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AMERICAN HOME DECORATIONS. BALLROOM DECORATION IDEAS.

BEST DECORATING BOOKS. DECORATING BOOKS


BEST DECORATING BOOKS. DECORATING IDEAS FOR A LIVING ROOM



Best Decorating Books





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    decorating
  • Confer an award or medal on (a member of the armed forces)

  • (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

  • Make (something) look more attractive by adding ornament to it

  • (decorate) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated for his services in the military"

  • (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

  • Provide (a room or building) with a color scheme, paint, wallpaper, etc





    books
  • (book) physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"

  • Reserve accommodations for (someone)

  • (book) engage for a performance; "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"

  • Engage (a performer or guest) for an occasion or event

  • Reserve (accommodations, a place, etc.); buy (a ticket) in advance

  • (book) a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"











w08p Best Hermann the German




w08p Best Hermann the German





1. I live in New Ulm. I can share some details for those who are not familiar with this quaint, picturesque, small town. New Ulm is rich in German heritage and tourism is an essential part of our economic wellbeing. This weekend is Fasching and Bockfest, which is why I chose the subjects and setting that I did. Fasching is depicted as a German mardigras with many activities and tours booked for the entire weekend. The picture I took with rags tied to wires adorning our downtown area is a tradition that peasants used to decorate years ago because it was all they could afford. Fasching is known as the last hurrah before Lent! Of course, if you haven’t climbed our Hermann the German monument, you really need to give that a try sometime. Fabulous pictures can be taken from the top! Many visitors to Bockfest (a Schell’s Brewery celebration?) will visit this monument which commemorates Hermann Arminius. He was a Chieftain Warrior who led the successful attack to defeat the Romans and secure freedom in 9AD. New Ulm is rich in heritage and fitting that my subjects and settings display that history.

2. The Fasching rags across Minnesota street downtown reveal a balanced symmetrical composition. I do believe you can split this photo down the gut of the road and each side is very similar. Take a further look at this photo and notice the shading on the tar. The first 2 sections have a sun streak running across the road that I found interesting. For my Hermann the German photo, I believe I have several things going on that pertain to Chapter 2. The entire monument is a hard surface which contrasts with the soft, beautiful, fluffy white clouds and striking blue sky. What I find most fascinating about this photo is the perspective and depth of Hermann. This is an enormous monument overlooking our city. It is 102’ from the base to sword-tip. Hermann is 32’ high and weighs 4,400#. Ten pillars that are 25’ high encircle a central weight bearing pillar. Four cast iron lions sit in bases protecting the area and weigh 2,300# each. So, knowing this information, take another look at the photo. Hermann does not look like he is taller than anything else on this structure. The optical illusion is that the foundation of what holds Hermann is much bigger. Hermann is a distant object that is small and full-scale at the same time. Your brain can accept both of these realities knowing the facts and seeing the picture. I compare this to a winding road that appears to narrow as the depth goes deeper. I really like this photo and hope you do too!

3. I started out taking my photos in the manual mode, but, I must confess that it was super freezing outside, and I eventually succumbed to the automatic mode. I was so cold, and it was so busy downtown that it was very difficult to mess with the settings to get a decent picture. I started out adjusting my F stop from 2.8 to 8.0 and was still not getting a good picture. I was a little surprised that the 5.6 worked better than the 8.0 because I really was working with a larger depth of field. Small F stop = small depth of field; larger F stop = larger depth of field. The ISO was set at 80 which shooting outdoors with the sun and great lighting was perfect. Initially, I had it set at 200, but my pictures were not turning out and knew the lower ISO was going to give me the best shot outdoors during the day.











w09p1 best




w09p1 best





The Comfort Zone

I peer into the room
And think, "what a mess!"

We all die today or tomorrow
So I might as well get started.

Where should I start?
"At the beginning," I hear.
A little voice in my head; is that my conscience?
Then that’s what I’ll do.

I stare at the floor:
Socks, underwear, shirts, and pants
Miniature everests—the piles
Are strewn across the floor,
My coat across the futon.

Mismatched pairs of shoes, kicked off in a hurry,
Decorate the carpet;
Puddles of evaporated snow
And mud border the pumas.

On leaning against the wall
The other peaking out from under the bed,
My Chuck Taylors stick their tongues out at me.
Both lie squashed, flat, and holy from over work.

I Finish by picking up the remote.
"Back home on the tv for you."
The books and the magazines
Go back to the shelf.

I stand back to admire my work.
It’s sure to be a masterpiece—a work of art.

In the center of the room I spin
Three hundred and sixty degrees,
The panoramic view.

It’s perfection a l950’s sitcom.
Wait, where am I? Certainly not my room.
My eyes turn red, and I rage.
I close swing blindly, wreaking havoc.
Another look. I smile. I’m home

What makes a comfort zone? Some people are comfortable when all of their belongings are strewn about – surrounding them with familiarity. Others are comfortable in a neat and tidy environment. That’s where I am comfortable. To me having a cluttered surrounding is the same as having a cluttered mind. For me to focus, I have to remove clutter. But yet I understand the other extreme described in “The Comfort Zone.” I have beloved family members who fit that category. This poem appealed to me because the author came to terms with the fact that his or her comfort zone is clutter, just as I have accepted the fact that my comport zone is neat and tidy. But neither is right or wrong and people can operate and function in either environment.

Believe it or not, I had fun trying to create clutter! My first attempt was just to create piles and piles of clutter. But I was not happy with that. There was no focus. It didn’t tell a story. So then my focus moved on to the door – the entry into that private zone – the comfort zone. I wanted to create a peek into that zone but yet I did not want to focus on specific items in the room so I created a shallow depth of field that focused on the door knob, the most important part of the entry. To me, the focus on the door represents our individual view on our private, comfort zone.

Getting the right angle, shooting through the doorway, and getting the right focus were difficult. I wanted the door to be evident but yet not too dominating. The placement of the doorknob had to be just right also so I got a workout shooting from different eye-level vantage points. (Basically like doing a lot of squats.) I didn't want it to become lost in the clutter.













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CANDLE TABLE DECORATION - CANDLE TABLE


CANDLE TABLE DECORATION - HOME DECOR CANDLE HOLDER.



Candle Table Decoration





candle table decoration






    table decoration
  • Any of many diverse articles placed on a dining table principally as ornament though some may have a secondary function





    candle
  • A unit of luminous intensity, superseded by the candela

  • examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

  • the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin

  • A cylinder or block of wax or tallow with a central wick that is lit to produce light as it burns

  • stick of wax with a wick in the middle











Table decorations




Table decorations





Every table had a similar, yet differant, arrangement.











Table Decoration




Table Decoration





Nikos Restaurant, Bayerische Stra?e 26, 10707 Berlin









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CAT KITCHEN DECOR. CAT KITCHEN


CAT KITCHEN DECOR. METAL IRON DECOR.



Cat Kitchen Decor





cat kitchen decor






    kitchen
  • A set of fixtures, cabinets, and appliances that are sold together and installed in such a room or area

  • A room or area where food is prepared and cooked

  • a room equipped for preparing meals

  • Cuisine

  • A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation.

  • The Custard Factory is an arts and media production centre in Birmingham, England .





    decor
  • The style of decoration of a room, building

  • The furnishing and decoration of a room

  • The decoration and scenery of a stage

  • interior decoration: decoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior

  • Interior design is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment.





    cat
  • Raise (an anchor) from the surface of the water to the cathead

  • beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

  • feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats

  • guy: an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll"











FABRIC BIN- Cats- Mice- DEBBIE MUMM




FABRIC BIN- Cats- Mice- DEBBIE MUMM





FABRIC BIN- Organizer- Cats- Mice- DEBBIE MUMM- Large

I used two different prints by Debbie Mumm to make this fabric bin. The fabric I used for the main body and handles of the bin is a cats heads print in turquoise, orange and yellow. The background color is dark brown. For the lower part of the bin I used a coordinating print that has turquoise mice and the word "squeak" on a yellow background. The inside is fully lined.

This bin is quite large and will hold many items. They make great organizers for closets, shelves and childrens rooms. A great place to stash your kitty toys!. Fill it up with anything you want. Handles are on both sides for easy lifting and carrying.












Marge in new Kitchen 1983




Marge in new Kitchen 1983





This photo was taken in our newly remodeled kitchen (older views of the kitchen can bee seen in other photos) We gutted it and remodeled it ourselves. The photo was taken in 1983.









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DECORATING FRENCH COUNTRY STYLE - DECORATING FRENCH


DECORATING FRENCH COUNTRY STYLE - PARIS DECORATING - LODGE STYLE DECOR.



Decorating French Country Style





decorating french country style






    french country
  • Large, solid, simple furniture and a primary color scheme of reds, blues, and bright yellows.  Sometimes called French Provincial.





    decorating
  • Make (something) look more attractive by adding ornament to it

  • Provide (a room or building) with a color scheme, paint, wallpaper, etc

  • (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

  • Confer an award or medal on (a member of the armed forces)

  • (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

  • (decorate) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated for his services in the military"





    style
  • A way of painting, writing, composing, building, etc., characteristic of a particular period, place, person, or movement

  • designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"

  • A way of using language

  • make consistent with a certain fashion or style; "Style my hair"; "style the dress"

  • A manner of doing something

  • manner: how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"











The Monaco Suite




The Monaco Suite





Bright and cheerful and decorated in a french country style, this suite includes 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with 2 twin day-beds. The beautiful gas fireplace can be enjoyed in both rooms! The private bath has a single whirlpool tub.











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DECORATING THE FIREPLACE - DECORATING THE


DECORATING THE FIREPLACE - HOME DECORATING GAMES ONLINE



Decorating The Fireplace





decorating the fireplace






    decorating
  • (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

  • Make (something) look more attractive by adding ornament to it

  • Provide (a room or building) with a color scheme, paint, wallpaper, etc

  • (decorate) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated for his services in the military"

  • Confer an award or medal on (a member of the armed forces)

  • (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"





    fireplace
  • A place for a domestic fire, esp. a grate or hearth at the base of a chimney

  • an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built; "the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it"; "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"; "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"

  • (Fireplaces) A fireplace can offer warmth, ambience, and an inviting focal point in a home. Fire provides the perfect atmosphere for social interaction, and watching the dancing flames is a mesmerizing experience.

  • A fireplace is an architectural structure to contain a fire for heating and, especially historically, for cooking. A fire is contained in a firebox or firepit; a chimney or other flue directs gas and particulate exhaust to escape.

  • A structure surrounding such a place











fireplace [Art Nouveau original] photo taken from the Ebay ad.




fireplace [Art Nouveau original] photo taken from the Ebay ad.





I`ve just bought this rather gorgeous Art Nouveau fireplace. It`s nice and small which will leave enough space around the sides and top for decorating the wall with mosaic tiling in a design I want to do. A Victorian one would have looked incongruous here and I like the design on this one. It`s still a bit early for the age of the property but I`ve made a compromise in the name of art.











neoclassical fireplace in the Marble Hall, Clandon Park




neoclassical fireplace in the Marble Hall, Clandon Park





Clandon Park is a Palladian stately home, now owned by the National Trust, near West Clandon in Surrey. It was created in about 1731 by Thomas, 2nd Baron Onslow. It was designed by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni and replaced an earlier Elizabethan building.

The two-storey Marble Hall is elaborately decorated with two carved marble fireplaces.









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