Merry Christmas

I couldn't be happier when I received this precious Christmas gift from a dear friend of mine. A hand-made embroidered brooch! My friend is an accomplished painter of Chinese Meticulous Painting with Heavy Colors. She is also well-recognized in quite a few areas of Chinese Folk Art. The Artistic Folk Art Embroidery is one of these. She has been playing a leading and critical role in the program of safeguarding and promoting Chinese Folk Art’s Intangible Culture Heritage, an essential part of the world folk art’s intangible cultural heritage promoted by UNESCO. I guess now you can see why I was so exited :) I couldn't wait and immediately styled a holiday look with it.

The pair of vintage pearl earrings is a perfect match with the brooch's beads & pearl tassel.

A pin in the shape of a mini spoon! My friend is so creative and knows me so well!