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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2014, 06:31:41 pm »
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So, in the end, I do have a vé pot, even though I've kind of moved away from purposeful heathen worship.

 
That is so lovely - both the plant itself and the sentiment. (And your kitchen looks huge.)

I actually managed to kill bamboo, and this after people telling me how easy it was to keep. I also killed an air plant. I have, in fact, only one plant still alive.

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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2014, 10:15:43 pm »
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That is so lovely - both the plant itself and the sentiment. (And your kitchen looks huge.)


Thanks. It sort of felt weird to share it, that's how personal and meaningful it is to me, but I also wanted to share it for those reasons as well. Conundrum!

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I actually managed to kill bamboo, and this after people telling me how easy it was to keep. I also killed an air plant. I have, in fact, only one plant still alive.


Lol. Yeah, I'm not great at keeping plants alive either. That's another reason why this one has a bit more impact- I have to put in more effort then if I had a green thumb, I guess. I mean, I've had it since February, that's huge for me. And I'm going to keep it alive, damn it!* It's special. :)

By the way, LOVE your place.


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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2014, 10:49:01 pm »
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Thanks. It sort of felt weird to share it, that's how personal and meaningful it is to me, but I also wanted to share it for those reasons as well. Conundrum!


Understandable. That's a pretty personal story, after all, and that kind of thing makes you feel pretty vulnerable even if you want to show it off.

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Lol. Yeah, I'm not great at keeping plants alive either. That's another reason why this one has a bit more impact- I have to put in more effort then if I had a green thumb, I guess. I mean, I've had it since February, that's huge for me. And I'm going to keep it alive, damn it!* It's special. :)

By the way, LOVE your place.


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My sister's apartment upstairs gets TONS of sun, so all her mint and basil and everything are growing amazingly. My mint hung in there but I just don't get enough sun, I'm afraid. I'd say since February is a good long stretch!

And thank you!

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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2014, 10:51:41 pm »
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What's a vé pot? A google search turned up nothing but marijuana stuff, and adding "urban" to it just gave me the Urban Dictionary of pot/marijuana.

 
A vé pot is something I'd seen on Asatru Lore. From wikipedia, vé means shrine or sacred enclosure. A place where worship occurrs.

The idea of an urban vé pot is to create a small, natural, sacred enclosure (potted plant/s) for those who don't have access to a designated plot of land. The pot I had seen included planted chives and carved sticks that served as wooden idols of the gods Thor, Odin, and Freyr. Watering the vé pot is an act of offering, and one can also offer beer, organic compost etc.
The pace of progress in artificial intelligence (I’m not referring to narrow AI) is incredibly fast. [...] The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year timeframe. 10 years at most.--Elon Musk

I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence," [Bill] Gates wrote. "First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don\'t understand why some people are not concerned."

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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2014, 06:45:31 am »
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A vé pot is something I'd seen on Asatru Lore. From wikipedia, vé means shrine or sacred enclosure. A place where worship occurrs.

The idea of an urban vé pot is to create a small, natural, sacred enclosure (potted plant/s) for those who don't have access to a designated plot of land. The pot I had seen included planted chives and carved sticks that served as wooden idols of the gods Thor, Odin, and Freyr. Watering the vé pot is an act of offering, and one can also offer beer, organic compost etc.

 
Is it a strictly Asatru thing?  Because I sometimes get small potted plants for my Quan Yin shrine and use those as offerings when I water them. Then they die and I lose hope for my green thumb until I find another pretty plant to get.

But surprisingly I've never actually owned a bamboo plant, considering its Asian origins and my worship of an Asian deity/bodhisattva.
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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2014, 10:15:21 am »
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Is it a strictly Asatru thing?  Because I sometimes get small potted plants for my Quan Yin shrine and use those as offerings when I water them. Then they die and I lose hope for my green thumb until I find another pretty plant to get.

But surprisingly I've never actually owned a bamboo plant, considering its Asian origins and my worship of an Asian deity/bodhisattva.

 
I wouldn't say so. Maybe not call it a vé pot, because I think the term is probably an Asatru "thing".
The pace of progress in artificial intelligence (I’m not referring to narrow AI) is incredibly fast. [...] The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year timeframe. 10 years at most.--Elon Musk

I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence," [Bill] Gates wrote. "First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don\'t understand why some people are not concerned."

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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2014, 12:28:42 pm »
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Do any of you have decor in your home that reflect your beliefs?
Well, being that I am beginning on my path as a Hellenic Neopagan, household worship is central to my religious practice. So, certain physical objects relating to my faith and my religion are definitely going to be in my house. The fireplace itself is a shrine to Hestia, just as the hearth would be for an ancient Greek house. I have small shelves that act as shrines to various household gods and my personal patron or tutelary gods.
Outside of that, there is some just decorative items that are related to my Hellenism. For instance, I've been eyeing a painting at the store that is of a large white peacock on a mottled red background. Peafowl are the symbol of Hera, goddess of a good and stable marriage and home life; and the colours are related to Zeus and the Olympians in general.
Outside in the garden, we're putting up a metal-frame gazebo with a tent awning; in which I'd like to set up our outdoor altar, but we might not be able to there.
The house's previous tenants had nails driven into the brick to hang stuff from, so I hung a horseshoe on the front end to gather good luck, and an apotropaic symbol at the back to ward off bad luck/malice. It's seemed to work so far.
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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2014, 07:29:58 pm »
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Is it a strictly Asatru thing?  Because I sometimes get small potted plants for my Quan Yin shrine and use those as offerings when I water them. Then they die and I lose hope for my green thumb until I find another pretty plant to get.

But surprisingly I've never actually owned a bamboo plant, considering its Asian origins and my worship of an Asian deity/bodhisattva.

I'd recommend a bamboo plant, actually. They're practically unkillable. They don't need much light, and you just need to change the water every once in a while. Also, they do indeed have a great deal of cultural significance in China and Japan. In Japan, they're grouped with Plum Blossoms and Pine as the symbols of life and hope even in the winter cold.
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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2014, 07:36:08 pm »
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Because I sometimes get small potted plants for my Quan Yin shrine and use those as offerings when I water them. Then they die and I lose hope for my green thumb until I find another pretty plant to get.

Where is your shrine? Is it in a sunny area? A lot of plants need full sunlight for at least some of the day. Even plants sold as houseplants tend to need a lot of light, and if they're tucked away in a bedroom, they're probably not getting enough sunlight. I'd recommend looking at plants that thrive in shade, like ferns and again, bamboo.

I had houseplants at my old apartment. I put them right next to the window! So they got as much light as possible. But it turns out that even though my Amaryllis put up blossom after blossom after blossom, my miniature roses just couldn't get the necessary light. It dropped the blossoms it had in the store and didn't put out anymore. The primroses did the same thing. Some plants really aren't meant to even be indoors.
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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2014, 07:41:36 pm »
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I'd recommend a bamboo plant, actually. They're practically unkillable. They don't need much light, and you just need to change the water every once in a while. Also, they do indeed have a great deal of cultural significance in China and Japan. In Japan, they're grouped with Plum Blossoms and Pine as the symbols of life and hope even in the winter cold.

 

That's a cool little easter egg for me. :)
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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2014, 03:35:30 am »
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That's a cool little easter egg for me. :)

 
Glad to have helped.

I believe they were called the "three friends" or something like that. Pine and bamboo, of course, are evergreens. So they remain bright and fresh even in the deepest cold. Plum blossoms bloom very, very early, often before all the ice has melted. So they are the promise of spring that will surely come, no matter how cold and dire things are right then.
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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2014, 08:00:58 am »
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Where is your shrine? Is it in a sunny area? A lot of plants need full sunlight for at least some of the day. Even plants sold as houseplants tend to need a lot of light, and if they're tucked away in a bedroom, they're probably not getting enough sunlight. I'd recommend looking at plants that thrive in shade, like ferns and again, bamboo.

I had houseplants at my old apartment. I put them right next to the window! So they got as much light as possible. But it turns out that even though my Amaryllis put up blossom after blossom after blossom, my miniature roses just couldn't get the necessary light. It dropped the blossoms it had in the store and didn't put out anymore. The primroses did the same thing. Some plants really aren't meant to even be indoors.

 
Yeah, my shrine is in the farthest freaking corner from the windows. Unfortunately right now I have about 6 bucks to my name, but once I get a job and start making a little bit of money I'll see if I can go find a couple small bamboo plants.

I even managed to kill an air plant Boyfriend's grandma gave me from Easter. I actually have a fairly green thumb outside, just not inside. My fairy garden is still doing wonderfully, despite the fact that I no longer live there. And I'm quite upset by it because I put a lot of work into that patch.
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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2014, 11:30:31 am »
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Im sure this thread exists in some form on some other board and, if it does, please feel free to direct me to it and delete this one.

Do any of you have decor in your home that reflect your beliefs? Be it an alter, a cross, a statue, etc.

I will post mine in the comments :)

Currently I don't have a whole lot (though, really, I don't have much in the way of home decor in general, so maybe not too surprising).  That said, I just received a beautiful wall hanging/tapestry/thing? from my parents for my birthday featuring the Green Man, and he's being rather insistent about being put up (and somewhere highly visible, at that) ASAP.

Given the size of the hanging (it's at least 6'x6', possibly larger), I'm going to have to do some shuffling to find an appropriate wall that's large enough to hold. Also, I have no idea how to actually secure it to the wall, having never worked with Substantial Fabric Decorations before. I'm pretty sure that if I try to do what I do with my posters (to wit, thumbtacks through the corners), it'll either rip the fabric or just pull the thumbtacks right out of the wall.  Anybody have any suggestions?

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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2014, 12:22:12 pm »
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. I'm pretty sure that if I try to do what I do with my posters (to wit, thumbtacks through the corners), it'll either rip the fabric or just pull the thumbtacks right out of the wall.  Anybody have any suggestions?

 
maybe something like this http://www.artinapinch.net/

(I've never used them and don't know anything about the company but this looks like the sort of thing that would work)
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Re: Your faith in your home decor
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2014, 12:35:30 pm »
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maybe something like this http://www.artinapinch.net/

(I've never used them and don't know anything about the company but this looks like the sort of thing that would work)

That looks like just the ticket, though for those prices I may try to make one myself. ^_^;;

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