My dear friend Jon Ching rang in his heritage for Chinese New Year by hosting an informal dinner. Jon's a wonderful cook, he once helped me prepare for a large birthday dinner with a broken hand, but he doesn't really know anything about creating a festive dining table that reflects the theme of the event. Naturally he asked me for help and I thought you could come up with some awesome black, red, and Asian inspired decorations. You saved your tablescape settings to the Yum Market with the keyword tag of Chinese New Year Table. Jon and I went through them and figured which items would work with his menu and dining room, here are our favs:
For a truly authentic feel, Jon loved this Chinese dinner set that DesignRchic bookmarked. The set includes placemats, chopsticks, and napkins that are decorated in a traditional Chinese pattern that represents good fortune and longevity.
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Instead of having a runner down the center of the table, Jon opted to alternate one of these beautiful black glass candle holders with small vases of flowers. Since no white is allowed (it's a funeral color), red pillar candles were placed in the candle holders that chlyn found.
Finally, we hung these bold red lanterns around the room to fabricate an ambiance of unique sophistication. These great lights were discovered by rubialala who also found a whole bunch of other amazing pieces.