Bavaria boasts a winter wonderland
I inherited a Bavarian cuckoo clock this year. At first I dismissed it as kitsch, something to stash in the basement next to a few deflated piñatas and some Moroccan slippers. But then the clock struck the hour, the cuckoo dove out from a carved whorl ...
December 20, 2014
Festival of Trees brings in thousands
ZANESVILLE – This year, the Festival of Trees brought in $3,000 more than last year. The Festival of Trees, an annual fundraiser for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, took place Friday and more than 200 items were auctioned off....
December 6, 2014
Festival of Trees auction slated for Friday
More than 200 decorated trees, wreaths, stockings and other entries and their incentives will be auctioned off from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Muskingum County Welcome Center. Bids may be placed in person or by calling 740-450-1990. The auction ...
December 3, 2014
You'll Go Cuckoo For This Gigantic Clock Carved Out Of A Single Tree
A remarkable cuckoo clock forged from a single maple tree is being used to crow about Portland, Oregon. Designed by Nicolas Gros and carved by chainsaw sculptor J. Chester Armstrong, the 24-foot-high, 7,000-pound clock is being shown off around the ...
November 26, 2014
40 Cool Gifts for the Whole Crazy Family (Including Your Pets)
Ever wish your dog looked more like Jesse Tyler Ferguson? Now s/he can with these fancy but functional dog collars with bow ties (like this orange argyle one pictured) handmade in San Francisco by UsagiTeam and sold by the lesbian-owned boutique ...
December 18, 2014
Nearly 800 gifts for Prince George
including, from members of the public 121 items of clothing, 120 books, five textile items, one piece of stationery, 18 pieces of sporting equipment, one plaque, three pictures, seven photographs, four perishable items, one musical instrument, five ...
January 14, 2015
Deck, antiques stand out in couple's Jackson house
The couple also salvaged the one working cuckoo clock from the dozen that were "mostly in pieces," Tom added. Red Wing jugs serve as accent pieces on shelves Music plays on speakers in every room and the front porch. Visitors begin to sense a theme....
August 16, 2013
Dapper Dog Collars. Ever wish your dog looked more like Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Now s/he can with these fancy but functional dog collars with bow ties (like this orange argyle one pictured) handmade in San Francisco by UsagiTeam and sold by the lesbian-owned boutique Butch Basix. Sure, they’re dapper, but the removable bow ties (easy for switching out looks) is attached to a heavyweight webbing collar with welded D-rings and triple stitched stress points in case your little one is more tomboy than dandy. It’s both a gift for pets (fish) and for people (who like contemporary style, easily raised pets, and fresh herbs). There are few gifts I love more this year than Back to the Roots’ amazing AquaFarm, a self-cleaning, self-fertilizing fish tank that grows food ands looks great on a desktop, kitchen, or classrooms. It works around aquaponics, a sustainable farming method that combines traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). In this case, the AquaFarm is a three-gallon tank you fill with water and one Betta fish (coupon included in this kit) or a few small fish, plant some herb and lettuce seeds (also included), and watch it go (or grow). You never need to water or fertilize the plants (the fish do that) or clean the tank (the plants do that). Parents of fur babies understand quickly that a tired dog is a good dog, which is why we love the Nina Ottosson collection, especially this rocking and rolling Nina Ottosson Pyramid for Cats or Dogs.
The young prince, who turned one in July, was given some 774 gifts during 2014 - 603 of them in Australia, including, from members of the public 121 items of clothing, 120 books, five textile items, one piece of stationery, 18 pieces of sporting... Other gifts he received in Australia included a possum skin cloak from the Gundungurra Tribal Council Aboriginal Corporation, who also gave William and Kate a decorated kangaroo skin and three paintings. In New Zealand, George was given 120 gifts including numerous items from the public, most notably "one piece of furniture". The Prince of Wales returned from an official tour of Canada with more than two dozen official gifts for his young grandson Prince George - including two dream catchers, a plastic toy camel and a leather flying jacket, and in Colombia he was given... William came home with seven official gifts from Malta for the prince and 14 from the US, where President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama gave Kate a basket of honey, William two unnamed books and George, who stayed at home with his...
Gretchen Theisen This three-season porch was built in 1918 in Bay View. The house was on the 2004 Bay View Homes Tour by the Bay View Community Center. It was called the sleeping porch as the only air conditioning during that time was the breeze through its 12 leaded-glass arched windows. This photo was taken in 2004 by the owner. (Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I just LOVE my porch. I'm submitting two photos in case one is better than the other. ) :) Gretchen Theisen This three-season porch was built in 1918 in Bay View. The house was on the 2004 Bay View Homes Tour by the Bay View Community Center. It was called the sleeping porch as the only air conditioning during that time was the breeze through its 12 leaded-glass arched windows. (Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I just LOVE my porch. I'm submitting two photos in case one is better than the other. ) :) Business owners Tom and Marjie Snyder don't take many vacations. They had a similar deck, a similar view (down to the wood chip paths through the woods), and a similar house in Germantown, but after five years they identified a few things they would have done differently.
Cuckoo For Time! The Color-House By Pedro Mealha
Art has a unique way of grabbing and keeping our attention here at stupidDOPE ... Color-House By Pedro Mealha, a unique modern cuckoo clock that was inspired by the original Black Forest clocks. This unique design comes rocking a light sensor so no little ...
June 3, 2015
Kinsler: The bird comes out of his house to talk to me
It takes perhaps three tries, more if you’ve got a hand tremor, to properly align the tiny wooden cuckoo bird ... clock some 50 years ago at Montgomery Clocks in Cleveland. That one not only had a cuckoo (he tended to get stuck) but also featured a music ...
May 30, 2015
Call of the wild: Patience, know-how key for cuckoo clock ‘doc'
The European cuckoo, too — Galinsky hears that bird all day, every day. Whether it’s the 20 cuckoo clocks in his home or the hundreds he has built or collected or is currently repairing in his workshop, cuckoo calls are the sound track to Galinsky’s ...
January 2, 2015
Waukesha clock restorer crazy about cuckoos
some of which incorporate actual cuckoo bird calls. In some American clocks, it's the cowbird. Once he found a mouse nest in a cuckoo clock, another clock had been kept in a chicken coop for half a century. Cuckoo clocks of cat owners often come in pretty ...
December 26, 2014
Portland Cuckoo Clock Stays Local Through March 2015
freestanding cuckoo clock in the country. Fittingly for all the urban farmers in Portland, a carved chicken will pop out each hour in place of a cuckoo bird. The clock was created by mechanical designer Nicolas Gros and wood sculptor J. Cester Armstrong ...
December 19, 2014
Giant cuckoo clock makes its way to Portland
A giant cuckoo clock has been delivered to its new home at the Portland ... who is taking over the traditional role of the cuckoo bird. The clock was created to kick off Travel Portland's "Portland Is Happening Now" winter tourism campaign.
December 18, 2014
Cuckoo clocks up 60,000 miles of travel between UK and Africa
Scientists tracking cuckoos between the UK and Africa say one of the birds has now clocked up 60,000 miles (96,560km). The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) tagged a group of five cuckoos in Britain with satellite-tracking devices in 2011. Only one ...
November 30, 2014