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Where did you find that?

By MARY JANE PARK

© St. Petersburg Times,
published July 19, 2001


Explore off the beaten path, and you'll be amazed at what's in gift shops at airports, hospitals, hotels, museums and restaurants.

-- MARY JANE PARK, Times staff writer

NOTE HOLDER

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Insect sculptures belie their main purpose as paper clips. Critters paper clips. 6 for $10. Salvador Dali Museum gift shop, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg; (727) 823-3767; www.salvadordalimuseum.org.

ORIENTAL RUG MOUSE PAD

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Here's a magic carpet for your computer mouse. Jaipur Contemporary design MouseRug. $20. Victorian Museum Store, Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; (813) 254-1891, ext. 26; www.plantmuseum.com; also www.MouseRug.com

PAPER LANTERN

This contemporary paper lantern functions as a decorative mobile. $9. St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts gift shop, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg; (727) 896-2667. photo

BEACH SET

Inside this spacious beach bag is a pareo to wear over a swimsuit or spread on the sand. Beach set. $22. U-Nique Shop at St. Anthony's Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg; (727) 825-1179. photo

RED SANDALS

Rubber-soled sandals have sparkly decorations for happy feet. Touchsport Sandals, $20. U-Nique Shop at St. Anthony's Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg; (727) 825-1179. photo

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