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.
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.
Enhance the 'growing chi' of your health, wealth, and romance when you display Bamboo! Represents growth of life, wealth, strengthens healthy 'chi', gives strength.
Welcome to The Crabby Nook!
The Crabby Nook has brought our customers a unique cultural shopping experience since 1999. After a temporary hiatus from 2006 to 2009 due to illness that forced us to close our physical store, we have reopened as an exclusively online selling site, enabling us to reach more customers than we could as a brick and mortar establishment.
This has also enabled us to add art and collectibles from around the world. We currently specialize in products from Africa and Asia. We are traveling the world looking for unique authentic global treasures for your shopping pleasure. We know that you will appreciate that all of our products are made of high quality materials for years of lasting beauty.
We carry a wonderful selection of hand carvings from Africa. If you are looking to add an artistic flair, or, an exotic touch to accent your decor these are the perfect choice! Be sure to check out our Desk Accessories and hand carved Wooden Bowls and Salad Servers in our Kitchen and Dining selections.
Our vast selection of hand woven Baskets are perfect to combine storage with decorating. All of our products from Africa are of the highest quality and made with "living green" concepts with natural fibers, stones and dyes. They are magnificant!
Whether it is Japanese Sushi, Chinese Food, Herbal Teas or Plum Sake, these are all very popular with young couples. The Crabby Nook has re-stocked our ceramic Japanese Sushi, Sake and Tea Sets perfect for gift giving! The Food Networks have made preparing these foods for an intimate dinner for two, or, entertaining a group of friends very chic. These make wonderful gifts!
Be sure to shop our exquisite line of Fine Asian Chun Porcelain Vases! Porcelain is an art of early Chinese invention and occupies an esteemed place in the world. Chun Porcelain in Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279) is regarded as the clasic craft due to its beauty and elegance. The Crabby Nook is pleased to offer you the exquisite purplish color tone Chun Porcelain Vases suitable for a royal family and considered of the highest value in any collection.
You will still find a nice selection of Jade and Bone carvings in our store. We still offer our jade Bonsai Floral Bouquets that never go out of style.
If you don't see the Asian Art or Collectible that you are looking for, please contact us and let us know. We can probably find it for you.
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Make sure you check out our Feng Shui Tips & More page! Not only will you find Feng Shui Tips here, you will find articles about using the Bagua, figuring your GUA number and information on the Chinese Animal Zodiac. It is a fun place!
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Buddhas - You can never have enough Buddhas displayed in all areas of your home and business. A Buddha represents many things. I use them to welcome harmony in my family, welcoming wealth, stability, career and calming. I have Buddhas in every room. The neat thing about Buddhas is that you can display them anywhere in a place of respect. I have them in a corner of a room, on a shelf, in a plant. Buddhas come in Jade carvings, Gemstone carvings, Temple Stone carvings when you are lucky enough to find one, Crystal, Hong Tze, Stone, Bronze, Brass, Metal, Resin or Hong Kong Ivory, just about any element you can think of. I probably have one of every element display in my home.
Quan Yin - You can display a Quan Yin in every room of your home. The goddess of Mercy and Compassion will support you, protect you and enhance your relationships.
Protectors - You should always have at least one Kuan Kung, one Terra Cotta Warrior, pair of Temple Lions, pair of Dragons and Chinese Zodiac symbol displayed in your home and office.
Strength and Wisdom - You should have at least one Horse, Elephant, Tiger and Dragon displayed in your home.
Crystals - The minimum you should have is at least one Pagoda, one Lotus and one Etched Globe.
Jade - You should have at least one jade display in several rooms in your home. Jade is physically healing, welcomes wealth, absorbs negative energies, produces a calming effect.
Feng Shui Symbol Placement
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.