Tuesday, 2 February 2010

ABC Wednesday - C

Chinese Chopsticks - A set of twelve chopsticks depicting each of the Chinese "years".




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We were very taken with this piece of "art" during a visit to Singapore about 10 years ago. We were staying with friends, who were living there at the time and we were looking around the local shops in Holland Village when we saw it and decided to buy it as a keepsake of our holiday there. We have it hanging in the dining area of our living room.


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23 comments:

Sylvia K said...

How lovely they are! And how fun to have them framed -- lovely memories always in view! Terrific shot for the C day!

Sylvia

Beverley Baird said...

How lovely! What a great souvenir.
Chinese New Year begins next week!

Deb said...

very cool...

Von said...

What an appropriate memento.

Tumblewords: said...

How fascinating! A wonderful choice.

Pam said...

Personal souvenirs from trips mean so much more don't they. I like the chopsticks!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a great souvenir of your trip. They are beautiful framed.

Cynthia L. H. said...

Oh, I just love this!!! ;^) Beautiful piece of art AND beautiful memories, I'm sure.
;^)

joo said...

They make such an unusual decoration! Beautiful:)

Mara said...

So you don't use them to eat your bangers and mash with then?

Jay said...

Best thing to do with chopsticks, if you ask me!

Very decorative, too!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Anne
I'm curious about Singapore, nice to know you have already visited there!
This Chinese Chopsticks is beautiful!
Hugs
Léia

jabblog said...

Very interesting and pleasing to have a reminder of the cycle of years in the Chinese horoscope.

Gill - That British Woman said...

they look really neat, and its appropriate that you have them hanging in your dining room.

Gill in Canada

Roger Owen Green said...

My niece loves all things Chinese I'd send it to her if I could find such an item.

Grace and Bradley said...

It is really neat, I have never seen something like it, so well made.

Terrace Crawford said...

I've never been able to eat with chopsticks. Ha. Love the art though!

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Mary said...

Very interesting! Bet it looks great on your wall.

Roger Owen Green said...

Should have noted: On behalf of the ABC Wednesday, thank you! -Ramblin' with Roger

cheshire wife said...

Somehow knives and forks would just not have the same effect!

Always smiling said...

Hi Anne

I am about to post your PIF pressie, so could you please sent me your address

chs22hk@googlemail.com

What a fantastic view of the sea, we are booking a week away a bit further west than you in June, so fed up of this winter weather!
Love the chop sticks, why did't I think of somenthing like that when we were in Singapoe

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Beverley - I should have saved them until next week but that will be D!

Mara - that might be worth a try!

Jay - you obviously have the same problem as me!

CW - you are right - the thought of that made me laugh.

My thanks to all for your responses.

Nishant said...

lovely memories always in view! Terrific shot for the C day!

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