Monday, January 4, 2010

One angel left


I went to pick up the left over Christmas angels and earrings at Stifel and Capra http://www.stifelandcapra.com/ in Falls Church, Virginia. The good news is there was only one angel ornament left (it will be going to a new home on Sunday) and 3 pairs of earrings. So the angels were a hit again this year.

While I was visiting with Theresa http://stifelandcapra.blogspot.com/ she showed me these very cool wooden blocks - I got first pick and decided that 12 would be a good number to start with. They look like they may be some kind of game pieces.

I looked up the names on the blocks and this is what I found out.   They are Japanese and here are the meanings:
OKAME - female 1/2 of a traditional Japanese theater mask
TAI - red good luck fish
NEKO - good luck cat
TSURU - crane
KEITO - flower
MASU - square wooden box used to measure rice
TONBO - dragonfly
USAGI - rabbit
HATO - couldn't find this must be a bird of sorts
NINGYO - mermaid, fish-like creature from Japanese folklore






1 comment:

Chaska said...

Oh, I am jealous!!!! I want some of those pieces!!!! Can't wait to see how you use them!