|Buildings have been decorated with flowers and well wishes (couplets)|
|Rows and rows of makeshift stalls line both sides of the street|
|Charms that people hang in their cars, on purses, anywhere|
|Windmills blessed at the Wong Tai Xin Temple in Hong Kong, believed to |
change the previous year's bad luck when the wheel turns with the help of the wind
|Auspicious Chinese sayings to be stuck to the doors|
|Dried preserved meats (duck, leg of ham, Chinese sausages) -- in the past, these were prepared|
to tide over the winter months when people could not go out to hunt.
The meats are either salted or sugared. It's now become a tradition to have these.
|More accessories for decorating the house|
|Lanterns and decorations to ignite the celebrative mood|
|Not forgetting the flowers|
|These cheery windmills are for the kids|
|These knotted tassles can be added to lanterns or hung on their own. Very colourful.|
|Mustn't forget the lanterns|
|Chinese lions (These were what I thought Jane had in mind in the early days of the 2011 TIAS)|
|Other finds -- big calligraphy brushes|
|And dolls of the different Chinese tribal peoples|
Here's wishing my Chinese friends
Gong Hei Fatt Choy 恭禧发财
Hope you'd enjoyed some eye candy here.