Around Chinese New Year, it's customary to hang bright and cheerful paper lanterns. Although you certainly can go that route, we think these hanging glass terrariums (cb2.com, $7) are an inspired take on a classic tradition. They're a stunning blend of modern and classic that your friends and family are sure to admire.
In China, the cherry blossom is the first flower to bloom in spring and is therefore considered a symbol of new beginnings. So why not start your mornings with a nice cup of tea from this blue cherry blossom yixing tea set (teavana.com, $45)? It's made of yixing clay and will actually absorb the flavour of your favourite tea. And if you aren't much of a tea drinker, it still makes for a lovely piece of decor.
If the seats in your home and garden are lacking in style, then you must take a peek at this blossom garden seat (williams-sonoma.com, $438). It's handmade of high-fire porcelain, and the beautiful blossoms are hand painted by skilled artisans in China. It will make a stunning new seat inside your home or outdoors when spring arrives.
Throw pillows are an easy way to add a new theme to any space in your home. This vibrant symbol pillow sham (overstock.com, $19) will bring a pop of Chinese New Year spirit to your family room or bedroom in moments. Plus, in China, red is the colour of joy and luck, while gold represents wealth and prosperity, so you'll be bringing all sorts of good vibes into your home when you add this pretty decor piece!
Not only can a decorative chess set be an attractive display, but it's also a whole lot of fun to pull out and play from time to time. This particular chess set features a wooden case that contains handcrafted Ching Dynasty players and a foldable chess board (pier1.com, $100). What a great way to add a bit of culture to your game time!
Chinese culture has such a rich history filled with beautiful traditions and symbols, so finding artwork that captures some of these attractive aspects is easy to do. This stunning Chinese lantern photograph (etsy.com, $21), for example, would make an elegant addition to any room in your home.
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