|Hand painted from France. Ivory frame.|
|Hand painted French, Mother of pearl with feather trim.|
|Hand painted Italian, Ivory frame.|
|A collection of three framed fans in my dining room.|
|Battenburg hand made silk lace on Mother of pearl frame.|
|Detail of the painting|
|Detail of the Battenburg lace|
|French Ladies and Gentlemen.|
|This Italian one has a beautiful hand painted background and scene. I love Italian things. They are so bold.|
|At the right is a tiny mirror. These mirrors were used to look over ones shoulder and she who was behind you.|
|Another view of the mirror,|
I have listed a few of the fan meanings in case you would like to practice a few before your next public outing. Good luck, I hope you do not ask a married mans for his affection.
A fan touched to the lips indicated the lady would like a kiss.
A fan pressed to the heart shows passion.
A tap on a gentleman shoulder with a closed fan was a flirt.
A wide open fan waving very furously ment some one said something off color.
A closed fan laid across a ladies face ment she was not talking.
A fan carried in the right hand ment you were willing.
Closing the fan ment I wish to speak to you.
Drawing across ones eyes ment- I'm sorry.
Drawing across the forehead- wicked
Drawing through a ladies hands meant - I hate you!
Dropping a fan ment - we will be friends.
Fanning slow ment I'm married.
Letting a fan rest on the ladies left cheek ment- NO!
Letting a fan rest on the ladies right cheek ment-YES!
Twirling on the left hand-I love another.
|Mother of pearl frame.|
|Hand painted on silk with mother of peral frame and feather trim.|
|I love these fthree beside my Italian Lady.|
When some one tells me at my store everything there grandmother had, a open fan , covering
my face would mean- the only one who cares what your grandmother had , was your grandfather.
When some one tells me they are just wasting time till the shop next door opens, I would slap them across
the face with it, and that ment, waste time somewhere else.
When some one tells me that Sissy Dog is getting fat, I would fold it tight and hold it high up in the air and
|Sissy Dog is not FAT!|
|I don't care what Grandma had!|
|Waste time somewhere else.|
|Sometimes this says it all! It ain't always easy having a Retail business!|
I guess it is a good thing I can not use fan language, I might be in trouble, But It does not keep me from collecting and loving the old ones. I am sharing my small collection with you today. I sometimes wonder what the world would be like if ladies where still using fans today, would be a little hand to manage with a cell phone, I Pad, Blackberry, and what ever other things that are out there. I guess the closest thing we have to fan language today is a ,"TEX. "
|The lace work is very beautiful in this one and was hand made.|
|Love what those Italians do.|