Monday, February 15, 2010

Mosaic Monday

Mary, at The Little Red House is the hostess for Mosaic Monday.

Not only was yesterday Valentine's Day, it was also the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Tiger.

I enjoyed both!


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Mosaic


Some of the photos are of the money envelopes that are commonly used for Chinese New Year, Weddings, birthdays - any special event. During the Chinese New Year, money envelopes are normally given by married to unmarried individuals, regardless of age. Tradition is to give an even numbered increment of money enclosed in a red envelope and include wishes of peace, good fortune, prosperity, success and happiness.

On Mosaic Monday, I wish for you: peace, good fortune, prosperity, success, happiness and time with your loved ones.

23 comments:

SuKnitWitty said...

Nice combination of New Traditions and Old Ones in your mosaics. Interesting information as well. Have a wonderful week!...Sue

aviewfromme said...

Love the combination of celebrations. That chinese tiger on the books is my favorite I think. ~Jeanne

dosfishes said...

Love all the rich brilliant red....

nonizamboni said...

I've enjoyed reading your Valentine & New Year posts complete with wonderful photos. The Shambala books--especially the mindful eating one--caught my attention. W/diabetes I appreciate Jon Kabat-Zinn, et al. so I'm in search of this book. Thanks!!

Ebie said...

These are lovely collection of Chinese art and calligraphy. Being 50% Chinese, I love its culture and traditions. The lion head in your header is a beauty. This time we did not go to Chinatown, traffic was heavy.

Likewise, blessings and prosperity and all the works to you and Mr. Dragon!

cherry said...

What lovely pictures!
Have a wonderful week
hugs, Cherry

32˙North said...

Wonderful colors that really stand out!

Kim Mailhot said...

Happy New Year ! Happy Day ! May the Year of Tiger bring you and Mr. Dragon healthy, peace, prosperous days. Love to you !

Debbie said...

Neat Mosaic!!~

Meri said...

Varied. Informative. Thanks!

Piecefulafternoon said...

What lovely mosaics, and wonderful traditions. Thanks for sharing.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great mosaics. I like that you combined both celebrations. laurie

Dragonfly Treasure said...

The envelopes are so rich looking...gorgeous!
Have a great week!
*hugs*deb

xinex said...

Love your post. So many events to celebrate, how fun!...Christine

kim said...

What a great collage of the Chinese New Year. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Diann said...

Cute mosaics! that teddy bear is adorable!

Paula said...

I've noticed a lot of people celebrating the Chinese New Year. It's a grand collection of images you've included in your mosaics, best wishes to you as well.

Maggie B said...

Hi,
I so enjoy seeing mosaics of unusual subjects, these are splendid!
Thanks for stopping by in Normandy.
~Maggie~

krisuh said...

Happy Valentine! Happy (Chinese) New Year! we had also Shrove Sunday that same day, which means the most to me :) Like your colourful Mosaics!

eileeninmd said...

Love the cute bears and the colroful mosaics and photos.

shirley said...

What a nice depiction of the different cultures. Both based on the color red - lots of fun!

Carol said...

Fun mosaic!
Reminder: my give-away ends on Friday

Mary said...

Beautiful! Wishing you much joy in the new year! :)