The picture above is what remains of a once robust foundry. I showed other areas of this foundry in my previous posts. The circular area pictured is where the metal was melted and forged. Given the proximity to water, a pier, and the railroad (in the background), it’s no wonder the company chose this spot for their foundry. I’m sure that at one point this foundry was one of the biggest employers in the city. Now, I doubt anyone even knows the company’s name. I think it’s important to keep remnants of the past on display. Not only can they be turned into parks, but are also a reminder of an area’s past.
Have you ever gone into an old historic building or church and noticed the artfully decorated doors? Decorative doors are rarely seen today, but are such pieces of art. Like the look but have no place to put such large doors? In order to display one in your home, the best thing to do is take a picture! If it’s a large door (the one pictured is about three stories tall), take pictures of multiple panels. This particular door features a farm scene (each door has a different theme). If you take multiple pictures, you can hang them together in a pattern on your wall. What are you waiting for? Find a decorative door and snap away!
Looking to change the look of a room? Try a new lamp! It’s a great way to try out new styles on a budget. Start with the type of style you want-metal, glass, stone, acrylic, clay, etc. You can also decide if you want a plain lamp or one with some sort of design on it. The lamp pictured, which has a dark base and features a glass shade with beads, blends perfectly with my furniture and other accessories. This lamp allowed me to see how an antique vibe would look in my space-and it works! Can’t afford to buy a new lamp? Try using one that’s currently in another room. You’d be surprised how using what you already have in new ways can update a room!