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Monday, November 8, 2010

Hand Carved Olive Wood Nativity, Safari Animals, Trinket Boxes

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We only have a few of our hand carved Nativity Sets left in stock!


Keepsake / Trinket Boxes make GREAT Gifts!

batikbox100 We have added lots of new Trinket / Keepsake boxes to our inventory today.  These are one of our best sellers.  Everyone loves to receive a trinket box as a gift.
 
Use them in decorating your home, saving special items, on your desk, or, on a shelf.  I put my jewelry in them at night for safe keeping.  There are many ways you can use trinket boxes.
 
We hope you enjoy browsing our new selection of Keepsake Boxes inventory this year. 



Safari Animals
geoanimals100We've added several new Safari Animals this year.
 
Decorating ideas for your Home, Office or a child's room. 
 
We know you will enjoy!
 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

50% Off Gift Ideas Weekend SALE! - Toucan Bird Sculpture

Toucan Bird Shelf Desk Sitter Stone Sculpture Gift Ideas
50% Off Gift Ideas Weekend SALE! - Toucan Bird Sculpture 


Toucan Bird Shelf Desk Sitter Stone Sculpture Gift Ideas


DESCRIPTION: Small Toucan Bird Statue Hand Carved in South America from Combarbalite Stone.
  • Set this friendly bird nearby.
  • Combarbalite stone carving.
CONDITION: NEW!
MEASUREMENTS: 1.5" Width x 3.5" Height. 

On sale now for only $10!  This sculpture has wonderful detail and would make a GREAT gift for that hard to buy for person on your shopping list!

Friday, October 29, 2010

What's New? African Passport Mask Paperweights - Office Gifts!

What's New?  African Passport Mask Paperweights - Office Gifts!

Looking for GREAT Gift Ideas for someone in your office or a business associate?  Not only are these new African Passport Mask paperweights wonderful gift ideas, they are a perfect unique accent in your office decor!  Hand Carved by African Artisans.


Stone Baule Passport Mask Paperweight Desk Office Gift Ideas

Stone Baule Passport Mask Paperweight Desk Office Gift Ideas

DESCRIPTION: Ivory Coast Baule Passport mask paperweights refer back to small masks that served as stand-ins for their full-size counterparts during travels from home and in particular ceremonies.
  • Hand carved from soapstone by Gusii artisans in western Kenya.
CONDITION: NEW! MEASUREMENTS: 6" Length x 2.5" Width.

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Stone Dan Passport Mask Paperweight Desk Office Gift Ideas


Stone Dan Passport Mask Paperweight Desk Office Gift Ideas

DESCRIPTION: Ivory Coast Dan Passport mask paperweights refer back to small masks that served as stand-ins for their full-size counterparts during travels from home and in particular ceremonies.
  • Hand carved from soapstone by Gusii artisans in western Kenya.
CONDITION: NEW! MEASUREMENTS: 4" Length x 3" Width.

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Stone Slate Passport Mask Paperweight Desk Office Gift Ideas

Stone Slate Passport Mask Paperweight Desk Office Gift Ideas

DESCRIPTION: Burkina Faso Bwa Slate Passport mask paperweights refer back to small masks that served as stand-ins for their full-size counterparts during travels from home and in particular ceremonies.
  • Hand carved from soapstone by Gusii artisans in western Kenya.
CONDITION: NEW! MEASUREMENTS: 6" Length x 1.75" Width.



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Thursday, October 28, 2010

50% Off Gift Ideas Weekend SALE! - African Masai Chief Statue Hand Carved Wood Sculpture

50% Off Gift Ideas Weekend SALE!

African Masai Chief Statue Hand Carved Wood Sculpture

African Masai Chief Statue Hand Carved Wood Sculpture  DESCRIPTION: Kneeling African Masai Chief Wooden Statue Carved Wood Sculpture
  • Hand carved and hand painted African Masai Chief Wood sculpture.
  • Perfect to display on a shelf, bookcase or on a desk.
  • Imported from Africa.
NOTE: Designs may vary from what is shown in the photo.   


MEASUREMENTS: 2.75" Width at the base x 9" Height.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sculpture Care

Sculpture Care

It is important to have a care routine for your stone or wood sculptures. Just like you would have a humidifier in your home to keep your wood cabinets, trim and furniture from drying out and becoming brittle. I keep a small cup of water inside my curio cabinets.

At least once per month I wipe down my sculptures with "Liquid Gold" furniture polish or a natural "Beeswax" polish. If your sculptures start showing signs of "dry" spots before the end of the month, you might want to start treating them more than once per month. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fabulous Hand Carved Natural Stone Desk Accessories Matching Set

Pencil Cup Natural Stone with Brass Emblem African Art
Fabulous Hand Carved Natural Stone Desk Accessories Matching Set

Are you looking for a unique gift idea to give to someone in your office or a professional friend?  We offer several designs, however, today we would like to highlight a very beautiful set that is sure to please your most sophisticated friends or office partners.

Abagusii artisans in southwestern Kenya hand carve these useful and stylish desk accessories from soft soapstone, known locally as kisii stone. The natural stone, which resembles talc, can vary in color from totally white to a soft cream tone with veins of red, yellow and black from various minerals that are sometimes present in the stone. 

Pencil Cup Natural Stone with Brass Emblem African Art

Pencil Cup Natural Stone with Brass Emblem African Art

  • Perfect for holding pens and pencils on your desk or counter!
  • Be sure to check out our complementary desk pieces!
MEASUREMENTS: 4" height x 2" diameter.

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Stone Letter Holder with Brass Emblem African Art

Stone Letter Holder with Brass Emblem African Art

DESCRIPTION: Creamy stone Letter Holder is accented with a small brass emblem.
  • Hand carved in western Kenya by Gusii artisans.
  • Suitable for a variety of decor schemes.
  • Be sure to check out our complementary desk pieces!
MEASUREMENTS: 5" Length x 3" Width x 5" Height.

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Trinket Box Natural Stone with Brass Emblem Office Decor

Trinket Box Natural Stone with Brass Emblem Office Decor

  • Perfect for holding small items on your desk or dresser!
  • Kisii District is one of Kenya's less developed areas, but the carvers are recognized worldwide for their ability to work the soft stone into both realistic and abstract sculptures, as well as useful items like this coin box.
MEASUREMENTS: 3" Length x 2" Width x 1.75" Height

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Natural Stone Square Dish Tray w Brass Emblems Gift Ideas

Natural Stone Square Dish Tray w Brass Emblems Gift Ideas

DESCRIPTION: We've taken the simple approach to desktop organization with these plain kisii stone dishes.
  • Perfect size for a desk or office accessory to hold small items.
MEASUREMENTS: 4" Square x 0.75" Height

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Friday, October 22, 2010

What's New?

What's New?

New stock has just arrived!  We wanted to share with you some fabulous new items that you won't want to miss!  Great for entertaining or gift giving!  The quality is superb! 

Wood Salad Bowl Hand Carved Burned Geometric Design

Wood Salad Bowl Hand Carved Burned Geometric Design

DESCRIPTION: Hand carved wood salad or fruit bowl from the Bulawayo region of Zimbabwe.
  • The organic, free-form shapes of these bowls derive from the need to utilize as much of the tree as possible, so each bowl is unique, beautiful and eco-conscious.
  • Each bowl features a burned geometric design that complements the bowl's contours.
CONDITION: NEW! MEASUREMENTS: 13" Length x 10" Width x 5" Height.

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Blackwood Hand Carved Helix Salad Servers Gift Ideas

Blackwood Hand Carved Helix Salad Servers Gift Ideas

DESCRIPTION: A dramatic set of salad servers carved from blackwood in Kenya.
  • Since only the core of the blackwood trunk is colored black, many servers will demonstrate a variation of both black and blond wood.
  • Designs may vary slightly.
NOTE: We recommend hand washing. CONDITION: NEW!
MEASUREMENTS: 12" Length x 3.5" Width x 1" Height.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

50% Off Gift Ideas Weekend SALE! - Spotted Animals Round Trinket Box

50% Off Gift Ideas Weekend SALE!


Order now!  50% Off from Thursday, October 21 until Monday, October 25th. 

DESCRIPTION: Trinket box hand carved out of soapstone
  • Round box with purple base and black spots on the white lid.
  • Handmade in Africa.
CONDITION: NEW! 

 
MEASUREMENTS: 3 in. diameter x 2 7/8 in. height

This is a GREAT deal and a perfect unique gift!  Buy several and SAVE on shipping!  Supplies are limited!

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50% Off Gift Ideas SALE!

50% Off Gift Ideas SALE!

Starting today we will offer at least one item for 50% Off its original price each weekend through the Holiday Shopping Season!  

The sale will start on Thursday evening and end on Monday!  Each item has limited supplies so you will want to order early! 

Each weekend we will offer a great Gift Idea suggestion at 50% Off the regular price.  Be sure to follow this blog so you can receive your notification early!  

We also recommend that you purchase several! They will make wonderful gifts and you can SAVE on shipping for multiple purchases!

Be sure to watch for the announcement of our first SALE item starting tonight!

The Crabby Nook hopes to see you soon! 








Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WHAT IS A GUA/KUA NUMBER & HOW TO FIND YOUR KUA NUMBER

WHAT IS A GUA/KUA NUMBER & HOW TO FIND YOUR KUA NUMBER


Your 4 Auspicious Directions
Your Gua Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Sheng Chi Your Success Direction SE NE S N NE
SW
W NW SW E
Tien Yi Your Health direction E W N S W
NW
NE SW NW SE
Nien Yen Your Romance Direction S NW SE E NW
W
SW NE W NS
Fu Wei Your Personal Development Direction N SW E SE SW
NE
NW W NE N
Your 4 Inauspicious Directions
Ho Hai Unlucky Direction W E SW NW E
S
SE N S NE
Wu Lui Kwei Five Ghosts Directions NE SE NW SW SE
N
E S N W
Lui Sha Six Killings Directions NW S NE W S
E
N SE E SW
Chueh Ming Total Loss Direction SW N W NE N
SE
S E SE NW
For the Gua number 5 the top number is for men & the bottom number is for women
   
Feng Shui Bagua

Success Direction - Display items for Career, Prosperity, Strength, Stability, Protection and Wealth. You should always display Wealth and Protection symbols in this area at a minimum.

Health Direction - You should always display Longevity and Health enhancement symbols in this area. When you are chronically or terminally ill or know someone that is, this is a powerful, yet minute enhancement to vastly improve a quality of life.

Romance Direction - You should always display Love and Romance symbols here if you are looking to strengthen or attract a loving relationship. This area can be enhanced to strengthen work relationships in power and respect.

Personal Development Direction - This is always your meditation and relaxation area. You can use enhancement symbols for whatever need you want here. Want creativity? Utilize creativity symbols. Want Power and Wisdom? Use power and wisdom symbols. Want Wealth or Career? Display these symbols. This is an area where you can spend a lot of time and work on the betterment of you.

Unlucky Direction - Be aware of this area and work to avoid negatives.

5 Ghosts Direction - Protection symbols are a key in this area.

Six Killings Direction - This is the perfect area to concentrate on working to dispel or absorb negative energies.

Total Loss Direction - Dispel and absorb negative energies. Protection symbols are a must in this area.


GUA Numbers

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rauli Wood Breakfast Bed Serving Tray Unique Gift Ideas

Rauli Wood Breakfast Bed Serving Tray Unique Gift Ideas


 
DESCRIPTION: A wonderfully constructed Breakfast Tray imported from Chile.
  • The legs fold up and can be used as a regular serving tray.
  • This is a perfect tray if someone is ill and has to eat their meals in bed.
MEASUREMENTS: 22" Length x 16" Width x 8" Height


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Color Red - Passion, Love and Energy

The Color Red - Passion, Love and Energy


THE COLOR RED - A very powerful color. It is the color of passion, love and energy. Red has the lowest vibration among other colors, and therefore is the most physically vitalizing. 

In astrology, the color of Mars is red and it has dynamic power over iron. Iron gives us our red blood and without it, we would have some sort of pale liquid flowing in our veins. Mars is also the God of War. Translated, it means a martial spirit, quick strength, force, power and leadership. 

Bold reds are thought to introduce feelings of wealth and happiness into a person’s life. Supplementing your otherwise subdued room with red accents will brighten your mood and perhaps even bring you luck. Don’t go overboard with strong reds or you may end up creating a negative energy infused with anger and agitation.


Success Direction - Display items for Career, Prosperity, Strength, Stability, Protection and Wealth. You should always display Wealth and Protection symbols in this area at a minimum.

Have you been feeling rather tired and off colored lately? Sluggish and haggard? Lacking the energy to do anything? Do you need something to stimulate warmth and excitement in you? Place your Red Agate/Stone/Jade near your sleeping place so that the healing energies can be transmitted to you. You can also display it on your working desk or some place where you can easily look at it. This beautiful stone is also wonderful to gaze at.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hand Carved Stone TINY Safari Animal Figurines - Great Collectibles!

African Hand Carved Stone TINY Safari Animal Figurines


Stunning TINY hand carved, hand painted stone animal figures. Amazing to see such excellent quality in something so tiny. 

Measuring just over 2" tall and all done by hand. Buy one of each and start your own very unique collection of tiny animals! 

  • Hand carved soapstone Safari Animals by Kenyan artisans.
  • Hand painted. Colors and designs vary. Photo shows all designs available. You will receive one  sculpture.
  • These tiny hand carved soapstone animals are tall on vibrant color!
We are currently offering these safari animal sculptures for only $15 each with FREE Shipping!  Great stocking stuffer gift for the wildlife collector!  Highly collectible - You will want one of each! 


    Friday, October 8, 2010

    Laughing Buddha in Feng Shui - Wealth, Health & Happiness

    Laughing Buddha in Feng Shui


    WEALTH, HEALTH & HAPPINESS


    LAUGHING BUDDHA - The Laughing Buddha is well known symbol of happiness, wealth, kindness and innocent contented joy. It is believed that by rubbing his tummy each day, which is said to contain much wealth, will bring good luck and prosperity.


    Buddhas should never be placed on the floor as this is a sign of disrespect. All About Feng Shui recommends that you place your Buddha at least 4' from the floor in an elevated position. Treat him with respect and he will reward you handsomely.


    Best direction for him to be placed is our personal wealth direction. Place a figurine of a laughing Buddha in your living room and garden. The Buddha is the most revered deity in the East. Choose an image of him laughing to attract happiness to your home.


    If you find that you are feeling stressed out which could lead to you suffering with migraines it would be good idea to position a Laughing BUDDHA on your desk so when you look at him it will seem as though he is taking your worries away leaving your mind clear to think. To make you feel happy why not sit your HAPPY BUDDHA facing you and look at him and capture his smile every day to make you feel happy again and to help you forget all that is troubling you. He collects your troubles in his sack and carries the bottle gourd filled with Holy Nectar for a long life.


    Will bring joy and luck into your home.

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    Thursday, October 7, 2010

    Enhance your Love sector with Mandarin Ducks

    Love Birds - Mandarin Ducks

    Enhance your Love sector with Mandarin Ducks

    IMAGE of TWO BIRDS / LOVE BIRDS
    - Place a pair of birds in your bedroom. In China, Mandarin Ducks, Love Birds are seen as harbingers of good luck. So, including a pair in your bedroom can enhance a relationship. Placing Two Rose Quartz Pieces on your dresser contain subtle vibrations that affect the emotions to strengthen feelings of affection. This cure also uses the number two to encourage affection between you and your partner.
    • MANDARIN DUCKS - The Chinese have always regarded Mandarin Ducks as perfect mates. Called "Yin Yiong", Mandarin Ducks mate for life (as opposed to the Emperors who had numerous concubines). They are also excellent mates, taking perfect care of each other. Never seen apart or without the other tagging along many termed this the "perfect marriage". As such they eventually became the definitive symbol for conjugal bliss. Even today they are still the most potent symbol of everlasting love.

    Shop for Love Birds in our Store!

    TWO ROSE QUARTZ PIECES - on Your Dresser. Rose Quartz objects contain subtle vibrations that affect the emotions to strengthen feelings of affection. This cure also uses the number two to encourage affection between you and your partner. Rose Quartz is known as the romance stone. It is also believed to aid peacefulness and calm in relationships. Also used to ease stress and tension and assist sleep.

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    Monday, October 4, 2010

    What does the Peacock symbolize in Feng Shui?

    What does the Peacock symbolize in Feng Shui?

    Peacocks have long been a symbol of immortality. peacocktitle100.jpg

    When you display the peacock in the South of your home, you will attract great acclaim. These birds are often seen to symbolize achievements that are associated with being recognized.

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    Thursday, September 16, 2010

    The Exotic Giraffe!


    The Exotic Giraffe!


    The giraffe originates from Central Africa to Southern Africa where they usually inhabit savannas, grasslands, or open woodlands. However, when food is scarce they will venture into areas with denser vegetation.


    People have been fascinated with this exotic wild animal for hundreds of years because they are the tallest of all land living animals. Giraffes often are seen in "Necking" contests to establish dominance and obtain access to sexually receptive females. Another function of necking is sexual, in which two giraffes caress and court each other


    Giraffes can be seen in paintings, including the famous painting of a giraffe which was taken from Somalia to China in 1414. The giraffe was placed in a Ming Dynasty zoo. At one point the giraffe was associated with the mythical Qilin, and a derivative of that name (kirin) is still used as the word for giraffe in Japan, Taiwan, and Korea.


    The Medici giraffe was a giraffe presented to Lorenzo de' Medici in 1486. It caused a great stir on its arrival in Florence, being reputedly the first living giraffe to be seen in Italy since the days of Ancient Rome. Another famous giraffe, called Zarafa, was brought from Africa to Paris in the early 1800s and kept in a menagerie for 18 years.


    The Crabby Nook carries a very nice collection of Giraffe statues for your Home decorating, Office decor or a child's room. We now offer "Free Shipping" on most of our statues! These exotic animal statues make wonderful unique gifts.