It looks like I still have more to say about Florence. This time I’m thinking about chandeliers.
Like these two delicious confections from the Porcelain Museum in the Boboli Gardens.
It amuses me that they both have wonky not to say defective light bulbs despite their swanky abode! It seems appropriate to give the view from the window of this room; a veritable Tuscan paradise.
But I found a rich source of chandeliers and chandelier spare parts in the homelier environs of the Sant’Ambrogio flea market.
Not such salubrious surroundings!
Indeed, this fellow in the red shirt looks positively shocked by the juxtaposition of chandelier and rusty old garden table.
Perhaps this one doesn’t strictly count as a chandelier, but I like the fish scale effect.
And this one reminds me of the collected hooves of some glass herd of deer.
There was an infinite variety; how I wish I could have brought one (or two) home with me. And there was no shortage of spare parts!
Some of them look almost like a type of delicate armour or ice sculpture.
And others resemble delicious sweets or even parts of a bouquet.
Coffee and peppermint.
Actually the above look a bit like something I was once given as a laxative when I was about to give birth.
Are those frozen peas in the background?
Good enough (mostly) to eat!
I’ve been wanting to work in glass for ages; and a ceramic chandelier would be possible if the frame were sturdy enough, I think.
Let there be light indeed!