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Beach House Decor Accents

Beach House Decor Accents

Beach House Decor Accents

When decorating a beach house, many people choose items that are related to the beach, ocean, or nautical type themes. Etsy offers a variety of handmade beach house decor items that you can't find anywhere else. Choosing handmade decor makes your beach house even more special than it already is by adding a touch of unique charm you won't find in a retail store. Here we look at some unique beach house decor items offered by Etsy shop owners. Choose from everything from wall decor to wreaths and throw pillow covers to give your beach house a great look and feel.

Life Is Short, Buy The Beach House Sign

This is a hand made, made to order item constructed from wood, acrylic paint, and jute. Sign bears the saying "Life is short, buy the beach house", and can be ordered in two sizes of 8 inches by 18 inches, or 12 inches by 24 inches. Background color choices include basic black, royal blue, nautical navy, ocean aqua, beach bum blue, and shoreline green. Sign features a distressed and weathered appearance and hangs with a jute cord. Perfect beach house decor that lets everyone know you're glad you made the investment.

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Beach Wall Clock

This is a made to order, hand made clock that features a lovely beach scene with sand, blue sky, and small ocean waves. Clock measures 10 inches in diameter and is 1.75 inches in depth. Face is made from high-impact Plexiglas and is easy to hang using the backside hook. Uses one AA battery, not included. Clock face contains no actual numerals, you just tell the time by the positioning of the hands.

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Beach Block Set

This is a set of five wooden blocks of various sizes that are decorated using acrylic paints and scrapbook papers. Block set contains the letters B, E, A, C, and H to spell out the word Beach. Blocks look great when displayed on a shelf or mantle and make perfect beach house decor.

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Gone To The Beach Throw Pillow

Attractive pillow cover comes in your choice of over thirty color options. Available in sizes 16 by 16 inches or 18 by 18 inches. This is a hand made item made from organic cotton sateen and eco-friendly water based inks. Pillow cover has an invisible zipper and sports the phrase "Gone to the Beach". Slip cover over any throw pillow for a great decorative beach house accent.

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Beach Wreath, Summer Shell Wreath, Sand dollar - Starfish Wreath

A great wreath to use either indoors or outdoors as a beautiful decorative accent for any beach house. Wreath can be used on front door, hung from a fence, or displayed on a mantel, wall, or shelf. Handmade from a grapevine wreath, shells, sheer aqua ribbon, raffia, shells, and a starfish. A small sign hangs from the inside of the wreath that says "Beach". Circular wreath is decorated with natural materials and shells, and the ribbon color gives it a great beach feel. Available in a 12 inch, 14 inch, or 18 inch diameter.

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Large Mosaic Mirror in Aqua, Blue, Copper

Beautiful hand made mirror is constructed from glass, mirror, mosaic tiles, and grout. Can be made to order in sizes 17 by 19 inches, 18 by 24 inches, 20 by 28 inches, 24 by 30 inches, and 30 by 36 inches. Decorative mirror shimmers in the light and features a beautiful mosaic in the perfect beach house color scheme of white iridescent, white glass, aqua ice, metallic white pearl, light aqua FL glass, metallic nude, metallic birch, fawn, and cornsilk. Makes a stunning focal point for any room.

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The Sand May Brush Off Picture Frame

This hand made frame measures 12 by 12 inches with a 4 by 6 inch area for displaying a photo. Frame comes with glass and backing. Made from a wood panel, stain, and a professional print. Front of frame displays the words " The sand may brush off, the salt may wash clean, the tans may fade, but the memories will last forever". Makes a perfect accent to display in any beach house and allows you to display your special memories you've shared there together.

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Beach House Decor Accents

Article publié pour la première fois le 15/04/2016

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Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Use Extension Ladder Review

Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Use Extension Ladder Review

Werner Heavy Duty Telescoping Extension LadderIf you are a serious do it yourself person, then you need a serious extension ladder.  A good ladder is necessary for so many jobs, especially indoor jobs like painting near a ceiling, changing light bulbs, installing lighting, and repairing molding, and also for outdoor jobs like siding, painting, repairing brick, and anything on the second story of your house or garage.

My husband and I live in a older home, about 60 years old, and we are constantly repairing our garage roof, fixing siding, and filling in cracks in old plastering jobs.  This year we will probably take on the task of filling in grout around some of the bricks on the outside of our house.

I also use a ladder at different heights constantly in my retail store, because I have a high ceiling with track lights.  I need a 22 foot ladder for that job, and need a shorter step ladder to replace lighting in our front windows.  I also have to patch and repaint walls a lot because I am consistently moving wall art around in the shop.

I have been borrowing the big 26 foot ladder that belongs to my landlord, but I decided that it was time to buy one for myself.  I wanted a ladder that I could use for a lot of different jobs at home and at work, and one that would be flexible and sturdy, so that I didn't feel like I would fall off any minute.  Going up a ladder is NOT one of my favorite things to do, but it is necessary to get some jobs done.

After much research and comparison, I decided to buy the Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Ladder, 22-Foot which is the second longest ladder in this model. One of the reasons that I bought this ladder is that I was able to get a tremendous price on this model from Amazon.  I love shopping on Amazon for some items because they have some great deals on products, that even with shipping, I get a better price than stores in my area.  And if you have a Prime Membership, you can get free shipping on most items.

I also liked that the Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Ladder is a professional grade ladder meant for a lot of use.  That means that it is a good investment that will last me for many years of indoor and outdoor usage.  If it is good enough for professional contractors, then you better believe it will be good enough for me, even with my multiple uses and needs.

One of the coolest features of the MT Series ladder is that it can be easily transformed into a twin stepladder, extension ladder, stairway stepladder, or two scaffold bases.  This means that my new ladder will replace all of the old rickety ladders that I currently have.  It scares me half to death every time I climb up on those to change a light bulb, and I will be much more secure on the Werner MT series.

I don't have too many jobs that weigh 300 pounds, but if I needed to I can set up the Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Ladder as a stepladder, and it will hold a load capacity of 300 pounds per side, including myself and any materials that I might use.  That means that the ladder will hold just about any size person, including a big burly guy, and a load of cement or bricks if necessary.

One of the biggest problems I have had in the past when I borrow my landlord's tall ladder is that it takes up so much room in my office.  This problem is eliminated with the Werner MT, because the ladder's inner section allows it to be folded into three set positions: extension ladder, twin stepladder, and storage. I can store this ladder out of the way when I don't need to use it.  I can fit it in my car trunk to take it too and from home and work. It is also quite easy to adjust the height because it has spring loaded J-locks. Simply disengage the J-locks on either side, telescope the section out to the desired length (in one-foot increments), and then reengage the J-hooks.  I can go easily from changing lights in my store windows to changing the lights in my raised ceiling without having to drag out another ladder.

I get a little dizzy when I have to go on a ladder.  If my husband is around, I always ask him to climb the ladder for me.  But often, I am in my shop or at home and need to climb a ladder when he isn't around.  I am thrilled with the safety rating of the Werner MT Telescoping Multi-Ladder.  Double-riveted steps provide long-lasting durability, and an extra wide flared bottom provides firm support while smooth curved side rails provide comfort and safe climbing, and best of all, heavy duty non-marring feet provide slip resistance.  The ladder moves less, I slip less, and it doesn't put marks or scratches on my hardwood floors.  I feel a lot safer on this ladder.

When you get this ladder, it is important to read the instruction manual.  I am the kind of person who usually learns through mistakes, and doesn't like to read manuals, but for using this ladder, you should.  You will understand better how to manuever the ladder and extend it.

You can buy the Werner MT Telescoping Multi-Ladder in more than one length; it comes in 13, 17, 22, and 26 feet.  There are also some accessories that you can buy for this ladder that will help with some specialized jobs including a Werner AC96 Standoff Stabilizer for all Werner Aluminum Extension Ladders and Multi-Master Articulated Ladders, and a Werner AC-18MT 3-Way Tray Attachment for MT Ladders.  The stabilizer is great for cleaning gutters on the outside of any building, home or office.

There are lots more reviews of the Werner MT Telescoping Multi-Ladder on Amazon.  Click through any of the links on this page to read more about the features and uses of this ladder.

Article publié pour la première fois le 14/07/2013

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Unique Steel and Wood Maps for Home Decor

Unique Steel and Wood Maps for Home Decor

Decorative Steel Wall Map

If you are looking for something interesting and a bit out of the ordinary to add to your home's wall decor, consider using unique steel and wood maps. The wood brings somewhat of a natural and outdoor element into the home, while the steel provides a more contemporary look. Choose whichever fits in with your decorating style or take a chance on trying something new.

Custom Wood Map

Choose a wood map in any of the states within the United States to add to your wall decor. These maps are cut in the shape of the specified state from a rustic looking piece of wood. A heart can be added to a particular location within the chosen state. Choice of heart in a whole or distressed look, or you can order with no heart. (Be sure to select desired heart option when ordering.) Each map is created from local milled pine wood from Maine. The artist does a hand painted , water based stain over a dark stained wood and hand distresses the item. It is finished with a hand rubbed finishing paste for preservation. Each state map has the approximate dimensions of 10 inches by 10 inches and is around 1.5 inches deep. Includes hanging hardware. Would look great in a den or family room or perhaps above a fireplace mantel.

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Woodcut Maps

This map can be made to represent Chicago, IL or nine other locations including San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, Seattle, WA, Boston/Cambridge, MA, Paris, France, Hawaii, Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, CA. Product can be customized by choosing from twelve wood colors to represent landscapes, twelve wood options to represent parks, twelve wood options to represent roads, twelve to represent parks, and twelve to represent water. Frames choices include light, medium, auburn, and dark, or no frame. Looks great on any wall decor and adds a unique focal point to any room. Makes a great addition to any room where the family gathers.

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Natural Birch Plywood Beer Cap Map of USA

This is a custom made, laser cup map of the USA made from one quarter inch birch plywood. Map measures approximately 24 inches by 15 inches. Securely holds 94 of your favorite beer caps. Comes pre-drilled and ready to hang. This would make a terrific addition to your home wall decor, especially when displayed in a bar area. Makes for a lively conversation piece while enjoying a brew with your buddies. Available in either natural or dark walnut stained finish.

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5" X 7" Stainless Steel Cut Maps

Each map is cut from a single piece of 5 inch by 7 inch stainless steel and comes ready to display is a classic black frame. There are 66 locations to choose from, including Atlanta, Amsterdam, Baltimore, Cleveland, Denver, Edmonton, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and more. These maps have a unique look that fits in well with almost any home decor. Display the location of your choice, perhaps the state you live in, the place you honeymoon, or a place you plan to someday visit while on vacation. Would look great in a home library or study, den, or family room.

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Custom Wooden Wedding Guestbook

This is a very unique wood map that wedding guests sign with a felt pen instead of using a traditional paper guest book. Choose from any state in the United States. The state will measure approximately 24 inches and is around one half inch in depth. Depending upon your chosen state, either metal "O" rings or sawtooth hangers will come with the product for easy hanging. A wooden heart is placed over the area of your choice (most likely the place you will marry or reside)with the hear customized with the couple's initials and wedding date.This is a handmade item consisting of wood, paint, and the artistry of Grace Graffiti. Choose the custom text for the first and second initials to be included on the heart, and choose the custom date. Choose heart color from 43 color options, and select text color from among 47 choices. Select your state and pick from 43 color options for the wood, then choose the location for the heart to be placed. This will make a fabulous wedding keepsake that you will proudly display in your home and treasure for years to come. Use as wall decor in a prominent place in the home for all to see, in a living room or above a fireplace mantel. Makes a great focal point and conversation piece.

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Steel & Wood Maps for Decor

Article publié pour la première fois le 10/02/2016

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At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen Cookbook

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen Cookbook

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen

A sophisticated vegetarian cookbook with all the tools you need to be at home in your kitchen, cooking in the most nourishing and delicious ways—from the foundations of stocking a pantry and understanding your ingredients, to preparing elaborate seasonal feasts.

Imagine you are in a bright, breezy kitchen. There are large bowls on the counter full of lush, colorful produce and a cake stand stacked with pretty whole-grain muffins. On the shelves live rows of glass jars containing grains, seeds, beans, nuts, and spices. You open the fridge and therein you find a bottle of fresh almond milk, cooked beans, soaking grains, dressings, ferments, and seasonal produce. This is Amy Chaplin’s kitchen. It is a heavenly place, and this book will make it your kitchen too.

Read more about this great cookbook by clicking through below:

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Article publié pour la première fois le 09/11/2014

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Decorating with Marquee Signs

Decorating with Marquee Signs

Decorate with Marquee Signs

Marquee signs are becoming a popular trend in home decor. Not only do they add great accent lighting, they also can be used to make a statement. For example, you may wish to place several different lettered marquee signs together to spell out a word that represents your home or family. This could be the word "HOME" displayed on your living room wall. Perhaps you want to personalize your space and if your last name is "Brown", maybe display the family name across the family room wall. For children's and teen bedrooms, a single letter representing the initial of their first name would work well, defining the space as their own. Decorate the downstairs bar with illuminated marquee signs of the letters B, A, and R. The list of possibilities is endless and limited only by your imagination. Let's look at some great ideas of decorating with marquee signs offered by various vendors that will really add some spice to your space.

Custom 21" Metal Hashtag Vintage Marquee Sign

Everyone seems to use hashtags for everything these days, so why not display this great hashtag marquee sign somewhere in your home? Get creative and display with other letters for a fun look. For example, "#eat" displayed somewhere in the kitchen or dining area. Sign is made from galvanized sheet metal and is welded for long lasting stability. Measures 21 inches tall and 3 inches deep, including bulbs. Made for indoor or outdoor use. Hand painted with chalk paint option for a nostalgic look, or choose a metallic finish for a look of lustrous brushed metal. Comes ready to plug in. Includes spare bulbs, welded hooks on back for easy hanging, UL approved sockets, wiring, and two prong plug, and an eight foot cord.

Custom 21" Metal Hashtag Vintage Marquee Sign

Custom 21" Letter Vintage Marquee Signs

These great marquee signs in the form of letters make it easy to express yourself. Make a single letter statement or combine letters to create words for a fun decorating idea. Choose from any of the 26 letters of the alphabet, or from a cool hashtag or ampersand symbol. Available in colors black, blue, gray, green, pink, mint green, and unpainted. Includes 8 ft. cord and fused plug. Made from welded galvanized sheet metal and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Measures 21 inches tall by 3 inches deep. Advertise your business, or use for attractive and creative home decor.

Custom 21" Letter Vintage Marquee Signs

Rustic Red Vintage Heart Lighted Marquee Sign

This heart shaped marquee sign is available in several sizes including 18 inches, 24 inches, 30 inches, 36 inches, and 40 inches. Available in colors rustic red, rustic blue, rustic black, and rustic pink. Each sign is hand crafted and made to order and includes a 6 foot long cord and light bulbs. Comes ready to plug in and enjoy. Super cute sign would make a great romantic gesture for Valentines Day, or perhaps even for a surprise proposal.

Rustic Red Vintage Heart Lighted Marquee Sign

Exclamation Point Marquee Sign

You can really make your point with this great marquee sign, an exclamation point that is. Decorative piece has a whimsical front and a illuminated metal body. Makes a great statement piece in any room. Made from stainless steel and has a five foot long cord. Sign measures 22 inches wide by 7.4 inches high. Uses 5 watt maximum E12 G30 bulbs which are included, as well as two extra bulbs. Wall mounting hardware is included.

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Unique Marquee Signs from Dot & Bo

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Kids Lamp, Batman Lamp, Batman Light, Marquee Sign

This is a hand made item constructed from reinforced card stock and heavy duty foamboard and commercial grade LED string lights. Shaped light Batman's mask, this is perfect room decoration and night light for any little Batman fan's room. Product is finished in a high quality matte finish spray paint and the LED lights have a guaranteed lifetime of 30,000 hours. Sign has an 8 ft. clear silver cord set with an online rotary switch. Sign is very light and can be used as free standing or can easily be mounted to the wall. Batman marquee sign measures 20 inches by 15 inches by 3 inches. Provides a warm glow that will brighten up any child's room and help to comfort them at night or light their way on those long trips to the bathroom. Unique decorative and lighting idea for kids' rooms.

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More Cool Marquee Signs on Etsy

Light up custom flower ampersand lightReclaimed Wood Bar SignLOVE Marquee Signs24" Elephant marquee

Decorating with Marquee Signs

Article publié pour la première fois le 19/01/2016

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Dragonfly Window Decor

Dragonfly Window Decor

Dragonfly Window Pane Stained GlassDragonfly inspired window decorations

Part of my series on Dragonfly Decor Ideas , this page features a selection of my favorite dragonfly window decor. Included are some stunning stained glass windows panels and shimmering sun catchers that are sure to catch your eye. I've tried to include a variety of styles and a range of prices to suit every budget - if the Tiffany-style dragonfly window panels are too much for you, you can always go for a similar look with peel and stick decals.

I've even included a few facts about dragonflies to entertain you. So...whether you want something spectacular or something simple, I'm sure there will be something here to suit you. I hope you enjoy my selection and that you will visit my other pages in this series.

Blue River Dragonfly/Butterfly Art Glass Vertical Window Panel

 Regal Art and Gift Sun Catcher, Dragonfly Design Toscano Dragonflies Dance Stained Glass Window Tiffany Style Stained Glass Dragonfly Night Light Joan Baker Designs SO256 Dragonfly with Lilies Art Glass Suncatcher, 4-1/2-Inch by 3-1/4-Inch

Dragonfly Stained Glass Windows

One excellent idea to enhance a dragonfly inspired decor is one of these delightful stained glass window panels. They fit over your existing window by hanging mounts and chains. The sunshine through the window will bring these panels to life.

 Botanical Red Dragonfly Stained Glass Suncatcher Makenier Vintage Tiffany Style Stained Art Glass Tiffany Dragonfly Trio Stained Glass Window Design Toscano Dragonfly Pond Stained Glass Window Dragonfly Flower Window Panel Wall Hanging Botanical Collage Glass Art Panel

The symbolism of dragonflies

Dragonflies have been around for millions of year - one fossil dates back over 300 million years so it is no wonder so many myths and legends have grown up around them. Many cultures hold the dragonfly in esteem and here are some of the symbolism surrounding them.

  • In some native American tradition, dragonflies were thought to hold the souls of the dead and a visit from one was a visit from an ancestor.
  • Dragonflies in many cultures symbolize change and purity. Change - because of the different stages a dragonfly goes through and purity because they are always associated with pure, fresh water. This may also be influenced by the way the iridescence which allows them to appear different colors, also highlights the aspect of change.
  • Many cultures believe the dragonfly stand for victory, power and prosperity. These little creatures live amazing lives - they are born and live under water for a couple of years before bursting to the surface, live to the max then die in only a few weeks
  • Because they fly and live for such a short time, the dragonfly epitomizes how to live in the present, in how to make the very best of the time you have.
  • For the Japanese, dragonflies symbolize good luck, peace and prosperity. Because the islands that make up Japan can be seen as being in the shape of a dragonfly, this is a particularly potent symbol for light and joy
  • For those searching for meaning in their own life, dragonflies symbolizes the sense of self that comes with age and maturity.
  • The color of dragonflies appear to change as a result of reflecting and refracting light. Because of that they can appear to create an illusion so, when you hold the dragonfly as your symbol you show the world only what you want them to see. At the same time they allow you to see through illusions.

Hand painted dragonfly suncatchers - eye-catching dragonfly accent

 Dramatic Dragonfly Oval Suncatcher Skimmer Dragonfly Dragonfly with Lilies Flame Skimmer Orchid Collage Dragonfly Design Dragonfly Summer Rainbow Oval Suncatcher Botanical Butterfly Frog and Dragonfly Dragonfly and Grape Dragonfly Design Dragonfly and Tulips Dragonfly and Fuchsias Frog and Dragonfly Dragonfly Design Dragonflies and Water Lilies Dragonfly Floral

Dragonfly Meanings

The dragonfly is an insect with large eyes that are multifaceted, two sets of transparent wings, and a body that is elongated. They are similar in appearance to damselflies, with the main difference being that the dragonfly holds their wings perpendicular to their body. There are over 5,680 species of dragonflies in the world, and they have always evoked feelings of intrigue and different forms of symbolism in various cultures throughout the world.

What do dragonflies represent? That depends upon what area of the world and what culture we are speaking about. Europeans consider the dragonfly to be sinister, while Romanian folklore pegs the insect as a former horse that became possessed by the devil. The Swedish lore suggests that dragonflies have the job of weighing the souls of humans, while the Welsh associate them with snakes.

On the brighter side where the dragonfly is not considered to be something evil or bad, the Japanese associate the insect with the seasons of summer and early autumn. They are also recognized as symbols of happiness, strength, and courage. What do dragonflies represent in China? The answer is prosperity, harmony, and good luck. Other more generalized symbolisms that the dragonfly represents are poise, power, maturity, depth of character, living life to the fullest, becoming self aware, and defeating illusions that were self created.With an insect that has inspired so many cultures to develop lore and symbolism pertaining to it, it's no wonder the dragonfly is often a popular theme for both jewelry and home decorating.

Many people like to bring dragonflies into their home decor. When used for this purpose, the dragonfly represents a peaceful environment that incorporates the beauty of nature along with the mystery of the dragonfly. Modern artists also like to use these insects as subjects for such works as posters and framed art work to display in the home. Dragonflies have also inspired many decorative motif designs that are used for home furnishings and fabric for home decorating.

Dragonflies are many times the subject of Art Nouveau designs in jewelry pieces. They are also a popular theme used in making Native American Zuni pottery pieces. Dragonflies are both beautiful and colorful, which makes them a great subject for jewelry. The wings of the insect are perfect for creating stunning pieces using colorful gemstones or shiny precious metals such as gold or silver. Many necklaces, pins, earrings, and hair accessories that feature dragonflies can be found.

Culture also comes into play in jewelry that features dragonflies. For example, a piece of dragonfly jewelry when given as a birthday gift in Japan means you wish that person happiness, strength, and courage. For Native Americans, dragonfly jewelry represents renewal after facing challenging times in life. Colored dragonfly jewelry, in most cultures, has the meaning of overcoming self made illusions. This is symbolic of how the color of the insect is dependant upon the way the light reflects off of it, symbolic of how humans sometimes see things the way the choose to. The jewelry also represents growth, maturity, and making the most out of life in the time that we have.

All of these meanings are sure to make wearing a piece of dragonfly jewelry, or incorporating a dragonfly theme into your home's decor mean something more than it did before learning about its symbolism.

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Dragonfly Floral Stained Glass Window

 Dragonflies Dance Stained Glass Window Tiffany Style Dragonfly Stained Glass Window "Dragonfly Pond" Stained Glass Window

Article publié pour la première fois le 09/10/2015

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Standout Wall Decor for Your Home

Standout Wall Decor for Your Home

Standout Wall DecorWhen decorating or redecorating your home, choosing the right wall decor can make all the difference in a room. Sometimes you might want something more than just a framed art print, you want something that adds interest, dimension, or texture. This is when it's time to find some truly standout wall decor to brighten and enhance your space. Here are some great finds offered by Design Toscano that are definitely a step above your average wall decor selections. With wood, metal, resin, ceramics, and more to choose from, there is something for everyone's taste and style of decor. Compare pricing at Design Toscano direct and from Amazon.

Tuscan Villa Shuttered Arch Mirror

This is an arched mirror made from wood that has a shabby chic, antique white finish. Blends in well with most decorating styles. Mirror measures 24 inches wide by 48 inches high at tallest point of arch. Features shutters which can be left closed to give the illusion of a hidden space, or pulled open to reveal the mirror inside. Mirror brightens up your room and reflects, giving the illusion of having more space. Rounded arch features ornate scroll decoration in center. Truly a piece that will inspire conversation when guests are visiting. Great for checking your appearance before heading out the door too!


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Gothic Cathedral Triptych Metal Wall Sculpture

If you like a medieval or gothic look and want something in metal for your wall decor, this piece is perfect. This is a hand cut metal triptych that reaches almost six feet tall and has a sophisticated design with a matte ebony finish. Features easy hang keyhole slots to make hanging a breeze. Measures 42.5 inches wide, by one inch deep, by 69 inches tall and weighs 19 pounds. This piece can be used as a focal point on a wall, or can even be mounted above a bed and used in place of a headboard.


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"Gentle Giants of the Namibia" Wall Sculpture

This is a piece that was exclusively made for Basil Street Gallery. Designer resin wall sculpture is fully hand-painted and features four elephants walking side by side, happily raising their trunks. This piece is a silver-gray in color and is three dimensional, as the elephants protrude from the flat hanging surface, really making this piece pop. This is a great choice if you are seeking a piece of wall decor that has a lot of detail and texture.


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Mid-Century Modern School of Fish Wall Sculpture

This piece is a Basil Street exclusive sculpture designed to pay tribute to the Italian artist Pino Tovaglia. Once considered to be an avant-garde style, now this piece is considered to be modern and contemporary. Design features seven fish made from a twist of metal frames, accented by colorful multi-colored fabric. Features colors such as red, yellow, blue, and green tones throughout various fabric pieces. Makes a great wall accent for the home, office, or gallery.


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Spirit Tree of Life Metal Wall Sculpture

This is a metal framed, three dimensional sculpture of the ancient spirit tree, believed by Native Americans to bring serenity and peace to those who encountered it. Each metal leaf is hand painted and stands out from the beautiful aqua colored background. This piece is featured in the latest issue of Basil Street Gallery. Piece weighs nine pounds and measures 41.5 inches wide, by one inch deep, by 16.5 inches high. Sure to add color and interest to any wall and serve as a standout piece.


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"Bird Bungalows" Wall Sculpture

Perfect for displaying indoors or for hanging outdoors on a privacy fence or shed. This piece features a decorative rustic design with hand painted details. Crafted in full metal, wall decor includes design with seven colorful birdhouses and three colorful birds. Done in rust, tan, and bright blue colors for an interesting color scheme. Piece measures 33 inches wide, by 2 inches deep, by 16 inches high and weighs four pounds.


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Barcelona Sculpture Metal Wall Pocket

This is a hand-crafted metal piece influenced by Spanish design. Can be used either indoors or outdoors. Four feet of metal comes down to form an interesting wall pocket which can be used as a chandelier, planter, or just an interesting piece of art. Measures 9 inches wide, by 8 inches deep, by 46 inches high. Piece weighs three pounds.


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Nova Textured Ceramic Wall Tiles Set of Four

This four piece set is from the VitaV Home Design Collection by Design Toscano. Four tiles can be placed to create a collective grouping. Choose various ways to display these lovely multi-toned blue hued ceramic tiles that make a great impression wherever they are placed. Hand crafted and carved by skilled artisans, making each tile unique and its own work of art. Features hanging wire on back of each tile. Each tile measures approximately 11.5 inches wide, by one half inch deep, by 11.5 inches high. Play around with various ways of placing each tile to create a truly unique look.


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Eiffel Tower Framed Textile Print

Bring a touch of Paris into your home or office with this great framed textile print. This sepia-toned textile print is encased in a sturdy wooden frame and is a Basil Street Gallery exclusive piece of art. Print features the towering steel supports and trusses of one of the world's most famous architectural wonders. Piece is over four feet tall, making a dramatic accent in any room. Product dimensions are: 15 inches wide, by 1.5 inches deep, by 50 inches high and weighs 8 pounds.


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The Virgin of Guadalupe Religious Wall Sculpture

A wall statue cast in quality designer resin and hand painted in vibrant hues. This art piece of the Blessed Virgin Mother makes a beautiful religious wall sculpture and a perfect gift of spirituality and devotion. This lovely version of the Madonna was inspired by the well known appearance of the Blessed Mother in 1531 to an indigenous peasant girl in the Tepeyac Desert. A great way to display a symbol of your faith as well as piece of beautiful wall decor. Sculpture measures 6.5 inches wide, one inch deep, and 13.5 inches high. Weighs a total of one pound.


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Article publié pour la première fois le 13/04/2015