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Kitschy Tropical Splendor – 1950s Flamingoes

Pink Flamingoes Dream Decor Rugs of Miami - Kitschy Tropical Splendor - 1950s Flamingoes

Indoor/Outdoor Rug with Pink Flamingos from Dream Decor Rugs of Miami

I have a cousin who collects kitschy Florida souvenirs. Not the new stuff. The tropical 1950s looking stuff with palm trees and pink flamingos. The whole house is Mid-Century Modern, but with a fun tropical twist.

I found some great rugs in a Blue Willow pattern made by Dream Decor Rugs of Miami. They make the same rugs in a retro ‘50s Flamingos print. Continue reading

Track Lighting – Lots of Light for Any Style Kitchen

Are you trying to get a lot of light where you want it in your kitchen? One option is track lighting.

Just replace whatever light is already there with track. You can aim the light wherever you want. You can even add more light.

You don’t want to overload the circuit. It’s not just annoying to be constantly popping breakers, it really is a fire hazard. Check how many things are already on that breaker. How many watts are on the light you are replacing? You know you can go that high. With new high efficiency LED lamps, you can get a lot of light with very little electricity.

An Ideal Setting by Annie Graves Jewelry Artist Carolyn Morris Bach transforms an overgrown 18th-century cape into a polished work-and-living space. Yankee magazine September/October 2017

An Ideal Setting by Annie Graves
Jewelry Artist Carolyn Morris Bach transforms an overgrown 18th-century cape into a polished work-and-living space.
Yankee magazine September/October 2017

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Orb Chandeliers – Orb, Globe and Armillary Inspired Pendants and Chandeliers

Orb, Globe and Armillary inspired pendants and chandeliers are oh so popular right now.

These chandeliers feature a sphere made of metal surrounding visible lamps. They add a lot of interest to a dining room, entry foyer or other areas.

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There are two different types of armillary spheres. The Ptolemaic has the Earth as center. The Copernican has the Sun as center.

Armillary Sphere

You have probably seen an armillary sphere in a garden, interlocking spheres, often with an arrow. They are also called an equatorial sundial. Even before they were used as decorative garden features, armillary spheres were sophisticated instruments used to map the solar system. Before telescopes were invented, the armillary sphere was how astronomers determined celestial positions. It acted as a model of objects in the sky. The rings were used to demonstrate the movement of the stars around the Earth. Continue reading