One of the things my mom loves the most is traveling and sometimes I go with her but I'm not much of a traveler. Less than a day in and I'll start to complain about how I want to go home.
But whenever I look back at the places I've seen I feel very lucky. Over the years I've developed a small (I say small because of my Tolkien bookcases) collection from my travels as well as my mom's. I keep everything, aside from bags, on a shelf, I call it my world shelf.
Pens are small and inexpensive items to collect from different countries, and there's almost always a place to buy a pen. My pen/pencil containers are from different places as well, Philippines, Egypt, Senegal and China. When my mom travels I make sure to remind her to bring me back a pen.
There are cats from Egypt, Laos, China, Mexico, Turkey, Italy and other countries. I really should label them somehow.
Both mirrors are from Morocco.
I hope this collection will grow a lot as the years go by.