Our family has a few quirky traditions that we do every year to ring in the New Year for instance; at 11:58 pm we open the back door and let out all the bad things that happened the previous year. At midnight we open the front door and let in all the good luck and prosperity. At the front door are 12 green grapes for each of us. The 12 grapes represent 12 months of good luck. Of course the grapes are tricky!! You have to eat 12 grapes in a minute!! Be sure all 12 grapes are gone before 12:01! Bite and swallow, try not to choke; that would take the year in a whole different direction!
Black-eyed peas On January 1st have a bowl of Black-eyed Peas to bring the entire family prosperity.
2016 I am adding a very beautiful and much easier GOOD LUCK tradition to our home!! Displaying our new Prosperity obelisk. A beautiful jade sculpture!! This is a Carved Jade Obelisk Sculpture ‘Prosperity’ Speckled Jade. This beautiful sleek obelisk is not just elegant but beautiful focal point to our home!!
My NOVICA Jade obelisk, ‘Prosperity’ Geometric Jade Obelisk Sculpture from Peru arrived quickly, very well packaged and arrives in perfect condition without a scratch on it.
Did you know that Speckled Jade Stone is believed to attract wealth and prosperity. The Jade Stone is smooth and polished. The stone weighs in at 1.6 pounds and is 7¼” tall and 2″ wide. It looks beautiful on our mantle and on our side table. I can’t make up my mind where to showcase this beautiful piece!! I truly thought about the coffee table, but Grandkids AND GROWN kids want to touch it and hold it!! So up high it goes!
Another reason that I love Novica products is the fact they send information about the artist that created your new treasure. For instance this piece was created by Cesar Gonzáles. Born on February 20, 1962, Cesar Gonzáles has worked as a stone carver since 1988. Before that his job was in residential construction, building and finishing houses. But after learning the technique of stone sculpture in the workshop of a friend, he found he preferred it; the following year he became independent and began to create his own images.
A married man, Gonzáles has a son and three daughters. The oldest girl shows the most interest in her father’s art and even assists him.
Gonzáles works with serpentine, rose manganese, calcite, celestite, red jasper, mottramite, chrysocolla, rhodochrosite and quartz. He travels to mines in the central sierra to acquire minerals and materials of all kinds. “I work in stone because of the beautiful things that can be made with each kind,” he says. “I like stone’s naturalness and purity of color.”
“I like stone’s naturalness and purity of color.”
When was the last time you knew so much about a new piece of art in your home? Not just art but jewelry too. Everything that comes from Novica comes with information.
If you’ve been around Peanut Butter and Whine for a while you know that I am a HUGE fan of Novica! My wish lists always include something from Novica. Not just for me but it’s the first place I look when I am shopping for gifts because I am never disappointed. Since new items arrive daily there is always something new to see and and of course tuck away on my wish list.
I can’t help it; I am thoroughly and completely infatuated with Novica; they make it their mission to GIVE BACK! I love that!! To date Novica has sent over $60 MILLION dollars back to artisans around the world. Novica gives artisans around the world fair prices, no binding contracts, and the freedom to make a success of their craft by building a sustainable business. What that means to me? It means I can feel good about purchasing products from Novica. HUGE bonus is the quality and workmanship is amazing. I have NEVER been disappointed in a single item I’ve purchased.
None! Not a single one! My new NOVICA Jade obelisk is so beautiful. It’s truly a beautiful sculpture!