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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Two centrepieces featuring fans.

Everything Japanese seems to be 'the flavour of the month' in Australia lately - not surprising, given the beauty of most Japanese crafts, whether it be textiles or painting or whatever else. These two centrepieces were not made in Japan, but the designer was obviously influenced by Asian arts. I received these today in the mail from Queensland, from one of my regular eBay sellers.
While on the subject of things Japanese, I bought this beautiful hand made card at a Sunday market years ago. Not with the intention of giving it to anyone at that time, but I finally decided to part with it last month. One of my elderly Japanese friends had a birthday and I thought she would appreciate it more than most people I could think of. She did!


Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Gina,
I'm so glad you like fans. I think there so beautiful and I've seen so many that have gorgeous details embroidered in to them. Patricia :o)

Pear tree cottage! said...

Gina, what a stash you picked up the other day well done!

I think the lady you gave the card to must have been so thrilled and yes we get so much of it in at work too. The farms around town are hosts for japanese students and each child I am sure brings a gift and over a year that is a lot of pieces so they then arrive at our op-shop and last only a short time before they sell.