Steampunk – interior decorating
While working on the linktastik post, there were a few entries that got me thinking about interiors in addition to fashion/costume, which of course, got me thinking about similar elements in our own home…
I just thought that it would be interesting to share some of them here, likely to be added to later – since I only have a few photos!
Fossil on a brass stand, crystal ball on a brass stand, and my beautiful moss terrarium. The fossil – I don’t know where it came from, probably a gift store in Drumheller I’m guessing. The crystal ball on the brass stand was given to us by my uncle – I remember when he lived in Vancouver, seeing it on his coffee table, but I always thought it belonged to his roommate. I think it’s beautiful! The terrarium – this past year I made a number of them for some of my closest friends. Fields of moss in the forest always make me think of a lush fairy-world, and I love the little pathways filled with sunlight. Plus, they always look so soft, as though you could lay down and sink into the moss like a featherbed. Making these was an attempt to capture some of that majick indoors. (And yes, those are old National Geographic and Readers Digest books…)
A number of years ago we received a photo frame, trinket box, and table lamp
in stained glass as a gift. A while back, the lamp broke, and we’ve been looking for a replacement. A month or so ago we finally found one – it’s also stained glass, which is similar to some of the other lamps in the area. I wouldn’t pick yellows/oranges/creams as a first choice colour-wise, but it certainly makes the colour of the light nice and warm. (Mind you, this was taken with a flash which washes things out a bit…) Show beside a wooden box dad made for us. I’m sure someone who knows wood would know what it is, but I don’t. He had a thing for beautiful woods though, so I’m guessing it’s something special, vintage, or exotic.
More to come later….