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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

9.10.2009

Raise the Green Lantern


Pagoda Red
, the Chicago-based emporium that offers a wide array of antique, vintage and contemporary Asian pieces including furniture, fine art and accessories, has a revamped, more user-friendly website. One new feature that is especially interesting is the Pagoda Red Book, an online magazine of all things Chinese. Read it to learn about topics ranging from interior design in China's Golden Age to the significance of lanterns in Chinese culture.




Shown from the top: lacquered copper 20th-century lanterns from Northern China; a contemporary photograph, Fence in Pond, by Douglas Fogelson; Chinese tea leaf canister, circa 1850.

FYI, Reading the Pagoda Red Book, I learned that the Chinese welcome September with Chrysanthemum Day. For in-depth information on collecting antique Chinese and Japanese porcelain, visit Gotheborg.

7 comments:

Mel said...

Gorgeous lanterns! Pagoda Red has a fantastic website very inspiring.
-M

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Those green lanterns are simply divine! Thanks for the tip!

Ideezine said...

Always beautiful and looks as though they have a story to tell as well.


Bette

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Chrysanthemum Day the flower of autumn, it’s the celebration of the 9th day of the 9th month of the year, which happened to be my birthday. Belated Happy Chrysanthemum Day to everyone.

Global city condo said...

The lanterns are perfect for a garden. I love the Chinese traditional designs of the lanterns very beautiful.

The Peak of Chic said...

The lanterns are to die for...

Karena said...

Love the green lanterns!