Archives For December 2014

Baby New Year

December 31, 2014

The Baby New Year is a personification of the start of the New Year commonly seen in editorial cartoons. He symbolizes the “birth” of the next year and the “passing” of the prior year; in other words, a “rebirth”.[1] Baby New Year’s purpose varies by myth, but he generally performs some sort of ceremonial duty over the course of his year such as chronicling[2] the year’s events or presiding over the year as a symbol.

The myth most associated with him is that he is a baby at the beginning of his year, but Baby New Year quickly ages until he is elderly (likeFather Time, with whom he is often associated) at the end of his year. Very rarely is the Baby New Year depicted as any age other than a baby or as a very old man. Some stories, especially those with depictions of years past, will have him bear a strong likeness to key events in his time. At this point, he hands over his duties to the next Baby New Year, while he either dies or remains in this state and retires.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_New_Year

Image Source:  www.babble.com

Image Source: http://pixgood.com/new-years-baby-vintage.html

 

Broken China Jewelry Spode Christmas Tree Santa Sterling Silver Pendant

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“I got what I wanted for Christmas and just ordered another!” ~ Margaret T, Madison WI

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Make a Tiny Water Garden

December 28, 2014

ANYTHING THAT HOLDS WATER CAN BE A TINY WATER GARDEN

1) Get a container, from as small as a teacup to a half barrel (24×16).  Best to purchase plastic liner from a garden center if the container might have toxins.

2) Combine different shapes, sizes and colors of water plants including floating and submersed water plants.

3) Care with: enough light, fertilizer tablets and topping off water.  Set it out in the spring and bring it in in the winter!

 

Image Source:  http://www.silive.com/homegarden/garden/index.ssf/2010/06/make_a_splash_in_the_back_yard.html

Image Source:  http://mwgs.org/galleries

Image Source:  http://bleuarts.blogspot.com/2006/10/container-water-garden.html

A great resource is the following book:  Click here to view!

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“I got exactly what I wanted for Christmas this year!”  Evelyne M, Atlanta GA

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Floribunda Roses

December 27, 2014

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floribunda_%28rose%29

Floribunda (Latin for “many-flowering”) is a modern group of garden roses that was developed by crossing hybrid teas with polyantha roses, the latter being derived from crosses between Rosa chinensis and Rosa multiflora (sometimes called R. polyantha).[1] The idea was to create roses that bloomed with the polyantha profusion, but with hybrid tea floral beauty and colour range.

The first polyantha/hybrid tea cross,’Rödhätte’ (‘Red Riding Hood’), was introduced by the Danish breeder Dines Poulsen in 1907.[1] It possessed characteristics of both its parent classes, and was initially called a Hybrid Polyantha or Poulsen rose. Poulsen continued this line of work in subsequent years, introducing several Hybrid Polyanthas such as ‘Else Poulsen’ in 1924.[1] Other breeders also began introducing similar varieties, and in 1930 the name “floribunda” was coined by Dr. J.N. Nicolas, a rose hybridizer for Jackson & Perkins in the US. This term has been used since then to describe cultivars which in their ancestry have crosses between hybrid teas and polyanthas.

Typical floribundas feature stiff shrubs, smaller and bushier than the average hybrid tea but less dense and sprawling than the average polyantha. The flowers are often smaller than hybrid teas but are carried in large sprays, giving a better floral effect in the garden. Floribundas are found in all hybrid tea colours and with the classic hybrid tea-shaped blossom, sometimes differing from hybrid teas only in their cluster-flowering habit. Today they are still used in large bedding schemes in public parks and similar spaces.

 

For more great information on care, click here:

http://www.edmundsroses.com/dp.asp?pID=24470&c=7&p=Hannah+Gordon+Floribunda+Rose

 

Source:  http://www.wunderground.com/wximage/TanyaMass/1301

 

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“I love these roses, they are lovely!”  Rose M, Walla Walla WA

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These images are are part of what make this nation great, Merry Christmas to all!

Washington DC:  Capitol Building

Source: http://dailyadvices.net/tag/christmas-2015-in-dc-washington-dc-christmas-tree

Washington Monument

Source: http://www.washingtondcstockimages.com/galleries/Washington%20Monument%20Stock%20Images/slides/National%20christmas%20tree%20Washington%20Monument%202008%20no-7.shtml

National Cathedral

Source:  http://hppr.org/post/christmas-eve-special-programming

Stove-top potpourri kits.

Click here to visit the FB post recipe:

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/11/how-to-make-your-house-smell-amazing-during-the-holidays/#_a5y_p=2838136

OR try these below!

Great neighbor gift idea: one orange, 1/2 to 1  cup cranberries, 1 Tbs whole cloves, 3 sticks cinnamon, a dash grated nutmeg. Instructions: “Slice the orange into edible size pieces, place all in a small saucepan filled with water and simmer on lowest setting. Refill water when needed.

 

Stove-top potpourri kits. Cute neighbor gift idea: one orange, 1/2 c cranberries, 1 Tbs whole cloves, 3 sticks cinnamon, a bit of grated nutmeg.  Instructions: "Quarter the orange, place all in a small saucepan filled with water and simmer on lowest setting. Refill water as needed."

All-Natural-Make-the-House-Smell-Amazing Holiday Air Freshener

 

Or try this Christmas simmer pot:

Source: http://www.marinobambinos.com/2014/12/christmas-simmer-pot/

 

Ingredients:

Cranberries: 1 cup
Whole Cloves: 1.5 to 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon Sticks: 3 to 4
Orange Rinds: 1 orange
Rosemary: 4 small rosemary sprigs

Optional: a pinch of nutmeg or apple cider

Instructions:
Bring a small amount of water to boil in a small pot.  Add ingredients and continue boiling for a few minutes.  Lower heat to a simmer and add water as needed.

 

Merry Christmas to Everyone!!!!

 



Close Up Snowflakes

December 22, 2014

Taking a close up image of a snowflake can be very tricky.  Obviously, a snowflake will melt if you try to bring it into your lab so most photographers take their equipment outside.

Source:  http://www.tomabobu.ro/portfolio/snowflakes-istockphoto-series/

 

 

Source:  www.telegraph.co.uk

 

Source:  www.toxel.com

 

 

Broken China Jewelry Winter Snowman Sterling Silver Pendant

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Silver Platter Christmas

December 21, 2014

An inspiration for using vintage silver platters!

Source:  www.eclecticallyvintage.com

Source: http://retropolitanhip.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-crap-vintage-christmas-tree_07.html

Source:  http://jollettetc.blogspot.com/2013_12_01_archive.html

Broken China Jewelry Wedgwood Blue White Jasperware Sterling Pin/Brooch

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Romantic Christmas Tables

December 17, 2014

These romantic Christmas tables are inspiration for an elegant table!

Source:  www.greenstylegallery.com

Source: www.atticmag.com

Source: stepsintherightsdirection.com

Broken China Jewelry Spode Christmas Tree Santa Sterling Silver Pendant

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“lovely pendants” ~ Olivia C, Newport VA

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Astonishing Christmas Crochet

December 12, 2014

Check out these amazing Croche’t projects below.  Maybe they can add some holiday cheer to your house!

 

Source:  http://zoomyummy.com/christmas-crochet-pdf-patterns/

Source:  www.decoist.com

Source:  www.revedecor.com

pendant

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“All of my sister are getting this for Christmas =)” ~ Sammi K, Rhode Island

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Amazing Ornament Wreaths

December 11, 2014

This link has great tips on how to make your own wonderful ornament wreaths.  Good luck and happy holidays!

http://www.thehappierhomemaker.com/2013/11/how-to-make-an-easy-diy-ornament-wreath.html

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Source:  www.tipjunkie.com

Source: www.stylemotivation.com

Pink Ornament Wreath

SOURCE: http://www.bhg.com/christmas/wreaths/pretty-christmas-wreaths/#page=16

Broken China Jewelry Holiday Holly Sterling Bracelet

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“This jewelry looks better in person, pictures don’t do it justice!” ~ Jill H, Freemont CA

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