Chinese Rugs – Decorative Considerations

Oriental rugs generally represent extremely good value for money. The decision to buy a Chinese rug, as opposed to a Persian or Turkish one, for example, should be based on a combination of an affinity with the general character of Chinese rug, and whether or not they represent value for money in comparison with other rugs on the market at the time.

However, one advantage that Chinese rugs have over rugs from other countries is their level of standardization and quality control; a prospective buyer can be certain that one 90-line Standard Chinese rug will, with very minor variations, be just as good as the text.

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Dating Quilts

One important part of appraising a quilt or any textile  is accurate dating. Sometimes there is no doubt of the date, because the maker embriodered it onto the quilt or wrote it somewhereon the back in indelible ink. Sometimes a quilt was so obviously designed for a special occasions – such as the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago – that its date can be easily ascertained.
Most of the quilts that are available for collecting were made in the 19th and 20th centuries, although it is possible to find an earlier treasure for sale or maybe even in your own attic. However, unless there is a direct connection to the maker, the dating of quilts is not precise science. It is more like a mixture of detective work and educated guessing.

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Could You Knit Your Own Royal Corgi?

The most famous Pembroke Welsh corgis are perhaps those of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, who keeps at least four corgis.The Queen has owned Pembroke Welsh corgis since she was given her first pet, named Susan, for her eighteenth birthday in 1944. The breed is well known for being hardworking – though if the truth be told, the Queen’s own corgis have not had to work that hard. When she is in the palace, she reportedly feeds and grooms the dogs herself. They live in wicker baskets in a box room in the palace and are fed from silver bowls. They are used to journeys in chauffeur-driven limousines and private planes.

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All You Need To Know About Buying Throw Pillows

Imagine a black dress, then imagine the variety of accessories you can add for different looks — long strings of pearls, shimmering diamonds, piles of costume jewelry in bright lacquer. So it goes with throw pillows. The same tailored neutral room can go from plain to fabulous with the mere addition of carefully chosen cushions. But how do you pick the perfect specimens? We tell you all about picking throw pillows.

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Outdoor Patio Curtains

If you and your family like to spend a lot of time on your patio, you probably want to have a good atmosphere while you enjoy your time there. You wish for some warm air outdoors, clear sky and good decoration to keep you comfortable. Sometimes we can’t get all of this, or even none of it, but outdoor curtains for patio may help a lot. How? Let me explain. You can use a lot of different window treatments in your home, there are many draperies that will improve the look of your home and allow you to have your own privacy. But what about all those draperies that offer a bit more than just decoration? Good looks are not everything and you can find practical drapes that will show you a different use for all window curtains.

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African Safari Decorating – Wild Africa In Your Home

Surrounded by unique textures, patterns and color, encouraging harmony with the environment is greatly enhanced by free roaming of elephants, hippos playing in shallow waters, antelope and zebra coming in for a drink, giraffe feeding on the acacia and lion prides lounging in the shade. African safari decorating offers an appealing approach to any home design with its blend of African influence and European Old World style. This compelling, tasteful lifestyle emphasizes relaxed living, offering the overall effect of a natural and comforting environment.

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