Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Belle in Serbia... and she likes it here :)

Hello! there is a wonderful challenge posted on the Belles 'n Whistles blog, that I like very much! Unusual and totally original! :) It's called "Where do they live. The idea is to show all the different places in the world where Belles 'n Whistles stamps reside.

There is a great prize to be won, two lucky winers will receive the whole new set of BnW stamps! How awesome is that?!

Here are the details that are posted on the BnW blog:

1) Show me a view! Where do your Belles 'n Whistles stamps live?

2) Show me a Belles 'n Whistles stamp inside this photographic view.

3) Post your creative pic on your blog, being sure to link back to our Belles 'n Whistles challenge that people don't think you are nuts!

So, as the challenge itself is totally different, I thought I would try to do something different, too. I'm from Serbia (Europe) and I live in a very pretty small town.
At first I wanted to take a photo outside, so you can see all the pretty nature here, but that wouldn't show you what Serbia really is.
So, I decided to show you some bits of my country through traditional souvenirs that I have in my home. Something that you should see if you ever come here as a tourist. When Belle first arrived here, last summer, she wanted to get to know her new home country and this is what I showed her, she totally loved everything! ;)

So, on the photo from the left you can see Basil, something that every (or almost every) house here has . It is used for preparing the holy water for Easter and "Slava" (home patron Saint). You can't really see the typical serbian house in this photo (sorry, I'm a bad photographer), but you can see the roof. :) "Licidersko srce" (the heart thing) something that I loved to eat when I was a child, you can buy them at every fair here, they are very tasty. Then we have a funny "Serbian family" postcard (funny but true lol), a pipe, traditional Serbian shoes called "opanci" and a traditional instrument called "frula".

And this is where I keep my Belles 'n Whistles stamps.

Oh, and I forgot to say, Belle even learned how to dance "kolo" (a traditional Serbian dance), in fact she loved it here so much, that she invited some of her friends to come too, needless to say they decided to stay here for good and I think there are yet, many more to come! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. Zdravo vanja, držim palčeve za ovaj "challenge", da bi imala i ja Belle stamp i ja bi napravila sičnu fotku, ali na žalost nemam. Zato puno sreče tebi! Poz. Moni

  2. Oh, I love all the traditional items you´ve shared with us - and to see Belle in the middle of it all. I know she enjoys life there and am happy to know that she has so many friends to play, chat and dance kolo all day long.

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful place Belle lives with you - and for playing in our special challenge!

    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  3. this is absolutely wonderful. I just LOVE seeing traditional things. I know that Belle just loves this home, no wonder she never wants to leave. She's probably sent messages and invited more to come... She loves Company! =) Thanks so much for playing along with us. Belle loves to be a star!

  4. Your presentation is very lovely and I am so fascinated to see the traditional items you've placed beside the stamp. Very nice!!
    Thanks for joining our special challenge and have a wonderful day!

  5. Oh, I'm so glad she decided to stay! And you've surrounded her by so many things from your country and I'm sure she's having a blast! Thanks for sharing.



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