Thursday, 18 February 2016

Surprises

Don't you just love getting surprise packages in the mail?
I do, and I received one today! Lucky me!!
The box looked special from the outside, just like a Christmas or Birthday present. :)


And when I opened it, there was a lovely handmade card sitting right on top of some pretty pieces of golden yellow and red floral fabric. I thought these very appropriate colours for the Chinese New Year!

Red symbolizes good fortune and joy in Chinese culture and it is found everywhere during the Chinese New Year and other family holidays or gatherings. Red is also the colour representing good luck, joy and happiness.
Yellow/Gold  is considered the most beautiful colour, it symbolizes neutrality and good luck. It  also represents freedom from worldly cares and is thus esteemed in Buddhism; Monks garments are yellow, as are elements of Buddhist temples.


Underneath the fabric, were lots of carefully wrapped packages.


Inside those packages were these . . .


. . . aren't they just the cutest wee things? I love them and they will make perfect props for my tiny dolls to play with. Though the Petite Nendoroid, Leon Magnus with his perfect, very serious expression and sword drawn, may well stay sitting on my desk as he is at present.


Thank you so much Alasse for your thoughtfulness and kindness.

20 comments:

  1. What a wonderful surprise box! :D :D the wrapping looks so cute and I love the 2 black & white creatures in the last picture! (where are they from?)

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    1. Everything was a surprise and although I was familiar with the Petite Nendoroid and Marie Aristocat, I am not so with the black & white critters. I know they are Japanese creatures, but not sure what to call them.
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      X

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  2. I am glad they arrived safely! Hope Emma likes her new friends (the two little fluffy eared animals)!

    I actually did not know that about the red and yellow symbolism for Chinese New Year. What a happy coincidence!

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    1. Oh she surely does Alasse, actually she's cuddling Marie right now. :)
      Hahaha! And here I was thinking how smart you were. I will have to make something special out of the fabric now.
      Hugs,
      X

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  3. Such a nice gift!!! Congrats!!! :D

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    1. Thank you Musume. Yes lovely gifts.
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      X

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  4. Hello Sandy,
    what great figurines! I know they will have a very happy home with you.
    Big hug
    Giac

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  5. What a lovely surprise!!!! The fabrics are gorgeous and all the little figures are super cute~

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    1. Hi Alejandra,
      Yes and I love surprises. :)
      Hugs,
      X

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  6. That's a fun surprise box! Love the Petite Nendoroid - too cute! :)

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    1. Thought that PN would appeal to you JS. He's a lovely little fellow.
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      X

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  7. How wonderful and thoughtful...thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes it was Farrah, and you're welcome.
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      X

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  8. Ooooh lovely! I love parcels of the dolly kind, and surprise ones are even better. It looks like your kids will be having a lot of fun with their new toys very soon!
    xxx

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    1. They are already enjoying their new toys Sharon. You are so right about dolly parcels, they are indeed the best kind. :)
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      X

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  9. Awwh that's wonderful! <3 I love the Marie (Aristocat) Tsum Tsum plushie! : D

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    1. Ah yes me too Uraru she really is tsumthing special!! I like her best out of all the Aristocats. :)
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  10. Hi Sandi!
    What a wonderful gift. The fabrics are very beautiful and the figures are adorable.
    Greetings ^^

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