Friday, February 11, 2011

A Valentine surprise...almost

Framed with a bow by Frameworks Gallery in Marietta I love the case
A fan makes a wonderful Valentines gift it depicts love and pleasure

My surprise that came a bit early. I love his PINK suit and his hair bow


Who's wooing who? Notice the rosebuds on the sticks!!


Little details mean a lot to a fan collector. Silk is mostly hand painted

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My small collection of folding fans is such a delight to me. I love looking at them and learning about fans and how they were used. They were used very much in courting and that is so perfect for a Valentine present

I went to a local frame shop and found a wonderful fan case for my other new/old folding fan that I bought last month on line. Pink Boy said ,"Don't frame that one. I was going to get you another one that you showed me for your Valentine's Day gift. So I went back to framer retrieved my fan that I bought and waited for this one to arrive. It is lovely and even older than one I was able to afford. I love the colors in this one also and the etching on the sticks.

My "Valentine gift fan" also shows a courting scene out in nature --a common theme of many fans. The antique dealer also sent it in a lovely old fan box that I will keep.

So I ruined the "surprise" but I still love the gift and the fact that Pink Boy had actually planned ahead and had chosen such a thoughtful gift. I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day and some sweet stories to share.

Have a Pink day!

10 comments:

  1. The fan frame is beautiful and what a lovely Valentine's Day gift!

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  2. I love pink days! The fan is so pretty!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Tammy

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  3. Thanks for joining my Friday Pretties. These are Gorgeous fans!
    Joyce

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  4. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Ohhh! These fans are fabulous!


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  5. I DO love the history and language of fans!! A dear friend has one from the 17th century, in a frame much like yours.

    Thank you for inviting me to join you for this lovely visit!

    rachel

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  6. They are so lovely and would be wonderful to collect.

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  7. Your fan is lovely, and makes for a great post.

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  8. Have loved fans since a child ... yours is aesome, love the frame.

    Happy Valentine's PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  9. Your fan is sooo pretty. My girl, now 42, has loved fans all her life. She would love your collection.
    I like your falling fairy dust...:)))
    Thanks for coming by and hope you come back soon.

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  10. Lovely. I'm your newest follower.
    http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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