Today is the day!

@Fleura (16133)
United Kingdom
July 21, 2021 6:27am CST
I’m sure there must be plenty of people out there, like us, who have in the past been on holiday to some warmer place and come home with inexpensive souvenirs in the form of a decorated fan or two. Once home, they generally get tucked into a drawer somewhere and largely forgotten about. But not today! Today is their time to shine! To really feel useful and important! And we certainly don’t need to go anywhere to enjoy the warmth - I’m going to sit under my very own grapevine right here and make the most of it! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2021.
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@much2say (50593)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jul
Pretty fans! Growing up, I remember my mom using such fans . . . there was always a fan on the table. I hope your fans beam with pride today as they do the job they were meant to do .
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul
So simple and yet so useful : )
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• China
21 Jul
Wow,You collect those exquisite folding fans ! The one with pine and cranes that symbolize longevity is the elderly's favourite over here.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul
Well I didn't set out to collect them, I just bought one on a trip and then another on another trip...
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@S4mmyboy (2071)
• Mumbai, India
21 Jul
So where did you buy this souvenir from? Enjoy your day
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@topffer (42347)
• France
21 Jul
From Sweden, I guess, they are very useful in Lapland to get rid of the mosquitoes
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul
@topffer Oh yes I hadn't thought of that but they certainly would be!
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul
The green and blue one is from Spain, the painted paper one came from Chinatown in San Francisco (so I guess originally from China) and the black embroidered one I think from one of the Mediterranean islands - maybe Malta.
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@JudyEv (249545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul
I have a couple of fans tucked away somewhere. I rarely feel the need to bring them out though.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
25 Jul
No they mostly stay in a drawer, and then when you need one you can't remember where they are! Or you go to a concert or play and see other people fanning themselves and you think 'Why didn't I think of that?'
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@JudyEv (249545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul
@Fleura With luck, at a concert you have a program which can double as a fan.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
25 Jul
@JudyEv Good point, although programmes tend to be rather expensive these days!
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@Anqaya (810)
• India
21 Jul
These fans are pretty. Is it from Japan or China?
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul
They are all from different places, and made in different ways too. The green and blue one is from Spain, the painted paper one came from Chinatown in San Francisco (so I guess originally from China) and the black embroidered one I think from one of the Mediterranean islands - maybe Malta.
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@Anqaya (810)
• India
21 Jul
@Fleura Omg I didn't knew Spain and Malta also has history for fans.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul
@Anqaya Even in Britain they were very popular in one period. Young women even invented a secret code so they could communicate using movements of their fan!
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@Tampa_girl7 (46510)
• United States
22 Jul
I have a few hand fans too. They do occasionally come in handy.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul
Not so easy to use if you are doing things with your hands, but easy to carry and good if you are in a hot place, for example in the audience for some event!
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@Tampa_girl7 (46510)
• United States
23 Jul
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@LadyDuck (347237)
• Switzerland
22 Jul
Those are pretty, I am sure that I have two Spanish fans and one Japanese that I received as a gift at the Japanese Gardens in Monte Carlo. Where they are? I am not at all sure where to start searching.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul
I think I should get these out more, or maybe display them on the wall.
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@LadyDuck (347237)
• Switzerland
22 Jul
@Fleura This is a good idea, I remember that the two Spanish fans were pretty.
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@Hannihar (115049)
• Israel
22 Jul
@Fleura Very interesting post. Enjoy the fan.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul
Thank you, I am making the most of it!
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@Hannihar (115049)
• Israel
23 Jul
@Fleura You are welcome. Ok.
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@florelway (19354)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Jul
Japanese fans are also nice.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul
I'm sure they are, the Japanese make many pretty things.
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@florelway (19354)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Jul
@Fleura that's true, they have beautiful designs too.
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@CarolDM (145173)
• United States
21 Jul
Those are pretty fans. Enjoy your day, sounds like a nice place to sit.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul
It is nice, I can imagine I'm on holiday - for a few minutes!
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@CarolDM (145173)
• United States
22 Jul
@Fleura That is right. Enjoy these little things.
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@VonHerman (377)
• Yogyakarta, Indonesia
25 Jul
Wow! It's a fine fan, like most handmade items. It's nice to be able to go on vacation and bring home gifts. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. -Von Herman.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
25 Jul
Sometimes it's hard to resist bringing pretty things home, even if they don't get used much afterwards.
@prinzcy (30848)
• Malaysia
23 Jul
I used to have these kind of fans. They don't last long. I prefer the electrical ones these days. Let them fan me instead~
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul
True, less effort, but of course the electric motor generates heat so its a vicious circle. And uses electricity.
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@YuleimaVzla (1500)
• Santa Rita, Venezuela
22 Jul
I rarely go on vacation, but the souvenirs that I have bought in my few trips I have tried to give them a place in the house so that it does not look overwhelming or loaded.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul
That sounds like a good plan.
@cahaya1983 (10487)
• Malaysia
22 Jul
They're pretty! I have a few sandalwood hand fans here at home. They make lovely decor too.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul
Good idea, I should probably display these.
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@allknowing (94476)
• India
22 Jul
I used to collect too. I got one from Singapore but no I hardly use them. We had a priest who we invited for dinner with his sister years ago . He was from Spain and they gifted us with a fan.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul
They do make pretty gifts or souvenirs, but these rarely get used either. Maybe I should display them on the wall.
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
21 Jul
Those are lovely fans and quite useful.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul
We're making good use of them in this hot weather!
@ThatDisha (1888)
• India
21 Jul
These fans are so pretty! from where did you get these?
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul
The green and blue one is from Spain, the painted paper one came from Chinatown in San Francisco (so I guess originally from China) and the black embroidered one I think from one of the Mediterranean islands - maybe Malta.
@topffer (42347)
• France
21 Jul
These fans are beautiful. It is a bit too warm to go outdoors for me today. And I use an air humidifier because it is very dry. I prefer to take holidays in spring or fall than in summer. Enjoy your day.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul
It is very hot here too, I am staying in the shade. I also prefer to stay at hoe in the middle of summer, but unfortunately nowadays we have to work around school holidays.
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@Rollo1 (16692)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Jul
Today would be a good day to have a fan. July is better if you can move the air. It is so heavy and humid it certainly won't move itself.
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@Fleura (16133)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul
It's not so humid here, but just hot. Still we are expecting some stormy weather soon!
@janethwayne (5204)
• Philippines
22 Jul
That is a pretty fan.
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