Assembly has finally begun on the steampunk centerpieces... hoorah! This first arrangement is just dipping a toe into the whole steampunk aesthetic, in keeping with the clients' love of books, sci-fi, oddities, and gadgetry. The remaining arrangements will go deeper, I promise.
A tiny carved cork pavilion atop a bed of moss and anchored by crepe myrtle branches sits esconced in its copper and rivet dome. Tattered volumes sit on a tray made from the back panel of a London County Council clock, embellished with some gears and trimmed with the clock's chain.
An alligator claw atop a copper plumbing fixture adds a touch of the unexpected. For height, pthalo blue-painted pear branches adorned with paper leaves (cut from pages of the Disraeli biography) is anchored to the tray with copper pipe fittings.
|Detail of pear branches with paper leaves|