ANTIQUE BUTCHER BLOCK WITH GOOD FENG SHUI

Photo by Katy Allgeyer.

I was psyched to see this antique Colonial butcher block was round shaped instead of the usual square blocky shape that is ubiquitous in antique malls across the country. It was in the lobby of a historic hotel in Winston Salem. Squares represent masculine yang energy and rounds represent feminine yin energy. Most objects in the home space–including the home itself–are usually square and that leads to a preponderance of yang energy. Feng shui requires a balance of both (including estrogen and testosterone).

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4 responses to “ANTIQUE BUTCHER BLOCK WITH GOOD FENG SHUI

  1. Isabelle

    Hey Fishgirl, I don’t mean to go all PETA on you but I am surprised that, round or square, furniture used to chop up animal bits could bring good Feng Shui in anyone’s house ?!?

    • Who said you have to cut up animals? Veggies slice up nicely on butcher blocks, too! 🙂

      • Isabelle

        Let’s agree to call it a grocer’s block then. 🙂

      • Good idea and point noted! Actually, few people who buy these antique blocks for their kitchens ever really use them for anything other than decoration. They are extremely heavy and usually uneven on the surface and often not at the correct height for modern cooks. I guess my point was that round shapes are good feng shui and they are like great old friends we love–not that easy to come by!

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