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Choosing the tablecloth color

Tablecloth color meaning. Choosing the tablecloth color

Tablecloth color meaning. Choosing the tablecloth color


Undoubtedly, nothing refreshes the interior so much as a beautiful new tablecloth. A new colorful tablecloth – and the room will play with new colors. Whether it is a gentle lace tablecloth on the table or the original colorful, checkered in the style of Provence or white in a minimalist style – it’s up to you. Many try to buy a tablecloth in the tone of the rest of the textiles (curtains, upholstery of furniture, lampshade), but not less interesting is the color antagonist.
Traditionally, tablecloths in Russia have always been referred to as “clean” linen, and therefore washed and rinsed them in the first place. And the passers-by welcomed the woman busy with washing the tablecloth, very beautifully: “God help you, swans to you!” That is, the tablecloth should be clean and white, like swans.
Meanwhile, today we use tablecloths of various colors. But the knowledge on preferable color can be very useful for you.
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The International White Cane Day meaning

15 October International day of white cane

15 October International day of white cane


Traditionally, the international community celebrate many noteworthy and memorable dates on the calendars. And among them – the International Day of the White Cane, established October 15, 1970 on the initiative of the International Federation of the Blind. However, this date is not a holiday, but a kind of sign of trouble, reminding the society about the existence of a number of people with disabilities. It is about help and about solidarity. Indeed, the main goal of this Day is to once again draw public attention to the problems of blind people. Sometimes unnoticed for a long time, they live next to us and do not see all the colors of the surrounding world. This is the date to understand and accept each other as we are. With all the virtues, negative and positive aspects of the character, complexities and specifics.
Noteworthy, White cane is a green traffic light for the blind and a warning sign for the drivers of the vehicle. For example, when raised, it means drivers should stop, even in those places where there is no pedestrian crossing. Also, there is also an additional sign “Blind pedestrians”, installed in places where blind people often move.
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White color meaning in Slavic mythology

Wild rose. Artist Alyona Koneva. White color meaning in Slavic mythology

Wild rose. Artist Alyona Koneva. White color meaning in Slavic mythology


On the one hand, white associated with white sunlight, with all the saint, bright, and kind. But on the other hand, it symbolizes the other world, and death. Traditionally associated with the shining of the sun, light, white was an indispensable attribute of all the sacred, good, pure, and virgin. Sunlight makes it possible to see and distinguish the objects of the surrounding world, their shapes and colors, but the darkness destroys this possibility.
Undoubtedly, without light and solar heat, nothing on earth grows, does not blossom and does not bear fruit. Accordingly, for people, the disappearance of sunshine meant cold, hunger and the disappearance of life itself. That is why white light, white color in the people’s consciousness mean all the good, joyful and useful. However, the absence of light, ie Black color, contrasted with white as light – darkness, was associated with evil, cold, and death.
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Violet Purple color properties

Natural stone. Violet Purple color properties

Natural stone. Violet Purple color properties


According to Alessandro D’Avenia, purple is failure, because purple is the color of the dead (White as milk, red as blood).
Called the color of mystics, idealists and clergy, violet is closely connected with the spiritual side of human life. The higher chakra has violet color and also inherent in the seventh aspect of the energy of the human aura. Meanwhile, it stimulates imagination, and carries with it energy and peace at the same time. In addition, it leaves the impression of the presence of something unearthly, miraculous, and magical. Every person sees in it something special, but treats in its own way. In particular, for some people purple draws thoughts to God, while for others it stimulates the creative process and inspire noble deeds. And for the third, it plunges them into dreams. One of the colors of the Virgo zodiac sign, and the color of the planet Mercury. According to Feng Shui, this color brings wealth and the power.
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Thirty-fifth wedding anniversary Coral Wedding

Thirty-fifth wedding anniversary Coral Wedding

Together forever. Embroidered photo frame for wedding. Work by master Evgenia (mikujjkaja.livemaster.ru). Kovrov, Vladimir region. Thirty-fifth wedding anniversary Coral Wedding


Corals, formed from small calcareous skeletons of polyps, form whole coral reefs. So does the union of two loving hearts. Formed from a thousand days spent together, filled with mutual feelings and important events, an entire island, called a family.
Red corals symbolize health and a long life together. Traditionally, red corals, linen tablecloths, bedspreads, towels and other products made of linen are the best gifts for tirty-fifth wedding anniversary. In addition, the wife gives her husband a shirt. Now not only romance and love keep the marriage union – it is mutual respect, care and gratitude for the years spent together.
Some will find it strange that after this wedding anniversary there may still be some tender feelings. However, after crossing this line, the spouses begin to realize how deep their love is. In addition, the experience of family life proves the correctness of the choice that they made many years ago, in their youth.
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Symbolic Blue bird of happiness

Symbolic Blue bird of happiness

Symbolic Blue bird of happiness


In Europe, birds of blue color are almost impossible to find, except for kingfisher and sifter. In fact, Bluebird lives high in the mountains in Tajikistan, in Hindustan, China, and some countries of Asia. And mostly, at an altitude of about 3000 m in the mountains. It has a strong and beautiful voice that can drown out the sound of a waterfall or a mountain stream. The blue bird builds the nest in an impregnable place in the rocks. Noteworthy, its blue plumage looks blue only in the sun’s rays, but turns black in the shade.
For some Germanic peoples, the blue bird has long been a symbol of happiness. “Chasing the Blue Bird” means to seek happiness. And it is clear how this symbol developed: in Europe there are really no blue birds, and to catch such a bird means great luch and a miracle.
Meanwhile, the image and term of the bird of happiness appeared in Western literature thanks to intelligent people. It still lives only in the language of educated people; if you say: “You’re chasing a blue bird,” – not everyone will understand you.
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White-red-black color triad mythological meaning

Minimalistic painting in three colors. White-red-black color triad mythological meaning

Minimalistic painting in three colors. White-red-black color triad mythological meaning


Traditionally, the combination of white, red and black is the most stable and widespread color triad in modern culture. And not only modern. Perhaps, this is the oldest combination, passed through the millenniums, and has retained its relevance, prevalence and popularity to the present. So, let’s look deep into the centuries.
The role of white, red and black colors for ancient cultures was very significant. Their semantics was associated with the most important phenomena of life itself, reflecting the deep mythological ideas about it and beliefs. In primitive tribes, white meant light, sacredness, purity, clarity, good, health, and life itself. Meanwhile, red – a symbol of strength, courage, protection from hostile forces, and fire. And black color represented the personification of hostile forces and evil. Just as night time made a man vulnerable to the forces of nature. Accordingly, the symbolism of black personified the unknown, chaos, darkness and death.
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