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September 2019



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cairistiona7 in photo_scavenger

Stamp and Words...

Since I'm impossibly far behind in posting, I'll beg your indulgence and use one set of photos for two prompts. :)


This is my daughter's chop (or seal) of her name in English and Chinese that we had made in China when we adopted her:

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You make it with this stamp:

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Which is on the bottom of this (made from some sort of stone, and decorated with the Year of the Rabbit motif, which is the year she was born):

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With a sort of waxy ink that comes in this bowl:

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Which is stored with the chop in this green brocade, velvet-lined box:

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Which has a lid with Chinese Words on it, which is the second prompt for this post:

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That is fascinating - thank you so much for sharing it with us.
You're welcome. :)
Very clever indeed! And she (or you) will treasure that always.
I'm so far behind in prompts I have to cheat be clever or I'll never catch up. LOL

It's definitely a nice keepsake for her.
How fascinating! I LOVE the little stamp set... so nice for Hannah to have when she grows up.
It's a tradition for adoptive families to have one made for their new child. I still remember the little shop and the man who made it for us. :)
That was very different, and very interesting....and very special!
Thank you!
Very cool (and a good interpretation of the stamp prompt)
Thanks. :)
Interesting and informative.
Thank you. :)
How beautiful! Lovely shots of a great item, and also a very special thing to have for oneself! For me, a small discovery comes with it: I had a matchbox-sized, cloth covered box as a kid with exactly that design on it. I never knew where it came form and had no idea it was Chinese!
How neat that I solved a lifelong mystery for you! File that under "who knew"!

Those fabric boxes are ubiquitous in Chinese shops... seemingly everything comes in one, especially if it's a handcrafted item. Fascinating that they still use the same pattern. It probably has some significance but my knowledge of Chinese lore doesn't go that far, I fear.
That is all just lovely and it is so very special.
Thank you!