Ever considered owning a house lion? Well meet the dog of the cat world, an animal with wildcat looks, a body stretch up to 40 inches in length, a cat fiercely loyal to its human owners, kid-friendly, one of the top 10 of the most popular cat breeds in the US, one of the largest domestic cat breeds, people oriented, laid-back, the most trainable of cats, even accepting a leash, it’s the “tail with the cat on the end”: the Maine Coon. You must know the breed, think Harry Potter and the cat of the caretaker called Mrs Norris in the film.
For our low-cost, healthy diet, we enjoy an advantageous fun rewarding pastime: time spent outdoors. We get on top of garden freshness, crunchiness and flavour. In my household, we do a generous serve of fresh vegetables, our home-grown, delicious, nutritional vegetables, beat store-bought products every time!
It’s always nice to add warmth to your house.Candles play an important role in our lives, pure functional giving light and warmth, enriching our home décor, by creating an illuminating aura or the typical ambiance of candlelight, succeeding in changing the mood of our entire home and its inhabitants.
Has your house got the classical ring knocker or crescent moon knocker? It doesn’t really matter, as that knocker has one purpose only: to request entrance into the house. First impressions have a lasting effect when entering ones home, they might be important. Doorknockers can be powerfully symbolic and always express artistic beauty.
Let’s go back into French history, to the mid 19th century in Paris, where the warehouse “Au Bon Marché” thought of a new way of promotion (quickly followed by other brands): they offered children pictures, showing nature, history, science or art, all of them on coloured lithographed cards (7 to 11cm). The cards were added to the packaging for “Liebig’s Extract of Meat” products. Given this way to customers, made people want to have the whole series, collections. The birth of the Liebig Collection of chromos was a fact: loads of pictures showing different scenes were Liebig’s promotion campaign for their beef extracts.
Nowadays bathrooms and sanitary ware are perfectly designed, whether you go all modern, or go for the genuine vintage touch of adding character, including the Victorian style ceramic high level cistern chrome flush pull toilets. Houses built with several en suites, will sell quicker than others, en suites are “in”. We’re a long way apart from the old days and yet not that long, I still remember the scary outdoor toilet at my gran’s old farm…
Isn’t this nice antique wooden sewing kit super, with its turned bobbins? It looks quite plain, but contains hidden secrets: needles can be stowed away inside the handle and the bobbins can be unscrewed and you’ll find the spikey pin. The pin was and still can be used as a hole punch to create an eyelet by forcing the weave or fabric apart (pattern pricker).
Yesterday I got a call from my Indian daughter in law, inviting me to join her and her family for a trip to her home country: India. The place to be: a village in the lap of the mighty Himalayan region, where her family resides: Kullu. Who can say no to this amazing place, famous for its abundant natural beauty and scenic charm. (more…)