Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lunar New Year - Lion Dance

Dear Readers,

How was your weekend?  Mine was very busy getting ready for the Lunar New Year!  2014 will be the year of the Horse and the first day will be on January 31st!  I still have a good 2 weeks until then but there are much to do so I feel a little out of breath running around to get things done.  

I somehow managed to get 30 minutes on Saturday to snap a few picture of a miniature Lion I saw in a store and I knew it would be an awesome prop for my Sylvanian Families!  It is attached on a drum with metal wires.  I cut the wires so the head could be used by my scenes.


It is very nicely made with tons of details just like a real Lion.

The back has not been neglected either and it's very colorful!


It is too big for a child Sylvanian figure but it fits an adult figure.  Here below you see the Norwood Mouse Family and the Mulberry Raccoon Family participate in a typical dance.  Money is placed in a red envelope and hung at the end of a pole.  The Lion will try to "eat it".  


Children are usually very excited for the Lion dance and they also get money in the red envelope! I created them by printing miniature envelopes with a color printer.


Sometimes the Lion will perform special tricks and even jumps on tables or poles to get to the money.  Daddy Mouse is using the coffee table (he is getting a bit old to jump on poles!).


Can you see Father Mouse's eyes in the Lion head?



I have some more miniature items related to the Lunar New Year to show you!  But it will have to wait for the next free time I get!  Hopefully I can set up a display soon!  Have a good week!


22 comments:

  1. OOhhhh this ones is soo coooooool, awesome!!
    I love your little hysory too, and the head of Father Mouse, it's really lovely!
    Hugs from France and thanks for your comments!
    ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you! I hope my next scene will be good as well!

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  2. I love the dragon lion!! What a great scene you made, with dad's eyes peeking out. You must have had a lot of fun!
    :-)
    Véronique

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    1. It was fun indeed! The kids enjoyed the display too!

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  3. Aaaaaaaaaaah!! Brilliant!! Don't forget to add some oranges and a head of lettuce too ^__^

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    1. I knew about the oranges but not about the lettuce!

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  4. That is so cool, Jane. I love the dragon lion. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of your scene when you complete it. Wonderful job!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Hopefully I can take some pictures this week!

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  5. Hello from Spain: I did not know that 2014 will be the Year of the Horse. Great Dragon. I like a miniature dragon / lion. Beautiful pictures and lots of fun. Great house. Keep in touch

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    1. Thanks Marta! I have to check on the internet to make sure because I don't remember what year is what either! :D

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  6. A great scene! I agree with the rest of these folks, I did "lol" at the eyes peeking out!! Yes some oranges maybe long noodles...some sweets!

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    1. Oh the sweets are actually on the dining table in the pictures but I'll make a proper post about them soon :)

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  7. Oh my goodness, everything about this is awesome! I love their tiny envelopes. The dragon is wonderful. I just love everything about it!

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    1. Thanks Danzel! It was fun to set up the scene!

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  8. That's quite a big Sylvanian Families you have collected. What about your children, they may absolutely love to play with all these exciting things.
    I understand you are busy improving yourself for your Lunar New Year. It is very exciting to hear about.
    Hugs and enjoy.
    Wyrna

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    1. Hi Wyrna! The dollhouse and furniture are actually from a second-hand lot I bought for very cheap. There are 2 other buildings in that lot and I will show them soon :) My boy does not really play with the critters but my baby loves the babies figures!

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  9. What wonderful scenes you've created, Jane! You made me laugh at all of the mini fun. I love the eyes of the SF mouse visible through the lion's mouth, and I love the Hello Kitty red envelopes--too cute! xo Jennifer

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! It was really fun to set up this scene and the children were so amused too! They also wanted to play with the mini Lion :D

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  10. CHINESE NEW YEAR FOR DOLLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is the awesomest thing EVER!!!!!!!! can't believe how cool and creative you are!

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    1. You are too kind Melissa! I would be more creative if I had made my own Lion head LOL but it would have taken and insane amount of time!

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  11. so adorable, Jane!! makes me want to be a kid again.

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  12. How funny to see the mouse eyes peeping out! I just love to see your photos of sylvanians. They are my favourite childhood toy ever!

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