Archives For Holidays

Romantic Christmas Tables

December 17, 2014

These romantic Christmas tables are inspiration for an elegant table!

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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!

 

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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!

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Pink Ornament Wreath

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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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Vintage Handkerchief Stockings

November 30, 2014

Having vintage handkerchief stockings can make Christmas more nostalgic and fun with a twist on the mantle.  Your grandparents might have had stockings that looked like this!  Click the link below to see how to make some beautiful stockings!

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what a cute idea for those old hankies

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“Beautiful – Absolutely Gorgeous!!!”    Bette Wilde

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Vintage Bluebird Greetings!

November 29, 2014

Origins of the Bluebird as a Symbol of Happiness

The symbol of a bluebird as the harbinger of happiness is found in many cultures and may date back thousands of years. One of the oldest examples (found on oracle bone inscriptions of the Shang Dynasty, 1766-1122 BC) is from pre-modern China, where a blue bird (qingniao) was the messenger bird of Xi Wangmu, the ‘Queen Mother of the West’ who began life as a fearsome goddess and Immortal. By the Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD) she had evolved into a Daoist fairy queen and the protector/patron of “singing girls, dead women, novices, nuns, adepts and priestesses…women [who] stood outside the roles prescribed for women in the traditional Chinese family”. Depictions of Xi Wangmu often include a bird—the birds in the earliest depictions are difficult to identify, and by the Tang Dynasty, most of the birds appear in a circle, often with three legs, as a symbol of the sun.

(Interested in more bluebird articles, see our links below for more great information.)

Bluebirds http://vbelleblog.com/2014/03/05/bluebirds/

Mountain Bluebirds  http://vbelleblog.com/2016/11/03/mountain-bluebirds/

Bluebird China History: http://vbelleblog.com/2014/03/07/bluebird-china-history/

Bluebird Search  http://vbelleblog.com/?s=bluebird

 

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May everyone have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend!

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Thanksgiving postcards fun to collect and easy to find.  The history behind Thanksgiving is pretty well known. A small group landed on Plymouth Rock in December 1620 and hoped to found a colony with freedom to practice religion as they pleased.

Native Americans helped these early arrivers and provided and a beautiful harvest in 1621.  They held a feast to give thanks to God for their deliverance & the Virginian colonists had held a similar harvest celebration, and it was common practice in many European communities. In fact, any group that survived a year in the New World had reason to be thankful.

The idea of a Thanksgiving Day spread throughout the colonies. Colonial governors issued annual proclamations, and President Washington declared a general day of thanksgiving in 1789.  In 1863, President Lincoln appointed the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. It was observed on this date until 1941, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed it to the fourth (but not final) Thursday in November.

Postcard makers liked to focus on one particular aspect of the holiday: a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.  It’s very likely that wild turkeys were among the fowl hunted in 1621, but the birds tended to push the Pilgrims into the background on early 20th century postcards. When Pilgrims are pictured, they’re shown in dark, plain costumes with bland expressions that reveal little of the personalities that dared the new world. – See more at:

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Broken China Jewelry Johnson Bros Windsor American Wild Turkey Birds Sterling Pin Brooch

 

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Fall Wreaths

November 2, 2014

Corn-and-Husks Wreath

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Corn-and-Husks Wreath

Channel a blazing sun with this fall wreath. Choose Indian corn with multiple colors but similar lengths. Gently pull the husks so they point straight out from the tops of the cobs. Hot-glue the ears of corn to an 8-inch straw wreath. Fan out the husks for a truly impressive display.

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Broken China Jewelry Clarice Cliff Flower Sterling Oval Brooch Pin Pendant

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
George Eliot

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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2014

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
– Henry David Thoreau

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