Dragons in Our Lives

Unintentionally I’ve been collecting dragons since we moved here 7 years ago.  I truly realized this a few days ago when my oldest daughter started talking about going to the dragon dance.  2012 is the year of the Dragon and today is the 1st day of the Chinese New Year.  Today we did see a dragon dance and it was a lot of fun.  Take a peek of some of our dragons!

late 19th century, Chinese Dragon Robe

late 19th century, Chinese Dragon Robe

I quick shot from today.  What a treat, the kids loved it.

I quick shot from today.  What a treat, the kids loved it.

Dragon Etched on Playful Brass Shoe Ashtrays from the 1950’s.  I like to use these for small flower arrangements.

Dragon Etched on Playful Brass Shoe Ashtrays from the 1950’s.  I like to use these for small flower arrangements.

late 19th century, Hot Pink and Silver Dragon Robelate 19th century, Hot Pink and Silver Dragon Robe

late 19th century, Hot Pink and Silver Dragon Robelate 19th century, Hot Pink and Silver Dragon Robe

Dragon Painted Ceiling Beams in the Forbidden City, Beijing

Dragon Painted Ceiling Beams in the Forbidden City, Beijing

Sculpted Metal Dragon Detail in the Forbidden City, Beijing

Sculpted Metal Dragon Detail in the Forbidden City, Beijing

Soda Water at an amazing thatched roof restaurant in Phuket, Thailand.  Is this a dragon or a dog?  I love this picture, and I want to go back there!

Soda Water at an amazing thatched roof restaurant in Phuket, Thailand.  Is this a dragon or a dog?  I love this picture, and I want to go back there!

Chinese Blue and White Chinese Saucer with Dragon

Chinese Blue and White Chinese Saucer with Dragon

Dragon Art with Streamer

Dragon Art with Streamer