辛卯/Year of the Rabbit

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It almost didn’t happen because of the 12″ of snow Mother Nature bestowed upon us, but this was the first year that a few friends and I celebrated Chinese New Year.  It meant a lot to us to try something new! Of course, Chinese food is always best from a restaurant (at least at my house it is!), and we had plenty of it!

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Other Asian-inspired tablescapes on this site:
Mandarin Bling
Peaceful Peonies
Copper Zen

I am once again joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  After checking out my post, be sure to bop on over to see what the other tablescapers from around this great world of ours are up to this week!

24 thoughts on “辛卯/Year of the Rabbit

  1. Great job on that table and an even bigger high five for the brocade sewing masterpiece. I think you can very confidently change that “D” to an “A” with this accomplishment! Your tables are always so perfectly done to stick with your theme. I LOVE that about them. Great job as always!

  2. Alycia —
    We did similar posts again! Check out Chinese New Year – Atlanta Style on my post. I do envy that figure, though. It IS a good thing we can’t shop together. There would be a lot of pushing and maybe even some crying!!!
    Happy New Year!
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  3. Hi Alycia,

    Just spectacular! Your guests must have been dazzled by this wonderful table (but, since they’re your friends, not surprised by your creativity and wonderfully unique style). You overcame your aversion to sewing! Kudos to you, kiddo! There’ll be no stopping you now! Anything you imagine, you can create. 😉

    Bye for now …
    Bill

  4. Oh, how wonderful–I directed Mulan last year and did the set design. We also had a fabulous Chinese New Year party for the cast/crew…..your table reminds me of that great time!
    How vivid everything is–truly splendid!
    Hugs,
    Lana

  5. I’m so proud of your for tackling the tablecloth! It turned out really well. Your Chinese New Year partyscape is outstanding…you chose the perfect elements to ‘tell your story.’ Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  6. You sewed!!!! Congratulations. I think I love your tablecloth the best because you made it. It’s perfect with your beautiful Chinese New Year’s table. You are so artistic.. don’t you have a book on this stuff yet??

  7. Gorgeous as always Alycia!

    I smiled at your Oprah arm comment, because I always think of her when I look at my arms in the mirror. I am a hopeless case!;-) I think if Oprah can deal with it, so can I. I remember she talked about a surgery that can be done to remedy the situation but she said she would not do that.

    We have the raspberry chocolate wine chilled, in cordial glasses. It is rich, but has a finish like a wonderful raspberry chocolate dessert.

  8. Hi my friend! Alycia, your tablecloth turned out just great. It just tied everything together so well, and the fabric is amazing. There are so many elements that I love about this, the red and black, the modern, contemporary flair, and I just love that figurine with the chopsticks and plate behind it. Also, those fiery flowers, what are they called again?, anyway, how perfect! I think it’s pretty cool how you can come up with so many different ideas, I get stuck in a rut, but girl, you nailed this one for sure! Awesome!

  9. Jing and me really like the idea you displayed with your table art placement. May be one day you can publish all of your idea in a book.

  10. Everything is sooo lovely!! I love how you pull all of the theme color from the doll. Alycia, you did a fabulous job on the tablecloth! Hmmm…Year of the Rabbit. I don’t see a rabbit. Did he arrive with the luncheon guests? 🙂

    • Hey, Mona! I was trying to not be terribly prosaic. There was nowhere a rabbit really would have fit in. No matter how I tried, it looked like Easter! Now, next year is the year of the dragon. THAT can definitely find a place somewhere! Have a warm and sunny weekend!

  11. Hi Alycia,

    Your Chinese New Year tablescape is so colorful and creative! That was clever thinking to substitute the English crackers for real firecrackers (the crackers always look so decorative). I’m with the other ladies — hats off to you for sewing the tablecloth. I sewed my son’s merit badges on in scouting and I can sew buttons back onto clothing, but that’s about the extent of my talent in that area. I also checked out your recipe site, and those look really tasty! I’ll keep checking that for updates. Thank you again for your kind comments on my tablescape yesterday. I had fun doing it! Also, I hooted when I read your comment about the bobeches; my Mom had just asked me earlier that day what bobeches were.
    Hope you have a very happy Valentine’s Day,
    Denise

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