Thursday, June 05, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!

Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

Today I am going to show you some special things on the bookshelf in our schoolroom.

We have several friends who are missionaries and they have given us neat things from the countries they serve in.

One of our friends just got back from Central Asia and brought us this stocking.

All the stitches are hand done and cover the front and back.

Tea cup
This is a Piola (pronounced Pee-ola) teacup . It is used for a weak black tea and then milk and either vegetable oil or butter are added to it. It is sweetened with sugar, unless they are having a large party and then it is unsweetened.

My friend also sent me these sweet little dolls this past Christmas. I keep them in the teacup.

A musical instrument very much like a tamborine. The top is most likely goat skin.

Metal rings along the inside rim. It's noisy!

These little egg shaped boxes are from Egypt.

Perfect for holding tiny things.

And finally a beautiful plaque that has The Lord's Prayer written in Arabic.

The words begin in the middle and go all around the edges.

Thank you for looking at my show and tell and have a wonderful weekend!

~*~*~Show and Tell idea for next week: Vintage or favorite linens. ~*~*~

Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your *permalink* below, along with your first name (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting. Have fun!


Dawn said...

I love gifts from around the world. The things you shared are lovely. I will have to show the things on my special shelf at work when I retire!

TJ said...

These are beautiful Kelli! I love the Lords Prayer piece. We have an auction at church for the mission in Honduras, and they always bring back plenty of items from there.

I recently just found a bunch of old paper dolls I had stashed away that were designed for a teacher to use in a Sunday School class. It was people from all around the world. Your wonderful gifts from missionaries made me think fo them.

Thanks so much for hosting and sharing!

Anita said...

Good morning Kelli!

I have been quite busy over the past few days and missed all your last posts! So first of all, congratulations to your first family doog! I hope Daisy is doing fine! ;-)

Wow, you have friends who are missionaries, that sounds so exciting! Thanks for sharing those little treasures! I especially like those Arabian plate and the Egyptian Eggs!

Have a great week-end Kelli and lots of fun with Daisy!

XoX, Anita


My first linky is wrong to
sandwichedmom. It has been a very long day, sorry! Your things are
so lovely, such wonderful treasures from around the world!

Barbara said...

what the little have a dog..ohh...have fun.....
Kisses Barbara

Julie said...

Hi, Kelli,

It isn't Friday yet!! LOL, just joking.

Sorry I haven't been commenting lately. I haven't been commenting anywhere. Real life intruded, big time. By the way, thank you so much for commenting on my Lilacs post. I appreciate it.

But now I am back and intend to have a fabulous summer, which includes re-connecting with my best blogging friends.

I am off to see what other posts I missed. I hope you don't mind if I don't comment on them all. I just got too far behind.

Love, Julie

Anonymous said...

The Lord's Prayer Plaque is beautiful - what a treasure you have that! :)

Gattina said...

Very beautiful things they brought along ! I love the Egyptian once !

Dawn said...

Interesting post...
What a variety of things from different places!

Lottery Girl said...

Very cool blog--we have a lot in common. I homeschooled my kids for eight years. Kids are teens now, but we all still enjoy doing creative crafts together. You have lovely collections.

Muum said...

These are great, and I am glad you explained the tambourine-like instrument, I was wondering about that one.

Martha said...

What a wonderful way to remember your missionary friends. I loved the handstiching work on the first item you showed us. Thanks for hosting this wonderful activity - it is such a joy to be able to participate!


Thru Pink Curtains said...

interesting things! but I liked the post on the napkin cards great idea....

ChrisJ said...

Fascinating collection! Since my husband also does missionary work, now traveling abroad four or so times a year. We too have all those trinkets and souvenirs. I never thought of making them the subject of a blog. Great idea!

Tammy said...

Wow, what wonderful and unique treasures from around the world!
They are all so exquisite and such great reminders of the work your missionary friends are doing!

Thank you again for hosting, Kelli!

Unknown said...

what a blessing to have Missionary friends aho send special things to treasure always. Very nice share this week Kelli !!! Have a blessed week... Mica

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful treasures from around all world! These are very special things from very special people.


Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
Thanks for hosting and I enjoyed seeing all your items from so many different places. I thought the information about the piola was so interesting.

Hootin Anni said...

Those eggs were the first thing my eyes caught glimpse of as I viewed the very first photo. Now tho, I'm wondering what the reasoning is behind the 'no sugar' in the tea when there are a large group?!!

Fantastic as always Kelli!!! I have a 4th of July show n tell this week. And I wanted to show my home made Toffee too. So it's a 'double your pleasure, double your fun'...

Schotzy said...

ell, you have an amazing collection from around the world, and your stories re compelling. It is relly hard to choose a favorite, but I think it might be the tamborine. It is really cool!!!

Hootin Anni said...

PS...Kelli, since your instructions tell us to use the permalink, and I took the timestamp out of my blog CSS coding, I was wondering if this link would work. So, I'm testing it here.

If it shows you ALL my Show N Tell blog entries, then I'll use this from now on for the linking in Mr. Linky.

The first one on the page [the top one on the list] will always be the most recent...then, the others will be from the past weeks.

Hope this'll work. Please let me know, okay?

My Show N Tell

Constance said...

Like Dawn I enjoy gifts from different places. I love that someone was thinking of me and brought me something back! The classroom is the perfect place to display those! My favorite was the Lord's Prayer written in Arabic!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful gifts you have received. The stocking is just beautiful. A lot of work was put into that.

Susan said...

What wonderful treasurers from your missionary friends and great reminders to pray for them!!!

A Hint of Home said...

What wonderful treasures you have from around the world. Good teaching tools for your children. Thanks for hosting show & tell.

Timalee said...

That plate is very unique, what a treasure. And the stitches on the stocking are beautiful as well.

Linda said...

Hi Kelli,

Very nice gifts, especially the Neffertiti and King Tut eggs.

Have a great day.

LBP said...

What unique and wonderful items you have!

I really like those Egyptian eggs.



Linda said...

Hi Kelli, lovely treasures from around the world. The little dolls are precious. Linda

Anonymous said...

Kelli- I love, love love the eggs!!!

Mommy said...

I LOVE looking at things from other countries. What a special thing for your friends to bring you back such nice things.

They are all beautiful, but I especially like the Lord's prayer plate. Very unique. :)

Love Bears All Things said...

Thank you for sharing these with us. The clothes on the dolls looks machine sewn. I like the dolls the best. The embroidery on the stocking is so fine.
Mama Bear

I'm going to try the cards for this week.

nancy said...

Wow, Kelli. Those are fascinating items. I really enjoyed seeing them.

Wanita said...

Your items are beautiful, Kelli. It's so special to have gifts sent to you from around the world.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Grand Life said...

Your post is so interesting. I've posted and I'm looking forward to visiting the other posts today and seeing all the great ideas.

Simply Heart And Home said...

I'm afraid I've no Show and Tell this week but I wanted to stop in and say what unique treasures you are showing this week. I love the Lord's Prayer plate. The little dolls in the tea cup are very sweet. What a blessing your missionary friends are! :)

Unknown said...

Wow! You have some amazing treasures! What a great collection from things around the world, and I like that you keep it in the school room for your kids to look at. Thanks for sharing them! They are really neat!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kelli,
Your treasures from foreign lands are so dear. We have quite a few too. What great reminders they are for us to remember to pray for our missionaries.
I made the birdbath yesterday. I am excited for my birds to discover it. A Blue Jay ventured close to it this morning, but then was scared away.
Happy Friday! I'm praying for you as you train your new puppy and prepare for your family's visit.

Anonymous said...

How neat! I've thought of doing a similarly-themed S&T at some point. I especially like that needlework on the stocking.

Christy Lee said...

I love the things you shared, I plan on participating next Friday, for the first time. I'm "breaking into" the blogging world so I'm excited to participate!

Julie said...

I loved your show and tell because I love things from other countries. Thanks for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful items, Kelli. It is so nice to have such cherished items from all over the wonderful world. I love the small dolls in the cup. Too cute!

Vintage Whimsy said...

I love all of your treasures! My husband travels all over the world with the Air Force and he's always bringing home little trinkets for me. I just love getting things from other countries.

Anonymous said...

All of your gifts from around the world are beautiful! I have stopped by several times to visit your blog, it is a wonderful place to visit. My sister's name is Kelli, you are the only person besides my sister to spell your name the same way :)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Kathi :)

mrsjojo said...

This is very nice to have the gifts from friends from different places around the world. I especially like the tea cup. Very nice for your children to see and touch. Thanks for sharing with us.

Mrs. U said...

Oh Kelli!! What wonderful treasures your friends have given your family!!!! What a blessing!

Mrs. U

Jessica said...

Very nice S&T! I especially liked the piece with the Lord's prayer.

Naturegirl said...

You have quite the collection of treasures in your school corner!Thank you for sharing Kelli! Have a wonderful weekend! hugs Anna

Shelley said...

The eggs are my favorite. When I was a kid I always thought that I was an adopted Egyptian princess. Don't ask me why, because I have no idea, except that I was fascinated by all things Egypt. Those are lovely.

I also love the Lord's Prayer plate.

Your home always looks so warm and inviting.

Have a good weekend Kelli.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh how fun. These are beautiful little treasures (things with a story are treasures, things bought because they're things are silliness-- I have lots of those as well). I found you on Saturday, so too late to show and tell this week, but I'll be back next week! Happy weekend.

A Bit of the Blarney said...

My goodness what beautiful pieces of art...Have a grand weekend! Cathy


Hi Kelli, thanks so much for
fixing Mr. Linky your a doll!
Have a terrific weekend! Hugs!

Unknown said...

Hi Kelli,
You have a wonderful blog. I found it on a post you made on another blog.
I'm new to blogging...but I think Show and Tell Friday sounds like fun! Vintage Linens?
I'll be poking around here looking for a few!

Shopgirl said...

I am trying this again, you know I love all that you share. I will be back. You are a very special lady.
Hugs, Mary

Unknown said...

Hi Kelli,
I added my name to Show and Tell Friday, but the link doesn't work. Don't know what I did wrong. Can you fix it?
I'll have my post up by Friday. Or do we go ahead and post it now?