For many cultures, the Lunar New Year is a
In the spirit of a "thrifty tablescape" the centerpiece makes use of flowers that a friend sent me last week for my birthday and a silver bowl filled with mandarin oranges. Mandarin oranges are a favorite fruit to give as gifts during the Chinese New Year.
Then topped the pages with clear
I placed the square plates on
The plates were made in Italy and were a
for the men at the table .
Inlaid mother of pearl
chopsticks for the ladies.
chocolate coins . . .
I happened to see it at an antique
Just across the square from the antiques
2012 is the