CHRISTMAS TABLE SETTINGS DECORATIONS. CHRISTMAS TABLE


Christmas Table Settings Decorations. Patio Decor Ideas.



Christmas Table Settings Decorations





christmas table settings decorations






    decorations
  • The process or art of decorating or adorning something

  • Ornamentation

  • (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"

  • A thing that serves as an ornament

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





    christmas
  • The period immediately before and after December 25

  • a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

  • The annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth, held on December 25 in the Western Church

  • "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" is a song by Darlene Love from the 1963 Christmas compilation album, A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector.

  • period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6





    settings
  • The place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place

  • The place and time at which a play, novel, or film is represented as happening

  • (setting) the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"

  • (setting) context: the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context"

  • A piece of metal in which a precious stone or gem is fixed to form a piece of jewelry

  • (setting) mise en scene: arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted





    table
  • Present formally for discussion or consideration at a meeting

  • a set of data arranged in rows and columns; "see table 1"

  • Postpone consideration of

  • postpone: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"

  • a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"











Christmas dinner: table decorations




Christmas dinner: table decorations





A quick tight shot of the table decorations. This is where the f31fd's low light capacity shines, I feel.











Christmas table




Christmas table





The table on Christmas day, fully decorated by Ola.









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DECORATIVE HANGING WALL - DECORATIVE HANGING


Decorative hanging wall - Girl room decoration - Decorating ideas for party.



Decorative Hanging Wall





decorative hanging wall






    hanging wall
  • the upper wall of an inclined fault

  • The rocks on the side of a fault plane from which you could hang.

  • In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement. Large faults within the Earth's crust result from the action of tectonic forces.

  • The block of rock that lies above an inclined fault or an ore body





    decorative
  • Serving to make something look more attractive; ornamental

  • Relating to decoration

  • (decorativeness) an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive

  • cosmetic: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"

  • (decoratively) in a decorative manner; "used decoratively at Christmas"











Coordinating Blue-green wall bowls set




Coordinating Blue-green wall bowls set





Coordinating green-blue decorative hanging wall bowls

I intend on making more of these hanging bowl sets, perhaps in different sizes and glaze combination, but the 4 here were the first trial run to see if this is the type of stuff people would want to buy.











GP5-223




GP5-223





Wall Hanging Embroidered Ganesh India Textile Home Decorating









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HOME DECOR DESIGN IDEAS. HOME DECOR


HOME DECOR DESIGN IDEAS. ORIENTAL WALL DECORATIONS. COUNTRY STAR DECOR



Home Decor Design Ideas





home decor design ideas






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

  • The design, furnishing and decorating of the home or apartment; the products used to decorate a home.

  • any decorative items that make your house or garden feel like your home – often available in themes and groupings





    design
  • Decide upon the look and functioning of (a building, garment, or other object), typically by making a detailed drawing of it

  • Do or plan (something) with a specific purpose or intention in mind

  • an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"

  • the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan); "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"

  • plan: make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"





    ideas
  • A concept or mental impression

  • (idea) mind: your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"

  • A thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action

  • An opinion or belief

  • (idea) a personal view; "he has an idea that we don't like him"

  • (idea) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"











July/August 2009 Cover




July/August 2009 Cover





July/August 2009 Chicago Home + Garden Cover











Cork Design




Cork Design





Cork Floor Planks in Striped pattern design









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INDIE ROOM DECORATING - ROOM DECORATING


Indie Room Decorating - Decorate Easter Eggs.



Indie Room Decorating





indie room decorating






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

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

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

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

  • (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"





    indie
  • an independent film company not associated with an established studio

  • (the indies) West Indies: the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area

  • Indie music regarded as a genre

  • A pop group, record label, or film company of this type

  • a pop group not affiliated with a major record company





    room
  • Space that can be occupied or where something can be done, esp. viewed in terms of whether there is enough

  • A part or division of a building enclosed by walls, floor, and ceiling

  • an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

  • space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"

  • board: live and take one's meals at or in; "she rooms in an old boarding house"

  • Opportunity or scope for something to happen or be done, esp. without causing trouble or damage











Doors and windows - Gujarat - India




Doors and windows - Gujarat - India





May village - Waga Dia and Machhukanah Rabari tribal people.

The region of Gujarat has played host to many a tribal culture and nourished them from the very earliest periods of history. One such tribe here, the Rabaris, still pursue a pastoral lifestyle—much in the same way as they did ages ago.
The Rabaris are a semi-nomadic tribe—pursuing a pre-agrarian, pastoral lifestyle—found mainly in the Kutch and Saurashtra regions of Gujarat. Though living today in permanent settlements, they are believed to have originally migrated from Baluchistan more than a millennium ago.
But over these thousand and more years, the Rabaris have undergone many changes and have been widely influenced by the local cultures with which they came in contact. Not only are they divided into distinct clans, they also prefer to trace their origin to Hindu Gods and even the Rajputs.
Without delving into the garbled clues provided by folk lore about their origin, a closer look at the Rabari today leads one into his quaint, colourful and rugged lifestyle.
By no means are the Rabaris an isolated people. The men are on the move—almost 10 out of the 12 months—in search of grazing pastures for their livestock; while the women and children remain in their villages. These villages are normally small, devoid of more than superficial amenities and, almost always, set in bleak, barren suroundings.
In a typical village, their rectangular houses, called vandhas, are built in rows. The white-washed mud walls and tiled roofs may have an appearance of starkness when viewed from outside. But within each house, the Rabari’s fondness for patterns is easily visible from the many geometric patterns that adorn its interiors. The tiny mirrors embedded into these mud-plaster patterns only enhance their beauty as they catch the faint glimmer of light streaming in from a small window or a low doorway. A home usually consists of two rooms, and an extended enclosure in the verandah which forms the kitchen.
The room at the back is normally used as a storehouse—a virtual treasure house of embroidered clothes and quilts kept in carved wooden pataras (chests); and the kothis and kothlas (granaries) made of mud and cowdung. The other room is mainly a living room decorated with embroidered torans or decorated doorways, while the doors are covered with brass foil etched in a myriad patterns. Often, the only piece of furniture that one might find is a carved, wooden cradle.
The community’s main stay is milk and milk produce from their livestock in order to purchase commodities that they trade in various forms at the local village or town markets.
Much of the handiwork seen in their decorated homes is that of their women. In fact, Rabari women are famous for their embroidery work, called bharat kaam, from which they make numerous traditional garments and furnishings. The kediyun, a gathered jacket with an embroidered smock, worn by young Rabari men and children, skirts and blouses for the women and girls—are al dexterously embroidered. Interestingly, the Rabari girl, completes over the years, her entire dowry which includes clothes as well as beautiful quilts or derkee.
Kokulashtami, after the rains, is marriage time. The men are back from their wanderings for this al important occasion. All marriages take place on this one day. Since child marriage is still very much in vogue within this tribe, outsiders are distrusted. Again, the Rabari marries only within the tribe and often into families which are closely located. Marrying outside the fold leads to social castigation and is very rare. While Rabari couples are probably the most exotically dressed, the marriage is a simple ritual performed by a Brahmin priest.
Rabaris, by and large, and ardent followers and worshippers of the Mother Goddess. Each clan has its own tribal goddess as the patron deity, though their homes often have pictures of other gods and goddesses as well. Strong tendencies of deifying and invoking the dead are still prevalent—a pointer to the community’s old world origin.
Another old world custom that has persisted is the custom of tattooing and there is a marked similarity In the motifs used in their embroideries and tattoos.
As an outsider it is difficult to communicate with these people since they speak a dialect which is a mixture of Marwari and Gujarati. But once they understand the visitor’s innocent curiosity, they exude the warmth and friendship that has always been a part of their make-up.












Tribal fantasy in Gujarat - India




Tribal fantasy in Gujarat - India





Rabari shepherd on the way to Chobari.

The region of Gujarat has played host to many a tribal culture and nourished them from the very earliest periods of history. One such tribe here, the Rabaris, still pursue a pastoral lifestyle—much in the same way as they did ages ago.
The Rabaris are a semi-nomadic tribe—pursuing a pre-agrarian, pastoral lifestyle—found mainly in the Kutch and Saurashtra regions of Gujarat. Though living today in permanent settlements, they are believed to have originally migrated from Baluchistan more than a millennium ago.
But over these thousand and more years, the Rabaris have undergone many changes and have been widely influenced by the local cultures with which they came in contact. Not only are they divided into distinct clans, they also prefer to trace their origin to Hindu Gods and even the Rajputs.
Without delving into the garbled clues provided by folk lore about their origin, a closer look at the Rabari today leads one into his quaint, colourful and rugged lifestyle.
By no means are the Rabaris an isolated people. The men are on the move—almost 10 out of the 12 months—in search of grazing pastures for their livestock; while the women and children remain in their villages. These villages are normally small, devoid of more than superficial amenities and, almost always, set in bleak, barren suroundings.
In a typical village, their rectangular houses, called vandhas, are built in rows. The white-washed mud walls and tiled roofs may have an appearance of starkness when viewed from outside. But within each house, the Rabari’s fondness for patterns is easily visible from the many geometric patterns that adorn its interiors. The tiny mirrors embedded into these mud-plaster patterns only enhance their beauty as they catch the faint glimmer of light streaming in from a small window or a low doorway. A home usually consists of two rooms, and an extended enclosure in the verandah which forms the kitchen.
The room at the back is normally used as a storehouse—a virtual treasure house of embroidered clothes and quilts kept in carved wooden pataras (chests); and the kothis and kothlas (granaries) made of mud and cowdung. The other room is mainly a living room decorated with embroidered torans or decorated doorways, while the doors are covered with brass foil etched in a myriad patterns. Often, the only piece of furniture that one might find is a carved, wooden cradle.
The community’s main stay is milk and milk produce from their livestock in order to purchase commodities that they trade in various forms at the local village or town markets.
Much of the handiwork seen in their decorated homes is that of their women. In fact, Rabari women are famous for their embroidery work, called bharat kaam, from which they make numerous traditional garments and furnishings. The kediyun, a gathered jacket with an embroidered smock, worn by young Rabari men and children, skirts and blouses for the women and girls—are al dexterously embroidered. Interestingly, the Rabari girl, completes over the years, her entire dowry which includes clothes as well as beautiful quilts or derkee.
Kokulashtami, after the rains, is marriage time. The men are back from their wanderings for this al important occasion. All marriages take place on this one day. Since child marriage is still very much in vogue within this tribe, outsiders are distrusted. Again, the Rabari marries only within the tribe and often into families which are closely located. Marrying outside the fold leads to social castigation and is very rare. While Rabari couples are probably the most exotically dressed, the marriage is a simple ritual performed by a Brahmin priest.
Rabaris, by and large, and ardent followers and worshippers of the Mother Goddess. Each clan has its own tribal goddess as the patron deity, though their homes often have pictures of other gods and goddesses as well. Strong tendencies of deifying and invoking the dead are still prevalent—a pointer to the community’s old world origin.
Another old world custom that has persisted is the custom of tattooing and there is a marked similarity In the motifs used in their embroideries and tattoos.
As an outsider it is difficult to communicate with these people since they speak a dialect which is a mixture of Marwari and Gujarati. But once they understand the visitor’s innocent curiosity, they exude the warmth and friendship that has always been a part of their make-up.










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TRADITIONAL HOME DECORATING IDEAS - TRADITIONAL HOME


Traditional home decorating ideas - Books on decorating



Traditional Home Decorating Ideas





traditional home decorating ideas






    traditional home
  • Traditional Home magazine , published by the Meredith Corporation, is an upscale design and decorating publication that targets affluent readers.





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

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

  • 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"

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





    ideas
  • A concept or mental impression

  • (idea) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"

  • An opinion or belief

  • (idea) mind: your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"

  • (idea) a personal view; "he has an idea that we don't like him"

  • A thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action











MCC helps support teaching of traditional skills in Laos




MCC helps support teaching of traditional skills in Laos





In the Tha Thom District of Laos, Mrs. Van, who goes by one name, teaches students how to make baskets as part of an MCC-supported effort to pass on traditional skills.

MCC Photo/Kaarina Knisely

AKRON, Pa. – The fourth-graders, arranged in three groups around well-worn desks, concentrate as they ply knives to split green bamboo into strips. Later, they will weave the lengths into rice-storage baskets. Because the school walls rise only halfway to the roof, the students enjoy breezes and a stunning view of the lush surrounding Laotian valley, jungle-shrouded mountains on the horizon, as they work.

Mrs. Van, 32, a mother of three, exudes energy as she and two other “local wisdom” teachers mingle with the students. They assist the 30 first-time basket weavers in this Khonsana Primary School classroom, a school in the subsistence-farming Tha Thom District of Xieng Khouang Province in northeastern Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos).

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), through the Global Family program, provides ongoing encouragement and networking opportunities to Mrs. Van, who goes by only one name, and the other 24 or so local wisdom teachers of five primary schools in Tha Thom district.

The lay teachers are part of a new curriculum that the Laotian Ministry of Education began implementing a couple of years ago in some districts, to be gradually expanded throughout the nation. By helping primary schools develop 20 percent of their own curriculum based on village wisdom, the ministry hopes to solidify local knowledge and traditions.

Rice-storage baskets – central to family life and meals, made of a locally available, inexpensive material and not too difficult to weave – seemed an appropriate introductory activity for the fourth-graders.

MCC worker Kaarina Knisely of Chester, Vt., likens the basket-making to quilting in Canada and the U.S., a handicraft that many people engage in but could be lost if one generation is not intentional in passing it on to the next. “My grandmother and mother quilt, but I have not learned the art from them,” Knisely said. “Lao people want to ensure that the next generation is still learning traditional arts, thus they’re including it in their children’s formal learning.”

Like quilts, baskets have practical uses. In Lao homes, sticky rice, the dietary mainstay, is steamed several times a day in one type of basket, then stored in another basket. Family members sit around the basket and scoop rice with their hands, starting from the outer edge.

“Rice baskets come in a wide variety of sizes – 3 to 12 inches in diameter, some much larger! – but all are circular with a fitted lid,” said Knisely, who helps support the curriculum project. Rice baskets that Knisely saw in Khonsana, about 8 inches in diameter, were decorated with simple designs woven into them by alternating dark and light sides of the flexible green bamboo strips.

“Bamboo fibers are amazingly strong and once they are thinned into strips, they are as flexible as ribbon and as strong as wire,” Knisely said.

One of the curriculum’s major goals is to help students value the wisdom of their village, according to Wendy Martin, MCC Laos program administrator. “In a rapidly changing country with increasing global access and influence, the thinking is that it’s important that children know and understand their history and culture,” said Martin, who is from Brussels, Ont.

That history, in Xieng Khouang Province, includes a tragic chapter as one of the most heavily bombed provinces in Laos, which in turn ranks as the most-bombed country, per capita, in world history. Beginning in 1964, as part of the Vietnam War, the U.S. dropped more than 2 million tons of explosives in a nine-year bombing campaign; that figure represents 1 ton per Laotian.

As the local wisdom curriculum expands, survivors of that era may be interviewed about their experiences by their village’s primary students. “Some of the activities that schools plan to implement include recording local history, writing about and taking part in ethnic groups’ festivals and celebrations, preparing traditional foods and learning about and growing traditional herbal medicines,” said Martin.

Those were among the ideas that teachers and farmers from four Tha Thom villages brainstormed during a four-day workshop in November 2010. Titled “Traditional Wisdom Training,” the seminar was led by educators from the provincial education office and funded by MCC’s Global Family program. The seminar offered the 32 participants the opportunity to think critically about their local wisdom and devise methods to include it in their children’s education, said Martin, who attended the event. Since that workshop, a fifth school in Tha Thom district has joined the project.

Mrs. Van, who attended the workshop and who had learned basket-weaving from her grandmother about eight years ago, was uncertain of her ability to teach as she began working with the fourth-graders.

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Experience in Cognitive Pluralism




Experience in Cognitive Pluralism





As we implement these ideas into the classroom, I believe we work towards creating writers that see text all around them. The world will bring on new meaning. Writing class will be more than just the teacher stating writing formulas or teaching singular methods for expression. Instead, students and the teacher will analyze text and how to create dynamic compositions. I love the list of characteristics that Anstey and Bull described for students that learn in this method. They include:
*Is flexible-is positive and strategically responsive to changing literacies;
*Is able to sustain mastery- knows enough to be able to reformulate current knowledge or access and learn new literate practices;
*Has a repertoire of practices- has a range of knowledge, skills, and strategies to use when appropriate;
*Is able to use traditional texts- uses print and paper, and face-to-face oral encounters; and
*Is able to use new communications technologies-uses digital and electronic texts that have multiple modes (e.g., spoken and written), often simultaneously. (19)
What worthy aspirations for all our writing students.









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