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Lake Como Italy

January 11, 2015

Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy, and has been a popular tourist attraction since Roman times.  The lake is shaped like the letter “Y” and looks like a mighty river running through the mountains.  It attracts visitors with beautiful landscapes, wildlife, villas and spas.

 

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SOURCE:  http://traveltripjourney.blogspot.com/2013/02/lake-como-italy.html

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Broken China Jewelry Blue Willow Storyline Sterling Silver Bracelet

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Childhood Favorites

September 5, 2014

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 “My sister is a lover of all things Pooh and has been collecting for years. When I gave her this for her birthday, she was absolutely delighted because of it’s uniqueness and quality” – Pat

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Royal Albert China

August 27, 2014

Royal Albert China is the trading name of the small pottery company established by Thomas Clark Wild in 1894. It was located in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent in England. Thomas Wild and his sons, Thomas and Frederick built up the family business. The company grew to be known for tis fine quality bone china. From 1905 to 1917, the business traded simply as Thomas C. Wild and as business prospered Thomas Clarke Wild purchased several pottery businesses and factories nearby including St. Mary’s Works in Longton in 1905, the Park Place Works in 1910, the Royal Albert China Works in 1917, the Shore & Coggins Ltd in 1918 and William Lowe pottery in 1919.

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Thomas Clarke Wild’s sons Thomas E. Wild and Frederick C. Wild joined their father in the business in the early 20th century. In 1932, Thomas Wild retired from active management and his sons Thomas and Frederick worked as permanent directors. The first backstamp used by the company had their initials, but it was phased out around 1905. The second backstamp added Royal Albert to its name and the third was introduced in 1907. It was around this time that the Old Rose pattern was started. The pattern, designed by  Harold Holdcroft, has achieved sales of over 100 million pieces since its introduction and is still highly sought after today.

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The company became incorporated as a Limited Company in 1933. One of the company’s highlights is the creation of their first royal items in 1897, to honour the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Their products were originally called Albert Crown China, the company added Royal to the brand name in 1904 and this is named after Prince Albert, who was crowned King George VI in 1936.

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The company had its first overseas agencies setup in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and US in around 1910. By 1970, the company was renamed Royal Albert Limited and in 1972 it became a part of the Royal Doulton group. Originally production of all Royal Albert items was in England but in 2002 it was moved to the company’s state of the art facilities in Indonesia.

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“Great item! Well made, good price. Thanks so much!” ~ Hannah

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Blue & White for Fall

August 23, 2014

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“I have gotten so many compliments on this bracelet. It has a very neutral color scheme, and goes with almost anything. Very high quality piece, and this is one of my favorite shops!” – Bernadette

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“Fantastic pin- WOW! I’ll be back for more-Thanks!!! Great unique gift ideas, too” ~ Kim

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Three Blue Birds

August 18, 2014

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“lovely lovely piece of jewelry” ~ Ginger

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Madame Plantier Rose

August 1, 2014

Madame Plantier also known as the Bride’s Rose is an interesting cross between an Alba and a Noisette. It is the perfect subject for the white garden. The medium-sized flowers are in the form of beautiful white pompons. They are held in large clusters and produced in great profusion on long, graceful, almost thornless growth.

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Each flower has many petals perfectly arranged around a small, green, central eye. There is a sweet and powerful fragrance which fills the air. Madame  Plantier has a graceful, sprawling, mounded habit, with pale green leaves. Grown as a climber, the billowing flowers make a wonderful sight and it is a very healthy, tough and reliable variety.  When grown next to a tree, or other support, this rose becomes a climber capable of going about 12 to 15 feet.

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According to Charles Quest-Ritson, it “combines the profusion of the Noisettes with the hardiness and grace of the Albas”.  Madame Plantier is a treasure as it is disease resistant, shade tolerant, and requires almost no maintenance.

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Content Sources: Antique Rose Emporium, David Austin Roses and Rogue Valley Roses.

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Rainbows

July 29, 2014

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“Great bracelet! Thank you!” ~ Diane

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Violets

July 23, 2014

 Purple violets, along with pansies and violas, are members of the Violaceae plant family. Violets are a genus of spring flowering plants with around 400 to 500 species. They are native to temperate Northern Hemisphere and are also distributed in Hawaii, Australasia and the Andes in South America. Some species of Viola are perennials while others are annuals and a few are small shrubs.

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Violets typically have heart-shaped scalloped leaves and a vast majority of the viola species are herbaceous. The flowers are formed from five petals. The shape of the petals and placement defines many species. Violets often bloom in spring, but many species produce self-pollinated flowers in summer and autumn.

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True violets have been known for centuries with ancient Greeks cultivating them about 500BC. Both Greeks and Romans have found many uses for violets including herbal remedies, wine and to sweeten food. The Ancient Greeks considered Violets the symbol of love and fertility.

Violets are easy to cultivate through root cuttings or seeds. They are easily grown in sun or shade and are best grown in the dappled shade of a deciduous tree. Violets like well-drained and fairly rich soil so work in a spade full or two of compost at planting time for best results. Plan violets four to six weeks before your region’s last frost date and plant them 4 to 8 inches apart. Water moderately for they do not need huge amounts of water. Fertilize once after blooming starts. Not all species of violets are desired- wild violets are considered weeds by some people and are regarded as a problem in shady lawns in North America.

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Viola flowers have many uses including being used to decorate salads or in stuffing for poultry or fish. An extract of violets make a sweet syrup used by the French and the Americans to make violet scones and marshmallows. Violets have also been used as a source of scents in the perfume industry.

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Red Calico

July 14, 2014

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“I love this bracelet it fits my large wrist.” ~ Amber

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