Thursday, February 7, 2008

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

Today is Chinese Lunar New Year 4,706. I made a few of the Chinese New Year projects featured at the HP Activity Center.

Good Fortune on our front door.

Our table is ready for tonight. Although mandarin oranges are more traditional, I have radishes. Why? I don’t know; I just like them.

Modifying HP’s t-shirt project, I made napkins to reflect our Chinese year of birth animal. My husband is a Rat (that makes me laugh so hard) and I am a Dragon. Since 2008 is actually the Year of the Rat, I guess the laugh is on me.

I printed HP’s designs on vellum to make votive candle wraps using a couple of glasses from my cupboard.

Dragonfly fortune cookie favors printed on paper hold a fortune slip inside.

Please see my previous The Recipe Box Swap post this morning for one of the recipes I’m using tonight. I wish you all a year of wondrous good fortune!


Kelli said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Your table looks beautiful and I'm sure you will have a wonderful dinner tonight!
Also, thank you for the award, you are very sweet and always leave such great comments at Seasonal Delights, I really appreciate it!

Lilli said...

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Jan said...

That table setting is stunning!

Yummers! said...

You are amazing!! What a table for just you and your husband. It's beautiful!! I love everything about it! I wasn't aware of the HP pages and I even have an HP Photosmart that I adore.
Thanks for sharing your creativity and the site. Looks great!
How did I miss your orange chicken yesterday??? Looks great... can't wait to have Boydo-the-chef try it.

ST said...

Wow - that all looks so amazing! You are an inspiration to kick my crafty butt in gear :)

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a festive home you make. I hope your Hubby knows what a lucky man he is :-) Rosie

Alison Gibbs said...

What a wonderful setting you have created.

Lynn said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Your table looks fantastic, and your recipes sound delicious! I'm born in the year of the pig (and proud of it), so maybe your husband can laugh at that! :)

Pat said...

I posted about the Chinese New Year today too! :-)
I was born in a year of the "snake." I'm married to an "Ox"
Your tabekl settings are so pretty! What did you serve for dinner?

Pat said...

Sorry -- I'm a bad typist.
I meant "table settings" :-)

Abiding said...

Very pretty! The red is stunning.

Thank you so much for my wonderful package of prizes! I was thrilled to receive the beautiful box full of goodies. You are a sweetheart!

God bless,

Jess said...
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Jess said...

Oh, wow. What a gorgeous table setting! I love the radishes too, what an unexpected and fun touch!

Happy Lunar New Year!

Rosemary said...

Happy Chinese New Year!!!
Your table looks really festive.
Have fun!

Robyn said...

Great stuff June! Lovely things! Love all the red!

meg said...

June, you are so festive; I love it! Every year I think about having a Chinese New Year celebration and I missed it again. Blast! But I'm an Ox, so maybe I'll do better when my year rolls around again in '09. Still, I find your table for two very inspiring. Happy New Year! :)

Kerry - A Ten O'Clock Scholar said...

Happy Chinese New Year - what a lovely table you've set! I wish we'd been able to celebrate, but we have all been down with flu. YUCK.

Thanks for stopping by my blog for the recipe swap!

Maize Hutton said...

Oh my gosh! You did a beautiful job!!!

Gumbo Lily said...

Gorgous table! Oh my!
Happy Lunar New Year!


Judy said...

Just added you to my favorites. I'm a first time visitor too. Nice site. Beautiful photos.

And I'm a Rat. Supposably we like Monkeys and Dragons. But it's just so cool to be a
Rat!"""""" those are teeth marks. """""""

Joanna said...

You've been busy! Your table settings look awesome!

Rosa said...

I somehow missed New Year (we had bad storms and our power was out). I am loving all that lucky red!!

Storybook Woods said...

You would make such a fantastic homeschool mom !!! xoxox Clarice