Spruce up your garden with BirdhousesWritten by Johann Erickson
Decorative Birdhouses are active garden ornamentation --the presence and movement of birds creates a fluid focal point for your garden. As such, placement is critical for you to earn maximum benefit from your birdhouses. Cavity nesting birds will not be attracted to your garden without appropriate environment. Each bird has a particular way they want to live and specific needs.
You'll have a better chance of getting feathered tenant of your choice if you do your research. For example, if you want to host Eastern Bluebirds, you'll need to place birdhouse at approximately 5 feet high and provide an entrance of 1 ˝ inch in diameter. On other hand, The Northern Flicker is drawn by heights of up to 30 feet and needs a southeast facing home. Wrens like their nests to be located in shrubs, while Swallows desire close proximity to bodies of water. Building a pond or enhancing an existing one will make your garden more attractive to these particular birds. You will also enjoy added aesthetic.
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.