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est. 2007
  1. Happy Inauguration Day!

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    I'm going to be glued to BBC1 at 4pm London time today to watch Barack Obama being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. What a happy day.

    Obama memorabilia, or "Obamarabilia", will reach fever pitch in Washington DC today. Over on Etsy a search for "Obama" currently yields 3076 results. I think handmade is the most sincere and really comes from the heart.

    The hand-screenprinted tea-towels in the photo were actually gifts from friends of friends in New York. We had never met F and J before, yet we were invited to their Brooklyn Heights apartment on Christmas Eve for the most amazing home-made Japanese feast. At the end of dinner, J produced these gifts of tea-towels she had hand screen-printed herself. I was so touched by this act of kindness to strangers – and ultimately, of hope.

    • http://cricketandpip.blogspot.com Anonymous

      I really love these towels! No phones ringing today. Everyone here is glued to the TV

    • Sally

      Woohoo! I’ll be watching on the web.

    • http://makedostyle.blogspot.com Make Do Style

      Way hay great tea towels! I know I stood and clapped loads!!

    • http://www.teaforjoy.blogspot.com Lynne

      Oh, I love these. What a perfect little gift – I can never have enough tea towels. I managed to do no work today so have a stressful day tomorrow – but it’s so much fun!

    • http://hammie-hammiesays.blogspot.com/ hammie

      What the world needs now, is more Obamapun related products. Hope indeed.
      xx

    • http://renovationplanning.blogspot.com LexyB

      I want, want, want. And Obamarabilia has to be better than that Lady Di stuff, right?

    • http://renovationplanning.blogspot.com LexyB

      I want, want, want. And Obamarabilia has to be better than that Lady Di stuff, right?

    • http://littlemissrandom.blogspot.com Little Miss Random

      Aw, that’s sweet. I went to New York for the first time ever in October, and stayed at a friend’s apartment in Brooklyn Heights. The area was beautiful, and everyone there seemed so friendly!

    • http://www.dancingdocdesign.blogspot.com bethenais

      yes, the kindness of strangers is indeed full of hope- lovely tea towels and thanks for sharing your story– Greeting from France

    • http://georgienba.blogspot.com georgie

      stopping by to say congrats on your Weblog nom!
      http://2009.bloggies.com/

    • http://www.seaandjae.blogspot.com jae

      I am really loving that no matter what side of the pond people are on, everyone is so full of hope and excitement over Obama. The tea towels…..very cute and clever.