Next Up: Chinese New Year
Windsor Smith loves her chinoiserie, as seen in Inspired Styles, published by Assouline 2007.
Mrs. John L. Strong chinoiserie pagoda place card.
Chinese New Year begins on February 7, 2008. No pressure -- for Westerners at least -- but ample opportunity to do up a festive table. Whether you opt to learn more about this traditional Asian event and participate in an authentic celebration, or you just want an excuse to use your decorative Chinese objects for a loosely related supper, it's a nice date to remember.
Earlier I shared the image above: designer Han Feng's contemporary Chinese New Year table for Martha Stewart.
In the 90s, my friend Carson and I burned ourselves trying to make Martha's French chocolate fortune tuiles. Maybe you'll have more success. Party supplies are on hand at China Sprout or Pearl River. Plum Party is always worth a look too, and great Asian-inspired vases are available from Jayson Home.
For everyone celebrating tonight, have a safe and fabulous time!