Love of Fans

Girltinb 

Greetings! So nice of you to stop by. Grab a cup of tea! I thought I would share and chat with you a bit regarding my love for fans. Fans in my opinion OOOOOOZ's femininity! From the great Southern Belles that would fan themselves on a hot humid day or the shy girl hiding behind her fan and flirting with her eyes to the beautiful Marie Antoinette that carried her fan like a fashion accessory. The fan is a beauty of it's own.

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Fans date back to early Chinese history where they used screen fans. Fans were considered to be part of a social status, as well as a piece of "art". Different materials were used such as ivory, mother of pearl, paper,silk, and many were hand painted.  In the 1600's the folding fan became popular in Europe. Many were decorated with feathers and jewels. By the 18th century fans were extremely popular and were being made by top craftsman using materials such as lace, silk, and parchment. Over the years in social functions fans were also used for secret unspoken messages. You could give certain signals using your fan. 

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Fans to me is like artwork. I love to display them all throughout my home. 

This is a little corner in my home where I have a framed shadowbox of a fan and a small ivory sequin and lace fan. 

IMG_3278_edited-1 A vintage purple ostrich feather fan which I have displayed in my hallway.

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This fan is stunning! I found this little gem in an antique mall.

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A beautiful pink fan I purchased from my fabulous talented friend Natasha

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So now that I gave you a little insight history on the fan and a little peek at my collection I want to show you my recent find and new "makeover".

I am a very lucky gal to have found two LARGE ornate fans that both were $10 each and were painted gold. I "froofed" them up and "TA-DA" they are gorgeous new additions to my home.

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I added vintage rhinestone brooches from my personal collection.

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Here is the new spot for my fan.

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The other fan I painted pink and will use as a decorative fireplace screen in my bedroom.

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Not only do I love to collect and display them, I really enjoy using them in my creations.

These whimsical and sweet Valentine creations are both used with fans, and are now available in my Lollishop!:)

Let me introduce you to Miss Valentina. She is looking for love and asking "Will you be mine???"

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This next darling available piece is Miss Red Hot and her little pup Pinky and they are celebrating Valentiens Day. Both girls are wearing red tulle tutu's and Miss  Pinky's leash and collar are only the FINEST SWAROVSKI crystals!

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Valentines Day will be here soon! Dont let these precious dolls get away!!!

I must thank you ladies for ALL you kind sincere sweet comments regarding my last post "Froof and Fluff".  Your support and well wishes mean the WORLD! I never knew that I could inspire so many people. I truly THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!!!!

I also must give a WARM HUG and HEARTFELT THANKS to Miss Philomena Gales.  Philomena contacted me a few weeks ago after reading my blog post and learning that I love to collect Howard Holt angels. Miss Philomena was putting away her Christmas decorations and found some Howard Holt angels, and decided she would love to send them to me if I wanted them. OMIGOSH!!!! "YES"!!!!! How incredibly thoughtful of her to give me these adorable angels. Again,nothing in return, just sincere kindness and wanting to make me smile and enjoy them. Check out these  pretty little gals.

DSCN7053_edited-1 Thank you soooo much Philomena! I LOVE these girls and will absolutely enjoy them at Christmas!  

Well sweet friends the BIG photo shoot is in TWO days! Finally all this hard work around the house is about to pay off. Afterwards, Hubby and I are off for a week for some skiing and R&R. Looking forward to some down time!

Have a lovely and creative week! Stay warm!!!

XOXO,

 

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Oh Jen…those fans turned out soooooo sweet! I love them! And the Valentine goodies are to die for. Hang in there the next few days…soon you will be relaxing with hot cocoa on the slopes, having a well-deserved break! huggies!

you really DO love fans…your collection is very pretty…your valentine goodies are really cute, the Nancy Ann is adorable…i LOVE the angels that one of your readers sent to you, they are just gorgeous!!!

Your fans are just beautiful Jenn! They are just the icing on the cake in your beautiful home!
xo
Penny

Kayola

You have another fan….ME! I ♥ your home…it is so beautiful!

Love the blue fan you foofed up. Very pretty.

Jenn, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. Your Valentines creations are so sweet! Good luck with the photo shoot and have a good time on the ski trip!
Shannon

Your fans are gorgeous and I have a couple of old ones, but sadly one is black and red, but still beautiful. Best wishes on the photo shoot and have fun on the slopes. Hugs, Pat

Do share the trick of getting your husband to live in all that PINK!
I’m jealous!
:)

kandy

These are beautiful…I know your home will be beautiful…I have an award for you at Pink Sugar Castle….thank you for your encouragment.

The fans are so beautiful Jenn! You did a great job on them :)
I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip!
Hugs,
Amy

I’m so happy for you that you’re beautiful home is going to be featured!! What a treat! You certainly deserve it – your home is beautiful, especially because YOU and your wonderful family live there! Your blog always inspires me – a little froofing is needed in ALL homes! Now, I have a little Valentine that has YOUR name all over it…she is very old and needs a good home! Send me your address and I’ll send her your way! xo, Nan

Jenn~ What lovely fans. I adore the before and afters…the fans,armoire,mirror. The transformations are beautiful embellishments to your home. I’m sure everything will be picture perfect for your feature! I can’t wait till it’s published.
Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Pat Jones

OMG…the fans oh those wonderful fans. Beautiful. Love what you did with the painting….a fresh coat of ivory white just brightens up everything and brings out the grand detail of those lovely pieces. Congratulations …you have done a REMARKABLE JOB. GREAT.
Happy days and how wonderful to have your home featured in the magazine. HURRAY FOR YOU!!
Pat

What a beautiful collection of fans you have. I have a lovely Burano lace one from my trip to Italy last year but nothing so spectacular as your collection.
Victoria xx

I love your fans!! They’re so feminine.
Nelly

What a beautiful blog. Your pictures are a like a breath of fresh spring air. Your house is like a sweet confection. I’m so glad I followed a link from someone else’s blog (I have NO idea how I got here now!) :)

I can’t believe the two large fans you have, painted in different colors, I bought two myself from yard sales and was going to sell them. I then decided to keep them because they were so pretty. You did a great job displaying yours.

Nice story Jenn and of course, lovely fans…and you know that I am a FAN of you too!
xoxo
Suzanne

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