I wanted to show you the souvenirs I bought during my trip to China because they are not your typical souvenirs. I like to buy things from my trips, but I’m not a knick-knack kind of person. These are more fun!
From the Stanley Market which is a touristy, beachy, resort area on the opposite side of Hong Kong Island from the city:
It’s called Chinese chop or seal, which is a signature stamp with my name engraved in the bottom. Those Chinese characters show what my name (or the year I was born) means in Chinese characters. That little porcelain dish is an ink well – isn’t that beautiful? I was born in the year of the monkey, so that’s a monkey on the top of my stamp.
From the Pearl Market, I bought this double-strand of pearls! OMG! I never thought I was a pearl girl, but I LOVE these. And I’m not saving them for special occasions – I will even wear them with t-shirts.
(bonus-a pretty silk drawstring pouch)
From the Jade Market, I bought these two bracelets, which go nicely with that cool green necklace I bought at the pearl market:
From the charity store, I bought this embroidered picture, which shows a typical scene from China, laundry hanging out to dry. I love the colors and the charm of this piece. I also love that it was made by a handicapped child who receives support from this charity.
That’s all! Thanks for letting me show off my pictures and my purchases, made in China!