Creating a Spirit of the Place with Home Accessories
Home accessories are minor finishing touches in your home that truly brings the ordinary
home to be a place of glory. The lemons you place in a glass bowl, the colorful candles you place in bold
crystal candlesticks, the fresh flowers you put in a
elegant hand crafted vase - all speaks of your love of your home
and your passion for doing things for the pure joy of self-expression. Through your interest in making
a home truly yours, you can learn thousands of ways to add flair to your home.
Of all the elements of the decoration of the house home accessories are the most revealing.
These little details sprinkle your love of life in all directions. Through home accessories you can
increase your affections, multiply your pleasures, feel a deep sense of being on your path, and always
be awake to the new interests, ideas, and inspiration that comes with each day.
With home accessories your creative energy longs to be released, and here, in the privacy of
your home, you can unselfconsciously reveal your passion and creativity. You can keep pastel candles
in the hurricane lamps and colorful flowers in beautiful vases throughout your rooms to compliment
and enhance your art and upholstery.
Open your closets to see which colors you like to wear when you
are not at the office, and this will give you clues to the colors you are instinctively drawn to.
Decorating with Accessories
The juiciness you bring into your home through home accessories must
come from you. Your rooms should be titillating, fill you with excitement, arouse your senses, so that when you are in them the
experience is gratifying. With home accessories you must be honest and bold. All who enters your home should feel your presence, your passions,
your love. If you are unsure of your taste and style, choosing your home accessories will be a challenge, but just remember that the more you
reveal your self, the more love you disperse throughout your home. Every body has a capacity to increase their aesthetic dimension so their
surroundings resonate in a glow of shining glory. Putting this polish with home accessories in your home is a matter of focus and common
sense. Look out onto the water or at the flowers and trees in the garden and you'll see a generosity of spirit. Look at the snowcapped mountains
in Colorado against the abundant, blue sky. A home - your home - can give you those same feelings of euphoria and expansiveness.
Think about home accessories as being generous to your home, going the extra mile to add flair, polish, grace, and love. If you think of your
home as the flowerpot, soil and water, then the home accessories you put in them will grow and flower, adding color, beauty, and fragrance. With
home accessories you will have a deeper connection and feel more attached to your surroundings. The more generous you are with your home,
the more nourishment you give yourself and share with others. Your home is your private world of retreat, your haven it is not enough to
have it look attractive. Your home must be a mirror of you and your life, loves, and passions.
Expressing Your Creativity with Home Accessories
There is no end to your ability to add your own creativity to a home. As
long as your home accessories speak to and for you, as long as you feel an emotional connection
to as well as aesthetic affinity for this treasured home accessories, then there will naturally
be a cohesiveness among your home accessories and embellishments. You are "The artist in
your home" are the arbiter of taste. Home accessories demonstrate your personal flair. Only you
can decide what home accessories best represent you. Only you know what makes you feel comfortable.
Home accessories are not status symbol. How you value a tangible object is the mysterious
alchemy where something inanimate and commonplace becomes animate. A transmutation of seemingly
magical power takes place and is somehow indisputable. Your soul awakens the home accessories to
life. Your essence connects to the essence of the objects. Even ordinary home accessories you can
make uniquely yours by their use in your home.
All home accessories should echo your personality, taste, and aesthetics appreciation.
This is your home and it will reveal you. Home accessories make every room in your home more
interesting and more fun. In becoming enthusiastic go the extra mile for your home, awaken your
passion and become enveloped in joy. All what you need to be successful with home accessories is
to be awaken to your artistic, playful eccentric outlook as well as your taste and style. Through
your home accessories eloquently express your true, unique vision of domestic bliss.
shaking it speakeasy style - speakeasy bar accessories
It's easy to create your own unique version of a speak easy in your home with specialized bar accessories. Entrance into a home speak easy doesn't even require a secret code word, a specialized handshake or a series of secret knocks any more. In the 1920s until about 1933 these things might have been required. These were the years when a bold, new experiment was tried.
It was called Prohibition. Alcohol became illegal, forcing those who wished to enjoy a drink to retreat into tiny, private areas known as gin joints or speakeasies. Popular cover distractions for these illicit establishments were provided by jazz bands and dancers known as flappers. Some places had special secret entrances and exits, in the event that a quick exit was needed... read more about
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catch the perfect nautical decorating wave with surfboard decor
One of the biggest splashes you can make in nautical decor is to use classically styled wooden surfboards that have been thoughtfully placed throughout the home as your decorating focal points. Surfboards also become functional furnishings and implements when they are made into tables, counter tops and vanities. It pays to catch this stylish nautical design wave, while making a bold statement of classic
surfer beach house style in your home... read more on
how to decorate with surfboards
Valentine's day inspires perfect expressions of love
One of the most delightful qualities of holidays is the enigmatic, magical feelings that naturally come about when true love is expressed between two people. The most popular traditional holiday for showcasing these intense feelings of
warmth and love is Valentine's Day. One of the purest ways to express true love is through the giving of crystal gifts. The most trendy colors used in many crystal gifts are the same colors that are prominently found in other Valentine's Day gifts.
The best colors for Valentine's Day gifts include white or clear, red and pink..... read more about how to
express your love on Valentine's day >>
fine writing instruments inspire joy and creativity
Words will flow guided by your hand and they will truly come from the heart when you use
fine writing sets,
featuring specialized writing accessories like quill pens and ink wells. Bold
and stylistic writing is easier to do with high quality writing accessories
leading the way. Specialized calligraphy instruments like styluses, quality inks
and feather pens or quill pens provide the inspiration for all your best works.
Prose, poetry or novels flow straight from the heart with the proper equipment.
Design your own invitations, birthday wishes, anniversary congratulations,
menus, event place cards, certificates and custom announcements with ease and
style... read more about writing sets >>
about hurricane lamps
Any room can become spectacular at night when decorated with our elaborate hurricane lamps. Don't
limit you candle colors to beige or off-white. Candles in the hurricane lamps
provide delight in a rainbow of clear, saturated colors. Interiors by night can
reveal a whole new dimension when given the added sparkle of candle light from
hurricane lamps. By placing scented candle in the hurricane lamps ... read more on
hurricane lamps >>
bringing magic home with porcelain accessories
The gossamer beauty of porcelain has entranced humanity for close to two thousand years. Originating in China, porcelain had become highly sought after all over the world by the 14th century, whose artisans had perfected the fabrication. Since then, the process has been refined and perfected, giving birth to
several types of porcelain... continue reading on
porcelain accessories >>
The origins of Venetian glassmaking are traced to the time of the Roman Empire. During that time, the quality and beauty of Venetian glass quickly became known throughout the empire and beyond. Glass items made in Venice – bowls, vases, sculptures, jewelry and other pieces...
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incorporating Venetian glass into your home
It's no secret that Venetian glass objects are the crème-de-la-creme of the glass world. The skilled glass artists on the island of Murano in Venice, Italy practice the centuries-old craft of fashioning exquisite glass treasures...
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Venetian Glass Decor >>
precious decorative boxes
Decorative boxes can provide decoration that is both refined and practical. You can accumulate a wide assortment from different countries and cultures.
You may collect delicate antique boxes...continue reading about
precious decorative boxes >>
blending history and lore with porcelain accessories
Since the development of porcelain more than 4,000 years ago, humankind has developed a multitude of ways to fabricate items borne from the versatile material. It can be shaped by hand, formed in a press, poured into a mold or
extruded from a die... more about
porcelain accessories >>
hourglasses combine history, practicality and art
Time waits for no man, so the saying goes. But, some of us know that watching time can be a fascinating diversion, especially watching the sands of a beautiful hourglass trickle from the upper chamber to the lower one. The hourglass was a symbol of not just the passage of time, but of mortality and the brevity of life...continue reading about
hourglasses (sand clocks) >>
adding intrigue and style with binoculars and telescopes
Interior accessories should add panache to a room's decor while at the same time make a statement about the homeowner. If you are looking for distinctive
home accessories that evoke intellectual curiosity and travels to far-away realms, consider adding binoculars or telescopes to round out the appeal of your home's interior. While both binoculars and telescopes
are used to assist in the viewing of distant objects, the biggest difference is
that telescopes allow viewing with one eye, while binoculars accommodate...read more
binoculars and telescopes >>
adding ambiance with model ships
Whether your interests lie in the direction of nautical artifacts or not, it's always a pleasure to examine the intricate craftsmanship and lifelike details of
model ships. The hours of detailed work that goes into the making of ship models is clearly evident in the minute brass accents and the hand-stitched sails....read more about
how model ships add to interior ambiance
Long before large passenger jets dominated the skies, zeppelins were a popular form of air travel from one continent to another. The German designed airships made regular transatlantic flights in the 1920s and 30s before the Hindenburg Disaster led to a steep decline and eventual end in
this mode of travel...
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increasing design focus with magnifying glasses
It's rare to find decorative objects that also perform useful functions, but
magnifying glasses accomplish this task with both style and sophistication. Consider the many applications of
magnifiers in adding both form and usefulness to your home's interior. When it comes to interpreting the fine print and discovering small details, reading magnifier objects can come to the rescue and serve double duty as stylish and interesting decorative objects,
as well. From small to large magnifying glasses... read more about
magnifying glasses >>
evoking adventure and glamour with model boats
Just thinking about speedboats evokes a sense of daring adventure and glamorous high-speed outings. It's hard to deny the thrill of zipping along across the water with the powerful thrum of the boat engine filling your ears. You can instill the same sense of speed and glamour by strategically decorating with
model boats.... read on
how to incorporate model boats in home or office decor
thinking outside of the box with decorative boxes
More than just about any home decorating item, our choice of accessories expresses our personality and gives visitors to our home a sense of who we are. From the wide variety of decorative accessories from which we can choose, decorative boxes offer much in the way of both style
and functionality... read more about decorative boxes >>
dream of a life on the sea with model yachts
Simply stated, any one of these beautiful and authentic model yachts are sure to add to your home’s decor, as well as create quite a buzz among your guests. Even if you've never set foot on a real boat, these lovely yacht models will have you dreaming of sailing the open ocean right from the comfort of your
own home or office!...read more about model yachts
moving in a positive direction and collectible compasses
Beautiful skillfully crafted reproduction compasses would make wonderful additions to your decor—singly or in groups. As a desktop accessory, a single boxed compass serves not only as a conversation piece, but is an elegant tool when used as a paperweight. In bookcases, a grouping of collectible compasses displayed with other exploration or travel paraphernalia—a map, globe or pair of binoculars—might make you feel like an explorer yourself...read more about
compasses and gifts >>
office and decorative accessories
Choosing sophisticated and interesting office accessories conveys your good taste and your seriousness about business-related dealings, but these pieces also provide conversation starters that can help to pave the way to bigger business deals... read on how to enliven your home office with decorative accessories >>
fantastic plane models
It's been over a century since the Wright flyer lifted off from the sands of
Kitty Hawk. Powered flight has come a long way since. Early planes were a joint
effort of engineers, cabinetmakers and seamstresses. Aviators belonged to a
privileged class, known by name to an eager and curious public. Some of the
early aircraft and their pilots have taken on nearly mythical proportions. The
Red Baron, Tommy Sopwith, Charles Lindbergh. The planes that made them famous
are available as models in this unique collection....read more about
plane models >>
achieve far sight with telescopes and binoculars
Do you ever dream of being an Old World astronomer like Galileo, gazing at the stars? What about a ship’s captain? Or, perhaps an explorer of new lands? Well, you can’t do any of those things without your trusty telescope, ever at the ready. Our selection of authentic reproduction telescopes and binoculars are sure
to magnify your imagination. The invention of the
almost certainly one of humankind’s most significant scientific achievements of
the age. The first telescope... read more
home accessories inspired by classic architecture
The classics are timeless. Classic architecture seems to transcend time itself. You can add a touch of timelessness with miniature classic architectural models to rooms in your home. More than just decor,
architectural home accessories lend an air of sophistication and attention to detail in any room.
Artists and engineers have used architectural models since the advent of building large...read on
architectural home accessories >>
decorating with nautical accessories
Sparkling blue oceans, warm sunny days and sand between your toes are pleasant memories of a day at the beach. Transform those mental seaside images into tactile reminders by adding a few nautical accessories to your home decor. Whether you choose to incorporate a sea-loving theme throughout your entire house or simply scatter a few salty reminders here and there, decorating with nautical accessories can capture the adventurous spirit
of the sea.....learn more about how to decorate with nautical accessories
into the wild blue yonder with model planes
Humankind’s fascination with flying dates back to well before written history. Early humans, watching the birds flying high in the sky, no doubt wondered what it would be like if we could fly, free from the bonds of the earth. When flight became technologically possible, only the bravest dared to challenge gravity in
a contraption made of wood, metal, glass and fabric—the era of the daredevils
began... read more
about model planes >>
classic games with flair
The family that plays together stays together. The family that plays the most famous classic games from history stays entertained while being enlightened and educated.
A home can never have enough classic games to choose from, but cheap, plastic board games are a dime a dozen. If you want to entertain your mind with the games that have the kept the most enthralling minds of history busy, beautifully crafted games passed down from the centuries are the perfect solution.
... read more about classic games >>
propellers - a decorative spin on history
Looking for a way to make a room more interesting? Let your imagination take flight with propellers. Considered the tires of yester yore, propellers are popular today as memorabilia pieces that honor the flight traditions of mechanics, flight crews, and pilots in battle.
..read more about wood propellers >>
clocks and watches - hours that count
Clocks have an enduring place in society. Humans have been inventing ways to measure time since the beginning of time. From the eclectic clocks that haunt the spaces in Grand Central Station to Big Ben of London, they are the measure by which we pace our lives. Now that same mystical and awe-inspiring experience of laying eyes on a landmark clock can be experienced every day when you add clocks and hourglasses to your home or office decor....read more about
clocks and watches >>
incorporating obelisks into your decor
How obelisks provide both history and spiritual grace in a room. Obelisks evoke a sense of long-ago dynasties, from Ancient Greece to Egypt and the Roman Empire. These stately structures were often used to mark an entryway or to designate a special location. In today's home decor, a well-placed
obelisk can designate a special spot within your
very own space....read more on
decorating with obelisks >>
crystal accessories for your home
Picking out decorations for your home is so much fun because you are truly able to express yourself as an individual, couple or family. People opt for all different types of decor from truly traditional to completely modern, and you've likely considered a few different styles. Have you ever thought about crystal accessories though? Well, read on to discover how you can infuse them
into your life....read more about crystal home accessories >>
interactive home accessories
Give your home irresistible attraction with interactive home accessories. When interesting games like Roulette, Venetian tic-tac-toe, Chess sets and
domino are placed strategically throughout the home, the attraction to begin playing a game is almost irresistible. Memorable home decor doesn't always have to be hands off with a vibe of look but don't touch...more about interactive home accessories >>
the Feng Shui of light and crystal
The tradition of feng shui is one of aesthetics: alignment and orientation, in addition to beauty and harmony. The term, literally translated, means "wind-water" in English. Like the flow of music, the principles of achieving balance in this way are expressed in flowing energies resonating throughout a man-made structure, such as a house, tomb or building. Feng shui extols the goal of achieving positive "Qi" (pronounced "chee")
by incorporating elementals, such as ... read more on the power of crystal >>
sailing through history with miniature ship replicas
Ship models have captured the imaginations of people young and old. We imagine ourselves captaining or perhaps crewing on these diminutive, yet amazingly accurate representations of full-sized ships. Cruisers, sloops, yachts and racing ships gathered together in maritime museums or in private collections inspire
minds to dream about a life on the water. Model shipbuilding has been a part of humanity since ancient times, with models from thousands of years ago providing archaeological evidence of how seafaring cultures devised and perfected watercraft....
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celebrate the passage of time with elegant antique reproduction clocks
There is something wondrous about
clocks. From the earliest models, timepieces of even the most rudimentary design have had an elegance about them that defies logic. Their inner workings of springs and gears, the rhythmic tick-tock as they work seems to fascinate people of all ages and lifestyles all over the world. Some may argue that time is a man-made phenomenon; others believe that humans have always recognized the passage of time. While the concept of time in humankind is arguable, man has definitely constructed the items that move in rhythm to time's passage....read more on how
antique reproduction clocks >>
decorating for the holidays with interactive balance toys
Balance toys add merriment and wonder to the holidays.
Vintage inspired balance toys make beautiful decorative accents for the holidays, as well as unique and memorable Christmas gifts. Some of the best holiday memories are made when throwback decor is used to bring back those cherished memories of a simpler time. Memories of childhood Christmases often bring back the simple wonder and merriment of the holidays in a
profoundly touching way.... read more about about
balance toys >>