Porcelain Dolls - not just for kids anymoreWritten by Johann Erickson
Doll collecting is second most popular hobby in U.S., and it’s easy to see why. Porcelain Dolls transport us back to our childhood and evoke memories that no other toy can match. We remember our first doll, our favorite doll, doll we loved to pieces and beautiful doll we kept on a high shelf. We remember comfort and love our dolls gave us and first time we realized we were too old for our dolls. But were we really?
Consider porcelain dolls, they’re perfect collectible doll. With delicate faces and hands, they remind us of why we loved dolls so much in first place. There are tiny, precious newborn porcelain dolls, child-like porcelain dolls in fancy attire, and porcelain dolls based on favorite characters.
Porcelain doll collecting can be addictive, and choices can be overwhelming. There are artist dolls, made by hand in limited numbers; antique porcelain dolls, which are scarce; limited edition dolls, which are mass-produced but only in limited numbers; reproductions, that often attempt to duplicate popular antique or rare dolls; and many, many other types of porcelain dolls.
Are you using incense burners as decoration? You shouldWritten by Johann Erickson
When you think of incense burners, you probably think of most common ash catcher style, a flat piece of wood with simple drilled holes to hold incense. These simple incense burners are classic, and a great way to hold your incense, but there’s a whole world of beautiful and unusual incense burners to choose from.
Incense burners come in every shape, style, and color imaginable. There are incense burners for stick incense, coil incense, and resin incense. You needn’t store incense burners away or hide them in a corner. The burners themselves can be great focal points in your decor. There are incense burner boxes, bowls, statues, bottles, carvings, and hangings. From intricately detailed, to sleek and simple, there’s an incense burner to match your decor and set perfect mood.
Of course, most beautiful incense burner is one you can make yourself. Simply choose a heat-resistant bowl in whatever material and design appeals to you most. It can be a simple terra cotta bowl or a detailed carved bowl. Fill bowl with enough sand to hold up an incense stick. Then decorate by placing any non-flammable material on top of sand. Seashells, river rocks, and sea glass are all great choices for decorating your incense bowl.