Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More stuff for my Steampunk Library...

First of all, I'm going to show you a few of the items I've got stashed in my "Steampunk Inspiration" folder.  These are things I've found online, that I'd like to replicate.  Keep in mind that my budget is extremely low, so I'll have to get creative!
I'm in love with this genuine Victorian era brass clock and mirror combo that I found on ebay... at a price that I can't even think about!  I'm more likely to be able to afford something more like this-

That is, if I purchase one that doesn't work.  I saw them on ebay for as low as $20.
Something like this would be pretty awesome too, but once again, it is way out of my price range.
Now I'm going to show you what I have managed to find, that I think will work. 

This lamp is vintage and brass, two crucial criteria.  It is also very functional, as this will be my Library corner, where I'll want to curl up with my books.  I especially like the heavy brown base.  It sort of grounds the bright brass, don't you think?

 I was really excited to find this old brass barometer yesterday.  It definitely fits the bill!  I don't think it works very well, though.  Today is threatening rain, and my lovely old barometer still says the weather is fair.  That's O.K., I love it anyway!


  1. I love the old barometer, and the brass stool on your last post is awesome, too!

  2. We may be kindred spirits. I have fallen on Steampunk too. I have a backlog of projects ready for the winter, including making a 1880's fancy pump organ into a computer command center. Good luck on your brass and gears.

  3. Hello Mr. Flannery! It's nice to hear from someone who appreciates Steampunk! Fou Fou just doesn't cut it in my household, with three grown men, one of whom (my Hubby) is the proverbial "bull in a china shop". He can actually get on board with a Steampunk decor project! I look forward to seeing your Steampunk Computer project. It sounds awesome!!

  4. Kathy - Have you checked out the Steampunk Home blog? Lots of good ideas.

  5. Yes, I have checked out the Steampunk Home blog. You are right about the wealth of ideas! I'll keep you posted on my progress!!