Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Elegant Rococo and Baroque Furniture for Royalgoth Home Decor

My web wanderings lately have led me to late-night sessions drooling over Rococo style furniture. (You can read up about Rococo art and style if you are fascinated by this scrolling, luxurious, theatrical decor style).

These antique Rococo throne chairs were made in the early 1900s. They've since been refurbished in tufted black leather and silver leaf. How fabulous it would be to perch upon them in a corseted gown sipping tea or a cocktail!

Not many goths care for the color gold, but I wanted to show you this fabulous rococo Black Leather Throne Chair. The shape is so unusual.

If you're a goth who incorporates some jewel tones into your wardrobe and decor, here are some luxurious amethyst purple throne chairs.

Speaking of unusual shapes, check out this silver French balloon chair.

I love the unusual curving, swirling shapes of these high-backed black Baroque throne chairs. So unique!

Here's a Baroque throne sofa that's probably too gold for most goths, but I wanted to show you the intriguing leafy upholstery pattern.

Imagine stopping to check your hair and makeup in this silver French floor mirror before popping off to the clubs?

Or perhaps you'd prefer peering into this seven foot tall Baroque mirror made to look like a hand mirror?

Modern goths might like this acrylic Baroque style purple chair.

Check out the #royalgoth hashtag on Instagram for more inspiration.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Warming Up Winter with Jack Skellington and Zero Teapots

I drank even more hot tea than normal during Seattle's recent #Snowpocalypse2019. I just kept a kettle on the stove all day long, but wish I'd had this Jack Skellington teapot to brew the tea in instead. Jack would surely cheer my snow-weary spirits!

Trying to be less of a shopaholic this year, I was wracking my brain trying to find a better excuse to own this Zero teapot other than "The Jack teapot might get lonely." Then it occurred to me that I have tea-drinking friends who prefer herbal teas and tea-drinking friends who prefer caffeinated teas. This way I could put the black tea in Jack and the herbal in Zero, or vice versa! Ta da. Shopping dilemma solved!

The Jack Skellington and Zero teapots are also available on eBay.

Someone's Made a Black Plague Castle Dollhouse

.. and I find that hysterical and an admirable use of their time!

At an Etsy shop called Modern Marie Antoinette you can find a morbid little creation of a Black Plague Castle Dollhouse.

The playset includes three wooden Plague Victim figures, two wooden Plague Doctors, a hand sculpted catacombs and graveyard, tea stained etchings, and real moss.

Imagine the rainy afternoons you could while away recreating historic tragedies on a small scale!

Valkyrie Apparel's Dark Dresses for the Dreaded Springtime

Soon comes Spring, with its ghastly emphasis on pinks and pastels, light colors and painfully sunny days. One must make what one can of it, adding a spot of darkness here and there to keep our macabre spirits up during this challenging time. I wanted to show you some of the delightful items from Valkyrie Apparel Tees on Etsy. Their clothing is "subtly subversive" and made from a luggage-friendly rayon or polyester and Spandex blend.

Some of these might be suitable for some of my "apothecary goth" or "botanical goth" readers, should I have any.

This "Bleeding Heart" empire waist dress is part of Valkyrie Apparel's "Wicked workwear" line.

If you're looking for a shorter dress, how about this "Wolfsbane" tunic dress? I love the splash of purple blossoms.

You could wear this Deadly Nightshade Tunic casually and quietly, waiting to see if anyone notices and remarks upon it.

If deadly plants don't entice you, perhaps this "Running with Scissors" tunic dress might catch your eye.

Surely your employer wouldn't complain if you wore this "Cemetery Gates" tunic dress in the workplace?

Cheers to a darker, drearier Spring ahead!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Two Coraline Journals for Snowy Winter Musings

If you're looking for a new journal to record your dreary thoughts or macabre life events, check out this Coraline pocket journal, new from Insight Editions. It has 192 lined pages, punctuated with occasional colorful illustrations from the stop-motion film. The front cover shows a box with Coraline's button eyes.

The pocket journal is available on Amazon.

Here's another option - a hardcover Coraline journal with a purple cover. It's also hardcover and has 192 lined pages.

This journal includes concept art, sketches and quotes from the film.

Both journals are also sold on eBay.

Note that Coraline is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year!

Edgar Allan Poe Stationery for Writing Deep Dark Thoughts to Cherished Friends

I'm currently snowbound, unable to drive out of my neighborhood or even my driveway. Finally I have time to pursue hobbies, catch up on my binge watching and reading, and settle in by the fire to write handwritten letters to distant friends.

Check out this cool Edgar Allan Poe stationery set that's tempting me - if the Amazon delivery person can actually make it through the snow to deliver this to me!

The stationery set includes an elegant keepsake box to keep everything together, a pocket journal, twenty blank note cards with Poe quotes on the front, and twenty blank envelopes.

The Edgar Allan Poe stationery set also comes with twenty stickers showing ravens and Mr. Poe's portrait.

Happy scribing!

Alice in Wonderland Search and Find Book for Candlelit Snowy Winter Evenings

Raise your hand if you can't wait for winter to be over? Or are you still enjoying wintertime weather and snowy pursuits? Let me know in the comments below. Meanwhile, I wanted to show you this adorable book I bought myself recently.

This Search and Find Alice in Wonderland book (via Amazon) is for kids, but who cares? I'm snowbound at home for days now. I've cooked, baked, cleaned, binge watched shows on Netflix and caught up with my reading pile. Now I'm pouring a gigantic glass of bourbon, settling in by the fire, and looking for a fun diversion for a half hour or so.

Sure, the pictures are cheerful and colorful, not dark and macabre like we all prefer. Still, I enjoy peering at the illustrations looking for the little things and hunting for hidden characters.

The Search and Find Alice book came out back in 2018. Here's hoping they make an Edgar Allan Poe themed book next!