Archives For Pendants

Amazing Pantrys

August 21, 2014

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“Beautifully made ~ The 2nd one I’ve ordered – love them that much.” ~ Lisa

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Gold that SPARKLES!

August 15, 2014

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Blue Calico

August 13, 2014

The Calico pattern is a very popular and highly collected china pattern; it is a single color allover floral chintz pattern that is elegant and quaint at the same time making it a classic. The pattern was produced from the 1950s until the 1970s by several English potteries like Burgess Dorling & Leigh. The pattern was so popular that it was produced not only as traditional place setting and serving pieces but also as novelty and giftware items. The height of its popularity was in the 1950s and it started the creation of various Japanese go-along ceramic novelty items. Apart from traditional setting pieces several other items including canisters, trays and lunchboxes were also produced.

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The Calico pattern is commonly recognized in cobalt blue but it is also available in rich chocolate brown. Several pieces were also produced in avocado green but they are rare and they seem to appear only in novelty and giftware pieces and not in standard traditional pieces. It is not commonly collected by collectors though.

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What is commonly collected is the blue calico pattern and due to its popularity the pattern has been reissued under the trademark “Queen’s”. The new reissued pieces were more lightweight and the china blanks used are distinctly different from the 1950s pieces which are heavier and have a dense clay body.

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The newly reissued patterns are available for sale in shops and  online while the original ones from the early 1950s are harder to come by.

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Dahlias

August 12, 2014

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DAHLIA 'GRAMMA'S LEMON PIE'

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“Great quality item.” ~ Dallas

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The Great Horned Owl

August 10, 2014

The Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is an adaptable bird with a vast range. It is sometimes called the Tiger Owl, Hoot Owls, Cat Owls or Winged Tigers. It was first seen in the Virginia colonies and it got its species name “virginianus” from the Latinized form of the colonies’ name. This owl is the heaviest owl in Central and South America and the second heaviest owl in North America.

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The Great Horned Owl is easily recognized by its earlike tufts, intimidating yellow-eyed stare and deep hooting voice. It is the owl depicted in the storybooks and is one of the most common birds in America equally at home in the deserts, wetlands, forests, grassland cities, backyards and almost any other semi-open habitat between the Arctic and the tropics.

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The female Great Horned Owl is slightly bigger than the male, an average adult weighs about 3 pounds has a length of 22 in with a wingspan of 49 in. There is a considerable color variation of the owl’s plumage between subspecies but the body shape remains the same. They are heavy built, with barrel shaped bodies that has broad rounded wings and large heads. The facial discs are rusty brown to ocher-buff, paler around the eyes with a prominent blackish rim on each side and there is a white patch on the throat.

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The iris is yellow except in the amber-eyed South American Great Horned Owl. The upper parts are mottled brown and the underparts are light brown. The feet and talons are slightly feathered and are large and powerful. The overall color tone of the Great Horned Owl varies regionally from sooty to pale. They are also natural predators to prey heavier than themselves like the skunks and porcupines.

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Great Horned Owls have adapted to many different places and climates. You can find this widespread owl in woods, particularly young woods interspersed with fields or other open areas. Its breeding habitat extends from subarctic North America throughout most of North and Central America then going down to South America.

The Great Horned Owl is nocturnal and activity begins at dusk but in some regions may be seen in late afternoon. Both sexes may be very aggressive towards intruders when nesting. They hunt by perching on poles watching for prey. From their high perch they would dive down to the ground with folded wings before snatching up their prey. The prey almost always dies immediately when grasped by its large and powerful talons. Common preys of the Great Horned Owl are medium-sized mammals such as rabbits and hares, moderately sized rodents such as squirrels, mice, rats and voles.

Breeding season is in January and February when the male and female hoot to each other. Unlike other birds they do not build their own nest instead they utilized nest from other birds like the crow, hawk or heron. They sometimes use the nests of squirrel’s nests, abandoned buildings or artificial platform. Two to four eggs are laid which are incubated by the female for 26 to 35 days. For 6 to 7 weeks, the young would start roaming the nest and other branches, they don’t get to fly well until they are 9 to 10 weeks old.

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A Great Horned Owl in captivity is known to live up to 29 to 38 years and wild owls can live up to 13 years. Most deaths are related to man through shooting, traps and road kill. Their only natural enemy is the Northern Goshawks over nest disputes. The Great Horned Owl is not considered a globally threatened species.

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Marie Van Houtte Rose

August 9, 2014

Marie Van Houtte is a tea rose bred by Jean-Claude Ducher in France in 1871. It was later introduced in the United States by Conard & Jones in 1903 as ‘Winter Gem’.

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Marie van Houtte is described as having large, globular flowers of lemon yellow, deeper in the center, with pinkish lilac suffusing the tips of the petals. Its dark, shiny and occasionally evergreen foliage is a good foil to the light flowers. The coloration of the blossom is very similar to the popular Tea, Mrs. Dudley Cross, however, the bush is much more substantial.

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A moderate fragrance will draw you in to the beauty of this rose. It is hardy rose that has stood the test of time, also holding a strong 8.3 rating for ARS. This rose will make a nice large shrub.

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Content Sources: Antique Rose Emporiums and Heirloom Roses.

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Flowering Trees

August 8, 2014

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The Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly (Cupido comyntas) also known as Everes comyntas is a common butterfly of eastern and Northern America. They are small adorable butterflies that are very lovely to watch visiting flowers or moist areas. They can be seen flying low to the ground or basking in the sun.

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The males are cobalt blue while the females are more slate gray. They have a wingspan of 3/4 to 1 inch and both male and female have orange spots on the rear of their hind wings.

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The Eastern Tailed Blue butterfly feed on various legumes and they secrete a substance favoured by some ant species. These ants then in turn protect the larva of the butterflies from other predators. Unlike other butterflies the females will lay her eggs on the host plants flower buds and the caterpillars will feed on them together with seeds and flowers.

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These lovely butterflies are found in disturbed areas, fields, meadows and forest glades all throughout the eastern United States west to North Dakota, Colorado and Texas and in New Hampshire.

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“Very pretty pendant! Fantastic seller!” ~ Maggie

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Indoor Herb Gardens

August 4, 2014

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 “really beautiful–love it” ~ Oscar

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