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Growing Clematis

May 14, 2015

If you’re a beginning gardener, then growing clematis is for you.  It is extremely easy to be successful for this climbing “queen” of plants.  There are many types of clematis available including:  Henryi, General Sikorski, Jackmanii and Comtesse de Bouchard.  Many local garden stores and big box stores offer these and many more varieties!

Image Source: http://www.yardshare.com/yard_ideas/2011/04/12/grow-up-ideas-for-climbing-plants/

Clematis vines can grow to be 10-12 feet in length, so you will need to take this into consideration when choosing a spot to grow one.  Ideally, you will have a partially sunny spot to grow your  new vine.  Sometimes clematis can take 1-2 years to start blooming, so you will want to buy a plant in a gallon container to make sure you get an established plant.

Clematis vines are happiest when they have something to grow on like a small trellis or arbor.  Because these leaf stems are minimal in size, anything that’s more than about 1/2 inch wide is too wide for the leaf stem grab. The easiest things for a clematis to grab onto, are twine, fishing line, wire, thin branches, wooden dowels or steel rods. The more grabbing opportunities you offer, the better!

 

The President Clematis

Image Source: https://www.gardenerdirect.com/buy-plants-online/1793/Clematis-All/The-President-Clematis

 

Broken China Jewelry Double Purple Pansy Pansies Medium Heart Sterling Pendant

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What our customers are saying…

“The cutest thing ever.” ~ Sally

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Easter Blessings

April 20, 2014

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What our customers are saying…

“Fabulous high quality workmanship. I am definitely a Vintage Belle fan!” – Stephanie

Sweet Baby Chicks

April 19, 2014

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“…the item looks great, super high quality.” – Amanda

 

Creative Easter Ideas

April 11, 2014

Looking for some creative ideas this Easter with the kids or grandkids? Here are a few we found helpful…

Visit One of a Kind for creative Easter Egg Hunt ideas including assigning each child a color! Perfect idea for balancing out the baskets or managing an allergy.

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Want to give something other than candy to little ones this year? Click here for a list of 45 non-candy ideas including new sunglasses for summer!

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Looking for a craft to entertain the kids during Easter weekend? Here is a list of 75 crafts including lots of low cost ideas!

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Learn how to make these cute fuzzy Easter eggs HERE.

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See more lovely broken china jewelry in our shop HERE.

What our customers are saying…

Thank you so much! I love wearing this pendant and it gets attention where ever I go.” – Stephanie

Happy Daffodils

April 7, 2014

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See more lovely broken china jewelry in our shop HERE.

What our customers are saying…

The pendant is beautiful ” ~Michelle

Bunnykins

April 2, 2014

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Mr. Cuthbert Bailey was the general manager of Royal Doulton in 1930s. Knowing his daughter’s passion for drawing and art, he asked his daughter to create child friendly design for a nursery series that Royal Doulton was planning.

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His daughter Barbara, created drawings of bunnies in every family setting. They were said to be inspired from her fondness of her childhood, the designs comprised of rabbits eating, picnicking, playing, fishing, dancing, reading and cooking basically just enjoying everyday life. The father rabbit was shown as bespectacled and smoking a pipe which is said to be based on her own father. When the Bunnykins line was introduced by Royal Doulton in 1934 it was an instant success, the rabbits were dressed in human clothes in colourful and rural English scenes.

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The first and earliest pieces were signed by Barbara and are quite rare and highly expensive. The Bunnykins china was used by Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth as children, and they were popular Christmas, birthday and christening gifts in middle class English homes.

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Figurines based on the Bunnykins characters were created by Charles Noke in 1939. The production was halted because of the war and didn’t resume till after Royal Douton purchased the Beswick factory in 1969. Prior to the war, six designs were produced and have become a rare and expensive find.  The Bunnykins designs have been picked up for continuation by various designers who have stayed true to Barbara’s original design.

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What our customers are saying…

Thank you so much for another pretty one of a kind piece of jewelry. – Stephanie

Want to shop for a set of Bunnykins for your little bunny?  Find it HERE: 

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Easter Tea Party

March 31, 2014

Artful Affirmations shared a beautiful Easter tea party on her blog!

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Don’t you just love the white chocolate bunnies sitting in tea cups?

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Visit Artful Expressions for more photos here.

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See more lovely broken china jewelry in our shop HERE.

What our customers are saying…

This pin is even more beautiful in person then what the photos showed. I am trully thrilled, especially with the quality of Vintage Belle’s items. Thank you for another great sterling silver broken china pendant/pin to add to my growing collection. – Stephanie

Easter Tables

March 29, 2014

Architecture Art Designs shared 28 inspirational tables on their site and I had a hard time picking my favorites! Check out all 28 here.

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See more lovely broken china jewelry in our shop HERE.

What our customers are saying…

“Exquisite pendant. Given as a gift and very well received!”– Deborah