Thanks to Twitter and mass communication and other such wonders of the modern age – hello, Pinterest – one is constantly bombarded with images of interesting things to buy, is one not? And when one is in possession of a Victorian-era home and a penchant for mid-century style, one can readily find all manner of things (Victorian, mid-century and otherwise) that would be just perfect for the place.
In a single day recently two things crossed my field of vision that I think might be just the ticket for the Manse. Though a very good argument could also be made that I totally don’t need either.
“Taking inspiration from the delicate craftsmanship of crystal cutting … Crystal Bulb combines industrial influences with decorative qualities, transforming the everyday light bulb into an ornamental light fitting. Individually hand blown, each lead Crystal Bulb is then cut with a classic crystal pattern …. Lee Broom has collaborated with experts at Cumbria Crystal, the sole remaining producer of handmade English full lead crystal in the UK … It is designed to fit any standard … ceiling, wall or lamp fitting, and can be hung solo or in clusters to create enchanting light effects. The Crystal Bulb offers a great solution to background lighting.”
Price? £109 for the bulb alone (that would be just one of them); £189 with pendant fitting. I’m thinking we would need half a dozen or so to hang over the raised counter that we’d like to install in the Manse kitchen for guests to sit at while dinner is being prepared. I’m also thinking this is going to add up.
A little later that same day, thanks to a tweet from Hippie Shop (hippeshop.com), it was brought to my attention that this poster, a happy reminder of the later part of the middle of the last century, was on sale and could be mine for a mere $6.95 (U.S.):
So what do you think, folks? Yes, it’s time for another Meanwhile, at the Manse poll!
And while you ponder your answer (vote early and often), here’s Joni Mitchell to tell us that we need to get back to the garden: