Monday, 28 July 2008

I is for Ironwork

British seaside resorts and older train stations are covered in intricate Victorian Ironwork- Much of which is neglected and rusting which though very beautiful is our history sadly rotting away. More and more are being treasured and maintained.

Paddington Station from here


Elsie's Brighton
Brighton is one of our trendiest seaside towns and probably our loveliest.

Check out Ethel Roosevelts bedroom in the White House
I thought I'd find hundreds of fantastic beds but I did struggle, most were to cataloguee for me but this caught my (fussy) eye..........

from Cote de Texas

Cambridge 2ooo Gallery

I love the collection of ironwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington, London

This lovely staircase is French of course! from here
In fact I found so many beautiful ornate ironwork doors and balconies from France....

By photographer Dan Geldert

art and architecture

Here's one of the doors of Notre dame Cathedrale
Speaking of beautiful things French- we shouldn't neglect the French quarter of New Orleans

see more here

State street

You can always find lovely ironwork garden furniture online


I can't forget the handsome elegance of a Iron wood burning stove

In my various wanderings around the internet I keep drifting to Enon Hall
a wonderful restoration journal of the Hathaways of Virginia who re-bought their Ancestral home in need of love and repair, and are returning it to its former lovely self.

Another fascinating resource is the Steampunk blog where I found among other things this lovely painting by Artist Tom Kidd

Don't forget your pooch needs glamour too (yes the English are crazy!) Fleur de Lis dog bed.


Jessie Cacciola said...

glad to hear there's sunshine your way. i'm actually a bit sick of it over here. after a while, i start to miss the snow. (it's a vicious cycle) :)

please sir said...

Oh I love ironwork too - great selection here!

Millie said...

The perfect choice! We had cast iron lacework on the verandah of our previous house (an old Victorian villa) & I just loved it You've reminded me how much I miss it!
Millie ^_^

Project Ecoart said...

So glad you decidd to post again! beautiful work!

Gina said...

My favorite is the ones that are painted blues and greens.

Elspeth said...

These last two posts have been especially beautiful - and even a lovely woodburning stove in a railway carriage house like ours! (We are about to install one and I love the wonky flue...). These posts must take ages to compile and I am so glad that you do it! They are endlessly inspiring - and proof, if it were needed, of the power of beauty to raise the spirits. Thank you so much,
x Elspeth

Villa Anna said...

Oh you KNOW I'm LOVING this post!!

Ironwork is one of the most splendid creations in the world!
My favourite kind would have to be of the French design variety but I appreciate iron in everyway.

Anna :)

Cemaya said...

Oh, My! Love ironwork and am amazed at all the photos you amassed. Paddington Station really caught my eye.

Thank you for the comment!

Sea Angels said...

Stunning beautiful pictures, I adore all of your pictures..especially Brighton my home town, I miss it so much, (but not when it's busy). Thankyou for your visit, and your lovely words, by visiting you in return, I realise all the lovely posts and bloggers that I have missed, and you are one of them.
Hugs Lynn xx


Wonderful images! Take a look on my blog - I have tagged you!
x Vicky x

mondo cherry said...

What a range of amazing ironwork images you found. Love the day bed and the beautiful French iron staircase. I so enjoy coming to your blog and get very excited when you post a new letter. Thanks for making my day!

Sal said...

Wonderful pics!
I took a lovely photo of an iron bridge,in Exeter, on Saturday.
I'll put it on my flickr for you to see...Sal ;-)

Lace Threads said...

Oh, what beautiful photographs. I feel I've had a refreshing walk around the world! I love the ironwork benches, and the bed is beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog again. x

kendalee said...

I think "beautiful, beautiful!" Thanks you for gathering and sharing these with us!

belinda graham said...

so beautiful! a beautiful iron gate is on my incredibly long list of things to buy for my house!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Oh flaming harry this and the next post are GORGEOUS!

Marja Kristiina said...

Oh trust me, the shooting of each blog pic is preceded by ample housecleaning ;-)

Absolutely gorgeous, ornate ironwork on display!

{this is glamorous} said...

Think this one is my favourite yet -- so many beautiful examples -- the Dan Geldert shot is just lovely, lovely.

porter hovey said...

I just love this. There are really some beautiful examples here. Nice details.

Meander said...

I love how a material as inherently cold as iron can simultaneously be made to feel so warm just with a little bit of age and some curls! great shots! thanks, as always, for the inspiration! have a lovely weekend.

berryberr said...

Just stumbled into your blog...Interesting one. Will be following from now on!