We love Chinese New Year because it’s all about cleaning and shopping! Did you know that in Chinese, the word ‘dust’ sounds the same as the word ‘old’ (chen). So cleaning your house means to drive the bad luck or the old things away from your home.
And what would a new Spring beginning be without a touch of retail therapy.
Purchasing new items symbolises welcoming new things and getting ready for a new start.
Here are a few things we’ve chosen to get you started:
1. Pollyanna Rooster Plush
According to the Chinese zodiac, the Rooster is the epitome of loyalty and punctuality. Before alarm clocks, the Rooster’s crowing would awaken people to get up and start to work.
UP: $33. NOW: less 20%
. CM: Additional 10% off.
Available at Robinsons The Heeren and Jem
Bring the ancient tradition of cleaning your house into the 21st century with a Dyson V8 Motorhead Cordless Vacuum. Helps capture allergens, such as pollen and dust mites and has enough run-time to clean a whole home.
UP: $999. NOW: $849.
CM: Additional 10% off.
3. Silkwalk Embroidered Cushion Covers
Legend has it that the process for making silk cloth was first invented by the wife of the Yellow Emperor, Leizu. While she was having tea in the imperial gardens, a cocoon fell into her tea and unraveled and she noticed how strong yet soft the thread was.
UP: $28 each. CM: 2 for $38.
Available in 2 designs
4. Shevron Mini Couplets
Spring Festival Couplets, Chunlian in Chinese, is also known as Spring Couplets or Chinese New Year Couplets. They are typically pasted on doorways as a part of the New Year celebration. The custom of pasting couplets can be traced back over one thousand years to the Later Shu State (934 – 965).
UP: $11.90 each. NOW $8.90 each.