We just had a whirlwind tour of Portugal. I had envisioned a nice relaxing time by the pool at our rental house with not too much adventure for my pregnant self and our toddler. But things don’t always work out as planned…the weather wasn't great so relaxing by the pool wasn’t as appealing as I would have hoped. It did however force us to get out and explore. It was beautiful. The tiles, iron and stonework were the most remarkable. Here are a few patterns that caught my eye. I started sketching designs immediately!