Poppets wishing all a Happy Lunar New Year!
16 Responses
  1. I need to get a poppet!! I feel like I should know this, but what is the significance of the oranges? I remember seeing them in the other picture you posted about the new year.

  2. Ana S. Says:

    I love it! Wonderful colour arrangement :)

  3. The Bookworm Says:

    very nice! those poppets are too sweet.

  4. Ladytink_534 Says:

    Learn somthing new everyday lol! Is Wiki's definition correct about mandarin oranges?

    Mandarin oranges are the most popular and most abundant fruit during Chinese New Year – jin ju (Chinese: 金橘子; pinyin: jīn júzi) translation: golden tangerine/orange or kam (Chinese: 柑; pinyin: gum) in Cantonese.

    (I want a poppet, they're SO cute!)

  5. Melody Says:

    Trish - You must get them! They're so adorable!

    Mandarin oranges are a must in Lunar New Year, and it's customary for the Chinese to greet one another with a pair of mandarin oranges. They symbolises gold, wealth and prosperity.

    Nymeth - I'm glad you like the pic! Since mandarin oranges have to go in pair, I figure poppets have to be the same too. ;P

    Naida - Thanks! I love poppets! :D

    Jen - Well done, Jen! You even did a little research on mandarin oranges! ;) You may wish to read my reply to Trish on those mandarin oranges. :)

    I just can't resist those poppets! :P

  6. Thanks guys for the information!!

  7. Julia Says:

    Happy Lunar New year to you Melody!

    Cute little poppets!

    Usually when people come to visit us on Lunar New Year, they give a HUGE Mandarin Orange as gifts. Along with the teas and money! Teehehe

  8. Melody Says:

    Trish - My pleasure! :)

    Julia - Happy Lunar New Year to you too! :)

    I remember I always look forward to Lunar New Year when I was a child, because of all the goodies and the red packets (consists of money) I got to receive! :P

  9. Alice Says:

    Poppets and mandarin oranges a cute combination!

    Happy Lunar New Year to you, Melody!

  10. When I was growing up, my mother always gave my brother and I little red envelopes with money in them along with mandarin oranges for the Chinese New Year. :-) We also had to make sure the house was clean the day before the actual New Year.

    We used to go to the New Year's Day parade--my favorite was always the dragon looping and bouncing down the street.

    Coming up, it will be the year of the Ox, yes? Both my husband and I were born in the year of the Ox. :-)

    Your photo brings back happy memories!

  11. Lynda Says:

    Great photo ;0)

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Happy Lunar New Year to you ! I love the poppets.

  13. Melody Says:

    Alice - I love poppets! I just have to put them with the mandarin oranges together, LOL.

    Happy Lunar New Year to you too, Alice!

    Wendy - Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories with us, Wendy! Is your mother Chinese? I always love watching the parade, even now as an adult. Yes, it's the Year of the Ox this year. :)

    Holistic Knitter - Thank you! :)

    Care - Thanks! Another poppets fan! :D

  14. Hi, Melody! No, neither of my parents are Chinese. My mom was a school teacher and really got into other cultural celebrations. For a good part of my older childhood years, I grew up in a predominantly Asian community, made up mostly of Chinese and Japanese families, and so most of my friends were from those two groups. I imagine it influenced my mother's teaching as well.

  15. Iliana Says:

    Happy Lunar New Year! I love those poppets - so cute :)

  16. Melody Says:

    Wendy - Ah, thanks for your reply again. :) I think it's great and inspiring of your mother into the cultural celebrations. That's so interesting, and not to mention fun!

    Iliana - Happy Lunar New Year! Let's hope this year will be better for all of us! :)

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