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Home Decor
« on: April 07, 2018, 05:25:41 pm »
So if the actual content of my home decor could be said to have an aesthetic, it'd be "Hand-Me-Down Central."  ;D

But yesterday, my stepdad installed a curio cabinet for me, so I was actually able to put out some decor things I specifically chose.

Here's the curio itself, full of bric-a-brac:



The bottom shelf holds a black metal and glass candle holder that I always called the "Cyrano candle holder," because when I got it, I had a black cat named Cyrano.

The candle holder:



Bonus Cyrano himself:



(Because what else do you do when you have a black cat and you carve a jack-o-lantern but take a picture of cat and pumpkin together?  ;) )

The third shelf of the curio:



The figurines, L to R, are a ballerina, a teddy bear riding a rocking horse, and a porcelain basket trimmed with little porcelain roses.

The second shelf:



Here we have a pair of cats, one black and one white, trimmed in gold paint; a little girl playing the flute, and another rocking horse.  The box beneath him once held chocolates, IIRC.

And the top shelf:



L to R, a white candle shaped like a cat, a tiny ginger cat in a pot, a Swarovski crystal cat with gold accents, a tiny gray cat in an upside-down hat, and a little porcelain Persian kitty.

Upon opening the boxes that held these figurines, I found some things I'd forgotten I had.

Control your shock that a calligrapher has a inkwell and pen holding stand:



(With extra snoopervision by Carys.)

And a lovely German clock with a family of swans at the base:

"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

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Re: Home Decor
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 05:35:00 pm »
You have some lovely things. We tend to call such things knick-knacks, curios (which is not unknown but uncommon in general parlance) is a much nicer term.
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Re: Home Decor
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 05:45:24 pm »
Lovely Curios, and the best thing about a curio cabinet is that you don't have to regularly dust your curios. Which is something I do with a paint brush just about every week.  :D

Knick-knakes or curios, it is the little things that make your home your cozy nest.  Glade to see you getting cozy with your home, DR.

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Re: Home Decor
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2018, 06:14:15 pm »
You have some lovely things. We tend to call such things knick-knacks, curios (which is not unknown but uncommon in general parlance) is a much nicer term.

Usually in the US, "knickknacks" means the figurines and so forth themselves, where "curio/curio cabinet" is where you put them.  :D
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Re: Home Decor
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 06:19:23 pm »
Lovely Curios, and the best thing about a curio cabinet is that you don't have to regularly dust your curios. Which is something I do with a paint brush just about every week.  :D

Knick-knakes or curios, it is the little things that make your home your cozy nest.  Glade to see you getting cozy with your home, DR.

I specifically looked for a cabinet with a door, because both the dusting and also to keep a certain feline someone from knocking my things to the floor and likely breaking them.  Curiosity killed a cat!  :D
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

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Re: Home Decor
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 06:50:49 pm »
A lovely collection, DR.
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