Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year Bento!

Tomorrow is the Lunar New Year, when we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. And since the dragon is a part of the celebration, I've included a dragon cut from dragonfruit in TinySprite's snack bento today. It's playing with a blackberry ball atop a bed of sweet and juicy Cara cara oranges. We didn't have a lunch bento today since we went out for lunch and a window-shopping stroll on this beautiful sunny day. It was a wonderful way to send out the last day of the year. Along with the red and gold decorations I added some garden roses. Four of my roses bushes happened to have a perfectly fragrant bloom open today, so I cut them for display in the picture, and now they are in a glass vase on our table. Strangely enough, even my (normally Fall-blooming) dahlia also had a blossom on it. I think this unseasonably warm stretch of weather we've been having is confusing the plants. I hope Spring weather and temperatures will arrive in the rest of the snow-bound country very soon. In the meantime, Happy Chinese New Year!

16 comments:

  1. Wow, that is an awesome Dragon!!! I love that you used (heehee) a dragonfruit! Happy CNY. :)

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  2. Thtanks Susan, and thanks for giving me the idea with your dragon, heh! I finally used my cutter. First time!

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  3. That's so pretty : ) I've been needing some inspiration for how to display dragon fruit in my bento : ) Happy Chinese New Year ♥

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  4. I love the dragon, beautiful :) Happy Chinese New Year Sheri!

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  5. Beautiful!!!! The dragon is just stunning. What a wonderful treat :D Happy New Year!

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  6. So cute, so fun! Dragonfruit dragon.. that's so awesome! Wishing you all the very best Sheri, full of happiness & health! One day, I hope to meet you and all tw friends IRL. Til then, happy new year!

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  7. Dragonfruit dragon! I am not afraid to eat it!! ^_^
    Happy Chinese New Year to you too! Wish you a wonderful year, all the best to your lovely family too :)

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  8. Nice!! Love the dragonfruit dragon! Happy Lunar New Year to you too!! flowers bloom at a perfect time, welcoming the year of the rabbit!

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  9. This is beautiful and amazing! Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family!

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  10. Thanks Comtesse du Cupcakes, Margot, natakiya, Becky, Chantale, karaimame, Mrs. P, einfachbento and Catsparella.
    Happy Chinese New Year!!

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  11. Lovely image, a fresh breeze of warm energy ripples from this beautiful bento, happy new year! Seeing your roses in bloom is so uplifting!!

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  12. wow i am amazed with the dragon that you cut! is the cutter easy to use? just so lively!

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  13. Yes, the cutter is very well-made and easy to use. There's a whole series including a Phoenix as well. Very cool!

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