Saturday, March 24, 2012

Home is Where Your Story Begins - Mine Began in Croatia

This is one of those days when I'm feeling homesick. Again! The weather has finally improved, and my heart aches for the birds that used to sing by my window every morning. I want to take a walk around my little town, and say hi to all those familiar faces peeking through their windows. I want to pick roses from my mom's garden, and listen to the creek coming to life in this beautiful (almost) spring time.

I want to sit on a bench "Pod Ladonjah", and watch the endless squares of land my grandmother used to work on 24/7. No one works there anymore. I miss my grandma, and I wish I could hug her one more time. It seems like we all left home after she died, like the entire family just fell apart. But that is life, only the change is permanent.

For those of you that may be interested in what Croatia looks like, here are some pictures. I come from the part of Croatia called Istria. That's why my Etsy shop is called Istria Design. Istria is a beautiful peninsula, whose economy is mostly based on tourism these days. We have some gorgeous myths and legends, but I will get to that some other time.

I hope you enjoyed the view. Have a wonderful day everyone!




  1. omigosh, I hope we can go visit together so you can show me everything. I'm going to start a little savings fund for my family to take a trip.

  2. Croatia looks absolutely beautiful!

  3. Beautiful impressions! I've never been to Croatia, but would love to visit sometime :)
    best wishes,
    Duni xo