Articles for tag: Cointreau, Loire Valley, Tapestries

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Best Castles to Visit in England: Touring Medieval Times

England’s rich history rooted in the royal family gives way to the multitude of castles and mediaeval architecture found throughout the country. Taking a trip to any of the castles is a fascinating experience into another place and time. These well-maintained venues are a great opportunity to take part in authentic English culture, and see ...

Where to Buy Affordable Art Online

Art is a very taste specific, which means you likely need an extensive selection to choose from. Most of us don’t have the budget, or really the know how, to buy original works by well known artists, but you don’t need a Christie’s budget to decorate your home with art. Look to these online retailers ...

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Caring for Your Tapestry

Wall tapestries should be handled with great care. They are a beautiful addition to home décor that require meticulous care so that they can beautify the home for years to come. For the most part, tapestries can be well cared for at home. When they become stained or dingy, however, a textile conservator can help ...

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How Tapestries Are Made – Past and Present

To fully appreciate the intricacies of tapestries, it’s beneficial to know how these regal textiles are made. True tapestries are exclusively woven, but as of late, embroidery and even paint have been incorporated into some. Very few people today know the traditional art of weaving tapestries, so the newer versions that incorporate other elements are ...

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Best Antique Stores in New York City

When you visit a place, you definitely want to take home a few special items from that city. The Antique shops are the best place to find such accessible objects and these are a few of the best Antique shops in the city of New York that offer a wide a range of Antique materials ...

Tapestry Making with Crochet or Weaving Techniques

Tapestry making has a long and distinguished history. It has told the stories of many cultures, from the ancient Egyptians onward. Modern tapestries can be very costly. But if you’d like to own a tapestry (or two or three!), it’s very possible to make your own using a variation of traditional crochet, or the technique ...

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The Myth of How the First Spider Came to Be

I have often wondered how spiders can weave such magical looking webs. They are often times so precise that it boggles the mind. Other times they are so unique that it seems virtually impossible. Perhaps the answer to that question lies within the Greek myth of Athena and Arachne. Although Athena always appreciated the cleverness ...

Home Decorating Theme – Medieval Goth

One of the most misrepresented subcultures; Goths are not all into having everything black, gloomy, depressing, or death-related. In this article we’ll explore home decorating ideas for one of the perhaps original types, the Medieval Goth. A man’s home is his castle, as the old saying goes, and this decorating style strives to make it ...

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Design Themes for a Mediterranean Home

Interior designers cannot begin to keep up with trendy home buyers looking to transform their humble abode into something straight out of a magazine. The past few years have witnessed a discovery of Mediterranean style decorating like never before. Rich in vibrant, bold colors and rustic in nature, hardwood, iron, marble, and leather is making ...