So our dealers are seeing the light .... steampunk is really becoming main steam. They have been bringing in lots of great industrial stuff, like the mail boxes, gages, Victorian fencing and even a fabulous gold scale in its original glass case!!
Kathy, Keith and I put them together today for a sort of industrial chic decor space.
Kathy said "You know there is a lot of antique style in Steam Punk, but it feels modern too!" That's because the Steampunk style focuses on classic Victorian style (antiques) with the twist, mixing in the cutting edge technology of the day, (modern feel) such as steam engines, newly invented gadgets and the dream of space travel, as found in early science fiction, then to top it all off, there is a great love of Victorian apparel adapted for modern life. I am sure no self respecting Victorian would have been 'caught dead' in a 'steampunked' top hat, but a modern steampunker wouldn't miss a chance to wear his. Its a fun style, take some time and get acquainted.