Saturday, March 11, 2006

Ephemera ~ Paper Fans



Dipping water from the cool, clear creek, the young Indian maiden may also see her reflection in the water. What a wonderful location for her; surrounded by pines and birches on the rocky shore. As a child, I spent a lot of time in the summer by the shores of just such a creek; looking for crawdads, turtles and frogs. This fan brought back memories of those times and some of my favorite places - and I had to buy it.

19 comments:

OldHorsetailSnake said...

"Look," she said, "a dung beetle."

BabyGirl said...

Beautiful fan!...reminds me so much of a fantasy I had as a child...Doesn't she look peaceful??... hmmm I don't remember Grogan's Garage being in the fantasy?!....;)

goldenlucyd said...

Kenju,
I love these. How do you display them? Where do you find them?

PS Your dad was a very handsome critter!

utenzi said...

Michele sent me, Judy.

I really never see paper fans about, Judy. Do you find these in stores, flea markets, or on places like Ebay? You must have quite a collection from the selections you've showcased here on your blog.

Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, I love old fans....what great ones you've found. I remember as a child using a paper fan with the funeral home name on the back (long before air conditioning!) Michele sent me.

Cowtown Pattie said...

Most of the old paper fans I remember had the name of a lumberyard or a funeral parlor on the backs!

vicki said...

I'm in need of flowers now so I wish you were closer. I saw your wedding flowers from earlier in the week- SO beautiful. But I have actually been feeling you close all week, Judy. Thank you for that. So very much- thank you.
And for your very kind most recent comment.

aka_monty said...

HIYA JUDY! Michele sent me today!
I'm LOVING your paper fans. :)

YellowRose said...

Pretty fan!! I posted a pic of one of the arrangements I did...come see! ;)

Michele sent me tonight!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Wonderful fan, Judy...it looks so cool and peaceful and beautfyl by the creek...Wouldn't it be nice to be there right now...Not at the Garage, of course..but that lovely creek.

rashbre said...

An idyllic scene. I couldn't resist a blat through photoshop to blast the colours back to around the original print levels.

rashbre said...

Oops - and Michele sent me!

ET said...

Judy,
A friend of mine who does home improvements and innovations just came in possession of a big case of hand fans advertising Williams Bus Lines, Marietta, Ga. They have been out of business since the 1950s. He said the fans look brand new.

The Gnat's Trumpet said...

The thing that immediately sprang to my mind was A River Runs Through It. Wonderful fan. Michele sent me.

Peter said...

Of course you had to buy it Judy, it's not like you had others is it.

Suzanne said...

This fan and the ones below it are fascinating!

Michele sent me.

ribbiticus said...

it amazes me how you can find such cool things to add to your collection. from one collector to another, may our tribe increase! :)

sage said...

Nice fan--It would be perfect pic to have a Longfellow poem on the back.

srp said...

I love the square (ok slightly rectangular) look of these fans. I am continually amazed at your collection.