Fans: Hand-held and Cockade

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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cindie snyder

They are all so beautiful! I have a folding fan I found when we were cleaning my Grandmothers house after she passed. I love how intricate the designs are on the ones you have!

J. W. Garrett

I remember the fixed fans at church when I was a child. We didn’t have air conditioning back in the day and the fans were in a pocket with the songbooks on the back of the pew in front of us. The local funeral home provided them as it advertised their services. Horrid, I know… now. Today, I love the folding fans and actually collect them. I have a soft spot for lace and beautiful designs. Years ago my friend, who taught Spanish, took a group of students on a field trip to Spain. I gave her money and asked that she buy me a Spanish fan. Heavy sigh… I love that fan. This was a delightful post. Thanks for sharing with us.


I particularly like the two fixed fans on the right above. I like all the folding fans, particularly the lace one. I have a few folding fans myself including one I’ve had for over 60 years! My Mum bought it for me on a caravan holiday in Wales and it is plastic with a painted paper fan! I’m really surprised it’s lasted this long and it still works (wink wink) I loved this post thank you!

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