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Log Home Decorating Ideas
- (Home Decoration) Painting & Calligraphy Candles Photo & Painting Frames Sculptures Candle Holders
- Interior design is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment.
- A thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action
- 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"
- (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"
- An opinion or belief
- logarithm: the exponent required to produce a given number
- A regular or systematic record of incidents or observations
- enter into a log, as on ships and planes
- A part of the trunk or a large branch of a tree that has fallen or been cut off
- An official record of events during the voyage of a ship or aircraft
- a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
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Cedar Homes: Ideas for Log & Timber Frame Designs (Schiffer Design Books)
Award-winning photographer Roger Wade takes you on an intimate tour of more than two-dozen exquisite top-end log and timber frame homes. Over 350 color images provide stunning details and sweeping overviews of these impressive residences, individually crafted from beautiful white cedar. Explore dozens of private kitchens and baths. Marvel at the great rooms, soaring ceilings, and enormous fireplaces. Gather decorating ideas for every room, from master suites to home offices and entertainment rooms. Study architectural profiles set amidst idealistic landscapes, and picture yourself retiring to their sweeping decks and sheltered porches. In addition to the beautiful imagery, each home is shown with floor plans that will help you design the home of your dreams.
A look back at Christmas Past
A look back at Christmas Past Many of us like to dream, just like Charles Dickens, that there was once a mythical Merrie England in which, come December 25, all differences were forgotten and everyone was invited to join in the festivities. But, in fact, there never really was, and most of our festive traditions, it must be said, derive from Victorian times. In medieval times the church authorities made sure that Christmas was celebrated as a proper, sober, religious holiday. It was also a “quarter day” on which the landlord’s rent was due. The idea of happy peasants enjoying themselves – even having a little too much to eat or drink – was simply out of the question. The tradition of carol singers going from house to house, for instance, is a result of “caroling” – singing and dancing in a circle – being banned as pagan and lustful. So many services, then very ritualised, were being spoiled by this activity that the singers were ordered out into the street. But a few remaining traditions take us back to ancient times – decorating the house with evergreens is a Roman tradition, and the burning of the Yule Log is Scandinavian. It’s possible that mumming – plays enacting the triumph of life over death – and wassailing the farm animals and apple trees, stretch back to Saxon times. But, strangely, the first recorded use of the word Christmas – “Cristes Maesse” – only occurs as late as 1038. William the Conqueror, just like doomed King Harold the year before, had himself crowned on Christmas Day. The idea of the stable, animals and Christmas crib seems to have originated in Italy in medieval times. In 1223, St Francis of Assisi is said to have used the imagery to explain the Christmas story. In some towns and cities on December 28 it was the custom for a boy to be elected a bishop for the day. Other youngsters were reminded of King Herod’s cruelty to children – the 28th was “Holy Innocents’ Day” or “Childermass Day” – by being beaten. It was a “bad luck” day on which no one would get married and no one would start a building project. King Edward IV even refused to be crowned on that day. “Lords of Misrule” – another instance of the norms of behaviour being overturned – were also elected over the festive period. These normally humble servants, or perhaps the court jester, would then lead the jollifications. What did people eat on Christmas Day? Certainly not turkey, which only arrived in England – some say through Bristol – after the discovery of the Americas in the late 15th century. The rich ate goose or woodcock, and, with the king’s permission, swan. If the poor could afford it, the church had a fixed price of seven pence (about a day’s wages) for a ready-cooked goose. Venison, for those wealthy enough to own a deer park, could also be on the menu. In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, a kindly lord might let the poor have what was left of the carcass. Known as the “umbles”, these were the heart, liver, tongue, feet, ears and brains. Made into a pie, the poor were said to eat “umble pie”. Large mince pies in the shape of a crib, rather than the small ones of today, were baked using shredded meat, spices and fruit. Frumenty – a kind of Christmas pudding – was made with boiled oats or wheat, dried fruit, currants and egg yolks,plus spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Frumenty, which would certainly fill you up, was often eaten at the start of a meal, rather than after. The killing of a wild boar, cutting off its head and then stuffing a lemon (later an orange) into its mouth also dates back to medieval times. The boar’s head would be paraded in on a platter as the Christmas meal commenced. We associate Boxing Day with the rich giving to the poor, but in days gone by the poor received money from their masters in hollow clay pots with a slit in the top. These small pots, nicknamed “piggies”, had to be broken open in order to get the money out. Many of these old traditions, which continued well into Tudor and Stuart times, only came to an end under Oliver Cromwell and the Puritans. Christmas traditions BEFORE the young Queen Victoria took to the throne in 1834, few had heard of Santa Claus and Christmas cards were non-existent. But it was the Victorians, introducing many new traditions, who would change the face of Christmas forever. Publications such as Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol in 1843 sentimentalised the period and encouraged the well-off to give money and gifts to the poor. The wealth generated by the industrialisation of the Victorian age allowed many people – middle class families anyway – to take time off and celebrate both Christmas Day and Boxing Day. After 1840, an expanding railway network meant that country folk working in the towns and cities could return home to their families for Christmas. Boxing Day earned its name as the day servants would open the “boxes” in which they had collected gifts of money. At the start of Victoria’s reign, children’s t
Domestic (and Canada) Travel Map and Visual Log
One of the benefits of being a meeting and convention planner is traveling the United States. The dark blue pins indicate where I have have worked on site, whether at a convention center, hotel or resort. The colored pins indicate other places I have travelled for exclusively for pleasure. This map is posted above my desk at work as a daily reminder. After looking at this map, I realize there are a few sites that I have missed.
log home decorating ideas
In years past, the mention of a log home conjured up images of a primitive vacation cabin in the heart of a wooded wilderness, but now log-home living has become a strong contemporary component of the culture of many countries. Log-home design and construction encompasses styles from the historic and traditional to the heights of modern innovation and opulence.
The authors of The Log Home Book use lessons and legacies from the architectural past, as well as the newest of modern design ideas, to inform and inspire the log-home architect, builder, interior designer, or buyer. Classic and contemporary homes are beautifully showcased, inside and out, and are accompanied by a clearly illustrated section on care, maintenance, and construction details.
This bright and beautiful book has over two hundred spectacular color photographs.