Folklore

December Home and Garden Resources

December 1, 2012
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The month of December is a bit of a paradox. On the one hand, the month has the shortest, darkest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. On the other, this time is a wildly optimistic month when people surround themselves with bright lights, aromatic evergreens and festive activities. However you decide to celebrate […]

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Welcome November

November 1, 2012
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Happy November! In this month, “the eating of Honey … Ginger … and Goats Milk are very wholesome and profitable to the body … and Cinnamon … drunk often this Moneth give health, and are commendable.” wrote Richard Saunders in Apollo Anglicanus, The English Apollo back in 1665. The early part of this month has […]

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Halloween Folklore, Ghost Tours and More

October 26, 2012
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It’s that time again — when days grow shorter and colder, and masses of children descend on my front porch at Halloween demanding “tricks or treats!” In honor of this frightfully fun holiday, Seasonal Wisdom is sharing a “mish mash” of resources for Halloween. Come on in … if you dare!

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Fall Feng Shui Advice for Your Home

October 15, 2012
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Guest Post: Another amazing autumn is here! Seasonal Wisdom is delighted to feature these fall-based Feng Shui tips from NY-based consultant Ann Bingley Gallops of Open Spaces Feng Shui.  Learn how you can use the timeless lessons of Feng Shui to enjoy this season to the fullest. Here’s what Ann has to say …

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Vintage Fourth of July Cards

July 3, 2012
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Happy Fourth of July! As the United States grows another year older, Seasonal Wisdom thought it might be fun to celebrate the big day with some vintage Fourth of July cards, courtesy of riptheskull on Flickr. These cards all reveal a bit about past lifestyles and important cultural references. As Mount Vernon gardens and President […]

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Summer Solstice

June 18, 2012
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Happy summer solstice!  Summer begins officially. We’re celebrating another summer at Seasonal Wisdom by sharing the news you need to know about the summer solstice — particularly old facts and folklore you probably didn’t know about this important day. Vintage photo of children with pet is courtesy of chicks57 on Flickr.

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Spring Feng Shui Advice for Your Home

April 10, 2012
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Contributor: Learn how to jump-start your spring with these expert Feng Shui tips by NYC-based consultant Ann Bingley Gallops of Open Spaces Feng Shui. You may remember Ann’s excellent winter feng shui tips last year. Now — just in time for spring — Ann provides spring Feng Shui advice to get your season off to a great […]

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Easter – Celebrating Life’s New Beginnings

April 1, 2012
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Easter has long celebrated the rebirth of nature, as Spring splashes her seeds and flower buds around the garden at this time. Seasonal Wisdom takes a look at this popular holiday, which has old roots and arcane folklore, in this post illustrated by vintage Easter cards from Riptheskull on Flickr.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 16, 2012
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Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 with these fun historical facts, gardening tips and old vintage greeting cards that reveal a bit about this popular Irish holiday. Come take a peek…

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Garden Tips from The Past

March 11, 2012
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This is the time of year when even city folks start to dream of a little garden of their own. After the winter months, these warmer days have long inspired weather proverbs, poems and superstitions, as you’ll see from these old garden tips from long ago.

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