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Pillow case gold,People like to uncover the meaning convey with a present. Gifts possess meaning as romantic, unique, and funny manifestation of it sender. Understanding present meaning makes you even more appreciate the person with their gift. Here the meaning of doll present, jewelry, nighties, cellphone, cushion, and composition. Personalized Pillow Cases

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Pillow case utopia,Presents meaning is a emblematic appearance of it sender to you. There four types of presents meaning: as an manifestation of love and feeling, appearance of respect and gratitude, manifestation of camaraderie, and expression of solidarity and charitable organisation. Here some presents meaning, from passionate, exclusive, and funny meaning. Let we start from the gift meaning of teddy carry toy.

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Pillow case covers with zipper queen,Many of Ladies loves doll as a gift. The preferred dolls as present is certainly animal type girl doll. The popular doll presents is certainly tolerate doll like teddy bear and Winnie the Pooh, pets or puppy girl doll, piggy girl doll, etc. Toy presents usually from men who are occupied with his activity or corporation, therefore if you miss him simply keep and hug the girl doll. But do not really so serious, I have always been not really agree with it. If you got an animal doll, enables we expose the meaning of it.

Right here some romantic, unique, and funny meaning of gifts, by example that present is normally from a man to a women. You can make comment about how if the gift is certainly from female to a man, simply believe a while, it will become fun too. After reading these tips, you will understand and capable to reveal the present meaning that you received.

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Pillow case medical,These colourful components will add cheer and a bit of fun to any space or occasion. Great for stash-busting, both patterns are included below. These patterns feature a lively edge that retains the side seams of these products collectively, generating in little finishing at the end. The Confetti Fringe Cushion Cover design is usually detailed first. It is certainly a larger task, but makes a great influence. The cup comfortable pattern can be found at the bottom level of this page. It is usually a quick task and would make a great gift for a birthday or stocking stuffer at the holidays.

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Pillow case protector with zipper,My components:

Pillow case 80cm,16 by 16 inch pillow insert u2013 you can use a different sized pillow but will need to change your cast on stitches to fit a different size

Pillow case disney,Yarn – I used a variety of leftover yarn in worsted weight. The amounts mixed based on how much I experienced of each color. I would estimate that I used between 200- 300 yards total for this task. I utilized generally of Crimson Cardiovascular Nice Saver yarn, with some Caron Simply Soft and additional yarns mixed in.

Pillow case disney,#10 round needle (or suitable needle to get gauge), 32 inches or long enough to hold all your stitches

Two stitch markers (preferably of two different designs or colors)

Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Finished size: 16 inches by 16 inches, plus fringe

Gauge: 16 stitches x 20 rows = 4 inch square in Stst on #10 needle

As I said, I used a lot of leftover yarn that I had, but you can do this pattern in as few as three colors. You could knit this cushion cover in various shades of one color on the entrance, and different shades of another color on the back again with the edge tying the two colors collectively. Or for a sophisticated ombru00e9 look, start with three dark shades of one color and progress through to lighter tones of the same color as you knit to the top of the cushion.

Explanation of Terms:

Foundation Color = Solid on color that begins and ends your pillow with a two in . band

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Pillow case gray,”Dim uchellwydd, dim lwc!” is a Welsh proverb meaning “no mistletoe, no luck”. Farmers believed that if mistletoe was scarce it would be a tough year. If there was lots of mistletoe to harvest, it was believed that there would be a fine crop of corn.

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Pillow case insert,Mistletoe (viscum album) is a familiar sight at Christmas time. It appears that from time immemorial, this semi-parasitic plant has amazed and inspired the people that live with it. Growing in bunches from the boughs of trees, mistletoe has sprouted customs and folklore, legends and ritual, and even to this day, a few of these are observed.

Pillow case kingsize,These traditions followed settlers to the New World who wanted to take some of their festive traditions with them. Some attempts were made to introduce European mistletoe with a mixed level of success. In the late 19th Century, a sizable shipment mistletoe from England’s Mistletoe Capital, Tenbury Wells, was sent to America, to promote the plantu2019s association with Christmas.

Pillow case covers with zipper queen,It is rare to find European mistletoe growing in the USA, and more often the local variety of this intriguing family is used as a substitute. Phoradendron leucarpum varies slightly from viscum album, and is native to North America and Mexico.

In this article, we will look at some of the customs and traditions associated with this wonderful plant.

Amongst the evergreens brought in to deck the halls over the festive period, mistletoe is generally found in a bunch hung from a doorway. Throughout Britain, it became popular to kiss beneath a sprig of this plant, and it is said that no lady should refuse a kiss beneath the mistletoe. There is one condition though; in exchange for a kiss, one berry must be removed from the sprig. Once all of the berries are gone, no more kisses could be stolen.

Whilst it is not clear when this practice first emerged, we can find some origins with an early English festive decoration that was known as the Kissing Bough, or Kissing Bunch.

Before the introduction of Christmas trees to our homes, these evergreen arrangements were a feature in the main room of a household and were kept near to the fireplace. They were made into the form of a ball by fixing several wooden hoops together, and then covered with evergreens such as holly, ivy, fir, and rosemary. Hung from the bottom of this decoration would be a sprig of mistletoe.

Apples and other seasonal fruit would also feature in these arrangements, and some would even have candles or rosettes of coloured paper fixed to them. Accounts describe how the candles would be lit on Christmas Eve on 24th December, and then again each night until Twelfth Night on 6th January.

It is thought that Kissing Boughs have been a feature in houses from the 12th Century onwards, but slowly fell out of favour with the introduction of Christmas trees. The mistletoe however, remained. It appears that individuals were not overly keen on losing the tradition of stealing a festive kiss!

It is said that if a sprig of mistletoe from the local church is placed beneath the pillow of a maiden, she will dream of her future husband. This superstition appears to have evolved from a much older religious rite.

Sir James George Frazer, in his famous work “The Golden Bough” wrote,

“At Pulverbatch, in Shropshire, it was believed within living memory that the oak-tree blooms on Midsummer Eve and the blossom withers before daylight. A maiden who wishes to know her lot in marriage should spread a white cloth under the tree at night, and in the morning she will find a little dust, which is all that remains of the flower. She should place the pinch of dust under her pillow, and then her future husband will appear to her in her dreams. This fleeting bloom of the oak, if I am right, was probably the mistletoe in its character of the Golden Bough.

The conjecture is confirmed by the observation that in Wales a real sprig of mistletoe gathered on Midsummer Eve is similarly positioned under the pillow to induce prophetic dreams; and further the mode of catching the imaginary bloom of the oak in a white cloth is precisely that which was employed by the Druids to catch the real mistletoe when it dropped from the bough of the oak, severed by the golden sickle.

As Shropshire borders on Wales, the belief that the oak blooms on Midsummer Eve may be Welsh in its immediate origin, though probably the belief is a fragment of the primitive Aryan creed.” 1

The appearance of mistletoe in the home receives a mention in botanist William Coleu2019s u201cThe Art of Simpling, or an Introduction to the Knowledge and Gathering of Plantsu201d, written in 1656. He described how the plant was u201ccarried many miles, before being set up in houses about Christmas timeu201d. 2

A custom in Wales that would ensure luck for the dairies would be to bring a branch of mistletoe to the first cow that gave birth to a calf after the first hour of the New Year; and in rural districts of Wales, where mistletoe abounded, there was always a profusion of it in the farmhouses.

Evergreens have been used for centuries, not only for their festive cheer, but also for their perceived magical virtues. When all was dead and sleeping in winter, the vitality of these plants demanded they be venerated. Some cultures saw these plants as symbolising immortality; life defiant in a time of darkness and death. Mistletoe was seen as a magical plant that placed no root in the ground, harbouring the spirit of the king of the woods; the mighty oak, during the bleak winter months.

It was harvested with care, and carried to the household. At no time was it allowed to touch the ground. This was considered by some to be bad luck, and those that used the plant for herbal medicine believed that it’s virtues would be depleted. Frazer explained:

“We can therefore understand why it has been a rule both of ancient and of modern folk-medicine that the mistletoe should not be allowed to touch the ground; were it to touch the ground, its healing virtue would be gone. This may be a survival of the old superstition that the plant in which the life of the sacred tree was concentrated should not be exposed to the risk incurred by contact with the earth.” 1

Besides being used in garlands and arrangements such as the kissing bough, mistletoe also appears in the Christmas wreath. This decoration is hung on doorways to greet visitors during the festive period. These greens don’t just provide cheer; to our ancestors they served a very important purpose in keeping malevolent spirits from entering the home. Whilst we now celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas, a succession of days from Yule until 6th January was known in Germany as Rauhnacht, meaning “Raw Nights”. It was believed that wayward malevolent spirits were abound on these chased by Wodan, nights and his wild hunt. To prevent these spirits entering the home, the doorway was guarded by a protective circle of sacred plants. Holly, ivy, mistletoe, and other evergreens were a popular choice. People unwittingly still use this powerful ward to this day 3.

In some parts of Britain, mistletoe and any other festive greens would need to be taken down on Twelfth Night on 6th January. Elsewhere the entire arrangement would be kept until the following year as it was believed to protect the home from lightning and fire. 4 A sprig of mistletoe was often kept outside, suspended from the building that it was meant to protect, for twelve whole months, until replaced again the following Christmas.

Perhaps this is a relic of older times when the oak trees upon which the most prized mistletoe grew were seen as sacred to Donar and Thor, gods of thunder to the Anglo-Saxons and Norsemen respectively. In the 13th Century manuscript u201cProse Eddau201d, Baldr, son of the god Odin is slain by his brother Hodr who was tricked by the mischievous Loki. Knowing that mistletoe was the only material that could harm Baldr, Loki guided Hodru2019s hand in drawing his bow and shooting an arrow of mistletoe at his brotheru2019s heart 5. In the u201cGesta Danorumu201d, also from the 13th Century, Hodr and Baldr are described as fighting a feud over a love rivalry. Hodr slays Baldr with a sword named u201cMistilteinnu201d which is Old Norse for mistletoe 6.

Jupiter and Zeus too were associated with the oak trees and lightning 7. The plant also has importance in the old Roman midwinter festival of Saturnalia, where it is symbolic of fertility. It was of great importance to the Druids, and Pliny the Elder described in the 1st Century how the mistletoe was ritually harvested from oak groves at midwinter.

Lightning strikes and fires were much a more serious threat to households in times past. Stone and brick were not used commonly, with roofs covered with reed or straw thatch. A stray spark from the cooking range could quite quickly cause problems if left untended to, and without our modern knowledge of earthing there was nothing to protect a building if struck by lightning. It was down to luck or the will of the gods.

Whatever the purpose of this mystical plant, this firm festive favourite does not show any sign of falling out of favour any time soon.

“The Mistletoe Bough” from the 19th century, tells the tale of a bride that was lost during games one Christmas. You can read the lyrics here. Be warned, it is not a happy carol!

This article particularly looks at the folklore, customs, and superstitions of mistletoe. Further articles are in the works that look at medicinal uses, and the auctions among other things.

In this series:
– The Tenbury Mistletoe Festival & National Mistletoe Day; 1st December is officially National Mistletoe Day in the UK. The Tenbury Mistletoe Festival is held on the first weekend in December, in “England’s Mistletoe Capital”. Learn about the Festival and the legacy of mistletoe in this article.

1 Sir James George Frazer, The Golden Bough – ISBN – 978-1108047432

2 William Coles, The Art of Simpling, or an Introduction to the Knowledge and Gathering of Plants – ISBN – 978-1162628738

3 Christian Ru00e4tsch, Pagan Christmas: The Plants, Spirits, and Rituals at the Origins of Yuletide – ISBN – 978-1594770920

4 Susan Drury, Folklore Magazine, issue 98 (1987)

5 Snorri Sturluson, Prose Edda – ISBN – 978-0140447552

6 Saxo Grammaticus, Gesta Danorum – ISBN – 978-0859915021

7 Rendel Harris, The Ascent of Olympus – ISBN – 978-1116983579

With thanks to Karen Cater and Hedingham Fair (go check out their webpage, they have some lovely art on there for sale!), and Gillian Smith.