#1 - This Ganado-style Navajo weaving is quite large and sits high on my livingroom wall above a triptych painting featuring blacks with one bit of red. I have an extensive amount of Southwestern US items from the years that my DH and I lived down there.
#2 - A three-tier garnet ring. My aunt visited her relations in Prague several times and one of those times she brought me back a ring very similar to this one. It's quite lovely, but larger than I would normally wear, so I don't have it on very often.
#3 - Orchids. Although orchids are not my favorite flower, these fit the garnet and gold bill perfectly and they are so beautifully patterned.
#4 - A stained glass window. The images on this beautiful and colorful. I love working with glass, but this is not one of my pieces, I don't work in this media.
#5 - A fancy cake. I love butterflies and combining it with good food and throwing in some orchids for good measure, it's hard to beat.
#6 - Plique a Jour leaves by Marek Reysner. I do enamel work, but I haven't done this technique yet. Aren't they stunning?
#7 - My Dragons poster. I have this on the door to the computer room. I have a great fondness for dragons. In my world they aren't the evil creatures as in Tolkien's world.
#8 - St Jerome by El Greco. Now you really didn't think I could do something like this and not have artwork somewhere in it, did you? What a wonderful robe.
#9 - And on the theme of art, here is a lovely picture of the Gartner Palace in Munich. The combination of garnet and gold are very traditional colors for theaters.
#10 - And to end the garnet and gold portion of this, I have this wonderful shot of a garnet gemstone.
And for a small bonus, I have two other photos for you.
Bonus #1 - I have mentioned my wall of dragons in the past. I thought you might like a quick look. Each cubbyhole holds four, five or six dragons and the cubbies are three stories high. I love my dragons. I have them all over the house, this is just one spot.
Bonus #2 - The lamp in front of my wall is also a dragon. This copper dragon, "Skytha", is a favorite of mine and lights the nights for houseguests. I also have a two-dragonfly tabletop fountain by the same artist that we gave to each other as an anniversary gift several years ago. The metal is copper.
So there you go - ten items for garnet and gold and two bonus items just for the heck of it. I hope you enjoyed and that I met the parameters for you, Pande.
- Erulisse (one L)