Lifestyles by Estelia … Chinese Concepts – Luck Symbols for Your Home
Decorating Feng Shui style
Vase. In Chinese culture the vase represents peace and safety and is presented to a friend as a gift to convey a wish for peace in one’s home. Since flowers are popular offerings to the gods, the vase is an important part of that offering.
Wealth Vase. The wealth vase is one of the oldest feng shui abundance cures to help you attract and strengthen the flow of wealth and prosperity energy in your home.
Where to Place the Vase: The wealth vase is not meant to be displayed openly. Always place it out of sight such as in a cabinet in a respectful manner.
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An Elephant. In Chinese art the elephant is a symbol of wisdom and strength. The word for elephant in Chinese is written and pronounced the same as the Chinese word for “sign” or “things to come” – therefore people like to pair elephants with certain symbols to create a kind of pun. For example: a popular motif shows a little boy riding on the back of an elephant. The phrase “elephant rider” in Chinese sounds similar to the words fortunate or auspicious – thus this pairing announces the arrival of good fortune.
Where to Place Feng Shui Elephant: Placing a pair of elephants or an elephant at the front door is believed to bring good luck, strength and protection to the household. Sometimes these elephants are referred to as elephants of many blessings. Experts suggest that the Feng shui elephant should have its trunk facing upwards.
Of Other Interest: My Generation: Young Chinese Artists Exhibition at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts nowthrough September 28, 2014. (www.fine-arts.org)