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  • Add These 5 Fancy Model Items To Your Home Collection

    0 comments / Posted on by Francisca U

    Collecting and stocking model items are a great way of having and securing a piece of history. These items can either act as a form of remembrance or a great accent to your home. Model items are a direct replica of the original piece, although they come in smaller sizes. These items could be used as bookends or simple desktop accessories.

    Are you looking to hold on to that bit of history you cherish, or replica items fascinate you? Here are 5 fancy models we recommend for your desk or shelf;

    • 1949 Green Ford Wagon Car W/Two Surfboards Iron Model — The 1949 Ford was an American automobile produced by the Ford Motor Company. It was the leading all-new automobile design introduced by the Big Three after World War II, civilian production having been suspended during the war, and the 1946–1948 models from Ford, GM, and Chrysler being updates of their prewar models. Popularly called the Shoebox Ford for its slab-sided, pontoon design, the 1949 Ford is credited both with saving Ford and ushering in modern streamlined car design with changes such as integrated fenders. Why not take a ride back into history with this 1949 Ford Woody Wagon model.

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    1949 Green Ford Wagon Car W/Two Surfboards Iron Model

    • 1886 Yellow & Black Benz Car Iron Model — In 1879, Karl Benz started producing stationary gasoline engines. Benz had so much commercial success with this engine that he was able to devote more time to his dream of creating a lightweight car powered by a gasoline engine, in which the chassis and engine formed a single unit. The major features of the two-seaters vehicle, which was completed in 1885, is a compact high-speed single-cylinder four-stroke engine installed horizontally at the rear, the tubular steel frame, the differential, and three wire-spoked wheels. The engine is mounted on springs above the axle, between the two wheels at the rear. Details include an automatic intake slide, a controlled exhaust valve, a high voltage electrical buzzer ignition with a spark plug and water/thermosyphon cooling. This is the first Benz model ever made. It features very intricate iron parts such as spoke wheels, gold-painted engine, unique steering wheel, and leather seats.

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    1886 Yellow & Black Benz Car Iron Model

    • Black Vintage Motorcycle Iron Vintage Model — The BMW R75 is a World War II-era motorcycle and sidecar combination produced by the German company BMW. In 1938 development of the R75 started in response to a request from the German Army. The third side-car wheel was driven with an axle connected to the rear wheel of the motorcycle. These were fitted with a locking differential and selectable road and off-road gear ratios through which all four and reverse gears worked. This made the R75 highly maneuverable and capable of negotiating most surfaces. This model is made of 100% iron frame with metal and rolling wheels. The craftsmanship and painted details give more of an authentic look. Other noticeable exterior details include engine, headlights, storage compartment, and the spare wheel are securely welded on.

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    Black Vintage Motorcycle Iron Vintage Model

    • CSS Virginia with Display Case Model Display — Are you looking for a perfect display combination? The C.S.S. Virginia was a Confederate ironclad warship that fought the U.S.S. Monitor in the Battle of Hampton Roads during the Civil War in 1862. It played a major role in the Civil War defending the Gosport Navy Yard from the Union invasion. It is a fully assembled model ready to be proudly displayed as a piece of history. The C.S.S. Virginia magnificent features include intricate details such as a wooden planked deck, upper wooden deck, planked lifeboats, metal anchors, and a smokestack with metal rings, wooden cannons, wooden rudder, and Confederate flags. The model is painted in black with the wooden deck to replicate the original ship colors.

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    CSS Virginia with Display Case Model Display

    • 1870 The High Wheeler -Penny Farthing Iron Vintage Model — In 1870 the first all-metal machine appeared. The pedals were still attached directly to the front wheel with no freewheeling mechanism. Solid rubber tires and the long spokes of the large front wheel provided a much smoother ride than its predecessor. The front wheels became larger and larger as makers realized that the larger the wheel, the farther you could travel with one rotation of the pedals. You would purchase a wheel as large as your leg length would allow. This machine was the first one to be called a bicycle (two wheels). These bicycles enjoyed great popularity among young men of means (they cost an average worker six months pay), with the hey-day being the decade of the 1880s. This unique vintage 1870 High Wheeler model will surely spark up a conversation! It features intricate details such as iron spoke wheels, seat, lightweight frame, pedals, and a wheel stand.

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    1870 The High Wheeler -Penny Farthing Iron Vintage Model

    As stated earlier, these model items can take different functions both at home and in the office. They are portable and suitable for decorating any space. Furthermore, they are quite affordable and interesting items to possess. Enjoy your ride through history with your chosen item.

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  • Two Main Ways You Can Style Your Home Using Statues

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    For home décor enthusiasts every bit of design matters, most love colors, while others love the statues and sculptures not to forget accents. The interior of a home can take different looks depending on your taste and budget.
    For some, they spend their last bucks on getting well sculpted and carved statues which give them this sense of belonging, maybe to a culture or just because they love the elegance it gives the home. For others, they feel home décor only deals with furniture, curtains, lights and the other popular home décor items.
    There are different types of statues that can be used in decorating the home, with so many themed sculptures like African themed, Greece themed, Islands themed, etc. Also, they come in different sizes, colors, and finishing. Going by this there are different ways one can use the statues at home. One would agree that the main essence of decorating the home is to make it look homely, warm, beautiful and excellent.
    This is why your statues do not have to be at a single place; for that fresh look, outstanding ambiance and matchless warmth here are two ways you can place your statues;
    Garden Decors — As stated earlier statues come in different sizes with different looks and themes. Garden decors range from Dragoyles to angel statues or standing statues or, to planters. They vary in sizes, finishing and give off unique qualities and feel in the home. They can be placed lying down or standing tall. In all, these statues will leave visitors in awe and make your home mini-celebrities hang out.
    Tall Chinese Dragon Statue
    Wall Decors — Wall decors also come in different sizes, color and finishing, they range from nude statues to animal masks, to African themed masks or dancers. These decors not only beautify the wall of your home, but they also can lead to interesting conversations. These statues do not just adorn your living room spaces but can also make your bedrooms look exquisite; your hallways should also not be left out.

    Balinese Legong Dancer Wall Fragment
    In conclusion, there are varying home décor ideas and items that can change and bring life to the home, statues are just a little tip of the iceberg. It is great to know that the decoration scene can never be limited; an idea could be crazy but be considered as unique which is why one can never go wrong when decorating the home.

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  • 15% Off End of Year Collection For You

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    This holiday season, light up your home with our sparkling Holiday Specials and irresistible Christmas set.

    Our Nativity set makes an excellent decorative piece or can be given as a gift to any close friend for Christmas.

    Holiday Special


    Over two feet in diameter, our Holiday Special festive quality designer resin decoration is hand-painted and fitted with dozens of twinkling LED lights with a 10,000-hour life to last through many seasons. This large-scale, display-quality holiday sculpture transforms any home, garden, restaurant or hotel into something truly magnificent!

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    Christmas Set


    Add elegance and style to your home with these unique set of Cupcake Chorus Line Fred the Holiday Penguin Statue. Shop these now as an exclusive Christmas set.

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    Nativity Set

    This unique nativity statue is sculpted in high-grade cold cast resin and finished with the premium quality bronze powder. Chiseled by top and professional artists, this nativity statue shows donkey and cow sitting beside a little shepherd. 

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    Christmas Sculpture

    It depicts the father of Christmas holding a little Christmas tree in his one hand and a pack of toys in another one. This makes a perfect highlighting piece for the Christmas party, or you can also gift it to any kid for making his festive season more cheerful.


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  • Party Non-Stop With XoticBrands Holiday Collection

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    Every moment is memorable when you shop these holiday classics that fit into your home and garden creating an irresistible sight and making your home fun-filled.

     

    Holiday Ornaments


    Celebrate with Egyptian style! Enjoy a mystical holiday with our quality designer resin icons of the realm, hand-painted in the rich colors of an ancient era. Handy gold hangers make it easy to add a festive touch to your tree or gift packages!

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    Holiday Statues


    A holiday rabbit and holiday eggs have been traditional holiday decorations since the 13th-century and our too-cute spring animals are a happy accompaniment to your holiday candy in an indoor family rabbit hutch or outdoor garden. Each holiday bunny garden statue is cast in quality designer resin and hand-painted exclusively for Design Toscano in full color as wonderful holiday party decorations.

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    Holiday Special

    Since bikers are generous, why wouldn't the Fat Man (a blue hair biker at heart) be the most generous motorcyclist of all! Rev your engine for Toscano's Holiday special gear head who's donned black leather and fur-trimmed Santa hat to hit the open road delivering gifts to good kids on his holiday warhorse.

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    Holiday Set

    With elbow gloves and thigh high stockings, our Snow Fairy Goddess sits prettily astride her glass globe and dreams a blanket of white snowflakes into existence. A metallic toned ribbon lifts our collectible fairy statue with her amethyst gown and translucent icy blue wings into your window, bookshelf or holiday tree!


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  • Beautiful Ornaments We Recommend For This Holiday Season

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    The holiday season is fast approaching, preparations are in line, Santa is gearing up to bear gifts. We at xoticbrands are not left out of the holiday spirits. Xoticbrands is highly in tune with the seasonal waves that is why we recommend some of our best holiday decors for your homes.

    As Christmas approaches, decorations are being hung but aren’t you tired of the same holiday looks? We totally understand you work on budgets; however, it is never a bad idea to give off a different holiday décor this Christmas, why go with the yearly normal and boring ornaments when you can switch it up. Our recommended and finely crafted ornaments will love to graze your Christmas trees this Christmas. They are always refreshing to see, ever exquisitely crafted items to admire.

    In light of the holiday season, here are some holiday ornaments to adorn your tree with;

     

    Lono Tiki South Seas Holiday Ornament – This tongue out shimmering island mask ornament will sure give the Caribbean, hawaii feel to the holiday. This is surely ten steps away from the normal ornaments being hung.

    Lono Tiki South Seas Holiday Ornament

    .$30.00 USD

     

    Yorkshire Terrier Holiday Dog Ornament Sculpture – A lover of dogs? Need to gift your allergic friend who loves dogs but can’t get them? Well, here you are, this holiday dog ornament sculpture does not leave anyone out, quite affordable, pleasant to see and very beautiful.

     Yorkshire Terrier Holiday Dog Ornament Sculpture

    $25.00 USD

    5" Three Dragons of Talbooth Sculptural Holiday Ornaments- These beautifully painted dragons by artist Liam Manchester can serve as gifts, package tie-on and ornaments. These fiery yet unique looking dragons will add color and feistiness to your decorations.

    5" Three Dragons of Talbooth Sculptural Holiday Ornaments

    $30.00 USD

     

     

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