purchased in 1963 by me. A Volksmarch Stein and a ceramic tile from Grafenwoehr Germany where we lived for three years 1983-1986. A dish towel. Christmas ornaments (from my Ohio family’s collection) a refrigerator magnet with Beignets.
In our city there is a shop up on Mt. Washington called love, Pittsburgh where you can get Pittsburgh themed gifts. The Florida pillow was in the U of Florida bookstore but I did not purchase it. The demitasse cup and saucer from a favorite restaurant, La Cucina Flegrea, no longer in business.
Do you keep a souvenir or two or three? Any special mementos of a place you have visited? My sister’s Coney Island Paperweight was a souvenir in Saturday’s gallery.
When my friend Ann sees this post she will write and say “Pitch them!”
Oh too many Ruth. I try to stop myself, but there is always, that one postcard, the fridge magnet, something which will be a keepsake. So a Dala horse from Sweden, ceramics from Italy, guidebooks from everywhere, a piece of the Berlin Wall given to me by a friend, a scarf from Greece, a piece of driftwood from Skye, a paper Tui bird from New Zealand….
Isobel I loved finding your collection of souvenirs in the comments this morning. Thank you for sharing your lovely collection.
This will not come as a surprise to you, but most of my souvenirs are sports related! I do have some refrigerator magnets from places we’ve visited. Even I, a tosser, hold some souvenirs dear.
I’m not a big fan of souvenirs, but do appreciate pictures of places I’ve been, and/or hand-made items from people I know. (And I pronounce it “soo-vihn-EER”.)
I believe you are the only person who told how you pronounce it!😍
The salt and pepper shakers are gorgeous and so unique!
I love bringing home souvenirs, it’s like bringing a little piece of the experience home to treasure and remind me that it wasn’t just a dream lol. 🤗🔆