Monday, 23 January 2012

Cheers to the Chinese New Year!

Beginning with 'The Eve of the Passing Year' and also known as the 'Spring Festival' The Chinese New Year marks the end of winter in the traditional Chinese lunar calender. The mythical traditions, customs and astrology of the Chinese New year are so lovely and intriguing, yet I wouldn't give up the joys of vino guzzling amongst well wish hollering of the western version for the world!
The refresh button of the new year is a welcome little splash in the face and pep up that refocuses me in my direction on the road of life. As for annual resolutions, I am a fan and think it is best to organise them in three parts: Must, Feasible and Pending. One of the delights of the 'Lunar New Year' celebrations is the beautiful and majestic lantern festival!

     "To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon"   Chinese Proverb

Handmade Christmas Ornaments
Love these cute little handcrafted paper lanterns by Mellissa Summers at Alphamom 

This stunning Chinese New Year dragon arrangement was created by one of my local florists, Ivett from Pick a Flower.
An absolute wowzer of a table piece!

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