Lunar new year

Happy Year of the Tiger! We spent yesterday exploring New York's Chinatown on the lower east side of Manhattan, which was elaborately decorated for the celebration of the lunar new year and the entrance of the year of the tiger.
We wove our way though the crowded streets, ducked into little shops, ate yummy noodles and soup for lunch and came home with bags of treasures!



When we returned home I let the kids lead the way with the decorating. Banners were put up on bedroom doors, lanterns were hung from shelves and ceilings. The lanterns were our absolute favorites with such festive colors (I am starting to feel ideas forming for Carys's approaching birthday party theme...I can see these lanterns everywhere!)


Even the studio got a little burst of color!

7 comments:

BananaSaurusRex said...

Did you get Fortune Cookies? My favorite!

Lori said...

Hi Faith :) the pictures in this post are so beautiful. So often on your blog I wish I lived in NYC. It is inspiring...

Kylee said...

Oh I love the colors!

Sonja said...

I've always wanted to visit Chinatown, it sounds so exciting and full of life! You got some great things, I love the kimono your daughter is wearing!!

Wini said...

Hi Faith, Happy Lunar New Year! I love these colorful photos and the lanterns, and I'm so happy to hear that you celebrated with your kids. It must have been so much fun for them! :)

jacqueline said...

Dearest Faith, happy lunnar new year! Such wonderful loot at chinatown! I love your sweet daughter's dress and the lanterns are gorgeous! Love love the colors! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!

Enrouge {karan karla} said...

What a threesome you must be! Sounds like so much fun. . . Are your kids pretty adventurous when it comes to foreign foods?

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