Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Language of the Fan

My sister-in-law Bonnie was featured on a local website showcasing her collection of funeral and dance card fans. Below is one of her beautiful fans that I just love. Please visit http://www.kalkaskacounty.net/display.asp to view these wonderful fans and also learn the language used with the fans during these times.






10 comments:

Jannet said...

Hi Gail, i went to check out these beautiful fans, what a lovely collection!! It's always funny to see what other people collect :)

HUGS, Jannet

Renee's Reproductions said...

The fans are beautiful! What a great collection!
xo Renee

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Wow........love the fans! cherry

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Gail,
Thanks for the visit and it is a small world! No I don't have a my space. I looked through your space though and it is beautiful! I love that cabinet you have from a motel. I was thinking of painting a cabinet I have a similar color. Thanks again for stopping by(;
Hugs~Kelly

cityfarmer said...

Thank you for checking in on my (new)updates about Don's recovery...I think he looks so handsome and healthy
xoxoxo

Enjoy the change of seasons dear friend!

Love your man!!!

Sue said...

Hi Gail,
Just stopped by to say hi and noticed that you haven't been around in a while. Hope everything is alright with you and yours.
Hugs,
Sue

Karen said...

Hi Gail,
I finally joined Blog Spot! Just stopping in to say hello.
The fans are just beautiful! What a wonderful collection.

Joy *The Vintage Rabbit said...

Just found your blog through my freind ?Sherrie at Prairie Home....I ADORE your banner!!! Love the bunny!!!!!

Smiles,
Joy~

Sweet Sage said...

Hello~
Love your blog!
Keep going .. you have so much to share!
~kim

time-worn interiors said...

Hey Gail! Love what you've done to the house. You should start posting again! It's a lot of fun! I love linking people with mobile homes to my blog. I'm proud of my mobile home, wouldn't trade it for a house that cost a million dollars. I'll be coming by to see it you post soon!
Theresa

This is the way I like to dress ~ Visit Shopstyle.com

Aldo at ShopStyle
Old Navy at ShopStyle
Anthropologie at ShopStyle
Old Navy at ShopStyle
Old Navy at ShopStyle

Places I like to shop ~

ShopStyle search:

I love these yellow dishes & pitcher

Books I read over and over again

  • I love Country Living Magazine!!!
  • Pretty Little Things ~ Sally Jean Alexander
  • Carolyn Westbrook ~ Home
  • Home Comforts The Art & Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson
  • How Not To Look Old by Charla Krupp
  • Style by Kate Spade
  • Manners by Kate Spade
  • Nell Hill's Style at Home
  • Nell Hill's Decorating Secrets
  • Nell Hill's Christmas at Home
  • Country Living Cottage Style
  • Country Living Small Spaces & Cozy Corners
  • Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell
  • The Shabby Chic Home by Rachel Ashwell
  • Celebrating Home by Season's of Cannon Falls
  • Tracy Porter's Home Style

My Top Ten Movie Choices

  • 1.) The Notebook
  • 2.) How To Make An American Quilt
  • 3.) A Beautiful Mind
  • 4.) Bridge to Taribithia
  • 5.) The Pursuit of Happyness
  • 6.) Chocolat
  • 7.) Pay It Forward
  • 8.) Memiors of a Geisha
  • 9.) My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • 10.) 13 Going on 30

This is my kitchen. I wanted the cabinets to have more of a furniture look to them. I will take more pictures of this room later. :)

An end table in my living room. I love all my little trinkets!!!!

This is actually a birdbath with a garden angel positioned inside. I added the greenery for a halo and around the base of the angel. :)