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.