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« Reply #450 on: June 04, 2014, 04:51:13 PM »

I use a small ceramic ramekin to hold a couple of candles.  It's worked well so far.  A small dish would work too.
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« Reply #451 on: June 04, 2014, 05:15:27 PM »

I use a small ceramic ramekin to hold a couple of candles.  It's worked well so far.  A small dish would work too.

I use tealights in glass cups. So I don't have to either blow them out or supervise them at all times.
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« Reply #452 on: June 05, 2014, 08:50:08 AM »

I use a small ceramic ramekin to hold a couple of candles.  It's worked well so far.  A small dish would work too.

I use tealights in glass cups. So I don't have to either blow them out or supervise them at all times.

That's going to be my next thing once my candles run out...tea lights.
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« Reply #453 on: June 05, 2014, 08:57:16 AM »

I got this (the icon on the right) in the mail last week. My friend bought it for me at the Holy Virgin Cathedral (ROCOR) in San Francisco.



It was held to three relics of the family.
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« Reply #454 on: June 05, 2014, 10:36:01 AM »

That's beautiful. Smiley
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« Reply #455 on: June 05, 2014, 10:55:15 AM »

I have the much smaller version of that one, Kelly!
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« Reply #456 on: June 07, 2014, 10:57:24 AM »

The mister took this the other night; he said he liked the lighting. I'm inclined to agree.

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« Reply #457 on: June 08, 2014, 11:19:40 PM »

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« Reply #458 on: June 14, 2014, 12:32:20 AM »

My current icon corner:



Well, I mean, there is an icon, and it is in a corner.  Cool
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« Reply #459 on: June 14, 2014, 07:31:19 AM »

My current icon corner:



Well, I mean, there is an icon, and it is in a corner.  Cool

I love it. Beautiful in its sparseness and simplicity.  The blue candle in glass holder complements and sets off the icon well. Smiley
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« Reply #460 on: September 30, 2014, 11:47:18 PM »

I had to expand it thanks to the not-so-small icon of St. Seraphim of Sarov that I received for Christmas. Tongue



And this is my current one, after having moved:



What my icon corner looked like until today (well, except another Old Testament Trinity icon in the upper-right):



What my icon corner looks like now, in the process of me rearranging everything and trying to make it feel less cluttered (it will no doubt change quite a bit again in the coming weeks):




Any suggestions on how to improve it aesthetically would be much appreciated!
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« Reply #461 on: September 30, 2014, 11:50:16 PM »

I'm going to steal that diorama. Just FYI.
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« Reply #462 on: October 01, 2014, 12:02:34 AM »

I'm going to steal that diorama. Just FYI.

You can try, but it would probably be easier and friendlier to just buy one on Ebay.  Wink A couple: here, and here.

Although no matter how much I look I can't find one that corresponds to mine directly. The text at the bottom saying "Thy Kingdom Come" and "100 Days Indulgence" is different on others, as well as the background picture and the various pieces. The others tend to look like the two I linked above, with much smaller variations like colors etc. And in case anyone is interested, these shadowboxes were originally made to honor Pope Piux IX's 50th anniversary in 1877 since his ordination (as a bishop, I believe).

A couple years later and I still can't believe I picked this up at a flea market for less than $20.
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« Reply #463 on: October 01, 2014, 12:09:18 AM »

Any suggestions on how to improve it aesthetically would be much appreciated!

You can start by getting rid of that Oxford NRSV.  Yucky-poo!
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« Reply #464 on: October 01, 2014, 12:12:44 AM »

Any suggestions on how to improve it aesthetically would be much appreciated!

You can start by getting rid of that Oxford NRSV.  Yucky-poo!

I've somehow ended up with two NRSV Bibles, and only one RSV. But since the Oxford is an older edition I'd have to give it away... looks like it'll just stay on my shelf.
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« Reply #465 on: October 01, 2014, 12:14:17 AM »

Any suggestions on how to improve it aesthetically would be much appreciated!

You can start by getting rid of that Oxford NRSV.  Yucky-poo!

I've somehow ended up with two NRSV Bibles, and only one RSV. But since the Oxford is an older edition I'd have to give it away... looks like it'll just stay on my shelf.

If you're not going to follow my advice, don't ask for it!!   Angry Angry
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« Reply #466 on: October 01, 2014, 12:16:17 AM »

I've somehow ended up with two NRSV Bibles, and only one RSV. But since the Oxford is an older edition I'd have to give it away... looks like it'll just stay on my shelf.

If you're not going to follow my advice, don't ask for it!!   Angry Angry

Well, you could always come here from NY and take it off my hands, then. I know that you're secretly wanting to add it to your collection. Smiley
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« Reply #467 on: October 01, 2014, 12:18:46 AM »

My first bible was the NSRV that you have, Nephi.

However, this just showed up in the mail today.
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« Reply #468 on: October 01, 2014, 12:49:12 AM »

I've somehow ended up with two NRSV Bibles, and only one RSV. But since the Oxford is an older edition I'd have to give it away... looks like it'll just stay on my shelf.

If you're not going to follow my advice, don't ask for it!!   Angry Angry

Well, you could always come here from NY and take it off my hands, then. I know that you're secretly wanting to add it to your collection. Smiley

If I showed up at your place, I would bring you a proper Bible in exchange for that NRSV.  Then I would knock you unconscious with the NRSV, steal the diorama for Kelly, and drive away. 
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« Reply #469 on: October 01, 2014, 12:49:39 AM »

My first bible was the NSRV that you have, Nephi.

However, this just showed up in the mail today.

Let me know how you like it.  Pretty please. 
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« Reply #470 on: October 01, 2014, 12:53:05 AM »

I've somehow ended up with two NRSV Bibles, and only one RSV. But since the Oxford is an older edition I'd have to give it away... looks like it'll just stay on my shelf.

If you're not going to follow my advice, don't ask for it!!   Angry Angry

Well, you could always come here from NY and take it off my hands, then. I know that you're secretly wanting to add it to your collection. Smiley

If I showed up at your place, I would bring you a proper Bible in exchange for that NRSV.  Then I would knock you unconscious with the NRSV, steal the diorama for Kelly, and drive away. 


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Nephi, you let me know when you wake up from being knocked out and robbed, and we can use it as evidence. 


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« Reply #471 on: October 01, 2014, 12:54:02 AM »

I've somehow ended up with two NRSV Bibles, and only one RSV. But since the Oxford is an older edition I'd have to give it away... looks like it'll just stay on my shelf.

If you're not going to follow my advice, don't ask for it!!   Angry Angry

Well, you could always come here from NY and take it off my hands, then. I know that you're secretly wanting to add it to your collection. Smiley

If I showed up at your place, I would bring you a proper Bible in exchange for that NRSV.  Then I would knock you unconscious with the NRSV, steal the diorama for Kelly, and drive away. 

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« Reply #472 on: October 01, 2014, 12:59:17 AM »

I've somehow ended up with two NRSV Bibles, and only one RSV. But since the Oxford is an older edition I'd have to give it away... looks like it'll just stay on my shelf.

If you're not going to follow my advice, don't ask for it!!   Angry Angry

Well, you could always come here from NY and take it off my hands, then. I know that you're secretly wanting to add it to your collection. Smiley

If I showed up at your place, I would bring you a proper Bible in exchange for that NRSV.  Then I would knock you unconscious with the NRSV, steal the diorama for Kelly, and drive away. 

You're a true friend.

I'm not sure if I can agree with that assessment...
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« Reply #473 on: October 01, 2014, 03:05:05 AM »

I had to expand it thanks to the not-so-small icon of St. Seraphim of Sarov that I received for Christmas. Tongue



And this is my current one, after having moved:



What my icon corner looked like until today (well, except another Old Testament Trinity icon in the upper-right):



What my icon corner looks like now, in the process of me rearranging everything and trying to make it feel less cluttered (it will no doubt change quite a bit again in the coming weeks):




Any suggestions on how to improve it aesthetically would be much appreciated!

I love the diorama! Smiley

My favourite arrangement is the photo you posted in March.

I'm thinking that because the shelf is narrow, it will tend to look "crowded" with the diorama and other large and/or framed icons sitting on it.  Can the diorama be hung on the wall?  Maybe if the dorama was mounted on the wall as a centrepiece, with other large and framed icons arranged around it, with the smaller icons and statuary on the table, it would look less crowded and no less pleasing Smiley
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« Reply #474 on: October 06, 2014, 10:27:26 PM »

I love the diorama! Smiley

My favourite arrangement is the photo you posted in March.

I'm thinking that because the shelf is narrow, it will tend to look "crowded" with the diorama and other large and/or framed icons sitting on it.  Can the diorama be hung on the wall?  Maybe if the dorama was mounted on the wall as a centrepiece, with other large and framed icons arranged around it, with the smaller icons and statuary on the table, it would look less crowded and no less pleasing Smiley

Yeah, the March arrangement is a good one...

Unfortunately I don't trust the wire hanger on the back to actually hold the diorama, which is why my Godfather had custom-made the shelf for me (if you notice in the older pictures there's a little raised spot right in front of the diorama that keeps it in place). I think I might need to get non-print icons that don't require such large frames... maybe that'll balance out the look a bit better.

I actually rearranged the room, so my icon corner is facing east for the first time in a year! Tongue Here's the new transitional look:

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« Reply #475 on: October 07, 2014, 12:08:47 AM »

I love the diorama! Smiley

My favourite arrangement is the photo you posted in March.

I'm thinking that because the shelf is narrow, it will tend to look "crowded" with the diorama and other large and/or framed icons sitting on it.  Can the diorama be hung on the wall?  Maybe if the dorama was mounted on the wall as a centrepiece, with other large and framed icons arranged around it, with the smaller icons and statuary on the table, it would look less crowded and no less pleasing Smiley

Yeah, the March arrangement is a good one...

Unfortunately I don't trust the wire hanger on the back to actually hold the diorama, which is why my Godfather had custom-made the shelf for me (if you notice in the older pictures there's a little raised spot right in front of the diorama that keeps it in place). I think I might need to get non-print icons that don't require such large frames... maybe that'll balance out the look a bit better.

I actually rearranged the room, so my icon corner is facing east for the first time in a year! Tongue Here's the new transitional look:



I like that arrangement Smiley
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« Reply #476 on: October 07, 2014, 12:27:08 AM »

Cool ... Though I use my icon corner for a reading functionality ~ Reading the Scriptures and Saying prayers .. whatnot
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« Reply #477 on: October 30, 2014, 03:44:05 PM »

romaliz, your icon of Grand Duchess Elizabeth is beautiful! Where did you get it?

I think I got it at archangels books online. Smiley
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« Reply #478 on: October 30, 2014, 09:12:54 PM »

romaliz, your icon of Grand Duchess Elizabeth is beautiful! Where did you get it?

I think I got it at archangels books online. Smiley

It is very nice.
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« Reply #479 on: October 30, 2014, 09:13:16 PM »

Cool ... Though I use my icon corner for a reading functionality ~ Reading the Scriptures and Saying prayers .. whatnot

That is good. Smiley
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« Reply #480 on: December 20, 2014, 04:14:43 AM »

Added three icons to my shelf.  Sts. Sergius of Radonezh and Andrei Rublev, the Nativity, and the Myrrhbearers at the empty tomb.

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« Reply #481 on: December 20, 2014, 12:36:34 PM »

How do you get your icons to get stuck on the wall? Do you put a piece of strong duct tape behind them?  Huh
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« Reply #482 on: December 20, 2014, 01:17:07 PM »

How do you get your icons to get stuck on the wall? Do you put a piece of strong duct tape behind them?  Huh

Many are made with holes in the back so you can mount them with a nail.
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« Reply #483 on: December 20, 2014, 02:05:45 PM »

How do you get your icons to get stuck on the wall? Do you put a piece of strong duct tape behind them?  Huh

Many are made with holes in the back so you can mount them with a nail.

What if you live an a place where one is not allowed to put nails on the wall?
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« Reply #484 on: December 20, 2014, 02:14:38 PM »

You can set icons on the top of a bookshelf.   I have a bunch like that, on small easels (art supply store has miniature easels)


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« Reply #485 on: December 20, 2014, 02:19:42 PM »

You can set icons on the top of a bookshelf.   I have a bunch like that, on small easels (art supply store has miniature easels)




I am doing this right now, I keep the trinity at the very top of the bookshelf, followed by Christ, the Theotokos and Saint John on the shelf below, after that I keep my name saint and the angels, after that I'll put all the others saints. Bookshelves work wonders, you can visit some thrift stores to try and find a corner bookshelf. I enjoy the look of them and they fit really well into a corner.



Here is a good example (randomly found this online)
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« Reply #486 on: December 21, 2014, 08:41:44 AM »

How do you get your icons to get stuck on the wall? Do you put a piece of strong duct tape behind them?  Huh

Many are made with holes in the back so you can mount them with a nail.

What if you live an a place where one is not allowed to put nails on the wall?

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« Reply #487 on: December 21, 2014, 12:38:43 PM »

How do you get your icons to get stuck on the wall? Do you put a piece of strong duct tape behind them?  Huh

Many are made with holes in the back so you can mount them with a nail.

What if you live an a place where one is not allowed to put nails on the wall?



How good are these with the holes on the back of icons?
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« Reply #488 on: December 21, 2014, 01:24:01 PM »

Most icons have a keyhole-shaped oening in tha back.  As long as the hook is the right size, these hooks can take quite a bit of weight.  I tested it on one of my 8X10 mounted icons (they can be kind of heavy) and the strips hold up.
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« Reply #489 on: December 21, 2014, 07:11:13 PM »

How do you get your icons to get stuck on the wall? Do you put a piece of strong duct tape behind them?  Huh

Many are made with holes in the back so you can mount them with a nail.

What if you live an a place where one is not allowed to put nails on the wall?



You don't even have to use the command strips with the hook, others will work too.

And I've also had good success with using liberal amounts of poster putty to hold up icons of various sizes. and weight.
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