Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Music Monday! Raindrops.....

For living in an area called Dry Ridge, it sure has been raining alot here. 2 days straight now, but actually we really did need it. Maybe we won't be in a rainfall deficit, as they say we are in on the news.

This one sure brings back memories of my childhood, A.M. radio, and the era when rainy days meant you couldn't go outside to play, were stuck inside playing with your boring Fisher Price house and amusement park (complete with Ferris Wheel) with your siblings, which inevitable led to a fight, and the little people and marbles being thrown around the room and at each other, and then spankings all around....

Oh the good old days....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Vintage Raige

Introducing Vintage Raige - the newest section at Raige Creations.
Vintage Teapot

I absolutely love vintage things. Similar to my ove for fabrics that have lived other lives, and are made into something else, the stories of things of the past are so intriguing. Vintage items have character, and some even personality.  And they are things that you can't find at your discount department store.

So I am very happy to share the items from years of collecting, items that are unusual, interesting, and have great stories behind them. 

Antique Bee Smoker c. 1907
This Bee Smoker was a great find, and I was thrilled to find out the history of the company that made bee keeping supplies since the late 1800's.  The A.I. Root Company, founded by Mr. Amos Ives Root in 1865, began by Mr. Root offering a coworker a dollar for a swarm of bees as they passes overhead. From there he developed a thriving business providing innovative bee keeping supplies to bee keepers from all over, and eventually beeswas candles.  The candle business is still going strong today, run by his great-great grandson. They ahve a great video from 1919 with some interesting views of beeking here - click on the video that is on the right.  The current candlemaking business is shown in the video on the left. It is worth the look!

Morton Salt Mugs
As I was writing this, actually, I found out the Morton Salt Girls I just listed have made it into a treasury - the first time Raige Creations has been selected for one.  Everyone seems to have strong feelings about rainy days, and everyone knows the saying "when it rains it pours". It is so true.

Stay tuned as more Vintage Raige finds appear in the coming weeks.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Music Monday! Blind Melon - No Rain - and Bees



It rained nearly all weekend here in the mountains, which is what we needed. But I am glad the sun is out today. It has inspired me to finally add a new section to Raige Creations - Vintage Raige!
My first listing is this wonderful Bee Smoker made by the A.I. Root Company in about 1907. I love the history of items like this like this historic footage from the A.I. Root Company, and am glad to be able to share with my friends, cutomers, and fans a new side of Raige.

There is much more to list, from my slight addiction to auctions and yard sales, that will make Vintage Raige on Etsy and Vintage Raige on Zibbet THE place where Vintage is all the Raige.  Keep checking to find unusual, interesting, and fun items.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My latest IndieSmiles.com feature -

What Do Men Want and How Do We Find It?

It's a loaded question perhaps, but hopefully we can learn something here.


It turns out they DO think totally different from us, and it actually IS quite affective, especially when it comes to searching for things they like!

And don't forget it is IndieSmiles.com's Birthday Bash going on now. It has been a year of sharing great articles and Indie Shops news, and to celebrate we are supporting the ASPCA. Be sure to join the fun and go to IndieSmiles.com! There are great pictures and items to be seen, and tons of prizes to be won, including a $10 gift certificate from Raige Creations on Etsy or Raige Creations on Zibbet. (With new items coming very soon!)
Happy Birthday IndieSmiles.com!