Kung Hei Fat Choi!

or in English ….. Wishing you great happiness and prosperity!

Chinese New Year starts on Valentine’s Day this year, when Chinese people throughout the world will be welcoming in the Year of The Tiger.

According to Chinese Horoscopes it will be a period of drama, intensity, change and travel. This year is the year to be active – seizing opportunities and making the most of our personal and very individual talents. Everything happens quickly and dramatically in a Tiger year – blink and you could miss an important chance of a lifetime!

Chinese New Year is a time of much celebration. It is a time to join with families and friends to wish them prosperity and happiness for the coming year.

via Flickr

Symbols are very important in Chinese Culture and are incorporated in many ways throughout the home.

The blessing of Happiness, one which we all need, can be represented through various symbols, one of the most popular being Clouds of Happiness.

Clouds appear on many furniture pieces such as this Old Winged Burl Cabinet with Stone inlay which is over 60 years old.

The carving under the wings is symbolic of clouds

I’ve already mentioned my love of Asian Antiques. I think they blend very well with furniture from other styles and will often create a focal point.

Lamps from Wah Tung, Hong Kong

If you would like to see more beautiful Asian furniture pieces, like the Winged Cabinet above, visit Soul Design and the lovely Linda who helped me with information for this post.

So here’s wishing you great prosperity and happiness for the Year of the Tiger.


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  1. I didn’t know it was the Year of the Tiger, very cool!

  2. Oh yes, an Asian antique here and there adds such class. I will incorporate more in my next place for sure. A-M xx

  3. Great post Jennifer – it looks like this Year of the Tiger is going to be a cracker! One of my favourite pieces here at The Hedge is an old Korean armoire, I love it!
    Millie ^_^

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