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cabin, lodge, rustic wedding, rustic wedding gifts, wedding gifts -

Wedding season is upon us and rustic weddings are the rage!  If the bride and groom have chosen a rustic, western or outdoor themed wedding, why not give them a gift that they will remember and that fits their style. Handmade Every love story is unique, so why not commemorate their love with a one of a kind handmade unique gift.  Especially one that brings some nature to the nature lovers.   Rustic Are the bride and groom saying their vows in the great outdoors?  Are mason jars and cowboy boots the decor of choice?  Most couples choose a wedding...

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American West, Edward Curtis, Indians, Native Americans, Photography -

Most people have not heard of Edward Curtis, which is a shame. This man, who lived from 1868 – 1952, made it his life’s mission to capture as much of the various Native American cultures as he could. He did this through photography, writing, sound recordings and early film. This was his obsession and it carried great personal and financial cost.  In 1895, Curtis owner of a Seattle portrait studio, took his first portrait of a Native American—Princess Angeline, the eldest daughter of Chief Seattle of the Duwamish tribe. Then in 1898, Curtis had a chance meeting that set him...

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Legend has it that the Native American Indians danced and rejoiced when the rains came. Their tears of joy mixed with the rain and seeped into Mother Earth to become SkyStone  - Turquoise. Turquoise, the "fallen sky stone" hidden in Mother Earth, has been valued by cultures for its beauty and reputed spiritual and life-giving qualities for over 7000 years. It is a true gem of the centuries. A long time ago someone noticed a clear blue line running through gray rock, and saw the imagery of sky and water in stone, and from that time on, turquoise has been...

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bedroom lighting, kitchen lighting, Rustic Lighting, wall sconces -

Rustic lighting is a great way to achieve a warm and cozy feel in your home. If your space tends to be more classic or traditional, rustic pieces can give a homey, comforting look and feel. Rustic Lighting Styles When it comes to rustic design in general, it’s all about bringing the outdoors inside. The foundation of rustic style is comprised of natural materials and earthy textures. Rustic interior design style is inspired by the rugged charm of the American frontier. Rustic light fixtures tend to include distressed and vintage finishes such as antique bronze. Wood materials, and use of iron and...

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If you want that wood furniture or lamp to always look its best, here are a few tips to keep it in tip-top shape: Location, Location, Location Watch heat sources.  Don't place a wood piece near a radiator or right next to a heat register. The temperature swings could damage the wood with warping or splitting. If you have a wood table with leaves, store the leaves near the table itself. This ensures that the leaf will not warp or swell/contract differently from the table. If you store the leaf in a basement or attic, the moisture and temperature differential...

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