A Touch of Chinese: Ginger Jars.

Wedding inspirations can come from all walks of life, be it a certain culture, a festival, an event, art or even home decor. Today’s originated in ancient China, most likely from the Qing Dynasty. The porcelain ginger jars were traditionally used to hold spices, often holding ginger when exported to the West. The blue and white jars were given as wedding gifts, hence the word ‘hei’ meaning happiness and prosperity, was painted on. To add a sense of history to your big day, why not round up some ginger jars for use as vases or simply scatter them around as decor. Next time you walk past a shop selling knick knacks or antiques, go on in there and you’ll be surprised what treasures you can find.


Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Estate Eclectic – Etsy, Kika Reichert, Veranda House, Triangle Honeymoon, Design Darling, Sharyn Blond Linens, Absolutely Beautiful Things

One comment

  • December 7, 2012 - 3:58 am | Permalink

    Incorporating touches of a specific culture in a wedding makes it that much more special! Lovely ginger jars!


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