The History Of Landscaping

Mayans lined walkways leading to their temples with intricate plants and flowers, the Romans created courtyard gardens within the boundaries of their properties for the enjoyment of their family and friends, and royalty would plant profuse amounts of flowers and trees as a symbol of their wealth. In the 17th century in Jamaica, slave plantation owners would line the walkways to their mansions with Royal Palms. Throughout history, landscaping was used as a sign of not only beauty, but also wealth, power and respect.
Hardscaping is the use of the terrain itself, or rocks and stones brought in from other places. Nowadays it’s mostly just rocks and stone walls for aesthetics, but hardscaping was also used for practical purposes. The most obvious example of this is the Great Wall of China. Qin Shi Huang unified all the states of China in 221 B.C. and to block invasions from the Xiongnu people in the north, ordered that the wall be built to help protect his new borders from enemies. Of course in this case hardscaping was completely utilitarian.
Another example of hardscaping is the mystical Stonehenge of England. The mystery of these rocks is that though they are in England now, they actually came from Whales, which means that the builders somehow transported these rocks over 200 miles. This has led to many theories of everything from aliens to astronomical miracles. Most likely these creators were just very dedicated (or well-paid) individuals committed to finishing the product.
Nowadays, from the San Joaquin Valley of California to New York’s Hudson Valley, landscaping and hardscaping are now used for personal homes and commercial businesses as a way to improve the quality of peoples’ physical surroundings and to give a sense of nature in an increasingly material world.

Unfinished Dollhouse Furniture What Do You Make Of It

Dollhouse Unfinished Furniture

Unfinished furniture and furniture kits give you the same satisfaction and freedom that you get from building your own dollhouse kit. Furniture kits include items you put together yourself that will look like their picture once they are completed. If you want to assemble the furniture yourself, buy a furniture kit; completed items will appear as they do in the picture.

Bathroom Furniture

Most dollhouse bathroom kits are pretty simple: they include a tub, a toilet, a sink, and sometimes a mirror. However, the materials used and colors and patterns available make dollhouse bathrooms as unique as any other room. A few well-placed accessories, such as a towel closet or a tube of toothpaste and a hairbrush, will go a long way to add personality to your dollhouse bathroom.

Dining Room Furniture

Dining rooms give your home a feeling of refinementor, sometimes, a feeling of excitement Though many dining room sets are meant to be rather classy, countrified and hand-painted dining room sets are also available to add some brightness and character to your dollhouse. This is a great area of your dollhouse to play make believewhether children are pretending to have company at dinner, or you are displaying a great tea set

Dollhouse Furniture: Wicker

Wicker furniture is the art of basket weaving and furniture making combined. Wicker gets its name from the interweaving of bamboo or vine around a furniture frame. Most wicker furniture is made with wire, but there are some very ornament pieces put together with fine strips of wood. Wicker adds a modern look and appeal to your dollhouse furniture set and we would recommend that it complements contemporary or traditional dollhouse kits.
Oak Material with Dollhouses

Oak wood has a very fine grain that lends itself to a more realistic piece of dollhouse furniture. It has a lighter color that you will find coordinates with many classical or traditional dollhouses. Oak is a great choice for living room furniture as the wood beautifully accents the fabric pieces. Oak is a great pick for a traditional or modern dollhouse, but the material does lend itself to be used in most any style.

Great Porcelain Dollhouse Furniture

What comes to mind when you think of porcelain? China, and that is because it was manufactured first in china around the 600s. Ever since then porcelain has been the dominant material for most fancy dishes, pottery, and “china”. Fortunately for the miniature enthusiast it also works extremely well with dollhouse furniture. You will see most bathroom sets are made from porcelain creating a beautiful white, glazed color.

Dollhouse One Inch Furniture

Dollhouse scales tell you that the you are buying the right sized furniture for your dollhouse. On this website, all furniture is built on a 1 inch scale unless you see inch or inch in the title of the item.

Most dollhouse furniture, like most dollhouses, are built on a 1 inch scale (also known as 1:12 scale). Every inch of dollhouse furniture is equivalent to twelve inches of real furniture. So a 2 inch tall dollhouse coffee table would look like a 2 foot tall coffee table in reality. There are other scales, but they are less popular and common

For example, a dollhouse dresser that is 4 inches tall represents a 4 foot tall real dresser.

Inexpensive Kitchen Decorating

Kitchens are a popular area to decorate and remodel. Whether you are looking to increase the value of you home to put it on the market or are just looking to add some life to this area where you spend so much of your time there are some inexpensive kitchen decorating ideas that will help you achieve the results you desire without emptying your purse or wallet.

Try using a new color of paint. Sometimes a simple coat of paint can transform the entire look and feel of a room. You can paint the walls and, depending on your cabinets, you may want to paint them as well. Try some bright colors to make the area come alive. Yellow tones are making a come-back and reds are a popular choice. Do not be afraid to try something different with paint.

Lighting has an amazing affect of the feel of a room. Dull lighting dampens the area and can make it feel drab. Even using brighter bulbs can help open up the area. Brighter lights combined with a bright paint can take your kitchen from dull to lively. Don’t forget to throw some accent lighting in key areas. Light strips under cabinets are a popular choice.

Turning a cabinet into a showcase for a collection you own can work for some kitchens. Replace opaque cabinet doors with glass doors allow people to see inside. You can also, completely, remove the doors. Use this area to display your pottery or china that might be a family heirloom. Throw a few pictures or fake fruit on the shelves to break any monotony.

Changing the hardware on cabinets and drawers is often over-looked during inexpensive kitchen decorating. You can get new handles and hinges at a hardware store and change the whole look of your cabinetry. Combining this with a new paint job creates the look of new cabinets with only a fraction of the cost associated with new cabinets.

Adding some plants or flowers in the kitchen area can bring nature into the house. This will add a lively feel to any room and just may grow into a new hobby.

These are some basic ideas that can change the entire look and feel of any kitchen. Use your imagination and you can transform your kitchen into an inviting bistro on any budget. Decorating a kitchen does not need to be an expensive undertaking.

Unfinished Dollhouse Furniture What Do You Make Of It

Dollhouse Unfinished Furniture

Unfinished furniture and furniture kits give you the same satisfaction and freedom that you get from building your own dollhouse kit. Furniture kits include items you put together yourself that will look like their picture once they are completed. If you want to assemble the furniture yourself, buy a furniture kit; completed items will appear as they do in the picture.

Bathroom Furniture

Most dollhouse bathroom kits are pretty simple: they include a tub, a toilet, a sink, and sometimes a mirror. However, the materials used and colors and patterns available make dollhouse bathrooms as unique as any other room. A few well-placed accessories, such as a towel closet or a tube of toothpaste and a hairbrush, will go a long way to add personality to your dollhouse bathroom.

Dining Room Furniture

Dining rooms give your home a feeling of refinementor, sometimes, a feeling of excitement Though many dining room sets are meant to be rather classy, countrified and hand-painted dining room sets are also available to add some brightness and character to your dollhouse. This is a great area of your dollhouse to play make believewhether children are pretending to have company at dinner, or you are displaying a great tea set

Dollhouse Furniture: Wicker

Wicker furniture is the art of basket weaving and furniture making combined. Wicker gets its name from the interweaving of bamboo or vine around a furniture frame. Most wicker furniture is made with wire, but there are some very ornament pieces put together with fine strips of wood. Wicker adds a modern look and appeal to your dollhouse furniture set and we would recommend that it complements contemporary or traditional dollhouse kits.
Oak Material with Dollhouses

Oak wood has a very fine grain that lends itself to a more realistic piece of dollhouse furniture. It has a lighter color that you will find coordinates with many classical or traditional dollhouses. Oak is a great choice for living room furniture as the wood beautifully accents the fabric pieces. Oak is a great pick for a traditional or modern dollhouse, but the material does lend itself to be used in most any style.

Great Porcelain Dollhouse Furniture

What comes to mind when you think of porcelain? China, and that is because it was manufactured first in china around the 600s. Ever since then porcelain has been the dominant material for most fancy dishes, pottery, and “china”. Fortunately for the miniature enthusiast it also works extremely well with dollhouse furniture. You will see most bathroom sets are made from porcelain creating a beautiful white, glazed color.

Dollhouse One Inch Furniture

Dollhouse scales tell you that the you are buying the right sized furniture for your dollhouse. On this website, all furniture is built on a 1 inch scale unless you see inch or inch in the title of the item.

Most dollhouse furniture, like most dollhouses, are built on a 1 inch scale (also known as 1:12 scale). Every inch of dollhouse furniture is equivalent to twelve inches of real furniture. So a 2 inch tall dollhouse coffee table would look like a 2 foot tall coffee table in reality. There are other scales, but they are less popular and common

For example, a dollhouse dresser that is 4 inches tall represents a 4 foot tall real dresser.