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:
That is the beautiful storage box for this:
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.
(a string of pearls and matching earrings for $30USD)
(bonus-a pretty silk drawstring pouch)
(I love these too – multi-color pearls and dangly earrings for about $15 USD)
From the Jade Market, I bought these two bracelets, which go nicely with that cool green necklace I bought at the pearl market:
(green necklace and jade bracelets for a couple USD)
From the Leather Market, I bought a couple LeSportsac bags:
(check out that girly pirate fabric – I love it cuz it’s whacky!)
(this one is a great size for lunches)
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!
5 thoughts on “Souvenirs from China”
What great finds. I really love the jewelry. How nice to take such a trip.
What lovely things you brought back with you! I love the pearls. They’ll go great with t-shirts. :o)
My son bought a similar name chop from Stanley Markets when we were there. Love the bags – very colourful!
You picked out some really wonderful souvenirs. I like the kind that are used or worn regularly to bring back memories!
Oh, I love those things! All of it! Great choices!