15.2.12

#BHS2012: Day Seven

Today's parcel, the final parcel in my box, was well worth the wait.


According to Manni the Magnificent's note it is a Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Sign.  This particular one is meant to bring good luck to a married couple -- like, say, myself in six months?  I'm pretty excited to hang this up somewhere to be admired.  I feel like I recognize the actual artwork from somewhere.  I don't know if maybe my mom had some remnants of her time spent in PA sitting out when I was a child or maybe someone we went to visit had it in their home.  I seem to have a family connection to every part of this package, which has made it that much more interesting to open and explore.

I'm sure that it will come as no surprise that I am a little bummed to be done with my part of this swap.  It was so much fun and well worth the wait.  I'm already casting about looking for something similar to do.  Many thanks to Vivianne for organizing this international effort and to Manni the Magnificent,  for giving me a tour of her part of the world -- a place it just so happens has a lot of sentimental value to my family, and thus to me.  It has been a blast!

6 comments:

  1. That really is very beautiful. What a wonderful final gift.

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  2. Oh, that is lovely ! and so appropriate :-)

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  3. That is one of my favorite Penn Dutch signs! You did well, and I'm bummed for you, too. It was great to see your package each day. Yeah on both of you.

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    1. Thanks! It really is lovely and I can't wait to hang it up after we get married.

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    1. Thank you so much! It was such a fun package to work through.

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