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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Treasure Tuesday


Being in a military family I've been the lucky recipient of some wonderful gifts from other countries.

When my brother was in Japan he brought this beautiful vase back for me:


Then when he was in Turkey he brought this back. I don't remember what it's called, but he also had one made for our dad, our mom, and both sets of grandparents.



I have two cartouches. One my brother sent from Turkey and the other my father-in-law sent from Kuwait. They have my name in English on one side and then in Hebrew and Arabic (I think!) on the other.


When Joe was in Korea he sent me this "rice necklace." It has my name written in English on one side and in Korean on the other - this is done on a single grain of rice! Then it's put into this tube of water and you can have the water colored to whatever color you want - mine is purple of course!


To see other treasures go visit Faith

25 comments:

Sandra said...

LOVE your treasures Michelle. I think every military wife at some point or another, receives one of those cartouches. I have one too :)

Thanks for sharing your treasures :)

Michelle said...

I had a feeling you probably had a cartouche too :)

LeslieAnn said...

Those are awesome. And truly are treasures...they came from someone you love and obviously had a lot of thought put into them.

Beautiful.

:)

Stephanie said...

Ooo Great Treasures! What awesome gifts from other countries!! I wish I had someone to give me things like that! Those are wonderful!

DeAnna said...

I love those treasures! My dad was in the military as well, so we have lots of things he brought or sent to us. Most of them are at my mom's house (even if they are mine) One thing that I'm excited about this year is that my dad had bought me a little outfit from Japan when I was 2. Its not an everyday outfit (its made of extremely thin material), but I thought I would let Isabella wear it for Halloween. I remember when my dad was overseas that he would tell us on the phone that he sent us a package and we would be so excited to wait for the package and see what presents we got. Made the time away from him go by a little quicker. I'll have to remember to share some of them as my treasure as well some Tuesday.

Stephanie said...

TAG YOU'RE IT!!!

(it is in the update of today's post!)

Dori (Aviva's Mommy) said...

What beautiful treasures...I love the vase. Spider lived in Japan for 6 months.

Hugs,
Dori

Beck said...

Beautiful treasures! And how nice that they're from such special people in your life, too.

Faith said...

Oh my!! How awesome! they are all beautiful ... and special!!! Thanks for playing along!!

Tammy and Parker said...

I love reading about your life as a military wife! It brings back such great memories of when I was growing up! We spent several years living in Turkey.

All of my Mom's china came from my dad while he was stationed overseas. Mugs, paintings, clocks from Germany, onyx, rugs and carvings from Turkey.

I love your treasures! Keep them close to your heart, they will be great heirlooms for Kayla one day.

Jessica said...

What wonderful treasures to have! Thank you for sharing!

Barb said...

Wow! I've heard about that, about writing a message on a single grain of rice. How amazing. What great treasures.

LauraJ said...

very interesting!! I like the stuff with your name on it. that's special.

Catch said...

nice treasures Michelle.....and the vase is gorgeous...I dont know what a cartouch is but its pretty! lol

PEA said...

Those are certainly wonderful treasures to have...I had never heard of "cartouches" so how very fascinating to learn about them! I love the vase, it's gorgeous!!

Overwhelmed! said...

Wow, these are neat treasures! I guess this is one of the many benfits of military life...traveling!

I'm glad my treasure tuesday post made you realize how Southwest Airline's Rapid Rewards program works. :)

Tracey said...

Neat stuff, Michelle!

Deb said...

What awesome treasures! The rice necklace is so cool!

chelle said...

Those are amazing treasures!! I have a favorite though...that vase from Japan is amazing!!!

Nisa said...

I have a cartouche, too!
I remember when Joe gave you the necklace with the grain of rice. You wore it to D& D's wedding.
Why do I remember stuff like that?
Good post. I always enjoy treasure Tuesday.

rnp said...

What wonderful treasures Michelle :)

amy flege said...

wow. you have some wonderful treasures michelle! thanks for sharing!

Kathleen Marie said...

WOnderful gifts. My brother brought me and my sisters some gifts back from Turkey as well. A beautiful vase and candle holder. Thanks for sharing!

Much More Than A Mom said...

What wonderful treasures!

I have one of those rice necklaces too - I got it from a student a few years ago - and mine's purple too!

Anonymous said...

My sailor bought me a "rice necklace" two years ago, with blue water and both our names on it with a heart. I truly treasure it.