The Hermit in the Garden: From Imperial Rome to Ornamental Gnome

The Hermit in the Garden: From Imperial Rome

Tracing its distant origins to the villa of the Roman emperor Hadrian in the second century AD, the eccentric phenomenon of the ornamental hermit enjoyed its heyday in the England of the eighteenth century It was at this time that it became highly fashionable for owners of country estates to commission architectural follies for their landscape gardens. These follies often included hermitages, many of which still survive, often in a ruined state.Landowners peopled their hermitages either with imaginary hermits or with real hermits - in some cases the landowner even became his own hermit. Those who took employment as garden hermits were typically required to refrain from cutting their hair or washing, and some were dressed as druids. Unlike the hermits of the Middle Ages, these were wholly secular hermits, products of the eighteenth century fondness for 'pleasing melancholy'.Although the fashion for them had fizzled out by the end of the eighteenth century, they had left their indelible mark on both the literature as well as the gardens of the period. And, as Gordon Campbell shows, they live on in the art, literature, and drama of our own day - as well as in the figure of the modern-day garden gnome.This engaging and generously illustrated book takes the reader on a journey that is...

  • ASIN: B00BG73FQC

Safavieh Castle Gardens Collection Imperial Garden White Ceramic Garden Stool

Safavieh Castle Gardens Collection Imperial Garden White Ceramic

Add a classic accent your garden, patio, deck, or any indoor room with the Safavieh Castle Gardens Collection Imperial Garden White Ceramic Garden Stool. Handmade of quality ceramics, this stool can be used outside or inside as an extra seat, foot rest, small table, plant stand, cocktail table and anything else you can think of. This garden stool is sure to be the talk of your next party. This garden stool measures 12.2 Inch wide by 12.2 Inch deep by 15.5 Inch tall.

  • Color: White
  • Brand: Safavieh
  • ASIN: B00COFS4RA
  • UPC: 683726422044

Imperial Garden of Ancient China - Calming the Mind

Imperial Garden of Ancient China - Calming the

  • ASIN: B07GL1CNFY

Safavieh Castle Gardens Collection Imperial Vine Cream Glazed Ceramic Garden Stool

Safavieh Castle Gardens Collection Imperial Vine Cream Glazed

The ages-old motif of the Imperial Vine indoor-outdoor garden stool will add fashion punch to any home in an elegant shade of cream. Crafted of glazed ceramic with the requisite double coin top and faux nail heads, it doubles as a stool or table.

  • Color: Creme
  • Brand: Safavieh
  • ASIN: B00YB33OFU
  • UPC: 683726323655

Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Paperback Book Boxed Set

Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Paperback Book Boxed

1. The Witches, 2. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, 3. Matilda, 4. The BFG, 5. Going Solo, 6. George's Marvellous Medicine, 7. Danny the Champion of the World, 8. James and the Giant Peach, 9. The Twits, 10. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, 11. Boy Tales of Childhood, 12. Fantastic Mr Fox, 13. Esio Trot, 14. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and 15. The Magic Finger

  • ASIN: 0141349980

Lomonosov Imperial Porcelain Golden Garden Drinkware Teaware Cups Collection (Sugar Bowl)

Lomonosov Imperial Porcelain Golden Garden Drinkware Teaware Cups

Welcome to the world of Lomonosov Russian Porcelain !The Imperial Russian Lomonosov Porcelain Manufactory was founded by Empress Elizabeth, Peter the Great's daughter, in 1744. Here the gifted Russian scientist Dmitry Vinogradov independently discovered the secret of making Russian porcelain and developed the technology for its manufacture and the later creation of Lomonosov Russia.Three hundred years ago no one in Europe had any idea of the materials and techniques used in making porcelain. The Chinese kept the secrets of porcelain production. Only in the early 18th century in Saxony the alchemist Johan F. Bottger discovered a way to produce "European" hard paste porcelain. These developments did not escape the notice of Peter I. During his frequent visits to European countries, Peter I pursued his interest in the secrets of porcelain manufacture and he attempted to introduce it to Russia with the help of foreigners, but unsuccessfully. Peter I's idea to establish his own porcelain production was brought to life two decades later by his daughter, who was then Empress Elizabeth (1741-1761).

  • Color: Sugar Bowl
  • Brand: Lomonosov Russia
  • ASIN: B078Y68MPL
  • UPC: 782358640069

Robert Kaufman Imperial Collection Garden Metallic Ten Squares 10-inch Precut Cotton Fabric Quilting Assortment Layer Cake Studio RK TEN-624-42

Robert Kaufman Imperial Collection Garden Metallic Ten Squares

Fabric bundle of 42 10-inch squares from the Imperial 14 Metallics Garden collection by designer Studio RK for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

  • Color: Assorted
  • Brand: Robert Kaufman Fabrics
  • ASIN: B07BHK4X8V
  • UPC: 784626921429

Early Customs

Early

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Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak with Epsom Salt - Made in USA - for Toenail Fungus, Athletes Foot, Stubborn Foot Odor Scent, Fungal, Softens Calluses & Soothes Sore Tired Feet

Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak with Epsom Salt

Pamper Your Feet The Way They Deserve Tired after a long d ay sitting, standing or walking? Exhausted by your vigorous training sessions at the gym? Sick of weird odors coming off your feet and stubborn fungi that simply won't go away? Here at FineVine Organics, we've got the solution for a ll the above and more! Presenting The Best All Natural Foot Care By FineVine Organics This Tea Tree Oil Soak is guaranteed to revive the senses and leave your feet feeling rested and clean after hours upon hours of walking or standing . It is specifically formulated to dissolve quickly and can easily be used in your Foot Spa, Foot Bath, Foot Soaker or Basin. Our premium Foot Soak contains far more than the essential oils of Tea Tree though. Unique & Powerful P roprietary Blend Epsom Salt Sea Salt MSM Tea Tree Oil Eucalyptus Peppermint Cajuput Camphor Rosemary Lavender ...everything your feet need to return to thei r full might! Why Use Our Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak? soften your heels, feet & toenails Soothe tired feet after a long day at work Treat athlete's foot & toenail fungus Deodorize smelly feet & toenails < p> Pedicures & foot spas Clean & Healthy Feet The Easy Way Our luxurious soak treats your feet to a revitalizing experience, providing a soothing and refreshing ...

  • Color: Tea Tree Oil
  • Brand: FineVine
  • ASIN: B076L558R3
  • UPC: 850250008024

XI JINPING China President Zhongnanhai Imperial Garden Official U.S. $2 Bill

XI JINPING China President Zhongnanhai Imperial Garden Official

This 2019 XI JINPING - PRESIDENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA uncirculated $2 Bill is Genuine Authentic Legal Tender of the United States. The full colorized images are accomplished through a revolutionary new authentic & genuine colorization process pioneered by The Merrick Mint. The bill comes displayed in a blue folio with a Certificate of Authenticity to guarantee that your bill is authentic and recognized by every monetary authority around the world, and assuring its Collector Edition status. Each $2 Bill is in FRESH, CRISP, UNCIRCULATED condition, and was directly removed from untouched wrapped Federal Reserve sealed packs. LIMITED OF ONLY 5,000 WORLDWIDE!

  • Brand: Merrick Mint
  • ASIN: B07SPG6F84
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