January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!

It's the Year of the Dragon.

My granddaughters love Chinese food, so it seems that I have no choice but to set a special table for them today.


First, the banner:

I made this banner about a hundred years ago, back when I was teaching second grade.

The dragon image was taken from a resource book for primary teachers.

It hangs on bamboo sticks from the local nursery.
I went to the nursery to purchase some Lucky Bamboo, but found it to be too expensive, and ended up with bamboo garden sticks instead.

This tablescape was done "on the quick" this morning.
All the little items were purchased at Party City.
The store opens at 9:30 a.m. I was there at 9:20 a.m.
If the store didn't have it, it didn't make it onto my table.


A dragon, made from an individual cereal box and colored craft foam sheets,
uses his egg carton eyes to peek out from under some greenery in the center of the table.
Next year, when I have more time, I'll give him a body.



This photo, taken from the opposite direction,
gives a bit better view of the hanging lantern centerpiece that's modeled after a tutorial found on My Wise Wife.

A gold charger, red dinner plate, black fruit bowl, red money envelope, and chopsticks
are all layered atop a red placemat.
Mini takeout boxes hold three fortune cookies. (You know one cookie is NEVER really enough.)

Happy New Year, Everyone.

Oh, I forgot the napkins!
See. I told you I was in a hurry.

Placemats: Target
Table runner: Kohl's
Gold chargers: no information, old and cheap
Dinner plate: Red Coupe, Crate and Barrel
Soup/Salad bowl: no markings, yard sale
Black stemmed glasses: no information, Pasadena Flea Market
Chopsticks, paper lanterns, red money envelopes, mini takeout cartons: Party City

1 comment:

  1. I love this! So colorful! The dragon is great!
    Sorry to hear dh is not well. Prayers for him!


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