In chinese culture, it is a common belief that the presence of the dragon and phoenix would symbolized a fruitful marriage blessed with much success and prosperity. The utensils used by the newly-weds often bear the celestial of both dragon and phoenix as well as double happiness symbols. Ever since I got married in 1995, I displayed this tea set complete with serving utensils in the corner of my home as a sign of good luck and happiness always.
These blue willow utensils, have been passed down through generations of our family. They have been kept and displayed in my parent's home after the demise of my grandmother. These collectibles are timeless antiques that can be preserved for years if treated with some tender care.
First Commenter - Criz Lai
I love your porcelain collections. My Mum won't even let me touch them. :PReplyDelete
oh displayed tea set in the corner of the home would bring good luck and happiness? i didnt know that ;)ReplyDelete
You have beautiful china. Great shots for the theme.ReplyDelete
Dropping by to catch on my reading here :) Hope you have a great weekend ahead :) xoxo
These are so beautiful! What a wonderful tradition to start a marriage with such beautiful utensils.ReplyDelete
Those are beautiful collections and thanks for sharing the meaning of dragon and phoenix!
Happy weekend! hugs!
I love learning the chinese traditions. And what lovely collection of utensils you have.ReplyDelete
That's such beautiful china. Great takne on this week's theme!ReplyDelete
Lovely dishes. I'm off to a wedding tomorrow _ I should take a dragon with me?ReplyDelete
Aww....so this week Photohunt is Utensils huh! So you actually have these utensils displayed all the time? I have a set which is similar to yours too. But...it's not mine lar. It belongs to my parents. :DReplyDelete
About the blue willow untensils, I believe I have those too. Ha :D It has been passed down from my forefathers too. It seems that our ancestors like to pass down their plates and bowls.ReplyDelete
Anyway happy weekend LR! :DReplyDelete
My family used to keep some of those old chinese crockery sets that you can only find in old chinese shops these days. Now, I don't know where they have all gone to...perhaps thrown away.ReplyDelete
Wow, porcelain utensils are nice to have :)ReplyDelete
Wow, great porcelain you've got there! :)ReplyDelete
so pretty and how nice t have the historyReplyDelete
I have a set of the same wedding teapot and cups. It will be kept for my son. :)ReplyDelete
pretty collection :)ReplyDelete
Lovely China collection.ReplyDelete
Wonderful china. The willow pattern is a great favourite with everyone.ReplyDelete
Love your utensils! Thanks for sharing. :)ReplyDelete
I wish you luck and happiness then LR. That's a lovely tea set!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend with hubby and the kids. :)ReplyDelete
beautiful collection of chinawares.ReplyDelete
mine is up too
Wonderful plates and bowls. I love this style and colors.ReplyDelete
well.. i wonder if those baba nyonya are still keeping their china from their ancestors!ReplyDelete
Precious stuff to be passed on to the future generations!ReplyDelete
Loved the pictures!ReplyDelete
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Those are nice Chinaware. So elegant, thank you for sharingReplyDelete
The tea set is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my PH.
I'm reminded of the Chinese tea cup set I used for my wedding. I wonder why I left them...... *gulpz*ReplyDelete