Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Chinatown Night Lights - July 12, 2011

Strolling in San Francisco's Chinatown, I saw these little nightlights with an
Asian theme.

I am participating in RubyTuesday - add your red photo and join in the fun!


  1. I like the red ones with a Chinese letter. For me, the most simple the better. My niece would disagree though, since there's a Hello Kitty there!

  2. I just love the nightlights, they are so funny and colorful!

  3. What an interesting find. I like little things, and this is a fun sight to see. Thanks for sharing.

  4. They are so pretty and whimsical, Carmen!

  5. Any nightlight that has red in it is fine with me!


    Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
    Not yellow or purple or green;
    But burgundy, chestnut, carmine or rose—
    These are the colors with sheen!

    Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
    Not saffron or opal or blue;
    But fuchsia, magenta, ruby or blush—
    Something of sanguinous hue!

    Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
    Not indigo, azure or grey;
    But scarlet, vermilion, dahlia or pink—
    Colors like these make my day!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Narrow Red Alley

  6. The night lights are wonderful!

    Margie :)

  7. They are adorable lights, Carmen!

  8. Beautiful and colorful collection.

  9. Those are really cute. i have a friend who would really like them

  10. Some of those are pretty enough to be worth having even if you didn't need a nightlight.

  11. Wouldn't they look cute on the wall. The little switch would keep my grandson busy for an hour. He is fascinated with electrical switches, cross my fingers.

  12. Hi Carmen, As always, you have a great eye for photographs. I love these little night lights! They're so fun.

    Hope you are feeling good. Happy weekend, xo jj

  13. Josep -
    We agree, I think, I also like the night lights with the Chinese calligraphy! I didn't even go inside to price the little lights, though..maybe another time when I'm in Chinatown!

    Ola -
    Those night lights are certainly nicer than the plain ones we so often see.

    Self Sagacity -
    I imagine, if you have a Chinatown in San Jose, you might even find these little night lights there. I'm sure your little one might like one!

    Icy BC -
    I can't believe I left Chinatown without buying one of those nightlights ( or two - or three! ).

    Magical Mystical Teacher -
    Red does seem to be a favorite color among the Chinese - in nightlights, clothes, and all sorts of other things. Your poem, as always, is a delight.

    Welshcakes Limoncello -
    I really found these little lights so cheerful and sweet - definitely a nice change from the usual night lights one sees!

    Margie -
    As long as I've lived in the San Francisco area
    ( 33 years now ), I've never noticed these cute lights before. I don't get to Chinatown that often!

    Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti -
    I know some little ones who would love these night lights but most of the boys I know want super hero ones, not the pretty lanterns or hello kitty type ( like your grandsons!! )- though there are a couple of cute little boy ones in that collection ( not that I should stereotype! ).

    Indrani -
    In all the items in that crowded store window, these cute little night lights caught my eye. I thought of so many people for whom they'd make a nice little gift.

    Sharkbytes -
    Since I left Chinatown without buying any of those nightlights, I've thought of so many folks that I'd like to give to them as stocking stuffers!

    Sheila @ A Postcard a Day -
    These are night lights I wouldn't want to keep hidden out of sight, they are so cute. Of course, I have none!

    R.J. -
    I'd like one for every room!

    Joanna Jenkins -
    I have to go back to Chinatown before Christmas to stock up on these - if they aren't outrageously priced!