Dragon and Phoenix Coffee Cups

The gorgeous intricacies of Chinese dragon and phoenix mythology have really caught my attention this past year. Dragon represents benevolent strength and vigilance, true embodiment of positive male (yang) energy. Phoenix is female (yin) energy, a symbol of grace, transformation and rebirth. Together, they dance in a powerful, harmonious intermingling of forces that epitomizes the perfect balance of male and female. Beautiful, isn’t it?

I found these lovely dragon and phoenix coffee cups while searching for a gift over the summer (they even come with matching spoons, shown inside the cups here).
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Truth be told, I’d probably find some way to break or injure myself on these things if I were to use them daily at home (I’m a tad on the clumsy side). But I think they’d make an amazing addition to a wedding celebration, given their poignant symbolism. Cups for the bride and groom when it’s cake time!
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Dragon and Phoenix Coffee Cups

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15 Responses to “Dragon and Phoenix Coffee Cups”

  1. What a stunning find. It is very much beautiful. Both the elegant design of the coffee cups and the yin/yang of the dragon and phoenix intermingling harmoniously. These would be absolutely perfect for a bride and groom. How romantically epic! I think the best way to honor the matrimony (and to keep these gorgeous cups intact) is to treasure them and use them on anniversaries, and perhaps other special dates the husband and wife shared. A definite heartfelt reminder that epitomizes the couple and that glorious day the two souls became one, inseparable and balanced.

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      Absolutely, KE! I think I’m a little *too* into symbolism. I feel like my wedding is going to have a lot of symbolic Easter eggs (using the geek phrase here…real Easter eggs won’t be there).

      • I know what you mean by ‘Easter eggs”. Nothing wrong with too much symbolism, it means you think with your heart. I’m the same way.

  2. Where can I buy them from!!??
    πŸ˜€

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      Go to the link at the bottom of the blog post here and click “add to cart,” just below the price.

  3. Oh, these are so unusual – I especially love all those extra little details on the saucers. Sadly I don’t think they’d last long in my home either…

    Hi Lucy, there’s a link at the end of Dana’s OP. HTH πŸ™‚ -Nx

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      Yep, my inherent combo of crafty/klutzy is not the best for delicate glass objects!

  4. These are really beautiful, I love how it’s all spilling out from the cups and saucers. I could never imagine using them, though!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! You should definitely use them sometimes, though. Such beauty should get a chance to be admired.

  6. I love these! How I wish people would use cup and saucers again, there’s so many beautiful sets in the world, all forced into retirement by the brutal hoard of over-sized mugs.

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      I know! I think most of us would feel like we’re hardly getting liquid in those little fancy cups b/c we’re used to the gigantic mugs!

  7. Oh my gosh, this is so gorgeous! Unfortunately, the link to the shop is not work anymore. Have you got any other contacts of people, who can sell this masterpiece? I definetly must buy it for my wedding πŸ™‚

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      You have good taste, Elena. πŸ˜‰ I want these at my wedding too! Ebay has them right now (a number of different versions, including these)!

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