I've been traveling quite a bit lately, but I'm glad to be stopping for a brief respite to decorate for Christmas with my Mom! At my parents' home, Christmas has always had a bit of an Asian flair. They lived in the East for years, and collected some truly beautiful decorations, like these exquisite golden lanterns.

These are also lovely - dozens of painted little paper lanterns with dancing tassels.

In the dining room, a set of golden pagoda lights delight some kabuki dolls.

I love these lantern lights so much that I would love some of my own. Unfortunately, they're rather impossible to find, but here are some options available in less ornate styles.

/Collapsable lantern lights/ bronze pagodas /bamboo box lights/ lattice work lights /large round lanterns/ box lights/ pagoda ornament/ homemade lights via Flickr (for a how-to, click HERE)/

The lanterns we decorated with are Japanese, but of course, the Chinese do beautiful lantern art as well. Here are some gorgeous examples from an exhibit a few years ago at Taipei 101 (photos by Theresa). Beautiful!


Splendid Sass said...

Just gorgeous! Happy to hear that you get to spend time with your family during the holidays. Sounds as if you are having a wonderful time.
Thank you for sharing.

quintessence said...

What beautiful and special decorations. The lanterns are gorgeous but love the little pagoda ornaments as well.

TSL said...

Happiness exudes~

Renée Finberg said...

i think the lantern lights are fabulous.

that must be fun doing xmas with an asian flair.

xxx merry xmas.


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