Warm and Cozy felt decorative pillow perfect for Christmas

Warm and Cozy felt decorative pillow perfect for Christmas

Meanings of Red

Red is one of the top two favorite colors of all people.

Red is the most popular color used on flags in the world. Approximately 77% of all flags include red.

Red is the international color for stop.

The history of languages reveals that red is the first color after black and white.

Unique Meanings of Red in Different Cultures

Red Bridal Wear – Asia

Red is the color of good luck in Asia and is the most popular color in China.

Most Japanese children draw the sun as a big red circle.

In East Asian stock markets, red is used to denote a rise in stock prices. (Note: In North American stock markets, red is used to denote a drop in stock prices.)

Red is an auspicious color for marriage. Brides in India and Nepal wear red saris; in Japan, a red kimono symbolizes happiness and good luck.

IS RED YOUR FAVORITE COLOR TOO!

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Thanksgiving around the World.

Thanksgiving Customs in Other Cultures

We think of Thanksgiving as an American holiday, but there’s actually a long tradition of harvest-time celebrations and thanksgiving celebrations in other parts of the world.

The ancient Greeks enjoyed a three-day festival every autumn, to honor Demeter, the goddess of corn and grains.

The Romans had a similar celebration in which they honored­ Ceres, the goddess of corn (the word “cereal” is derived from her name). The celebration included music, parades, games, sports and a feast, much like modern Thanksgiving.

The ancient Chinese held a harvest festival called Chung Ch’ui to celebrate the harvest moon. Families would get together for a feast, which included round yellow cakes called “moon cakes.”

The Jewish families also celebrate a harvest festival, Sukkot. This festival has been celebrated for 3,000 years by building a hut of branches called a Sukkot. Jewish families then eat their meals beneath the Sukkot under the night sky for eight days.

The ancient Egyptians participated in a harvest festival in honor of Min, the god of vegetation and fertility. Parades, music and sports were a part of the festivities.

The British Isles, the major Thanksgiving forerunner was a harvest festival called Lammas Day, named for the Old English words for “loaf” and “mass.” On Lammas Day, everyone would bring a loaf of bread made from the first wheat harvest to church.The church would bless the bread, in thanks for that year’s harvest.

Thanksgiving day is also related to the English Puritan’s practice of setting apart individual days of thanksgiving. These highly religious occasions usually followed times of great difficulty: The Puritans would thank God for enduring a hardship. In practice, American Thanksgiving isn’t a religious occasion, but it is centered around gratitude.

Hope you all have a great thanksgiving!

 

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Natural cleaner that you didn’t know about!

  • Get Clean Hands

A thick paste of oatmeal and water can clean very dirty hands. Try it and you will be surprised!

  • Remove Tarnish

Tomato ketchup can remove tarnish from copper and brass cookware.Rub it on the pots and pans and they will go back to their original color and shine in minutes. Wash it with warm water and dry it with a towel.

  • Ax the Wax

Remove dried wax drippings from candlesticks. Peel off as much wax as possible, then dip a cotton ball in glycerin and rub until clean.

  • Remove Grease with a Breeze

Clean grease spills on carpets. Pour cornstarch onto spots and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes before vacuuming.

  • Leave no mark

Erase permanent-marker stains from wood floors or solid-surface counter tops. Pour rubbing alcohol onto a cotton ball and apply.

  • Clean Oil Painting

Dab a white bread on the painting to remove any dirt or grime.

White-Bread TomatoKetchup

**DO you Have any tips on cleaning with natural products?**

Indian inspiration

Spiritual Aspect

Indian interior decor isn’t just about decorations; it’s also about creating a home that promotes health and well being. Placing a statue or picture of Lord Ganesha in your foyer brings happiness, prosperity and abundance to the homeowners. Upon entering the home, the family is greeted with Ganesha, the Hindu god who preserves the world with beauty, order and peace. 

Hand-Carved Furniture

A common feature in Indian homes, carved wooden furniture made from exotic woods like teak and rosewood provide elegance and they are forever because of the solid quality. A headboard, screen or furniture is a creative use for an Indian rosewood.

Animal Design

Animal motifs are used a lot in Indian home decor, as animals play an important role in the Hindu religion. Elephants and Peacock are some of the famous prints.

 

Traditional Prints 

In addition to luxurious silks, printed cottons are a staple of Indian decor. Block printing is one of India’s oldest textile arts, as is tie-dye. Paisley pattern is a staple in Indian prints. 

Embroideries and Patchwork

Antique Indian bedspread, hand-stitched with beading and gold thread, transforms any bedroom into a vibrant, energetic space. Patchwork pillows handmade from old textiles and beaded sari covers are another vintage item from India that add burst of color.

Exotic Elegant

Rich colors and textures are key elements of Indian decor. Silks and other textiles bring elegance to any room.

 

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