With their bright plumage and resonant song, birds like the cardinal, black-capped chickadee, eastern bluebird, and American gold finch are welcome harbingers of spring in New England. The male of the species is usually more brightly colored, and his feathers are even more vibrant during springtime when he’s courting.
Enjoy these popular songbirds of the northeast no matter what the season with our rustic, tumbled-marble coaster set. Each is backed with cork for a no-scratch grip.
Please note: Not available for shipment outside of the U.S. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery to the continental U.S. and 4-6 weeks for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii.
Handcrafted in the U.S. 4" square.
Our rustic tiles are carved from large marble blocks, ensuring that no two stones will ever be exactly alike. Then the pieces are tumbled to give them character that can be seen on every surface, edge, and corner. The result is a one-of-a-kind keepsake with more personality that would be possible from a piece of manufactured ceramic. Please see additional images for an example of a tumbled marble tile.
Using seamless USGS topographic data, we're able to create home decor featuring maps of your most meaningful places. Provide any U.S. address and artisans in New England will create a coaster set on cork-backed, rustic tumbled marble-that reproduces a map of your location.
Although signal flags have been largely replaced by two-way radio and cell phones, in the 19th century they were how ships at sea communicated with each other. Each flag stands for a letter, but also represents a full message. For example, the “T” flag also meant “keep clear!” Today the flags are reserved for yacht racing and formal occasions. Choose your three-initial monogram and artisans in New England will create a coaster set on cork-backed, rustic tumbled marble that shows your initials along with the corresponding signal flags.
The tiny North African country of Tunisia on the Mediterranean coast is one of the world’s top 10 producers of olives. Almost than 7,000 square miles, more than 10 percent of the country’s land, is cultivated with olive trees. When the trees no longer bear fruit, their wood is harvested to make room for younger trees. The wood is very hard and durable, with a beautiful grain that makes it ideal for kitchenware and other highly decorative but functional items.
With depth information and the outlines of hidden sandbars, nautical charts reveal safe passage to sailors. To the casual viewer, they evoke seaside memories and dreams of open water. Provide us with the town or landmark closest to your waterside home or favorite spot anywhere along the U.S. coastal waterways, the Great Lakes, Alaska, or Hawaii, and artisans in New England will create a cork-backed, four-tile marble coaster set that reproduces a local chart.
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From the celebrated national parks to the lesser-known state parks and wildlife refuges, this landmark series encourages readers to experience a region firsthand, providing detailed descriptions and information about the landscapes, flora, and fauna. Acclaimed nature writers Mel White (a veteran travel scribe) and Gary Ferguson (acclaimed author of The Sylvan Path) enrich these latest guidebooks with enticing narratives and insights into physiography, natural history, and plant life.
This Mapcard from Satmap is a large capacity SD Card containing the best selling, TOPO! digital map data from National Geographic. TOPO! maps are made up of the highest quality USGS topographic maps are joined together seamlessly, allowing users to pan across large across areas without interruption.
Lavishly embroidered silk robes were a staple of Chinese royalty. These colorful coasters capture just a small glimpse of the ornate folk art once found in the Forbidden City in Beijing. Each is embroidered with the fu symbol for good luck and prosperity, which many families use in decorations for Lunar New Year celebrations. Six embroidered coasters, two of each color, are presented in a silk gift box.
In 1974, the vast burial chamber of third-century Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang was discovered by farmers in the north-central Shaanxi Province. It contained more than 7,000 life-size terra-cotta warriors. This set of four handcrafted miniature terra-cotta models of classic poses general, soldier, and archer arrives in a black silk gift box. The National Geographic Museum is sponsoring an exhibition of Qin warriors and other burial artifacts in fall 2009.
Men and women of Kenya’s Kamba tribe carve these safari animal napkin rings using hard olive wood. These workers are known as jua kali, a phrase that means hot sun but has come to mean those who earn a living in woodworking or metal carving. Each set contains a zebra, giraffe, elephant, and leopard. Please allow for small variations in each handmade carving.
Cloisonné was developed thousands of years ago during the Byzantine era and traveled via the Silk Road to China, where it has flourished as an art form ever since. To create a design in cloisonné, an artist's original sketch must be traced using thin strips of wire. Into this wire "scaffolding" is inserted powdered enamel that, when baked, fills the outlines and creates a porcelain-like appearance.
Category: Home & Garden/Kitchen & Dining/Drinkware
In 1994, two Johannesburg jewelers set out to design decorative and functional gifts that combine their love of South Africa’s incredible wildlife with their jewelry-making skills. This set of four goblets features a hand-cast pewter animal reclining at each base. Features an elephant, giraffe, leopard, and lion, some of the animals that African safari-goers are most eager to spot.
In the Gikomba area of Nairobi, Kenya, men and women of the Kamba tribe carve these safari animal ornaments using hard olive wood. The men carve the rock-hard wood using hand tools, and the women paint the figures. These workers are known as jua kali, a Swahili phrase that means hot sun but has come to mean those who earn a living in Kenya's informal work sector, such as street vendors, repairmen, and artisans in woodworking or metal carving.