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Do you have a picture of any handmade items you bought while vacationing?

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I love handmade items. Many times, I go to bazaars and buy handmade items straight from the Artisan.

My favourite item was a Ukelele I bought from an Artisan directly on the North Shore. Sadly, I lost it when I went through a divorce so the picture I am sharing is what it looked like. I plan, when I go back to Oahu, to scour the North Shore to see if I can get a replacement.

The Ukelele looked like this:

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It was beautiful.

Do you have a handmade, direct from Artisan item you love that you wish to share? A story on it would be awesome.


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Luanne

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I have lots of pairs of earrings I've bought, but no pictures of them.
 

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Sure, it’s beautiful and you took it. Where did you take the picture?


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Thanks! This was on the beach in Imperial Beach at the end of the road, south of San Diego, almost to Tijuana. It’s as far south as you can go without going through the park to get to the border. It was a really hazy day so it made for a pretty clean background.
 

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Oh my gosh, I'll try not to monopolize this thread. Handmade objects are THE thing that I try to bring back from every place that I travel! So please forgive me, but I'm going to be doing lots of posting on this thread.

-What a great diversion from our current reality, let's all conjure up fond memories of our past travels. Thanks Fred (or whatever your real name is) for starting this thread.

This is a (framed) hand-painted coffee leaf I bought in Costa Rica on my first trip there in 1993

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Went back again in 2002 and visited one of the few indigenous tribes still left, the Boruca who live up high in the mountains in the south of Costa Rica. At that time they had limited contact with the outside world and made these painted masks out of balsa wood and only a few members ventured out to sell them. That may all have changed now, but at the time this was a priceless reminder of a visit to truly special place.

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Went back again in 2002 and visited one of the few indigenous tribes still left, the Boruca who live up high in the mountains in the south of Costa Rica. At that time they had limited contact with the outside world and made these painted masks out of balsa wood and only a few members ventured out to sell them. That may all have changed now, but at the time this was a priceless reminder of a visit to truly special place.

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My gosh. You have some very beautiful things and wonderful memories to go with them!


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Oh my gosh, I'll try not to monopolize this thread. Handmade objects are THE thing that I try to bring back from every place that I travel! So please forgive me, but I'm going to be doing lots of posting on this thread.

-What a great diversion from our current reality, let's all conjure up fond memories of our past travels. Thanks Fred (or whatever your real name is) for starting this thread.

This is a (framed) hand-painted coffee leaf I bought in Costa Rica on my first trip there in 1993

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Thanks for sharing...beautiful !!!
 

Timeshare Von

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And then these two items . . . the hand carved sea turtle was from Hawaii (2007) and the hand painted bowl I did myself, was from Cancun (2004)

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In 2004 while staying at Fairfield Ocean Ridge II on Edisto Island, SC, we visited Charleston where we met a lady named Maebell Coakley selling her handmade baskets made with Pine needles.
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In 2004 while staying at Fairfield Ocean Ridge II on Edisto Island, SC, we visited Charleston where we met a lady named Maebell Coakley selling her handmade baskets made with Pine needles. View attachment 19640
We have one similar from the same place! We love it!
 

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Went back again in 2002 and visited one of the few indigenous tribes still left, the Boruca who live up high in the mountains in the south of Costa Rica. At that time they had limited contact with the outside world and made these painted masks out of balsa wood and only a few members ventured out to sell them. That may all have changed now, but at the time this was a priceless reminder of a visit to truly special place.

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That is a really cool piece !!!

Bill
 

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I really like the Native art. Years ago I was given this Native art. It is very old. Last week I began my yard work project which meant cutting down some tall arbs and now have a clear view of my favorite piece.

Bill

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