Saturday, 26 May 2018

Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Each Year



Gift Theme Origins for Wedding Anniversaries
Weddings are a key event in any couple's life, as they bring together friends and relatives to celebrate the happiness and joy of the couple. Wedding anniversaries are also perfect opportunities to celebrate the love of two people, commemorating the joy that they take in each other's company, despite the trials and tribulations of the marital journey.
In most cultures, the wedding anniversary is thought to be an important occasion, and it is generally celebrated in meaningful and significant ways. Couples are reminded of their marital commitment, and a lot of effort often goes into sourcing the perfect gift that will be symbolic and meaningful for one's partner, or the happy couple.

Other Themes for Anniversary Gifts – Gemstones, Colours and Flowers
Not only are anniversary years symbolised by traditional and contemporary gifts, but they often also have a flower, colour and gemstone associated with them as well. The gemstones associated with marital years 1 to 25, and then every 5th year up to the 60th anniversary, are published in the Information Manual on Gemstones by the American Gem Trade Association. In some instances, other countries have suggested a different gemstone for certain anniversary years, so those alternate gemstones are outlined in our table.
Different marital years also often have colours and flowers associated with them, however, these vary dependent on the source. Usually, however, the rose is considered to be the perfect substitute for any anniversary if a woman adores roses, and often its shade can be matched with the colour linked to the anniversary year.
We have compiled a table here that details all the traditional and contemporary themes associated with each anniversary year. There is also further information below the table to help guide you when thinking about an appropriate anniversary gift for your loved one, or for a couple.

Year
Traditional Gift
Modern Gift
1st
Paper
Clocks
2nd
Cotton
China
3rd
Leather
Crystal, Glass
4th
Linen, Silk
Electrical Appliances
5th
Wood
Silverware
6th
Iron
Wood
7th
Wool, Copper
Desk Sets, Pen and Pencil Sets
8th
Bronze
Linen, Lace
9th
Pottery, China
Leather
10th
Tin, Aluminum
Diamonds, Jewelry
11th
Steel
Fashion Jewelry, Accessories
12th
Silk
Pearls, Colored Gems
13th
Lace
Textiles, Furs
14th
Ivory (note: now banned)
Gold, Jewelry
15thCrystalWatches
16thSilver holloware
17thFurniture
18th
Porcelain
19thBronze
20th
China
Platinum
21stBrass, Nickel
22ndCopper
23rdSilver Plate
24thMusical Instruments
25th
Silver
Sterling Silver
26thOriginal Pictures
27thSculpture
28thOrchids
29thNew Furniture
30th
Pearl
Diamond
31stTimepieces
32ndConveyances
33rdAmethyst
34thOpal
35thCoralJade
36thBone China
37thAlabaster
38thBeryl, Tourmaline
39thLace
40thRubyRuby
41stLand
42ndImproved real Estate
43rdTravel
44thGroceries
45thSapphireSapphire
46thOriginal Poetry Tribute
47thBooks
48thOptical Goods
49thLuxury items
50thGoldGold
55thEmeraldEmerald
60thDiamondDiamond
75th
Diamonds, gold
Diamonds, gold

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Glerups Washing Instructions...

Glerups Washing Instructions...

Now that you have a lovely pair of felt slippers you might like to know how to clean them. Below are simple hand washing instructions for your slippers...

Wash and care

Wool has a natural ability to cleanse itself, so if the felt slippers get air and rest, they will keep fresh. You may vacuum clean them if needed.

Should it be necessary to wash the filter products, they can be hand washed in warm soap water. 

Use ordinary washing powder or, if there are grease stains, detergent. Leave them in water for approx. 15 minutes. Rub them clean and rinse with water.

Note: For a better result, you should vacuum clean the slippers before washing them.

If the slippers smell, you can then rinse them in water with a drop of vinegar or Rodalon.

Centrifuge the wet slippers, put your feet into them and pad them into shape. Finally air dry the felt slippers, e.g. over a radiator, as the drying must be done quickly.

Note: Do not dry your shoes on an electric radiator.

We recommend that you avoid washing your felt slippers in the washing machine or dry them in the tumble dryer.


Friday, 9 January 2015

Shoe Size Conversion


Shoe Size Conversion Chart....

Glerups felt slippers / shoes are sold in WHOLE EU sizes - no 1/2 sizes for example.
Find your UK or US shoe size and then locate the appropriate EU size.

Women's Sizing Chart

UK
EU
US
CM
2.5
35.5
4.5
21
3
36
5
21.5
3.5
36.5
5.5
22
4
37
6
22.5
4.5
37.5
6.5
23
5
38
7
23.5
5.5
38.5
7.5
24
6
39
8
24.5
6.5
39.5
8.5
25
7
40
9
25.5
7.5
40.5
9.5
26
8
41
10
26.5
8.5
41.5
10.5
27
9
42
11
27.5
9.5
42.5
11.5
28
10
43
12
28.5
11
44
13
29.5


Men's Sizing Chart


UK
EU
US
CM
5.5
39.5
6.5
24
6
40
7
24.5
6.5
40.5
7.5
25
7
41
8
25.5
7.5
41.5
8.5
26
8
42
9
27.5
8.5
42.5
9.5
27
9
43
10
27.5
9.5
43.5
10.5
28
10
44
11
28.5
10.5
44.5
11.5
29
11
45
12
29.5
11.5
45.5
12.5
30
12
46
13
31
12.5
46.5
12.5
31.5
13
47
14
31.5
14
48
15
32.5

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Georg Jensen...

Great Danes is a shop that celebrates fine design, typically Danish. It's not a shop for the lovely, big legged, man's best friend the Great Dane.

We search all over Denmark, Norway, Sweden, etc for great products that you don't need but can't live without. We are proud to represent many famous brands / products.

One great example, that's is a favourite of ours is Georg Jensen. It's amazing how much you appreciate such fine design, functionality applied to items you frequently use.

Georg Jensen - With a history that spans more than 100 years, the Georg Jensen brand represents quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetic design, producing lifestyle enhancing products. Timeless Design that delivers functional beauty for many daily items like a key ring, wine carafe, a tape dispenser and a highly polished corkscrew. 


Come and see the many lovely items we have in our sea side shop. 

www.gr8danes.uk

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