Nice Kitchen in a Tower

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Grade I listed Hadlow Tower near Tonbridge, Kent, was commissioned by wealthy businessman Walter May in 1838 because he suspected his wife was sleeping with a local farmer.

Source: Kent’s Hadlow Tower where 19th-century businessman locked up cheating wife goes on sale | Daily Mail Online

The tower and the story were interesting to read about. But, it was this space – the kitchen furniture and set up which I especially like.

Vintage Dragon Gargoyle Ring

It looks like a gargoyle dragon to me. I like the face. The body is harder to figure out. I’d use it for an ASCII art dragon but I’d have to put my own spin on it to get the details for everything but the head itself. vintage-antique-jewelry.com

vintage-antique-jewelry.comvintage-antique-jewelry.comRing probably made for a man, but a woman can also wear it. Very strong Antique vintage ring for man or woman. 14k yellow gold, cabochon chrysoprase. Made in China circa 1920-40.

Chinese design. The entire ring is moulded as a dragon on one side that metamorphosizes into a snake on the other side. The heads are on either side of the bezel, which contains a colette-set cabochon chrysoprase, looking like jade and is a deep green color. The dragon and snake are modelled in high relief with marvellous detail such as the bulgy temple-god eyes of the dragon and the tongues of both snake and dragon. Curling tendrils and flaring fire from the mouth of both of these animals. The legs seem to crawl and creep around the shank of the ring and to hold the gem, which is like a huge egg. The shank formed partly by the bodies of the animals.

via – Antique Vintage Chinese Ring Dragon Snake Gold Chrysoprase Man / Woman

 

Vintage Faux Fur Long Coat Made in Canada

Even the buttons look like trilliums. It’s a size 2X. Selling for less than $100 (counting the shipping) from a shop on Etsy.

But, I really don’t need another coat. Plus, 2X probably wouldn’t fit, a bit too tight. What a treasure for someone else to find though.

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This is a top quality, thick, cosy and warm faux mink coat, jet black. The coat fastens with 5 pretty floral buttons, and each wide sleeve has a half belt a couple inches from the end, decorated with a smaller matching button. The coat is lined with glossy black satin and is in pristine condition.

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Gold, Ravens and Jet: My Celtic Sign

I am gold, ravens, black horses and jet… Why am I at the bottom of this list?

Elder (Nov. 25 – Dec. 23)The energy of the Elder sign is wise beyond its years. Your ogham is Ruis, which represents maturity, and is beneficial when you must come to terms with a difficult situation or heal from heavy emotional pain. The Celts linked the badger, the black horse and the raven to the energy of the Elder tree. Your color is gold and your gemstone is jet.

Source: Your Celtic Sign

The Cusp of Prophecy and Mad Science

Too late to worry about the moody, intense and cut off thing now. How can you possibly be a true mad scientist without all that anyway?

If you were born on the Sagittarius-Capricorn cusp, from about December 18 to December 24, you were born on the “Cusp of Prophecy,” and you are a true visionary headed toward certain success.

Optimistic Sagittarius and practical Capricorn make a great mix, giving these cuspers the happy-go-lucky attitude and realistic vision to dream up big plans and turn them into reality. Often these plans are so forward-thinking they actually have a hand in shaping the future!

Sagicorns are outgoing and friendly, but also reliable and responsible. They are always prepared to do their best at any endeavor, and would especially excel at an adventurous career related to language or travel.

The biggest challenge here is balancing Sagittarius’ desire to go fast with Capricorn’s slow and steady pace. But no matter which direction these friendly and hardworking cuspers take, they’ve got the right balance of cosmic energy to be the best at whatever they choose.

Learn more about the revolutionary Sagittarius-Capricorn cusp:

Name of Cusp: The Cusp of Prophecy

Date Range: December 19 to December 25

Strengths: Responsible, outgoing, friendly, fair, loyal, humorous, successful.

Weaknesses: Moody, closed, intense, impatient, uncooperative, selfish.

How Sagittarius-Capricorn energy works together: Sagittarius’ optimism and fearlessness mixes wonderfully with Capricorn’s hardworking and practical nature. This results in a person who dreams big, then makes those dreams come true.
What they love: Starting ambitious new projects that may change the world and seeing them through successfully all the way to the end.

What they need: Sagicorns need others to give their very best. Because they put forth the best themselves, they won’t accept less from anyone else.

Advice: Try not to cut yourself off from others so much. If you put more time into making friends and forming lasting relationships it will help you become less moody and intense.

Famous people born on the Sagittarius-Capricorn cusp: Robert Urich, Edith Piaf, Jake Gyllenhaal, Alyssa Milano, Billy Bragg, Max Lerner, Chris Robinson, Ray Romano, Jane Fonda, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evert, Kiefer Sutherland, Phil Donahue, Frank Zappa, Diane Sawyer, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Ralph Fiennes, Corey Haim, Susan Lucci, Eddie Vedder, Ava Gardner, Ricky Martin, Mary Higgins Clark, Humphrey Bogart, Sissy Spacek, Annie Lennox, Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Buffett, Barbara Mandrell.

Source: Birthdays on the Sagittarius-Capricorn Cusp

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