Did you know that Qixi Festival (七夕節, AKA “Chinese Valentine’s Day”) falls on August 23 this year? I didn’t—I have a hard time keeping track of anything that goes by the lunar calendar. I remembered that Qixi Festival is coming up because I saw a lot of beautiful items popping up in my Facebook feed inspired by 囍, the character for double happiness. I think the wooden chop set above would be a fantastic wedding gift. It is by Moko (玩木銀家), the studio that created the Taiwan soup spoon I included in the last edition of Weekend Market.
One of the things I remember most about wedding planning is the giant mound of paper I had to keep organized: brochures, to-do lists, invitation proofs… If you know someone who is planning their own nuptials, this magnetic double happiness clip by Dosee would be a thoughtful gift.
Last but not least, I like Mao’s ceramic bowls because they symbolize to me what marriage is all about—a joining together of two people who bring different characteristics to their partnership, but respect each other as equals. Each bowl has the character for happiness (喜)—a reminder that double happiness is just as much about balance and individuality as it is about being a pair.
Heh, didn’t mean to get all Dr. Phil on you. Have a great weekend!
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