as you can guess i need a hobby so let me tell you the tale of me and hopefully it will become obvious. I am a 24 year old male who has recently just left university with an engineering degree and entered the big bad world. I already take part in sports so im not looking to do anymore and don’t wanna end up in the pub every night! I am looking something very hands on and creative ideally i would love to restore a car or build a kit car but i cant afford it! i am willing to spend a bit of money on a hobby but i dont fancy arts and craft type things like pottery or painting.
work is tedious and i need something to keep my mind and hands active. hope this info will help you find me something looking forward to your suggestions!
few things to me are more satisfying than seeing a formerlly uselless chunk of steel become through your hands and manipulation a thing of beauty and utility
Hey, everyone. I’ve been doing some research into doing some online sales of my jewelry, collectibles, gently used designer children’s clothes, and vintage adult clothing.
Besides eBay, does anyone know of good online marketplaces, especially ones with any or all of these features:
**free or inexpensive to post items
**offers sellers a storefront set-up as well as individual item listings
**appears to be popular/well-established
**looks professional, not just a no-frills classified ad listing like
I have come across two: eCrater & Ruby Lane. Let me know if you have any experience with either one.
Thanks for any input you may have. . . I’m perhaps not the most
proficient of internet searchers, and fear I’m missing useful info by just Googling. Also, personal anecdotes/feedback on sites from “regular joes” with no personal stake in referring me to a site (that would be YOU GUYS) is always helpful & welcome.
I am working on my online shopping plaza, contact me if interested.
Yorkshire is well-known for it’s experiences and hospitality and you will locate both in excess in the beautiful city of York. The Romans were responsible for building the roads, the Saxons set-up villages and fields and the Normans left their mark in the form of amazing and unique architecture. This wasn’t always easy for the humans of York and has practicably encouraged to make them the resilient and positive members of public they are nowadays.
Castle Howard is based 15 miles north east of York, just off the A64. The magnificent house has a charming 18th century Walled Garden and 1,000 acres of gardens offering breathtaking views towards the North York Moors and Yorkshire Wolds. Free guided outdoor tours take area daily between March and October revealing the secrets of the gardens and the architecture. Castle Howard also promotes six unique shops – an award-winning farm shop, chocolate shop, plant middle, a bookshop and two gift shops – as well as a restaurant and cafe.
The Whitby Pavilion is Whitby’s largest theatre and function venue and suggests year round diversion from stage demonstrates, dances, concerts, festivals and children’s events to exhibitions. Please telephone 01947 604855 for further details on performances and events. While in Whitby, pay a visit to the Whitby Wizard Science centre and delight in 100 experiments and a specialist science gift shop. If it’s outdoor diversion you’re after, a trip to Brimham Rocks near Harrogate could be just what you’re looking for. Delight in astonishing views over Nidderdale from a vantage point of nearly 300m. Fantastic rock formations of millstone grit, carved out over thousands of years by the actions of the weather, are rich in wildlife. Admission is free, but facilities might close in bad weather.
The Courtyard Gallery in Malton is an ideal destination for contemporary art, crafts and excellent gifts. See exhibitions of paintings, textiles and photography featuring local artists and entrancingly handcrafted items of jewellery, glass, ceramics, wood, sculpture and greeting cards. While you are in the area, don’t miss the opportunity of visiting Sophie Hamilton Pottery at High Marishes just off the A169 between Malton and Pickering. The pottery shop suggests a unique and stirring range of colourful and functional handmade pots which are all made at the pottery and are the perfect special gift for yourself or a friend.
Take advantage of the many Park & Ride opportunities around York – Rawcliffe bar (Clifton Moor), Monks Cross (Huntington), Grimston drinking house (Hull Road), Askham public house (Tadcaster Road) or McArthur Glen Designer Outlet. Scarborough also offers four Park & Ride fields offering high excellent buses which get you to the seafront and city centre in a matter of minutes. An appealing alternative is to use the Moorsbus network to relax and appreciate the beauty of the North York Moors National Park, its idyllic villages and endearment.
York is an experience that shouldn’t be missed – from the world-legendary cathedral and countless to its eerie ghost walks and the musicians in the market field – there is never a dull moment in this metropolis.
Roundabout artwork comes together
Far from being painted daintily on canvas or carefully molded into place by hand, Kurt Steger’s artwork was installed with heavy industry Sunday. A crane lowered the 4,000-pound walls of the Grass Valley artist’s sculpture into the roundabout at Idaho-Maryland Road and East Main Street. Steger designed the $50,000 public art project paid for by the city of Grass Valley’s redevelopment agency … Jawaballs Warhammer 40k: Hand Painted Showcase
Fontaine’s Auction Gallery Saturday, April 17th, 2010 at 11:00 AM 1485 W. Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
A weekly newspaper serving the antiques and arts industry, collectors, and institutions. New information each week on antiques shows and auctions around the country and antiques dealer listings. Unknown Soldier – “The Black Tulip” – www.docfilm.com
Embellish you home in a natural way with Limestone tiles
In recent years, Limestone tile has emerged as one of the very popular flooring and wall materials. In a very short span of time it has made its remarkable impact on home owners and builders with its fantastic applications. A wide assortments of material can be expected in limestone and among them China limestone, Turkish limestone and French limestone tiles are the few preferred tiles.
Limestone tile are found under some general color category. Although they are not very flashy but are simple in both texture and color. Light cream, blue gray and beige yellow are three major colors you can find in limestone. The upper layer can be seen with very few veins which make them an ideal option for the architectural theme with fine earth tones.
Far from few color options it is rich in various finishing that suppresses the limitation of having limited color options. The most commonly used are honed and polished. These tiles have a unique eminence of presenting antique look irrespective of the surfaces they are laid.
Typically, Limestone is applicable in bathroom and kitchen, like on walls and floor. However, it does not mean that it cannot be installed in other places. They are extensively used in hotel renovations, office building, shopping centre and new home constructions. They fall among the very rare materials for exterior wall coverings and the interiors that create a sense of an absolutely charming ambience.
Like any other tiles limestone do posses few drawbacks. Due to their soft texture, they demand high maintenance and are intended to scratches and stains, reducing their longevity. Durability is what often people like to have in their required building material. But, as it is a known fact that with beauty you always get a sordid consolation.
The home owners who like to embellish their home with natural touch limestone tiles are a great pick. It fills home with the ambience of elegance and sophistication. Limestone is a wonderful choice for both household and commercial applications. It entirely depends upon you that how you look after the wonderful pieces and retain its beauty.
If you plan to buy them keep in mind that good and high quality Limestone tiles generally command a higher price. They are even costlier than travertine, slate and other variations of natural stone. But, that can hardly make any difference to those who prefer beauty over cost. Although, cheap limestone tiles are available under discounted price, you have to make sure that you are getting the quality product.
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Mathew Hogard is an experienced tile dealer and advisor. Him articles provide informative data on maintenance and installation of granite tiles, ceramic tiles and marble tiles.
If you are just beginning to collect pottery I will let you in on a little secret that avid collectors know all too well: pottery is infinitely useful and extremely versatile. This means that most pottery can function in more than one capacity. You do need to make sure that there aren’t certain restrictions on the pieces you purchase though most dealers will let you know the necessary care instructions and precautions that should be taken when you make the purchase.
That being said most pottery is dishwasher and microwave safe (depending on the glazing method-Raku pottery is not), food safe (again this depends largely on the glazing method and any paints that may have been used), safe for use in the oven, and able to hold liquid. This means you have a lot of options with most pottery pieces that go well beyond the uses for which the specific piece may have been designed to carry out.
Storage. Vases are great for holding things. They are by no means limited to flowers. Small pottery pieces are great for holding perfumes, particularly those with stoppers, or oils, and countless other small treasures you have lying around. Larger pieces are great for storing large stores of food. And various medium sized pottery pieces make excellent canisters in the kitchen for storing all manner of items.
Display. Of course there are many pottery pieces that we want to showcase and display but did you realize that pottery could also be used to display other items you want to show off in the home. We have a pottery spoon rest that we decided to use in the bathroom as a soap dish. It’s great for displaying the special hand soaps in the bathroom and adds a little splash of color to the bathroom counter top.
Cooking. Believe it or not, pottery can withstand fairly high temperatures with grace and style. This makes it an excellent choice for cooking in many households. We use pottery in the microwave and the oven, though never stove top for preparing and serving all kinds of dishes. If you are wary about using these beautiful pieces for cooking, they do make excellent choices for serving food.
Dining. Stoneware is a very popular style of casual dinnerware these days and with good reason. Not only is it a beautiful addition to any table but it is also quite versatile. You may also find mugs, plates, and bowls that are thrown or hand built for your dining pleasure. Regardless, most tables are greatly enhanced by the addition of pottery rather than many other choices on the market today.
As you can see there are many things that may be done with pottery today. Be careful that you do not establish molds for your pottery to conform to or you will miss out on much of the versatility that many find the primary incentive for investing in pottery for the home. Pottery is a beautiful addition to any home and should not be hidden away but used fully and regularly in order to enjoy the true value of the pieces and get your money’s worth from the use of these pieces. The true value in pottery is in how much it enhances your life; it won’t enhance your life very much if kept locked away in the kitchen cabinets.