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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sentimental Gifts

Hello everyone, hope you all are having a great day!
Are you the sentimental type?  Do you have treasures or mementos that remind you of special times in your life, or of special people?
I know that I am sentimental, and I have a feeling you all are, too!
So today I'm sharing with you some special gifts that I just received in the mail, that belonged to one of my favorite aunts. She was my mom's sister, and had such a sweet and gentle spirit. Sadly, she passed away two years ago. I'm so happy that my uncle wanted me to have these beautiful fans, which I will always treasure.
 My aunt was quite the adventurous woman. She and my uncle traveled the world.  She even climbed the Great Wall of China!  She brought the first two fans back from China.
 This beautiful pink one, above, is my favorite!  I love the floral motif, and the colors are amazing!
 This one is so pretty, too!  It features beautiful pink and red flowers on a branch, and a butterfly.
 This last one, below, came from Japan.
 I just love the gorgeous aqua and blue shades!  The colors are so me!  And the graphics are amazing!
 I plan on displaying them in shadow boxes.  I know that Hobby Lobby carries a nice assortment of them, so I'll be hunting for the perfect ones to showcase the fans in.
 I think they will look so pretty hung on the wall, and will be such a sweet reminder of such a sweet aunt!
What sentimental treasures do you love?


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Your aunt's fans are gorgeous!!! You're right....those aqua blues are so YOU! That was so sweet of your uncle to send the fans to you!!!

Kim K. said...

You know I'm loving these Asian fans. What a special treasure from your dear Aunt. We brought so many things from China when we traveled, not knowing when we'd get back again. I made a shadow box with one of the fans for Josie's bedroom.

Tete said...

I used to collect little fans when we traveled when I was so small. Loved them and still do. I am so sentimental about things, or rather the memories they hold.
I have many things that make me smile here and take me back to a simpler time with people who I miss so much.
Love that uncle for sending you so many smiles. Make sure you post your shadow boxes when you get them done.

NanaDiana said...

Those are really sweet, Donna. I know how much they mean to you and that you will love being their caretaker-xo Diana

Pascale said...

Your fans are so great. You can see my sentimental gifts on my blog, the teacups from my granny! have a nice weekend, Pascale

Debbie said...

The fans are lovely, Donna! How precious that you are going to display them as a remembrance of your loved one.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love the fans and I know they mean so much to you.
Have a few treasures from my relatives and I do love all of them.Mary