Sunday, September 26, 2010

Radiator Art



I am joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Please visit her site to see all the wonderful participants and their art.

Jack and I celebrated our 6th anniversary recently in Greenville, ME. We usually have gone to Camden but with the new hip, we wanted something a little less congested. We chose the Greenville Inn. You can read about it here. Greenville is on Moosehead Lake and the Inn overlooks the lake. They advertise as a “Country Inn with European Flavor at the Gateway to the Maine Wilderness.”

The Inn is a beautifully restored mansion that belonged to a lumber baron named William Shaw. The building began in 1885 and was finished in 1895. The original detail throughout is amazing. I was fascinated with the cast iron radiators.



So, a collage seemed in order.

2010 09 14-1

2010 09 141

radiator 2a

I will be playing with these pictures. The texture and shadows have great possibilities.

Have a wonderful week!


Claudia said...

They are beautiful, aren't they? It reminds me there was a time when even the most utilitarian things were decorated with care.


A Garden of Threads said...

They make beautiful art for such a simple necessity. Fantastic mosaics. Enjoy your week.

Kathleen said...

I always look at the radiators in my old church! ( I know I should be listening to the sermon! :)
Very interesting art!

Anonymous said...

beautiful radiators,nice post!

Sue@sprucelakecottage said...

I am a new follower of your blog. How lovely the detail is on the radiators. I noticed you love fiesta ware. I also collect it. I am quite lucky, I don't live too far from the plant where it is manufactured. Don't you just love the bright colors? I have visited Maine a couple times on vacation, it is beautiful state. Your pictures are breathtaking. Have a great day....Sue in Ohio

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Carol, what a lovely and interesting post.

Happy Anniversary and many, many more.


Snap said...

Very different. Really interesting and fun post. What we can see if we only look! Happy Anniversary, too!

podso said...

Interesting! I wouldn't have guessed at first what they photos were of! Happy Anniversary!

Maggie B said...

Good morning Carol,
Very interesting mosaics, the old fashioned radiators with their acanthus leaf designs make an excellent subject.
The Greenville looks wonderful, you know what a fan I am of Maine Inns!
I love your new header, did you create it?

GrandmaK said...

This is really wonderful!!!! Well done!!! I really enjoyed this! Cathy

Dishesdone said...

Interesting pictures and beautiful! I love the details on the radiators!

Happy Anniversary!

A Gracious Home said...

Verry interesting pictures. Thanks for sharing. Doylene

Brenda Kula said...

That's some pretty work on that old girl! They sure don't make them like they use to, do they?

From the Kitchen said...

I love photographs that show detail like yours. And I know I'd love that inn!
You asked about my camera and I can tell you that I'm taking photos like a mad woman--some are good and I don't know why and some are bad and I don't know why. I have a long way to go but it's fun. I haven't used the longer lens yet. That's next.

Happy anniversary!!


Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I think you were thinking outside the box with photos of radiators and their wonderful details. Quite lovely.

Natasha said...

Happy 6th anniversary Carol and Jack! What a lovely time you must have had celebrating. Your pictures are lovely and your mosaics are just gorgeous. I love the framing effect you have used.

Best wishes,


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