Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Platter for Prosperity

Every CNY, my SIL prepares this tray of "goodies" for the house, hoping for more prosperity *smile*. This tray consist of lots of "good" fruits & vegetables .... bringing special meanings by each of them. Don't ask me what they each mean ... I dont know all of them. But I can guess lah ... like mandarin oranges for "gold", dried longan for "sweetness", etc. etc.

Here is a closer look for the full "recipe". It consist of leek, mandarin oranges, pumpkin, nian gao, huat kueh, dried longan, pomelo, whole garlic bulbs and complete with a red packet.

Eldest SIL came on the 1st day of CNY and asked why never put pineapple. Then 2nd SIL say "you never tell me mah" ... and the conversation continued for another good 20 minutes.

Would I do this when I have my own home? Well, yeah, maybe ... but purely for deco purposes and nothing else!

BTW, do you like the red plant that is at the background of the platter? I love this simple plant. It looks lovely when the light green leaves sprout out. Something simple and with a bit of a modern twist for CNY!

8 comments:

Josephine said...

thanks for sharing this.
I think i will prepare this plater next year.

Huat ah!

mommy to chumsy said...

wow, very nice decor :) so colourful and has lots of good meanings :D

sting said...

it does look very nice and gives out the CNY atmosphere :-)

Health Freak Mommy said...

Are those garlic on the platter? First time seeing garlic on CNY platter.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I did not know has such a tradition to prepare the platter. Thanks for sharing. It is special to me. It looked nice too..

Yes, i love the plant. What is it call ya? I think I saw it somewhere, but I dont know whether it is a real plant.

suesue said...

Hi Happy New Year. Eh I didn't know we need to prepare this CNY platter. I think I need to do it next year since I have that bakul at home.

Kathy said...

it is so koo to decorate and prepare house for CNY, i am now in Italy, the lunar new year is as normal as the other day, boring!! :(

Kristie said...

wow i've never seen such a platter before, very nice to see indeed :) wow i love the plant too! where u got it? it's got a lovely combination of colours!