Collections! Once the family knows you are collection something, suddenly the collection grows by leaps and bounds, and before you know it, you have a room totally decorated around the central theme of a knight errant (Don Quixote) and his ever faithful sidekick (Sancho Panza). The guest room houses a collection of Don Quixote statues, books, photos, clever artistic interpretations of the Spanish duo and their trusty steads, a thin old nag and a stubborn donkey.
Book ends hug Spanish and English versions of the novel penned by Cervantes.
Wooden statuary hand carried from Spain, and large decorative pieces can be spotted all around the room. One overnight guest proudly announced that she had counted 52 pieces dedicated to my hero. The count has not been confirmed, but it sounds about right!
|Windmills on the plains of Spain|
And check out the newest addition to the collection. A large over sized red tin with the title of the novel, Don QuixoTea. Clever! And anyone who knows me, knows that this is the perfect gift, which explains why I received two at Christmas. Fortunately, niece Angelica is planning on taking a minor in Spanish, so she was happy to receive the tin.
Don QuixoTea is billed as a spicy Spanish adventure, or the Man of La ManChai. So clever! The packaging for this treasure included a bag of black tea with cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger root to add a depth of spiciness and warmth. A cute little bookmark was also included in the package.
I love the artistry of the tin and the packaging with Don Quijote pouring a cup of tea for Sancho with the windmills in the background.
So, whether you spell it Don Quijote (Spanish), or Don Quixote (English), or Don QuixoTea (noveltea), it's your choice.
This tin, and many other clever punny interpretations of literature can be found at Novelteas