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Chinoiserie Chic Part II –Happy New Year

Posted by helen on February 19, 2015

Happy Year of the Sheep

1. Say it with Flowers

Plum trees blossom onto the barren landscape in the cold winter, when other flowers have withered– so the plum blossom is called “a friend of winter” ,  it most vividly represents the value of endurance, as life ultimately overcomes through the vicissitude of time. The fragrance of plum blossoms “comes from the bitterness and coldness,” as the Chinese saying goes. Souls are tempered in the depth of experience, growing in inner strength and unyielding courage.

(Barbie’s Plum Blossom Dress is hand-painted by me, using Fabric Markers sold at Marshalls & Target)

2. Firecrackers & Red Envelops
Google knows the best: “In ancient China, bamboo stems were burnt to create small explosions in order to drive away evil spirits. In later times, the lighting of firecrackers signalled a joyous occasion and became an integral aspect of the Chinese New Year Eve’s celebrations.”

Red envelopes/packets are money wrapped in red paper given to Children from their parents, I think its time for Barbie to hand out Red Envelopes instead of receiving one, b/c she is no longer a child but old enough to be a grandma.

Barbie’s Firecrackers  are made of drinking Straws: just cut the straw into short pieces and string them together.

3. The sign is looking Good
I think this “Fortune” Sign has become a universal symbol.

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4. Red Couplets
Writing Red Couplets isn’t an easy task, as not everyone is a poet, even a best poet may not be able to come up with a pair of perfect couplets. but all Barbie has to do is to buy a couple of them and hang them up . they look pretty & festive, that’s good enough.

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Happy Year of The Rabbit

Posted by helen on February 3, 2011

Another Chinese Lunar New Year begins. its year of the Rabbit. if you were born in Year of the Rabbit, it is believed  you need to wear a Red Belt today to warp up your good luck.  who in the Barbie world should  wear a Red Belt today?!  it is Midge!

Barbie Was born in Year of the Pig, Ken  was born in  year of the Ox,lunar new year

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Chinese New Year Wishes

Posted by helen on January 14, 2009

Angela said so, Mattel is releasing a series of 12 “Chinese New Year Wishes” Barbies to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year. I have the one from Last year: the Rat. but I have no intention to collect them all. The package desgin is good enough for Zodiac Years, but the doll its self has nothing to do with the Zodiac sign. basically, you can put any doll in that box and call its a lunar new year celebration. besides, they are too kiddy. even its a playline, still, Mattel can do much better than that. but I guess they wont bother.

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