Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Amish Handmade Barn Stars

Amish Handmade Barn Stars

Amish Handmade Barn Stars generally adorn the main door of the barn. A barn star is actually a decorated piece of painted 5-point star made of wood or metal such as cast iron, wrought iron, tin or steel. However sometimes these barn stars are also made in a circular "wagon wheel" style. Mainly used for their general aesthetic appeal and as a lucky charm. Although initially meant to mark the builder of the barns, the barn stars were also added to individual buildings. Barn stars are used as decorative pieces by Amish Christian population in the US, most notably in the Pennsylvania state. The barn stars used by Amish Christians are reminiscent their simplistic lifestyle, as such these barn stars generally made in star or heart shape are available in one color with the only decorations being the paintings of a hex, a rosette, birds or animals. As with other Amish Christian artworks, these Amish Handmade Barn Stars are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. These barns are also available in customized designs, and all a person has to do is to give the specifications to the Amish craftsman, and get it delivered as per specifications.

A variety of Amish Handmade Barn Stars are available for sale to customers. These include Siding House Country Decor Hanger Mounting Bracket, 40 Inch Rusty Metal Tin Barn Star, 10 Inch Metal Tin Barn Star-Unfinished, Painted Metal Tin Barn Heart, 16 Inch Rusty Metal Tin Barn Heart, 16 Inch Metal Tin Barn Star-Unfinished, 10 Inch Amish Country Collectible Primitive Painted Metal Tin Barn Star, 32 Inch Metal Tin Barn Star-Unfinished, 40 Inch Metal Tin Barn Star-Unfinished, 24 Inch Amish Country Collectible Primitive Painted Metal Tin Barn Star, Rustic Barn Red Metal Tin Barn Star 10", 16 Inch x 27 Inch Painted Primitive Metal Tin Star, 53 Inch Metal Tin Barn Star-Unfinished, 72 Inch Metal Tin Barn Star- Unfinished, Painted Primitive Metal Star, Rusty Metal Tin Barn Star, 12 inch Painted Metal Tin Barn Heart, 16 inch Painted Metal Tin Barn Heart, and 12 Inch Unfinished Metal Tin Barn Heart. A specialty of all the barn stars is that, no 2 barn stars available for sale are similar in shape, size, color or dimensions.

Some other types of Barn stars that are available for sale and sought after by customers include
Patriotic 40" Extra Large Barn Star with Double USA Flags, Amish 25" Large Barn Star with Sconce, Amish 16" Medium Barn Star with Sconce, Amish 40" Extra Large Barn Star with Star Circle Cut Out, Amish 25" Large Barn Star with Star Circle Cut Out, Amish 40" Extra Large Barn Star, Amish 40" Extra Large Barn Star with Center Star Cut Out, Amish 24" Painted Barn Star, Amish 24" Patriotic Painted Barn Star, Amish 40" Rusty Barn Star, Amish 25" Large Barn Star, Amish 24" Rusty Barn Star, Amish 16" Medium Barn Star, Amish 25" Barn Star with Light Kit, Patriotic 25" Large Barn Star with Double USA Flags, Amish 11" Small Barn Star with Sconce, Amish 40" Painted Barn Star, Amish 52" Jumbo Barn Star, Amish 16" Medium Barn Star with Light Kit, Amish 11" Small Barn Star with Center Star Cut Out, and Amish 11" Small Barn Star. As these barn stars adorn the top of the houses, so now-a-days these barn stars are being painted in a variety of colors such as black, brown, tan, sage, violet, metallic gold, metallic silver, Americana, ivory, blue, green, burgundy, ‘olde' glory, barn red, radiant red, blackberry, mustard, and baby blue, as well as other customized colors.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Why choose Dragon City Hacks?

If you are familiar with the game named Dragon City then you must be eager to conquer the fantasy world of dragons. The game provides an astonishing amount of addictiveness by exposing its users to very unique gameplay. Dragon City requires certain type of strategic skills and tons of amounts of resources to achieve the goal of defending your mystical island against your opponents. 
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Saturday, July 5, 2014


August is a month that's difficult for me say anything good about.  I consider it a filler month, just filling in between summer and fall.  By the time it rolls around I'm sick of summer, and eager for fall, so I regard it as a nuisance.

I find this very interesting since this past week-end was the only two days of summer that temps have reached 90 degrees where I live.  So why am I grumpy about August?  Because I'm afraid we might see other 90 degree days before we can get to September and get fall in the air.


We have company arriving on Friday.  I think we have five coming.  We'll have a good time and I don't want August to mess it up.  Three of the group will be from Texas, and two from Colorado.  I want the temps to range in the high 70s, or if we have to, low 80s.  Give me that and I'll be a happy camper.


August is also the month I fizzle out of anything to blog about.  I become dull like the month, and can't think of a single cool thing to say.

You may not see a lot of me until I smell fall in the air.  That doesn't mean I'm gone so don't forget me.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Oh So Lovely!!

(¸.♥  Hello my lovely girls!!  With this amazing spring weather we have been having I am constantly finding myself in one of those moods... you know the kind... where your heart races just a little at the thought of cute summer dresses, luncheons on the patio and drinks poolside.

Both my heart and my wallet will be a flutter once the sun is truly shining on us!!  I don't know about you, but I am ready to shop!! And what perfect timing for the latest edition of the Lovely Clusters Spring Catalog!  Once again, Rachel has done an amazing job curating each page... a wonderful balance of fashionable handmade items perfectly presented as eye candy  ;)

I was completely surprised and thrilled to see my Save The Date, Tea Length Dress from my SizeMedium Shop on Etsy featured here (bottom right hand corner in the image above- - that's me!!)... thanks so much Rachel!
(¸.♥  I love browsing Etsy for handmade treasures and Lovely Clusters is my absolute favorite place to find them!  It is so easy to get lost in the pages of the blog, the featured shops, and the catalog.  

So check it out if you have not already!!  What are you waiting for? Go!!

And don't forget  to check out my Etsy shops (which you can also find on the Lovely Clusters site):

♥ SizeMedium - versatile women's clothing
♥ OneCraftyFox - accessories and other trinkets
...all of my designs are my own and lovingly handmade by me

 ♥   Happy Shopping Dolls!!  ♥   

Monday, March 17, 2014

Interesting Fun Facts About Candles

Interesting Fun Facts About Candles

Candles are now indispensable when it comes to celebrations, visiting dark places, creating a romantic ambience, or giving warmth inside a room. There are many uses for candles. Want to know interesting facts about our beloved candles? Read on.

- The use of the first candles is attributed to the Romans. Generally used to light the path of the people when traveling, they also used candles to light places of worship.

- The first material used in the creation of candles is tallow. However, tallow emits a smoky flame and unpleasant odor when burned, which is one key reason it is not as popular today.

- During the Middle Age, people learned about beeswax and used them to create candles. Its clean flame was immediately noticed as well as the absence of foul odor from the smoke. During those times however, beeswax was costly, thus, use of beeswax candles was only limited to rich people.

- Other materials used are spermaceti and paraffin. Gel and soy wax candles are also popular nowadays.

- The electric bulb caused the decline of candle sales. However, use of electricity in the food/meat industry caused increased production of candle materials (as byproducts) such as paraffin. Thus, candles are now readily available in stores everywhere due to the abundance of cheap supplies.

- Candles generally have a long shelf life when stored properly in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing them in enclosed places or areas as the heat can slowly dissolve the wax. Especially if you have a designed or molded candle, the candle may lose its shape when placed in a high temperature environment.

- Manufacturers of candles also sell candles in different fun or religious shapes. They also add colors, and even scents to show the different uses of the candles, whether for a ceremony, religious purposes or aromatherapy.

- At home, you can even make your own candles simply by using beeswax and a wick. You can also put in colors and scents, and produce candles similar to those being produced by large manufacturers. For some households, this has even become an income-generating hobby. You can design your own personal mold for your candles whether you give them as gifts or sell them in stores.

- During important religious celebration such as Christmas or Hanukkah, candles play an important role in showing, that there is light and hope in the days to come. To show this, these candles are used as decorations on table tops, on window panes and on other surfaces.

Although electric light bulbs and newer technologies displaced the use of candles as a source of light long ago, people will still continue to use candles for special occasions, decorative purposes, and aromatherapy. The demand for candles never declines as there are many uses for candles. Candles will always be seen as fun, useful, and decorative.

Be sure to handle them with care to avoid any undesirable fire emergencies, and never let children play with them. Candles, as seen through its history, will always evolve and will never fail to delight people who are celebrating, romancing, or simply walking the dark paths of life, literally and figuratively.