theoddmentemporium:

Tear Catcher
A tear catcher, also called a Tear Bottle is typically an ornamental vase piece, made from blown glass and dyed appropriately to the creator’s taste. There is an attached glass fixture at the opening of the stem that is formed to [the] eye. In ancient Persia, when a sultan returned from battle, he checked his wives’ tear catchers to see who among them had wept in his absence and missed him the most.
Tear Catchers were commonly used during Ancient Roman times, with mourners filling glass bottles with their tears, and placing them in tombs as a symbol of their respect for the deceased. It was also used to show remorse, guilt, love and grief. The women cried during the procession, and the more tears collected in tear bottles meant the deceased was more important. The bottles used during the Roman era were lavishly decorated and measured up to four inches in height. Tear bottles were designed with special seals, which allowed the tears to evaporate. By the time that the tears were assumed to have evaporated, the mourning period was considered over.
In the 19th century during the Victorian era in the British Empire tear bottles made a comeback among the wealthy. These were more elaborate than their Roman predecessors, and were often decorated with silver and pewter.
[Image: Silver Victorian tear catcher]

theoddmentemporium:

Tear Catcher

A tear catcher, also called a Tear Bottle is typically an ornamental vase piece, made from blown glass and dyed appropriately to the creator’s taste. There is an attached glass fixture at the opening of the stem that is formed to [the] eye. In ancient Persia, when a sultan returned from battle, he checked his wives’ tear catchers to see who among them had wept in his absence and missed him the most.

Tear Catchers were commonly used during Ancient Roman times, with mourners filling glass bottles with their tears, and placing them in tombs as a symbol of their respect for the deceased. It was also used to show remorse, guilt, love and grief. The women cried during the procession, and the more tears collected in tear bottles meant the deceased was more important. The bottles used during the Roman era were lavishly decorated and measured up to four inches in height. Tear bottles were designed with special seals, which allowed the tears to evaporate. By the time that the tears were assumed to have evaporated, the mourning period was considered over.

In the 19th century during the Victorian era in the British Empire tear bottles made a comeback among the wealthy. These were more elaborate than their Roman predecessors, and were often decorated with silver and pewter.

[Image: Silver Victorian tear catcher]

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"I want you.
Right now.
Your lips on mine.
Your hands around my waist.
My lips on your neck.
My hands running through your hair.
Heavy breaths.
Deep stares.
I want you.
Right now.
In my bed.
Right next to me.
Holding me tight.
Talking about anything.
Gentle kisses in between thoughts.
Our tired eyes holding contact.
Slowly falling asleep."

— Unknown (via ittybitty-world)

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poboh:

Clair de lune, Pornic, 1867, Alexeï Bogoliubov. Russian (1824 - 1896)

poboh:

Clair de lune, Pornic, 1867, Alexeï Bogoliubov. Russian (1824 - 1896)

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makemusicsocial:

Lindsey Stirling takes an unsuspecting crowd on a spontaneous steampunk pirate adventure in her new video,”Master of Tides.” 
Watch this epic live performance powered by 25 wireless speakers and captured by 15 hidden cameras.
thrashturbate:

That little cartoon actually looks like me when i’m gaming.This is rad.

thrashturbate:

That little cartoon actually looks like me when i’m gaming.

This is rad.

doyoulikevintage:

Vintage Delivery Trucks On Main Street U.S.A

doyoulikevintage:

Vintage Delivery Trucks On Main Street U.S.A

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alltheworldsastage16:

thecutestofthecute:

Mud + Pup = True happiness.

hailtoyourmajesty
were getting one before we move out this month

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"I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me."

— Tracee Ellis Ross, in an interview for UPTOWN (via feellng)

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doyoulikevintage:

1950 Willys Jeepster

doyoulikevintage:

1950 Willys Jeepster

(Source: specialcar)

socialjusticekoolaid:

What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

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doyoulikevintage:

1911

penguintim:

"America is a land of freedom!!11!!"

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doyoulikevintage:

1966 Triumph Bonneville Desert Sled

doyoulikevintage:

1966 Triumph Bonneville Desert Sled

(Source: specialcar)