The Whimsical World - Fairy Tale Decor
What do Ballerina Frogs, Fishing Frogs in red overalls, Dancing Hippos, Shabby French Roses, Paris ladies, cows jumping over the moon and Rabbits have in common? They are all a part of The Whimsical World, a new online shop specializing in one of a kind whimsy chandeliers! Please Visit The Whimsical World and experience fairy tale decor! From Classic to Whimsical designs.
It's the simple things that make lasting memories! HAPPY SUMMER!!!
I look back and remember 4th of July as a Family event! Hot dogs and marshmallows, Picnics at the lake or beach and fireworks lighting up the sky at night! I was shocked to hear a teenager say he had only been to the beach once and never had a picnic. Make memories with your children. Remember... next to love and care, the best thing you can give your family, is your time.
June counts three gems as birthstones, Pearl, Alexandrite, and moonstone.
Pearls have been used as an adornment for centuries. They were one of the favorite gem materials of the Roman Empire; later in Tudor England, the 1500s were known as the pearl age. Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty. In the early 1900s, the first successful commercial culturing of round saltwater pearls began. Since the 1920s, cultured pearls have almost completely replaced natural pearls in the market.
Alexandrite A relatively modern gem, Alexandrite, was first discovered in Russia in 1831 during the reign of its namesake, Czar Alexander II, and is an extremely rare chrysoberyl with chameleon-like qualities. Its color is a lovely green in both daylight and fluorescent light; it changes color to a purplish red in incandescent light.
Moonstone The third birthstone for June is the Moonstone. It was given its name by the Roman natural historian Pliny, who wrote that moonstone's appearance altered with the phases of the moon. A phenomenal gemstone, moonstones show a floating play of light (called adularescence) and sometimes show either a multirayed star or a cat's eye. Considered a sacred stone in India, moonstones often are displayed on a background of yellow (a sacred color) and are believed to encapsulate within the stone a spirit whose purpose is to bring good fortune. Part of the family of minerals called feldspar, moonstone occurs in many igneous and metamorphic rocks and comes in a variety of colors such as green, blue, peach, and champagne. The most prized moonstones are from Sri Lanka; India, Australia, the United States, Mayanmar, and Madagascar.