In an earlier post I decorated my family room mantel in a 'steampunk' style, but I did not love it and felt that I needed to haul out all the small items to get rid of the cluttered look. Then I redid the mantel, choosing the larger pieces and adding a few other items. As a result most of the smalls needed a new home.
I picked up this P (for Pollyanna of course) at Farm Chicks last Summer. From the start I thought it would look better filled with something, but could never figure what would be just right.
As you see I decided to try filling it with my 'left over' steampunkettes. The assorted goodies now feel contained, and less like clutter to my eye, and I am loving the whimsy of the combination. The items inside include a cast iron replica of the Eiffel Tower (And what is more Steampunk than that?) four styles of flower frogs, 2 clocks, a funnel, an Art Nouveau ink well, a tomato spoon (OK not so steam punk but still cool), some machines parts and an old railroad lock and key.
I officially dub it certainly kitsch and but also kind of cool!