Monday, January 23, 2023

T Stands For Chinese New Year

 

We're meeting at my dining room table today with Chinese New Year in mind.
 

If you haven't seen how I celebrated this year, feel free to visit here.  I have several years that I can add to my swap book.  These, of course, are mine.

A traditional Chinese tea cup 

is paired with a silver teabag holder.

Now for a few photos showing the Chinese New Year swap.


Only images you can see are ones I have made.

I keep the swap journal in this case. 

Now you've seen mine, please share your own drink related post.  It can be gifts you received, photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, mail art, junk mail, catalogs, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, handmade cards, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, a favorite mug, cup and saucer, teapot, coffee pot, or even a wine glass. Regardless, please join us by linking below.  Bleubeard and I will gladly visit, as will other T participants.  Please link only your T post and not your blog in general.  Bleubeard would like to remind you that old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday and not just this year, as this post proves.  Please remember to visit your fellow T participants.




Even though it's a week early, I'm giving you ample time to dig up your Second on the 2nd post.  It is any post that you choose as long as it has been published in the past.



31 thoughtful remarks:

kathyinozarks said...

I always forget about the Chinese New Year I know it is a huge celebration there too.
I enjoyed your post-happy T

Mae Travels said...

Chinese and Japanese tea sets are always so beautiful — your cup is really nice. I love the silver teabag holder: all my teabag holders are either ceramic or plastic. Happy Year of the Rabbit!

best.. mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Cloudia said...

Chinese New Year is my happy time! Yesterday on the day itself I was in Chinatown, got some lucky red paper, ate some traditional food, visited a shrine, and walk past our palace where the last Hawaiian princess was lying in state at age 93. The passing of an age. A very historic day. Bless you!

Cloudia said...

I got a shinto blessing at one of the very very few Shinto shrines in the USA!

Carola Bartz said...

A beautiful way to celebrate Chinese New Year and a fabulous swap journal. I saw your last post and liked all the rabbits is honor of the year of the rabbit. Happy T day, Elizabeth.

My name is Erika. said...

This is a fun idea for T. But it is perfect timing that the new year fell right before T. I won’t be joining this week as I’m away for a few days, but I wish you a happy T day. Hugs Erika

Cindy McMath said...

Lovely book to keep your swaps in and that case is gorgeous! I really liked your water rabbit post too. - fun fact, I am a water rabbit so I’m sure this will be a great year - :)

Darla said...

Your swap book would be fun to sit with and do a flip through.

Christine said...

Lovely items

Iris Flavia said...

Happy Chinese New Year - beautiful decorations and that taebag-holder sure is special.
It´s really a pity it is not celebrated here but I was lucky enough to witness it in Perth.

Elephant's Child said...

How elegant - and beautiful.

Amila said...

I am glad to see a Chinese New Year (CNY) post for this T Tuesday. Here in Singapore, CNY is celebrated by the Chinese community and we can see decorations and celebrations everywhere. The teacup and the teabag holder are super pretty. I love Chinese porcelain and I have a few items too. Beautiful journal pages. By looking at this post, my son is making his own journal page now...Thanks for the inspiration.
Have a great day!

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful tea cup and tea bag holder. Many returned to their family for the CNY celebration and the eateries here are enjoying brisk business.

Lisca said...

What a lovely idea to make a swap ook of the Chinese New Year pages. They look really beautiful and colorful. The holder is particularly pretty. I’d have that on display anytime.
The Chinese bowl is beautiful. I had one as a child and have always loved it.

Halle said...

Loved this post. That tea bag holder is so cool!
Happy T day!

CJ Kennedy said...

Your Chinese New Year Book is so pretty. The traditional cup and teabag holder are beautiful as well. Happy New Year, Happy T Day

Kate Yetter said...

I loved seeing your Chinese New Year pages, and such beautiful texture on the side of the book. Such a fun little celebration going on at your table. And I love the teacup! I always wanted a set growing up because I loved drinking from them at the Chinese restaurants. And then I got one and I had to refill it SO often that it wasn't quite as fun. So now, I just look at them instead of using them. I only bring them out for tea days with the children.

In regard to swaps, I think items that can ship well without costing a lot in postage is helpful. I for one, dislike shipping items, especially overseas, that cost more to ship than the actual contents. Postcards, recipe cards, ATC's... are the perfect size for swaps, in my opinion. I am sure you will come up with a great idea for the 10th T anniversary.

Happy Tea Day,
Kate

Birgit said...

I really love the one page of your swap book. I bet the tea was good. It always looks so civilized..their tea cups snd spoons than our big mugs

Jackie McGuinness said...

We have a huge Asian population so Lunar New Year is big here. I really love that tea spoon. Your pages are lovely.

Divers and Sundry said...

I don't observe Chinese New Year, but you make me want to start :) Happy T Tuesday!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guyz…hope everee onez doin grate and yur mew yeer haz been awesum sew far 🐟😺‼️❤️

jinxxxygirl said...

What a great journal and way to celebrate the New Year. Year of the Water Rabbit.. well i just hope its a good year for everyone. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

Let's Art Journal said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Loving your journal, it's a wonderful way to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the pages look amazing 😊. Wishing you a very happy T Day too! Hugs Jo x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful art and tea set.

Mia said...

I LOVE your Chinese New Year book, Elizabeth!!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love seeing how you celebrate - we seem to have stopped calling it Chinese New Year here but have seen loads of references to Lunar New Year. Happy T day, Hugs, Chrisx

Sharon Madson said...

Interesting how you celebrated the Chinese New Year with a swap. Love your pages. Happy T Day!

Jeanie said...

I like the journal and loved seeing your celebration. Happy New Year!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a beautiful way to celebrate Chinese New Year.
I like the traditional Chinese tea-cup.

All the best Jan

Meggymay said...

It seems ages since I last called in, so I've had a super catch up. I hope you are well. I enjoyed seeing your art pages and hope my motivation will come back soon.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

Rostrose said...

Dear Elizabeth, that is a very pretty cup and a particularly beautiful spoon! ❤️
I also really like your swap journal and the case.
All the best and belated happy T-Day,
Traude
https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2023/01/manchmal-kommt-es-anders.html