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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday - HAITI



This weeks Vintage Thingies Thursday is a little different from what I usually do. In light of all the devastation of Haiti, I wanted to share some good things that came from there. I trust Coloradolady and her many friends will see a little better side of this country.




Back in 1976, I made a donation to this organization to help the orphans of Haiti. In return, they had some of the children paint pictures on cards in appreciation. The cards are blank inside for messages.



On these shots, I put two cards side by side in order for the blog not to be too long.


Sometime during this time frame, I had an opportunity to visit Haiti. I wanted something to show the beauty there. I bought this landscape oil painting. I do not know anything about the artist, I just liked it.

This is the signature of the artist on the painting. May at some point in time, this country and its people see better things happening to them.

28 comments:

George said...

I think it was very appropriate for you to show some of your items from Haiti. The cards from the children are very nice. We, too, hope that Haiti will see better days ahead.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely post LaVoice. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Marsha's Mpressions said...

How interesting in light of the current situation! Thanks for sharing!

Maureen said...

Thank you for a thoughful post LaVoice. These people have suffered for many, many years and I hope after this devastating earthquake the attention of the world will help them build a stronger nation. Everyone deserves hope.

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards and yes we all pray that this country will get the help they need...I'm sending items thru my church. Thanks for coming by for a visit and I hope you will come again:)

Blessings,
Linda

Postcardy said...

I love the cards made by the children in Haiti.

Bea said...

Loved your post today, LV. The cards are wonderful.

Lisa said...

Those are all very beautiful, thank you for sharing them.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

How very meaningful and poignant. Thank you for sharing the beauty you found there.

Ebie said...

These are beautiful cards, and what a great deed you have done.

~~Carol~~ said...

Those little paintings that the children did are so wonderful! This was a great post, because I don't think alot of people realize how long these people have needed our help. Hopefully, after this tragedy, things will be done right and the people of Haiti can have a better life.

Vonlipi said...

Thank you for sharing.

I hope recovery will be fast and durable. There is so much healing that needs to be done.

Denise Marie said...

What a terrific way for you to remember to give again or simply to pray and lift up that Island Nation in it's time of sorrows. I hear that the amputee rate is huge for them, so sad.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Yes---I pray that Haiti has MUCH better days ahead also. I feel so sorry for the people in that poor country.

Thanks for sharing your little cards from the children in Haiti. Your painting is beautiful also --and I'm sure it means alot to you.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

ClassyChassy said...

Thanks for sharing this today - so many people's hearts are touched by what is happening in that country - the art you've shown is beautiful. We will continue to pray and support efforts in Haiti, especially during this time of crisis.

Danica said...

Beautiful!

I was actually in Haiti in 2004 and I have a beautiful carving.

I hope things can return to normal soon for the people of Haiti. They are in my thoughts.

marilyn said...

How nice to see your Haitian treasures. My husband worked in Port au Prince for about 6 years during the 1980s. Even then, the poverty was devastating. But I have many wonderful memories of the Haitian people and the countryside, and still have several mementos that I collected way back then. I remember visiting an orphanage several times, but can't remember its name. The images that we see on the TV are haunting and disturbing, and I think of the many friends we have there who we have been unable to reach. Haiti and its people are in our thoughts and prayers every day.

Nana Moon said...

Those cards are so beautiful! The painting is too. What a treasure! My heart and prayers go out to the people of Haiti. Thnak you for sharing this with us!

Tammy said...

Good post, love the paintings from the children in Haiti.

HollyC said...

The cards and painting are simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing this story with us. We will continue to pray for the people of Haiti.

~Holly

Heart2Heart said...

LV,

How truly treasured each of these items must be to your heart. Thank you from the bottom of mine for sharing these with all of us.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Ann Creek said...

You're post was just wonderful and so appropriate for now. I must say those paintings are really, really good.

Ann
Tin and Sparkle

Coloradolady said...

Learn something new each day! Love the cards, those are really sweet. Happy VTT!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I love this post.

People are very down on the Haitians lately. But if people understood the way they are born into such poverty and political mischief, they would have a soft place for these souls. And to think they can make art despite being hungry and demeaned. I have a beautiful little basket from Haiti. The workmanship is lovely.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

What a timely post! The cards are absolutely charming. Thank you for sharing your vintage treasures!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Thanks for sharing this post with us.. thinking about the Haiti people who lost so much during the earthquake really sad me deeply.. especially to those kids who lost their love ones.. my prayer goes to the people of Haiti.. may they find strength to start a new begining..

SueLovesCherries said...

Beautiful painting! Whoever did it, they had a great imagination for what Haiti would look like with trees! I've been there, myself - I used to have missionary friends there in the mid 80's.

I was going to do a post on Haiti recently, but all my photos are stored away in the barn!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

A wonderful Vintage Thingies post. Thanks for sharing a bit of the lovely art from Haiti.

Blessings & Aloha!
(LV, I was able to add your blog to my sidebar under Blogs I Browse". With my limited blogging time, hopefully, it helps me to come back more a little more often! Thinking great thoughts of you, blogger friend :o)