Thursday, 3 February 2011

A good year for rabbits...

Happy Chinese New Year...from now until January 23, 2012, consider it the Year of the Rabbit (with the Year of the Tiger having just wrapped and the Year of the Dragon on the horizon). 

The  12 animals of the Chinese zodiac (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig) are each meant to inform the personalities of the people born during their particular years. People born during the Year of the Rabbit (which includes anybody born in 1975, 1987 and 1999) tend to be soft-spoken, sensitive, artistic and reserved. I was born in the year of the Rooster which clealry gives me a cackling laugh, mental hair and a love of shopping.

To celebrate Chinese New Year here are some of my favourite Chinese inspired finds....some vintage and some not so..

Love these cigar cards...they look great in different size/coloured frames
These two Chinese prints are just gorgeous

Loving this wallpaper from the V&A..would make a great feature wall
Two different looks both with a Chinese blossom pattern...hard part is deciding which one to go for

Yes...I know these are not Chinese themed in the slightest but I love them ...and it is the year of the rabbit after all

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