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Guide To Purchasing A Turkish Rug

Guide To Purchasing A Turkish Rug

Guide To Purchasing A Turkish Rug – Turkish rugs are made by women and the art of weaving is passed on for generations to their daughters. Today, you can find exquisitely woven Turkish rugs in over 750 tribal areas and villages. Considering the size of the investment, it is important that you learn how to evaluate the quality of these rugs and understand the designs before making your final purchase. Read the guide to purchasing a Turkish rug:

1. What kind of rug do you intend to purchase?

Essentially, there are two types of Turkish carpets – the Kilim or the knotted carpets. If this is one of your first purchases, it is ideal to choose a Turkish Kilim rug that is relatively more affordable.

Useful Tips When Buying Curtains

Useful Tips When Buying Curtains

Useful Tips When Buying Curtains – Curtains are dressy window coverings that can alter the appearance and do wonders for rooms in a home. It can make a room look more spacious or compact. One would think that you need heavy designer curtains embellished with rings and extra fittings to achieve an effective look but in reality that is not so. Unlike special areas that need large, custom-fitted curtains or drapes for specific purposes such as to prevent sunlight or act as a barrier between spaces, curtains for home spaces can be made by hand using simple fabric and stitching styles.

Choosing curtains can seem like a ‘breeze in the park’; you may think that all you need is a measuring tape to get sizes, going to the store to pick up fabric and tailoring them to your needs.

Linen Napkins: An Unique Dining Room Decor

Linen Napkins: An Unique Dining Room Decor

Linen Napkins: An Unique Dining Room Decor – In a world that has become dominated by cheap fast food chains, we’ve begun a revolution to reclaim dinner, the dining room table, real plates, real silverware, real napkins and other real dining room accessories. Say so long to the coffee table at dinnertime and hello to stylish and functional dining room decor! Everyone is looking for new ways to go green and find eco-friendly living solutions; paper towels and paper napkins are out, linen napkins are in.

Additionally, by moving dinner away from the TV and to the dining room table, our families are getting in quality conversations, which helps parents get to know the lives of their children a little better while also reducing the risk of wanting to stay glued to the TV for long hours after dinner.

Novelty Clocks

Novelty Clocks

Novelty Clocks – The earliest surviving working novelty clocks were German automata made in Augsburg in the 1650s involving mechanical figures, either of human or animal form, which performed as the hour struck. They include dogs, and, most extraordinarily for the early date, cockerels which flapped their wings and opened and closed their mouth, often making a crowing sound. The earliest novelty clock in history is the celebrated crowing cock of the Strasbourg Cathedral clock, made in 1354 and now preserved in the Strasbourg Museum.

These astonishing pieces continued to be made until the 18th century, when they fell out of favor, but the novelty clock enjoyed a revival in the Black Forest area of Germany in the 19th century and included the pie-eating man who lifts a fork to his mouth on the hour.