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Using Retro Signs to Update Home Decor

Using Retro Signs to Update Home Decor

Retro Signs for Home Decor

One of the easiest ways to change the decor of any room is to change the accessories and wall art. Sometimes just changing the wall art alone can do the job.

For instance, if you want to change your bathroom from a modern look to a retro look, removing the modern artwork and replacing it with retro signs like the one pictured here, Mermaid Bath Salts, is a fast and easy way to do so.

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This type of sign has a retro image and is painted on a metal sheet just like signs used to be years ago. If you are worried about dampness rusting the sign, you can spray paint it with a clear Krylon spray paint. Clear Krylon comes in a can and is easily applied to any metal surface. It also works to protect the finish of metal jewelry.

Retro Signs for Your Home

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Vintage Metal Signs for Your Home

If you are looking for real antique artwork to hang on your wall, Etsy is a great place to find some. Here are just a few authentic vintage signs that you can buy on Etsy.

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Orange Crush Sheet Metal SignOrange Crush Sheet Metal SignPop's Greasy Spoon SignPop's Greasy Spoon SignRustic Old NO PARKING SignRustic Old NO PARKING SignPick Your Own Cherries SignPick Your Own Cherries SignQuality Made Toys for All AgesQuality Made Toys for All AgesRed Crown Gasoline Tin Metal SignRed Crown Gasoline Tin Metal Sign

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Signs can be used to decorate almost any room. They can be hung as is, or framed just like any other artwork. Depending on the type of sign it is, a shadow box frame might be the best style for framing it.

Retro Signs for Home Decor

Article publié pour la première fois le 21/12/2013

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Shamrock Night Lights and String Lights

Shamrock Night Lights and String Lights

You can add a little splash of St. Patrick's Day charm by simply adding a festive night light or some string lights to your decor. Here we look at some shamrock night lights that will brighten your St. Patrick's Day or any day you're feeling a bit Irish.

Irish Shamrock Stained Glass Night Light

This night light is made from genuine stained glass and uses an ordinary night light bulb. Measures 3.5 inches wide by 5 inches high. Can be used in any room of the house and plugs into any standard US outlet. Pretty green shamrock design to celebrate St. Patty's Day or to show off your Irish roots any day of the year.

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Night Light - Shamrocks

This model features a fully enclosed bulb and a rotating base that can accommodate outlets in any direction. Glass front provides a vivid visual display. Unit is fully UL approved and comes with a replacement bulb. Design features a very colorful display that resembles a pane of stained glass. Features colorful squares in each corner and several borders of varying colors. In the center is a large green shamrock with intricate designs within it, as well as a background of lighter green shamrocks.

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Stained Glass Shamrock Night Light Cover

This is an interchangeable night light cover made from stained glass. It is meant to be used with the patented Switchables plug, which is not included. Shamrock can also be used as an ornament or a sun catcher in addition to a night light cover.

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Irish Celtic Cross and Shamrock Stained Glass Night Light

This night light features a Celtic cross with a green shamrock in the center. Made from stained glass and metal, this light measures 5.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches high. Makes a unique gift idea, collectible, or decorative accent for St. Patrick's Day. Bulb can easily be replaced with a standard night light bulb.

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Irish Shamrock Night Light With Claddagh And Light Sensor Base

Made from real stained glass, this night light features a large green shamrock and a claddagh design. Plated with 24K gold for lasting beauty and cut from Emerald green art glass. Measures 3 inches high by 3 inches long.

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Green Night Light - Irish Angel

This adorable night light features an Irish angel wearing a green stained glass dress and holding a dangling shamrock. Works with any standard US electrical outlet. Measures 2.75 inches by 5 inches. Uses standard night light bulb for easy replacement. Makes a super cute gift idea or even a fun and festive decoration for St. Patrick's Day.

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Plastic Shamrock String Lights

Package contains one light set measuring eight feet long, with ten 2 inch plastic shamrock lights per string. Lights are UL listed and have an end to end connection. Great for decorating for a St. Patrick's Day celebration.

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St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks String Lights

This string of light measures 11 feet long and contains 20 shamrock lights. UL approved and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Shamrocks measure 1.25 inches in diameter. A fun and festive way to spruce up your home or patio for some St. Patrick's Day fun.

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Shamrock Light String - Indoor Lighting

This light set measures ten feet long and contains 20 small shamrock lights. Light string does not interconnect. For indoor use only. Makes the perfect accent for St. Patrick's Day parties and celebrations. String is white with green shamrocks.

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Green Shamrock Patio String Lights

Light string measures 11 feet total, with 9 feet of lighted section. This is a 120 volt AC strand with 10 steady burning mini lights with plastic reflectors. Lights are UL listed and approved for both indoor and outdoor use. Perfect for use on a balcony, deck, gazebo, patio, and much more. Plug allows for additional light sets to be plugged into this strand.

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St. Patrick's Day Lights - Shamrock String Lights (2 pack)

Super fun and festive lights help you illuminate banisters, mantels, doorways, and more for St. Patrick's Day celebrating. String measure three feet long and requires two AA batteries for use. There are ten green LED bulbs per strand of lights and this listing is for a two pack of light strings. May be worn as a light up necklace as well.

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Shamrock String Lights - 11.5 Ft, 35 Lights

Decorative lights may be used indoors or outdoors. Battery powered by three AA batteries so there is no cord to worry about. Low voltage means safe lights and they are LED lights which make them very efficient so the batteries last a long time. Strand contains 35 lights and measure 11.5 feet in length. These little shamrock lights are great for decorating the home or office for St. Patrick's Day.

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St. Patrick's Day Lighted Tinsel Garland

This garland and light strand measure 9 feet long and contains 50 lights. Green garland is made of tinsel that shimmers in the light and has green shamrocks within the tinsel. Light string is for either indoor or outdoor use and is UL listed. Had end to end plugs that allows for stringing multiple garland strands together. Comes with two fuses and two replacement bulbs. Adds a fun and festive look to your home or office for St. Patrick's Day festivities.

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Round Shamrock Paper Lantern Patio String Lights

These patio lantern light strings are UL approved for indoor or outdoor use. Lighted length is nine feet, with two additional feet unlit. Strand features ten steady burning mini lights with decorative paper covers featuring white or light green backgrounds with dark green shamrocks. Makes a great decoration for a patio, balcony, or any other party area.

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Shamrock Night Lights and String Lights

Article publié pour la première fois le 01/03/2017

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Nightmare Before Christmas Decor and Gifts

Nightmare Before Christmas Decor and Gifts

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Town Lagoon Sculpture with Lights and Music by Hawthorne Village

Featured: Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Town Lagoon Sculpture with Lights and Music by Hawthorne Village

If you're a fan of Jack Skellington, Sally, and the other characters from the 1993 Tim Burton classic film, The Nightmare Before Christmas, you'll be happy to know that there are a variety of unique gift giving ideas that feature this movie theme. From jewelry to household holiday decor, there is certainly something for everyone on your list. Here we take a look at some of the Nightmare Before Christmas gifts available.

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Town Lagoon Sculpture with Lights and Music by Hawthorne Village

This great collectible display features several handcrafted buildings from Halloween Town that have a cool black light effect. This item is available from Hawthorne Village and includes separate issues that include both building, figurine, and accessories. As you build your collection issue by issue, you will end up with figurines of Jack Skellington, Zero, Dr. Finklestein, the Mayor and his car, Sally, and the illuminating black light fixtures that make your town stand out from other collectible villages. Village buildings include Jack's house, Dr. Finklestein's Lab, and more. This is a great gift for anyone who collects villages. Makes a great decoration for both Halloween and Christmas. The pieces in this set are suitable for ages fourteen and over.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Custom Hoodie

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Custom Hoodie For the female Nightmare Before Christmas fan on your gift giving list, this cotton blend custom hoodie makes the perfect gift. Front designs features the yellow full moon with the Jack Skellington character standing against it. Front zipper also features a Jack Skellington metallic zipper pull. Back of jacket features a colorful design of all of Halloween Town and its characters. Jacket has a soft jersey lined hood, knit cuffs and hem, side seam pockets, and conventional collar. Sizes are available from small to 3X large. Jacket is hand washable. This is a great gift for both Nightmare Before Christmas fans and is also a practical gift for keeping warm and fashionable on chilly days and evenings.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Quilted Handbag

"Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" Quilted Handbag This quilted handbag features a colorful image of the characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas movie, including Shock, Barrel, Lock, Jack Skellington, Zero, Oogie Boogie, and an image of Jack and Sally silhouetted against Spiral Hill. This is the perfect gift for female fans of the movie of all ages, making both a fashion statement and providing a useful handbag, all the while boasting their love of their favorite movie. Handbag is made from high quality soft twill fabric and measures 11 inches wide by 10 and 1/2 inches high. Strap measure 60 inches long and can be adjusted for a proper fit. This crossbody bag also has a metallic Jack Skellington charm hanging from the zipper. Imagine the delight when a true fan opens this attractive bag on Christmas morning!

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Anniversary Set

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Anniversary Set This is s limited edition piece of 1,993 pieces total. One sculpture in this set features Jack Skellington on his sleigh with his skeleteam of reindeer with Zero flying in the lead. The other sculpture features Cemetery Hill with music, and lights that shows a silhouette of Jack in his sleigh flying over Christmas Town. This piece is the perfect addition for anyone who has the black light village Nightmare Before Christmas set, or for anyone who likes to collect and display villages during the holidays. Jack in his Sandy Claws suit driving his green sleigh will bring a touch of whimsy to your holiday decor and makes a great fan collectible piece. Each sculpture is handcrafted from artist's resin and is then meticulously hand painted for accuracy to details. This limited edition is part of the 20th anniversary pieces celebrating twenty years of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

More Nightmare Before Christmas Home Decor Gifts

 Cuckoo Clock: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Wall Clock Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Rotating Musical Carousel Sculpture: Lights Up Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Glow In The Dark Wall Sculpture Disney Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Masterpiece Pumpkin Sculpture by The Bradford Exchange

Article publié pour la première fois le 18/11/2014

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Dragonfly Wall Art

Dragonfly Wall Art

DRAGONFLY WALL ART

Decorate with Beautiful Dragonfly Wall Art

For anyone who loves the delicacy of dragonflies, these gorgeous dragonfly wall art pieces would make a wonderful addition to your home decor. I've picked out a selection of my favorites to share with you. Any one piece would make a great decor accent in any room or pick out a group to create the look you want. These can be used in any room of the house.

These also make great gifts for any occasion. If you are looking for a special gift for a special person you will find something here to suit every taste and every budget. Scroll through to enjoy this online shopping experience.

Umbra Wallflutter Wall DécorDragonfly Wall Decor, Pack of 2Dragonfly - Modern Flower ArtworkHome Decor Wall PlaqueDragonfly posterVinyl Wall Sticker Black ButterfliesBlue Dragonfly Removable GraphicChinese Calligraphy With Setting SunDIY Vinyl Lotus Wall StickerVery Cool Stuff Dragonfly Wall Art

Metal Wall Decor Dragonfly Sculptures

Regal Art & Gift Dragonfly Wall Decor, BluePlastec WD207DB Dragonfly Wall PlaquesButterfly and Dragonfly Wall Decor 2 Piece Set - Park DesignsGarden Dragonflies, Haitian Metal Art, Recycled Oil Drums, (set of 2) 9Dragonfly Set of 3 Small Decorative Metal Wall Art AccentsRegal Art and Gift Dragonfly Wall Decor, 8-InchDragonflies Steel Wall SculptureRegal Art and Gift Dragonfly Wall Decor, 29-Inch, BlueGardman 8416 Dragonfly Wall Art, 26.5Design Toscano Dragonfly Art Deco Wall Mirror in Antiqued MetallicRegal Art and Gift Butterfly Wall Decor, 9-InchMetal Wall Decor Butterfly Sculpture 29x15Peacock Jewel Wall Art, DragonflyDragonfly Metal Wall Art Decor

Dragonfly facts

  • Dragonflies are insect who belong to the order Odonata. Experts divide them into three sub-species: the largest true dragonflies called Anisoptera, the smaller damselfly called Zygoptera and Anisozygoptera which seems to be a combination of the first two.
  • They are easily recognisable as having large eyes, small antennae, slim segmented bodies, and 4 thin membranous wing in sets of 2. In dragonflies the rear pair of wings become broader at the base. Damselfly wings are all the same size.
  • Dragonfly eyes are set together close to the top of the head and they can see all around them. Damselflies eyes are situated slightly more to each side of the head.
  • They can vary in size from around 1 inch to 6 inches in some species.
  • So far something like 5680 different species of dragonfly have been recorded world-wide.
  • Dragonfly eyes are multifaceted. This means they can see in every direction - so they sense even tiny movements - all the better for hunting prey.
  • They eat mosquitos and other pests which makes them a great addition to your garden. Some people such as the Burmese, regularly release dragonfly nymphs into local water to keep down the population of mosquitoes.
  • The twin sets of wings gives the dragonflies the ability to fly in all sort of ways. They can hoover, fly fast or slow, even loop the loop. Their flying ability is one of the reasons they are so much fun to watch.

Dragonfly Prints and Wall Art

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Dragonfly Wall Art

Article publié pour la première fois le 30/01/2016

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Add a Colorful Impact with Throw Pillows

Add a Colorful Impact with Throw Pillows

It is amazing how much adding just one or two accessories can perk up a room, tie together a theme or just add a contrasting color. Personally, I love color, the more the better. So I have chosen some of my favorite throw pillows to show you what I mean. These pillows come in two sizes and in other shapes as well. You can pick the ones that I have listed on this page or you can click through these links and find completely different ones to decorate your home. Either way, adding one or two of these will make your room come alive. And they are comfortable to take a nap on.

Many people decorate a room in neutrals, then use throw pillows and other accessories to change their decor seasonally. You can do this for each holiday, time of year, or just because. So click through these links to see these and learn the details or create your own.

Mid-Century Modern Pillow Abstract Squares
Mid-Century Modern Pillow Abstract Squares by MCMstyle
Look at more Mid century modern Pillows at zazzle
Whimsical Abstract Art Pillow
Whimsical Abstract Art Pillow by thaneeyamcardle
Shop for Colorful Pillows online at Zazzle.com
Abstract Colorful Pillow
Abstract Colorful Pillow by thaneeyamcardle
Look at Colorful Pillows online at Zazzle.com

Article publié pour la première fois le 16/11/2014

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Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Sometimes you only need to change one thing in a room to change it completely into a new style. Wallpaper is one of those things. You can add wallpaper to one wall in a room to change the entire mood.

Lately, I have been writing about decorating in retro. One of the easiest ways to change your kitchen, bathroom or living room into a retro style room is by adding one of these retro designed wallpapers to one accent wall. These wallpapers are a hoot! For most rooms, it would only take one day to put the paper up, then you could see the results immediately.

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York Wallcoverings KB8525 Bistro 750 Retro Leaves Prepasted WallpaperYork Wallcoverings KB8525 Bistro 750 Retro Leaves Prepasted Wallpaper

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The wallpaper featured above is a good example. York Wallcoverings KB8525 Bistro 750 Retro Leaves Prepasted Wallpaper comes in five different color combinations that can be used with almost any color scheme. It is a 50's style design which would go great in a kitchen, entry or bathroom. You don't have to want a retro look to use it, but it certainly can be used for that purpose.

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Another use for a retro wallpaper, or actually any patterned design is to create wall art from it. You can see this done here with this Wall In A Box WIB1012 Retro Dots Wallpaper, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Gloss Black, Steel Gray. This is a very cool look that can be easily done by hand at home. Just place the wallpaper over a frame or on top of an existing artist canvas. Staple it to the back, and hang. In this picture, the paper has been put on four canvases and placed in a 2 x 2 pattern. The dot geometric design is juxtaposed with the squareness of the canvases.

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This is a wonderful wall accent for a den, living room, dining room or bedroom. It can also be used in a hallway or entryway. This is a particularly good idea if you rent the space you are living in, so you don't need to replace the wallpaper. Just remove the nail you are hanging the frame with.

Other Retro Patterns

York Wallcoverings GE3610 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Blue/WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3610 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Blue/WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3612 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Variations Of Grey/Yellow On WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3612 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Variations Of Grey/Yellow On WhiteYork Wallcoverings Tres Chic BL0428 Birdcage Wallpaper, White/Black/ChartreuseYork Wallcoverings Tres Chic BL0428 Birdcage Wallpaper, White/Black/ChartreuseYork Wallcoverings WH2668 Wallpap-Her Diamond Oasis Wallpaper, Pearlescent White/Glittering Turquoise/WhiteYork Wallcoverings WH2668 Wallpap-Her Diamond Oasis Wallpaper, Pearlescent White/Glittering Turquoise/White

Article publié pour la première fois le 09/01/2014

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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 them.new 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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