Show and Tell Friday: Gifts from China

Kelli at There’s No Place Like Home hosts “Show and Tell Friday” asking Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there’s a story behind your special something, that’s even better! If you would like to join in, all you have to do is post your “Show and Tell” on your blog, copy the post link, come over here and add it to Mr. Linky. Guidelines are here.

My husband took a business trip to China last week and brought home several goodies.

This one was for my youngest, but I thought the packaging was neat:

Skittles from China

Chinese Skittles!

This is a box of chocolates…

"Manly Pandas"

…that claimed to be “manly”..

"Manly Pandas"

….that were shaped like pandas.

"Manly Pandas"

We joked a lot about the “Manly Pandas.” They had pandas on a lot of things.

A couple more treats:

Treats from China

The left is like peanut brittle. I am not sure about the one on the right. I don’t think any of us has tried it yet.

I thought the packaging here was pretty:

Gift from China

And it contained this lovely necklace:

Necklace from Jim's China trip

Real Chinese chopsticks!

Real Chinese chopsticks!

Real Chinese chopsticks!

A hand-dyed bag:

Hand-dyed bag from China

A beautiful fan:

Chinese fan

Chinese fan

I love the detailed cutwork and the pinkness and those flowers — cherry blossoms?

Thanks for looking at my new Chinese treasures! My husband made it back home safe and sound and tired, and we enjoyed looking at pictures, watching videos, and hearing stories.

For more Show and Tells, or to join in on the fun, head over to Kelli’s.

24 thoughts on “Show and Tell Friday: Gifts from China

  1. Those Skittles you should show to Skittles over at heads or tails!!

    Love the pink pearl necklace and the fans! I never could figure out the proper way of using chopsticks tho.

    Come view my show n tell if you can find time. It’s a new ‘hobby’ of mine started just this past week. Happy Friday, happy weekend.

  2. Your husband must have been thinking of you guys to lug so much home.

    I have a carved ivory fan from Hong Kong that my mother brought back from a vacation trip. I framed it on a navy blue background, and it hangs in my living room.

  3. WOW! Your hubby “done good”! My daughter brought a lot of Korean things home – especially candy for the kids — when she came. It’s fun to see things like that from other countries. Your hubby was really thinking of YOU though – that necklace – and that fan — they are both SO YOU! LOL! Well, I’m sure the chocolate is too! That was just sO sweet of him to bring you all those things! I won’t say Dennis WOULDN’T do it… but I will say that if he DID I would drop dead in a faint! I think he’d bring me a t-shirt. 🙂

  4. ha! “Manly” was the first thing I saw on the box, so when you said they were panda-shaped, “manly pandas” immediately started running through my head and making me smile. Your comment of joking about that was something I could totally picture happening at my house.

    All the gifts are truly lovely, and definitely thoughtful. That necklace, though… I think everyone around me just heard me suck in my breath at how gorgeous it is. I’m not usually a big fan of the silver/white gold look but that is just beautiful. You very lucky girl! I will not be jealous, I will not be jealous, I will not be jealous, ….

  5. Glad your husband is safely home, and what beautiful and fun things he brought you! The chocolates are so cute! I love the necklace – always have loved pearls – so classy. Can you eat with chopsticks? We have lots of Asians here in Vancouver, so chopsticks are a normal part of lots of meals, but I just can’t get the hang of using them. Sam learned over the summer while he was on tour.

  6. Have you noticed the chinese PACKAGE everything so nicely (and with SO MUCH wrapping)

    I think the pearl neclace is sooo pretty

    I love using chopsticks too – we have a friend from Japan who brings them back for us. I use mine in my hair, they are too pretty to eat with LOL!

    Thanks so much for sharing your treasures today

  7. Wow! How nice it must have been to have Hubby back and also all these nice gifts. Love the necklace. Thanks for sharing with us. Now if I just had a piece of that peanut brittle or one of those chocolate pandas. Oh well, I can dream.

  8. I live in china. It is a nice thing for me to see what gifts you enjoyed so that I can better know what to bring home for my family members. I love the fans and collect them from different places we visit as we move about the country. my kids love that we can get skittles there…a bit of excitement for us 🙂

  9. I’m glad your husband is back and brought home with him so much treasures from China! I particularly like the chopsticks. Being a Chinese myself although I’m not residing in China, I get excited each time I see such beautiful items. The fan is very pretty too. 😀

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